Council Discusses Caltrain and Mora-Ortega Precise Plan Tonight

It's a short agenda for the Mountain View City Council session.

Even though High Speed Rail has not been on the Mountain View City Council agenda for months, Caltrain has been.

City staff has found that an average of 20,000 average daily vehicles cross over the Caltrain tracks now at Castro Street/Moffett Boulevard and a little more than 18,000 do so at Rengstorff Avenue. They also realize the congestion created when waiting for any one of the five trains per hour to pass in either direction through the city.

Today the city will consider moving forward on a policy about above-, at- or below grade crossings at these intersections. So, you have an opinion stop by the study session at 5:30 p.m. The regular session commences at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Agenda items include:

Study Session

  • Council will hear a staff presentation that might help them develop a policy for how to approach grade separation for Caltrain and High Speed Rail at Moffett Boulevard/Castro Street and Rengstorff Avenue.

Consent Calendar

  • Co-Sponsorship of the annual Fourth of July symphony and fireworks at Shoreline Amphitheatre 
  • Appropriate $100,000 for developer for consulting regarded for transit-oriented zoning updates (five votes required)

Public Hearing

  • Council can vote to approve an amendment to the Mora-Ortega precise plan that would extend the current uses for another 18 months.

Oral Communications from public

Council, Staff Committee Reports


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