FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 02212016
Mayor Garcia's Statement on Victory in BNSF Lawsuit
Mayor Robert Garcia releases the following statement regarding the City of Long Beach prevailing in its lawsuit challenging the proposed BNSF rail yard project in the City of Los Angeles.
“This is a huge win for Long Beach, and in particular our Westside residents who would have been dramatically impacted by this proposed project. The health of our children and the protection of our environment have been at the forefront of our concerns. My thanks to my predecessor Mayor Bob Foster for fighting to protect our residents and to City Attorney Charlie Parkin, Assistant City Attorney Mike Mais, and our entire legal team for this historic win for our West Long Beach neighborhoods.”