By Eve Bachrach, July 9, 2013
The fight between Metro and the Beverly Hills Unified School District over the proposed Century City Purple Line station has hinged (at least theoretically) on what active fault lines may or may not be present under Santa Monica Boulevard and Constellation Avenue. Today Metro released its latest response to BHUSD's claims that Metro is trying to kill everyone with a station at Constellation. Did they cave? Have they finally admitted to a nefarious plot to blow up Beverly Hills High School? Of course not. As before, Metro affirms that the Constellation site has been thoroughly tested and found to be active-fault-free, while BHUSD's preferred station location "lies within an extremely complex zone of faulting." No luck this time, Beverly Hills; good thing you still have those several pending lawsuits to fall back on.
Metro Responds to BHUSD Consultant Memo on Century City Station Location
By Dave Sotero, July 9, 2013
Today Metro released its review of a Beverly Hills Unified School District consultant memo that challenged the agency’s geotechnical rationale for choosing the Constellation site for the Purple Line Extension ’s Century City station.
The review, sent to Metro’s Board of Directors today, essentially says that nothing in the consultant memo changes the agency’s recommendations. Read the report below.