OCTOBER 6, 2014 COMMENTARY LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL 39
School Board Rails Against Subway Criticism
By NOAH MARGO, BRIAN DAVID GOLDBERG, LISA KORBATOV, LEWIS HALL
and HOWARD GOLDSTEIN
We are writing in response to the ill-informed commentary by Joel Epstein (“School District Digs Hole on Subway,” Sept. 15) regarding the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed subway alignment beneath Beverly Hills High School. As members of the Beverly Hills Board of Education, we have a fiduciary and moral obligation to safeguard and protect our children and only public high school.
We could not agree more with Epstein that this is no way to build a railroad. We too question the MTA’s decision to unnecessarily commit more than$200 million in transit funds to construct a detour under the high school–a route that will benefit a private developer’s vanity subway station in Century City. Read more