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TELECONFERENCING AND COVID-19 NOTICE:
This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e)(1)(B) and in compliance with the Brown Act. Section 54953(e)(1)(B) permits the Town to hold a meeting during a proclaimed state of emergency via teleconference in order to determine whether as a result of the emergency meeting in person would present an imminent risk to attendees' health or safety. The public may participate via: Zoom Meeting.
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Meeting ID: 935 1700 0963
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), Jack Ringham, Greg Conlon, Paul Jones, Jim Janz, James Massey
Councilmember Liaisons: Robert Polito
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 – February 1, 2022
Recommendation: Approve minutes for February 1, 2022
4. PRESENTATIONS – None.
5. REGULAR AGENDA
5a. Draft 2022 High-Speed Rail Authority Business Plan (30 min.)
The Committee will discuss the Draft 2022 High-Speed Rail Business Plan, potential comments to the Draft Business Plan, as well as other high-speed rail related issues. The Draft 2022 High-Speed Rail Business Plan was released for public review on February 8, 2022. Public comments are due by April 11, 2022. The Committee may act to recommend a response letter to the Council for consideration or select a sub-committee to finalize a draft letter for the Council’s consideration.
5b. Atherton Caltrain Station Remodel Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on the status of the proposed remodel of the Atherton Station Building. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities as well as related items. Not an action item.
5c. Watkins Avenue Safety Improvements and Quiet Zone Extension Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on the status of the status of the design of the Watkins Avenue Safety Improvements project being implemented by Caltrain as well as the Town’s efforts in extending the existing Quiet Zone through the crossing. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities as well as related items. Not an action item.
5d. Caltrain Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current issues associated with Caltrain including the Peninsula Corridor Electrification project, governance changes, and other related items. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities as well as related items. Not an action item.
5e. Grade Separation Discussion (10 min.)
The Committee will have an opportunity to discuss grade separation activities and studies by Caltrain, local jurisdictions, and others as they relate to the peninsula rail corridor, as well as related items. Not an action item.
5f. Litigation Update (5 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief status update from the subcommittee on the current status of pending litigation. Not an action item.
6. COMMITTEE AND STAFF MEMBER COMMENTS
7. PUBLIC COMMENT
8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
9. NEXT MEETING – April 5, 2022
Next meeting is scheduled for: April 5, 2022
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)