The fight between Metro and the Beverly Hills Unified School District over the proposed Century City Purple Line station has hinged (at least theoretically) on what active fault lines may or may not be present under Santa Monica Boulevard and Constellation Avenue. Today Metro released its latest response to BHUSD's claims that Metro is trying to kill everyone with a station at Constellation. Did they cave? Have they finally admitted to a nefarious plot to blow up Beverly Hills High School? Of course not. As before, Metro affirms that the Constellation site has been thoroughly tested and found to be active-fault-free, while BHUSD's preferred station location "lies within an extremely complex zone of faulting." No luck this time, Beverly Hills; good thing you still have those several pending lawsuits to fall back on.
· Metro Responds to BHUSD Consultant Memo on Century City Station Location [The Source]
· Bev Hills's Purple Line Battle Expands, Embroils Mayoral Races [Curbed LA]