The Times Standard is covering it, so I guess it’s a story, though if every such complaint filed was reported as news there wouldn’t be much room for anything else. It seems to me a stretch a conflict of interest arises because his apple orchard is located near the tracks. The argument is that the value of the property, already next to a major freeway, will decline in value with the presence of a train, or more specifically, the “rail banking” proposed by Chris Weston and his group would, I don’t know, increase the value?
But I’m biased. Maybe you have some differing thoughts.
A couple of the conservative blogs are all over it.
Generally speaking, I think it becomes a story if the FPPC actually calls a hearing.
Addendum: Hank is on the story as well.
Second addendum: Clif was interviewed for the KMUD news this evening.