Eureka Times-Standard


Woolley to take back post on railroad board
By The Times-Standard

Thursday, May 22, 2003 -

A bill that will allow elected officials to serve on the North Coast Railroad Authority was signed by Gov. Gray Davis on Wednesday.

The legislation will allow Humboldt County 1st District Supervisor John Woolley to retain his position on the authority board. The railroad board met Wednesday and passed a resolution reinstating Woolley as chairman.

The bill, authored by state Sen. Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, was necessary to remove complications over conflict of interest.

The state's budget crisis has foiled the authority's plan to open the entire Northwestern Pacific Railroad line in stages. It now is concentrating its efforts on reopening the southern end of the line.