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TUESDAY, August 4, 2020
Regular Meeting
6:00 p.m.
This meeting is being held virtually

This meeting is compliant with the Governors Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 4, 2020 allowing for deviation of teleconference rules required by the Brown Act. The purpose of this is to provide the safest environment for staff and the public while allowing for public participation. The meeting will be held by tele or video conferencing. The public may participate via: Zoom Meeting.

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Remote Public Comments:

Meeting participants are encouraged to submit public comments in writing in advance of the meeting. The following email address will be monitored during the meeting and public comments received will be read into the record. 


1.               ROLL CALL

Committee Members: Alex Keh (Chair), Malcolm Dudley, Jack Ringham, Greg Conlon, Paul Jones, Nerissa Dexter, Jim Janz, John Maulbetsch, James Massey

Councilmember Liaisons: Council Member Cary Wiest, Council Member Michael Lempres (Alternate)

Staff: Robert Ovadia

2.               PUBLIC COMMENTS – For items not on the agenda.

(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on any matter on the agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Rail Committee.  State law prohibits the Committee from acting on items not listed on the Agenda.)

3.               APPROVAL OF MINUTES – June 2, 2020
Recommendation: Approve minutes for June 2, 2020 

4.               PRESENTATIONS – None

5.               REGULAR AGENDA

5a.            Election of Chair and Vice Chair (15 min.)

The Committee will discuss the positions and duties of Chair and Vice Chair. 
The Committee will act to appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Reference Document: Rail Committee Members and Terms

5b.           Caltrain Update (5 min.)

The Committee will receive a brief report on current issues and considerations at Caltrain including governance structure and proposed sales tax measure. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming Caltrain issues as well as related items.  Not an action item.

5c.           Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project Update and Discussion (5 min.)

The Committee will receive a brief report on current activities related to Caltrain’s electrification of the peninsula corridor.  The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming activities as well as related items.  Not an action item.

5d.           High-Speed Rail Update and EIR/EIS Discussion (45 min.)

The Committee will discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Study recently released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority for the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section and other associated High-Speed Rail issues. Public comments are due by August 24, 2020. The Committee may provide comments to staff and authorize the previously designated subcommittee to develop comments for consideration in the Town’s comments to the California High-Speed Rail Authority on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Study.

Reference Document: Draft HSR EIR Respone Letter (080320)


7.                  PUBLIC COMMENT                                                  

8.                  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

9.                  NEXT MEETING – October 13, 2020

10.              ADJOURN


Next meeting is scheduled for: October 13, 2020

Please contact the City Clerk’s office at (650) 752-0500 with any questions.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)