Supervisor Zack Scrivner, District 2

Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner plans to introduce a resolution at the March 12 meeting that calls for the state to abandon the high-speed rail project.

“The state of California’s High-Speed Rail Project has wasted billions of dollars with minimal progress,” language in the proposed resolution states.

The resolution calls for funds that would have been used on the project be diverted to local programs in the Central Valley and throughout the state.

If passed, the resolution would put the county in opposition to the state’s long-simmering project.

Recently, Gov. Gavin Newsom cut the scope of the project, eliminating a planned route from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Currently, the state only plans to lay a track between Merced and Bakersfield.

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The Jackal

Scrivner is it legally able to hold office. He lied about his cultivation of marijuana for sales charge which is not dismissible under Penal Code 1000. Only for personal use is. Not only is he a criminal and a liar but he's also involved in pay-to-play schemes for every vote. No matter what the issue Zach sells his vote to the highest bidder.


This railroad is needed to bring UC Merced students down to Bakersfield at 200MPH for the Lightning in a Bottle Festival.....


This sounds like an interesting proposition, to divert the funds to Kern-based projects. Has anyone figured out what the point of a rail between Bako and Merced really is, anyway? All I can find is cited benefits for the expansion of Merced:


That was my question.

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