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Lenny Mendonca quietly resigned on Good Friday.

By Michael G. Stogner

Lenny Mendonca abruptly resigned April 10, 2020. He’s no longer the CA Chief Economic & Business Advisor to Gov Newsom and he’s no longer serving as the Chair for the CA High Speed Rail Authority. 

The California High Speed Rail Authority just had a meeting April 21, 2020. They were forced to disclose an Investigation, They disclosed a watered down version of what is really happening. They reported that the consultant WSP hired their own Attorney to Investigate the Whistleblowers Allegations.

Everybody knows that is not a real Investigation.

The investigation disclosure was made at Tuesday’s board meeting in response to a question raised by board member Martha Escutia, a former state senator and now USC vice president for government relations. Escutia said she raised the matter because it was important to protect the integrity of the project.

Thanks to the LATIMES By RALPH VARTABEDIAN we now know there are two Criminal Investigations. This was not disclosed at the meeting.

The project is being investigated by the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, and the F.B.I.

As most San Mateo County Residents know Lenny Mendonca is the owner of the Half Moon Bay Review and his Newspaper didn’t see this as a Newsworthy Story.

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