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City buys PG&E property for train station project

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From page A1 | July 24, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The city will pay Pacific Gas and Electric Co. $265,858 for two acres along Peabody Road sought by Fairfield as part of its Intermodal Station Project, according to a filing in Solano County Superior Court.

The land at 3101 Peabody Road is for a road extension east of Vanderbilt Drive that would serve as a parking lot for the train station, according to the filing in the eminent domain action by the city.

George Hicks, public works director for Fairfield, said the legal action sounds confrontational, but that it was a “friendly filing.”

The land was appraised at $265,858.

A stipulation for entry of judgment was filed in May about the agreement for the land sale. A PG&E spokeswoman confirmed the property sale, but declined to comment about it Wednesday.

A separate project labor agreement for the train station project won unanimous Fairfield City Council approval Tuesday.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

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  • FredJuly 24, 2014 - 5:39 am

    City money?

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  • Dexter FowlerJuly 24, 2014 - 7:38 am

    The unnecessary train station. Why doesnt the Daily Republic disclose who else owned the land for this unnecessary train station. I bet we would see several very familiar names

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  • CL WilsonJuly 24, 2014 - 7:54 am

    Why do we need this station in the first place? Was this union agreement made to try to get the local people on board with this station idea? What was so wrong with the Suisun Station that is already there?

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  • Brenda VJuly 24, 2014 - 10:48 am

    I'm a bit confused....usually people who live that far East, not easily accessible to a freeway, are not commuting to Sacramento let alone San Jose. I take the train out of Suisun and the most that get on/off during the morning/evening commute hours is about 25 people either way. Did anyone do a focus group to even figure out who would actually use the new station?

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  • DRIPJuly 24, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Brenda, don't oonfuse the issue with facts. Heavens forbid! The new station is a "feel good" project, dreamed up by unelected bureaucrats in some agency somewhere and heartily endorsed by our local politicians. They claim most of the project will be funded by grants from above. But, but, but: The money was extorted from us through taxation and now, if we want a little of it back, we must build this train station. Doesn't matter if it is needed, and it most certainly is not needed. Not now, not ever. Keep this in mind when the bozos proposing this waste of taxpayer's money run for reelection.

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  • weaverwomanJuly 24, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Okey, I'll admit it, I've been known to have a big imagination, but a question keeps entering my little brain that doesn't make sence to me. So here goes... Could the new train station have any tie-in with the Velaro project? Shipping crude oil to Benicia by rail. Any connection at all????

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  • Real reason....July 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Remember, Agenda 21 is coming to a state/county/ city/ neighborhood near you..

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