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Hints of a Lawsuit in Beverly Hills over the Westside Subway Extension

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In Century City, the north station location would bring a subway beneath Santa Monica Boulevard. The south station would mean tunneling under private properties. (image via Metro)
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More details are coming out about Tuesday's Westside Subway Extension meeting in Beverly Hills. Well over one hundred residents came out, many of them in opposition of a proposed route that would connect a Rodeo Drive station to the middle of Century City. Although residents support the subway, there are fears of what tunneling under homes and schools would do, such as earthquake danger, vibration, noise and other issues.

But not only that, one public commenter spoke of a lawsuit, which is probably inevitable.

“Months ago, I wrote you a letter pointing out the danger you expose the MTA and the County by choosing a route under our homes in Westwood . I pointed out that your route would pass under more political activists and lawyers than you can possibly imagine,” said Charles Edelsohn, a board member for the Comstock Hills Homeowners Association, according to the Beverly Hills Courier. “Now you are compounding your folly by routing another section under Beverly Hills activists and Beverly Hills lawyers.”