Wilk Joins Assembly Republican Colleagues in Subpoena of California High Speed Rail Authority

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, joined members of the Assembly Republican Caucus in a letter to Speaker Toni Atkins calling for her to subpoena the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to provide specific documents that are believed to show that the Authority presented the Legislature with false information.

“The California High Speed Rail Authority was caught playing hide and seek with taxpayer dollars,” Wilk said. “The biggest public works project in mankind deserves oversight and we are committed to using the full power of the Legislature to hold them accountable.”

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times ran a story exposing the CHSRA’s inaccuracies. The documents featured in the story allegedly show that the CHSRA had projected two different cost estimates to complete the first phase of the project. The article claims that the more accurate, higher cost projections were intentionally withheld from the Legislature in order to secure continuous General Fund dollars.