Commentary: Rogue Rail Rant

Council Member Dan Quirk is engaged in a public relations effort urging outright elimination of rail service between LA and San Diego. His efforts have  been misrepresented in the media as an official City of Del Mar position. He is bloviating that a cost/benefit analysis must be used to evaluate the planned tunnel relocation of the train tracks when it is well documented that cost/benefit analyses are built into the in depth analysis already underway by SANDAG. Del Mar’s ability to influence this regional decision process is undermined by rogue Council Members engaging in demagogic behavior.