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Town of Atherton
January 9, 2019

4:00 p.m. Special Meeting
150 Watkins Ave
Jennings Pavilion
Holbrook-Palmer Park

This Agenda may not reflect the actual order of items. The order of items is subject to change based on Council action.

Lewis, DeGolia, Lempres, Vice Mayor Widmer, Mayor Wiest

PUBLIC COMMENT – For items on the agenda.


Report: Public Works Director Robert Ovadia
Recommendation: Discuss and provide feedback regarding the Caltrain Business Plan (currently under development), service scenario alternatives at the Atherton Caltrain Station, and Rail Policy in Atherton
Description: This item involves discussion of the Caltrain Business Plan (currently under development), which includes various service scenarios alternatives along the corridor, and their potential impacts to the Town of Atherton. The Council and Rail Committee will discuss the type and level of service options for train service in Atherton, which may include restoration of weekday service or permanent closure of the station. The Council and Rail Committee will also discuss potential improvements around the station and along the corridor to accommodate such service and may discuss grade separation. Discussions will also include the likelihood of state-mandated land-use along transportation corridors, including existing and proposed legislation. The Council may also discuss the Town’s current Rail Related Policy document and may suggest changes to the Policy to be considered at a future meeting. 


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