City Council Committee of the Whole

In January 2019, the City Council made the decision to change their City Council Rail Committee from the City Council Rail Committee to the Committee of the Whole. Now the full City Council hears rail related items, as opposed to a committee of three Council Members.

The Committee of the Whole uses their Guiding Principles as a standard to assist with their decision making process.

Below is a list of the members of the Committee of the Whole, which meets on an as needed basis: 

Council Member Alison Cormack
Council Member Tom DuBois
Vice Mayor Adrian Fine (Chair)
Council Member Lydia Kou
Council Member Greg Tanaka

Mayor Eric Filseth (recused)
Council Member Liz Kniss (recused)

For information on project updates, please visit the Connecting Palo Alto website.


Email the Committee of the Whole

When you email the Committee, your email becomes a public record. You should not include any private information (such as your phone number, home address, or minor children's names) in your correspondence to the Committee.

Email the Committee of the Whole


2019 Agendas and Minutes - Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole is where the full City Council would hear most rail-related items, as a committee.

Date Agenda and Packet Draft Minutes Minutes Video Presentations
March 18, 2019 Agenda and Packet Action Minutes Minutes Video Presentations

2019 Agendas and Minutes - Grade Separation Items

Grade separation items are items that are heard at a regular City Council Meeting.

Date Agenda and Packet Draft Minutes Minutes Video Presentations
August 19, 2019 Grade Separation Item Action Minutes Minutes Video  
June 24, 2019 Grade Separation Item Action Minutes Minutes Video Presentations
May 13, 2019 Grade Separation Item Action Minutes Minutes Video Presentations
April 22, 2019 Grade Separation Item Action Minutes Minutes Video Presentations
January 22, 2019 Grade Separation Item Action Minutes Minutes Video  

Past Agendas and Minutes