Glendale’s self-appointed safety czar, Councilman Ara Najarian, and his residential disciples have renewed their interest to save us from yet another disaster — the closure of our rail crossing at San Fernando Road and Doran Street (“Metrolink looks into crossing,” Dec. 12).
Here we go again. I am mystified that this issue has again floated to the top. What, the Metrolink Board of Directors supports this? Oh, what a shock. The facts have always been that Metrolink, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Union Pacific and the Public Utilities Commission would enjoy closing all the rail crossings and eliminating all risk. Getting the support of these entities is like asking a drug addict if he wants the keys to the pharmacy.
Oh, and Najarian has the backing of his residential constituents. Let’s see if he can get the support of residential, commercial and industrial property owners he’s looking to isolate and target in the Los Angeles area.