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Town of Atherton
ATHERTON RAIL COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, June 14, 2022
This meeting is being held virtually and in-person at the Council Chambers located on
80 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton, California 94027
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 – March 17, 2022
Recommendation: Approve minutes for March 17, 2022
4. PRESENTATIONS – None.
5. REGULAR AGENDA
5a. 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.
5b. Watkins Avenue Safety Improvements (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 The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming issues and activities as well as related items. Not an action item.
- Watkins Safety Improvements – Project Plans
5c. 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.
5d. High-Speed Rail Authority Update (20 min.)
The Committee will receive a brief report on current status of High-Speed Rail. The Committee will have the opportunity to discuss current and upcoming activities as well as related items. Discussion items may include Final EIR/EIS for the San Francisco to San Jose project segment, including responses to Town comments, if published prior to the meeting. The Committee may act to provide feedback to the Council regarding the Final EIR/EIS.
- San Francisco Chronicle News Article April 29, 2022: California’s approves bullet train link from Central Valley to Bay Area. Here’s what it means for housing, jobs
- The Californian News Article April 29, 2022: California one step closer to establishing high-speed rail with Silicon Valley to Merced line
- CalMatters/San Mateo Daily Journal News Article May 9, 2022: Newsom’s high-speed rail dispute
- San Mateo Daily Journal News Article June 1, 2022: Litigation looms over California high-speed rail, development access in Millbrae
- Town of Atherton comment letter to the 2020 HSRA Draft EIR/EIS – San Francisco to San Jose Project Segment
5e. Rail Activities - Neighboring Jurisdictions Discussion (5 min.)
The Committee will have an opportunity to various activities associated with the rail corridor in neighboring jurisdictions as they relate to the peninsula rail corridor, as well as related items. Not an action item.
6. COMMITTEE AND STAFF MEMBER COMMENTS
7. PUBLIC COMMENT
8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
9. NEXT MEETING – August 2, 2022
NOTE: This meeting may be cancelled or rescheduled due to a conflict with National Night Out
Next meeting is scheduled for: August 2, 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)