The latest toll road hearing might be canceled due to the size of the expected crowd. Apparently 30,000 dollars was budgeted for around 5,000 people, but organizers estimated 10,000 would show. UC Irvine officials pulled out. Isn’t that a bit like canceling an election because the opposition is so strong, that the ballots would cost too much?
The real kicker is, federal law allows for assessing applicants the cost of hearings in appeals.
Jane C. Luxton, general counsel for the federal agency, said moving to another facility on the same day would present problems because costs for crowd control and building rental could exceed the agency’s budget and advance notice is required by law for such events.
So why is Jane C. Luxton worried about how much it will cost if the TCA has to foot the bill? Anyone here think the TCA wants to pay upwards of 60k to allow 10,000 people to tell them to fuck off?