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TUESDAY, December 1, 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), John Maulbetsch (Vice Chair), Malcolm Dudley, Jack Ringham, Greg Conlon, Paul Jones, Jim Janz, 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 – October 13, 2020
Recommendation: Approve minutes for October 13, 2020 

4.               PRESENTATIONS – Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project – Caltrain (10 min.)
   Caltrain will provide an update on the current status of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project, including
   current status of mainline improvements, rail car production and testing, control and warning system testing, 
   project funding and expenditures.

5.               REGULAR AGENDA

5a.            High-Speed Rail Update (5 min.)

The Committee will receive a brief report on current status of High-Speed Rail including environmental and project timeline and planned community outreach. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming Caltrain issues as well as related items. Not an action item.

5b.           Caltrain Update (5 min.)

     The Committee will receive a brief report on current issues and considerations at Caltrain including
     results of Measure RR — the three (3) county sales tax measure and the Peninsula Corridor 
     Electrification project. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues
     and activities as well as related items. Not an action item. 

5c.           Atherton Station Closure Proposal (20 min.)

The Committee will receive an update on actions taken regarding the planned closure of the Atherton Caltrain Station, the current status of the Memorandum of Understanding and Maintenance and Use Agreement for the Station Area. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed closure of the station. However, as this item has been considered by the Council and has not been delegated to the Committee for any recommendation or action, this is not an action item. 
Not an action item.

  5d.           Town Resolution on Committees and Commissions (20 min.)

     The Committee will receive a report on actions taken by the Council revising the resolution Establishing
     and Governing Town Committees and the incorporated Rail Policies. The committee will have the 
     opportunity to discuss the revised resolution and policy. However, as this item has been considered 
     by the Council and has not been delegated to the Committee for any recommendation or action, 
     this is not an action item. Not an action item.

     Attachment: Resolution 20-26
     A Resolution of the City Council of the Town of Atherton
       Establishing and Governing Town Committees

  5e.      Recognition of Member Contribution (20 min.)

The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss and recognize outstanding contributions and efforts
     of past members of the Committee. The Committee may act to recommend Council recognition of 
     outstanding member contributions.
Action item.


7.                  PUBLIC COMMENT                                                  

8.                  FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

9.                  NEXT MEETING – February 2, 2021

10.              ADJOURN


Next meeting is scheduled for: February 2, 2021

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)