Rail Committee - Committee of the Whole
The City Council has committees to review materials as a smaller group before things go to the full Council. From 2015 through 2018, the City Council had a Rail Committee consisting of four Councilmembers. The committee analyzed and discussed issues pertinent to rail before the full Council heard and acted on the recommendations. The Rail Committee, prior to 2015, focused on High Speed Rail which is no longer being discussed for Palo Alto.
In January 2019, the City Council decided to change from the City Council Rail Committee to the City Council Committee of the Whole. The full City Council now hears all rail-related items as a committee.
You can find more information about the Committee of the Whole and the previous Rail Committee on the Committee of the Whole “Rail” page.