Last December, Quentin Kopp floated the idea of the NUMMI plant being re-purposed as a manufacturing facility for high-speed rail cars. I think this is an excellent idea, the kind of idea that our City should be pursuing. Yet the City was silent when this idea was raised.
I have vigorously argued that we need to maintain this area a job-producing site, specifically middle-class living-wage jobs as was provided by the NUMMI facility. Between housing, retail and jobs, the latter is the most important item that we need to turn our City’s economy around.