Around a hundred and fifty concerned residents gathered at the Expo Center Last week, April 28th to hear from a number of community leaders, united in their opposition to the high speed rail project proposed to be built through the county of Grimes.
Among them, County Judge Ben Leman addressed the potential for the abuse of eminent domain at the expense of small landowners.
Emergency Management Coordinator David Lilly said adding new obstacles will make getting the county’s 60,000 pound water tankers almost impossible, depending on where the next fire breaks out.
After thanking the more than a dozen groups who had made Tuesday night’s rally possible, the Grimes Citizens Advisory Group’s David Tullos managed to sum the evening up quite succinctly.
Ending on a spiritual note, county GOP party chair Joe Fauth asked everyone to pray for each other, for the county, and for the officials who oppose the high speed rail project, adding that any who do not pray should call him, so he can pray with them.