|U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration Record of Decision California High-Speed Train Fresno to Bakersfield Section (PDF)|
"The selected alternative will result in disproportionately high and adverse effects on minority and low-income populations in Fresno, Wasco, Shafter, Bakersfield, and the rural areas of Newark Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Waukena Avenue in Corcoran, and the community of Crome south of Shafter. These impacts would include an increase in both ambient noise levels and vibration impacts; disruption of existing communities, residential and business displacements, and the displacement of important community facilities; impacts to park resources; decreases in visual quality. Minority and low-income populations may also experience adverse cumulative noise and vibration, community cohesion, and aesthetics and visual impacts."
City of Wasco City Council High-Speed Rail Opposition - Resolutions
|City Council Meeting - July 19, 2011|
Resolution 2011-2796 (PDF)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WASCO IN SUPPORT OF THE DOWNTOWN HIGH SPEED RAIL ALIGNMENT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE EXISTING BNSF RAIL ALIGNMENT.
|City Council Meeting - January 17, 2012|
Resolution 2012-2836 (PDF)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WASCO OPPOSING THE HIGH SPEED RAIL PROJECT, AS CURRENTLY PROPOSED
|City Council Meeting - December 8, 2015|
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WASCO OPPOSING THE CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED TRAIN PROJECT AS CURRENTLY PROPOSED AND REQUESTING CONSIDERATION OF LESS-DAMAGING ALTERNATIVES
|Kern County Sheriff's Office Letter on Labor Camp Criminal Activity (PDF)|
Letter from Joseph Schilling
|Nuisance and Blighted Property Conditions at 650 H Street— Farm Workers Housing Complex (PDF)|
Mr. Joseph Schilling, Co-Founder of the Vacant Property Research Network and Senior Policy Associate at the Urban Institute.
The Wasco Farmworker Housing Complex presents a textbook example of a blighted property. Its rapid decline demonstrates that blighted properties are more than dilapidated buildings or neighborhood eyesores. They dramatically disrupt how communities, businesses, local governments, and people function. Blighted properties act like a contagion or disease dispersing their damage beyond the property boundaries while posing serious threats to public safety, neighborhood stability, local businesses, and residents. The Complex generates a host of socio-economic and environmental costs, but the longer-term impacts may not surface for months or years to come. Many of these burdens continue to fall on the shoulders of Wasco’s brown, black and poor communities thus, generating environmental justice impacts. Given its current conditions, it becomes critical to take immediate action to not only stabilize this blighted property, but to abate the conditions, secure the property and then start down the path for remediation and eventual reclamation. "
|CHSR Authority Board of Directors February 2021 Meeting (PDF)||Mayor's High Speed Rail Meeting Comments 03/25/2021 (PDF)|
|City of Wasco Title VI Complaint (PDF)|
|Demolition Estimate Former Wasco Farm Labor Housing as of 2/3/2021 (PDF)|
Letters of Support
|Assembly Member Rudy Salas Letter of Support for Wasco (PDF)||Senator Melissa Hurtado Letter of Support for Wasco |