480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, California 94010
The Community Coalition on High Speed Rail (CC-HSR) will present an informational program on High Speed Rail and Eminent Domain. You're invited! As many of you know, the California High Speed Rail Authority is proposing to build an elevated structure between San Jose and San Francisco along the present Caltrain corridor.
If that proposal comes to pass (and it's not a "done deal" yet, and CC-HSR and other groups are fighting it), the Authority will need to take property from private parties along portions of the corridor. Some takings will be permanent but others will be for construction purposes only. In either event, these takings will have a significant impact on Peninsula homes and businesses.
Eminent domain attorney Andrew J. Turner, Turner & Turner, P.C., will be our guest speaker. Mr. Turner will provide a brief overview of the eminent domain laws as they relate to residential and commercial properties in California. In addition, Gary A. Patton, Of Counsel, Wittwer & Parkin, LLP, will provide updates on the Community Coalition's efforts to force the Authority to 'do it right' or not to do it at all.