WASCO, Calif. (KERO) — Congressman David Valadao says he's sent a letter to the California High-Speed Rail Authority asking the organization to address the project's impact on Wasco.
In it, Valadao writes that residents have reached out to him directly about the rise in crime linked to the Wasco farm labor housing complex being abandoned for the high-speed rail project. Valadao is asking the rail authority to create a plan to specifically target the issue.
And the authority responded on Twitter writing they'd respond to his letter soon and they've applied for a federal grant that would provide assistance. The rail authority is also asking the congressman to join the mayor and others in signing a letter of support for their grant application.