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Rail Committee
  • 6 p.m.
  • First Tuesday of every other month
  • Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | View Archive of All Agendas
Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Approved Minutes | View Archive of All Approved Minutes

The current members of the Rail Committee are:

Greg Conlon
Appointed: 2/2004
Malcolm Dudley
Appointed: 12/2003
Scott Lane
Appointed: 8/2012
Alex Keh
Appointed: 6/2016
Jack Ringham
Appointed: 12/2003
Nerissa Dexter
Appointed: 6/2014
Jim Janz
Appointed: 4/2009
Paul Skeen Jones
Appointed: 7/2009
Anthony Wynne
Appointed: 7/2017
John Maulbetsch
Appointed: 10/2017
City Council Liaisons:
Cary Wiest, Mayor
Michael Lempres, Council Member


Public Works has overall responsibility for the Rail Committee. The Atherton Rail Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all matters pertaining to High Speed Rail (HSR), the Rail Corridor, and Caltrain
  • With the assistance of appropriate town staff, research and address specific impacts HSR and other rail infrastructure and services may have on the Rail Corridor and the town
  • Perform active outreach and cooperative efforts with groups and organizations opposing HSR
  • Rail Committee members are authorized to act as spokespersons to articulate and advocate the town’s Rail Related Policy Positions as they pertain to rail committee matters to legislatures, HSR and Caltrain board of directors, regional organizations, press, and other interested parties

Membership and Terms
Up to ten members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Members must be residents of the Town and serve without specific terms. No compensation is awarded to members for their services.

The Committee shall annually select one of its members to act as a Chair and another to act as Vice Chair. The Public Works Department shall act as secretary to the Committee. One Member of the City Council (and an alternate) is appointed as a liaison to the Committee.

Additional Information
Additionally, by action City Council approved Exhibit A titled Rail Related Policy Positions to the Rail Committees charter.

Mike Kashiwagi
Community Services Director