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TUESDAY, October 13, 2020
Special 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

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 – August 4, 2020
Recommendation: Approve minutes for August 4, 2020 

4.               PRESENTATIONS – Redwood Junction Station Proposal – Roland Lebrun (5 min.)
   Roland Lebrun will present his concept regarding a new rail station at Redwood Junction, in unincorporated
   San Mateo County, near Redwood City.

5.               REGULAR AGENDA

5a.            Caltrain Update (5 min.)

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

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

     The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Study was 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 to the Authority by September 9, 2020.
             The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss the Environmental documents, comments provided
     by other jurisdictions and other related items. Not an action item. 

                     Attachment: Atherton DEIR/EIS Comment Letter

 Public Comment - Roland Lebrun

5c.           Atherton Station Closure Proposal (30 min.)

The Committee will receive an update on the Caltrain proposal to close the Atherton Caltrain Station, draft Memorandum of Understanding the Maintenance and Use Agreement for the Station Area. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed closure and draft agreements, however, as this item has been considered by the Council and has not been delegated to the Committee for the recommendation or action.  Not an action item.


7.                  PUBLIC COMMENT                                                  

8.                  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

9.                  NEXT MEETING – December 1, 2020

10.              ADJOURN


Next meeting is scheduled for: December 1, 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)