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Expanded Community Advisory Panel (XCAP)

The Expanded Community Advisory Panel, also known as the “XCAP,” is a group of Palo Altans and other stakeholders tasked with evaluating all the information related to the grade crossing alternatives. The group, now a Brown Act body, can vote and make recommendations directly to the City Council. The City Manager’s Office provides staffing to the XCAP.

Regular Meetings: The XCAP meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4-6pm at City Hall unless otherwise noted. Follow the list of meetings below or the calendar. To email the XCAP, use the email addresses below or email to email the full XCAP. 

Member Name Email Address
Gregory Brail
Phil Burton
Tony Carrasco
Inyoung Cho
Megan Kanne
Larry Klein
Patricia Lau
Adina Levin
Nadia Naik
Keith Reckdahl
David Shen
Cari Templeton
XCAP Working Groups: In order to get their work done by the April 30, 2020 deadline set by the City Council, the XCAP created Working Groups. The names and representatives of each Working Group are listed below: 
  1. Caltrain: Adina / Phil / Patricia
  2. Traffic (includes PAUSD): Megan / Judy /Cari / Tony
  3. Water: Keith / Greg / Larry
  4. Property Impacts: Dave / Inyoung
  5. Existing Policies: Cari / Nadia / Adina / Megan
  6. Safety: Patricia / Dave / Greg / Inyoung​
  7. Technical: Phil / Keith / Tony / Larry / Nadia 
Upcoming Full XCAP Meetings:

XCAP Meetings take place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the meeting calendar or the Presentations, Documents, and Reports webpage for the list of upcoming meetings and meeting materials. 

XCAP Meeting Materials:

Visit the Presentations, Documents, and Reports webpage and click the XCAP tab to see all meeting materials for the upcoming meeting and all previous meetings. Link:

All XCAP meetings are recorded with the video and meeting materials made available online after the meeting. Meetings take place at City Hall. Sign up to receive meeting notifications about upcoming meetings.

Current Renderings and Animations:

Visit the Renderings, Plans, and Animations webpage to see all available renderings, plans, and animations for current and archived alternatives. Link:

How does the XCAP differ from the former Community Advisory Panel (CAP)?

Prior to the XCAP, there previously was a Community Advisory Panel (CAP) tasked with studying grade separation and providing feedback to City staff and consultants. The CAP concluded in March 2019, but many CAP members joined the new XCAP which has some additional responsibilities. Visit the CAP page for more information on the former panel.

To contact staff related to the XCAP, please email or Chantal C. Gaines at