Local Policy Maker Group

The Local Policy Maker Group (LPMG) is an advisory group, comprised of officials from the cities and counties along the Caltrain corridor. A list of the current membership can be viewed below.


In 2012, Caltrain created the LPMG as a formal venue to facilitate local input and guidance on the Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) Program. At the time, the LPMG included officials from the 17 cities and three counties along the Caltrain Electrification Project corridor from San Francisco to San Jose.  

In 2016, Caltrain opened up the venue for the California High-Speed Rail Authority staff to provide updates on the HSR Blended System Project. 

In 2018, Caltrain expanded the scope of the LPMG to include the Caltrain Business Plan. The Caltrain Business Plan touches the entire Caltrain corridor from San Francisco to Gilroy. The LPMG membership was expanded to mirror the full corridor boundaries. 

Today the group is comprised of officials from all 19 cities and three counties along the Caltrain corridor. The LPMG meets monthly to provide feedback and receive updates on the Caltrain Business Plan, Caltrain Electrification Project, and HSR Blended System Plan. 

Unless otherwise noted, the LPMG meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

City / County 



Atherton  Councilmember Robert Polito  Vice Mayor Bill Widmer 
Belmont  Vice Mayor Tom McCune  Councilmember Davina Hurt 
Brisbane  Councilmember Terry O’Connell  Councilmember Cliff Lentz 
Burlingame  Councilmember Emily Beach  Councilmember Ann Keighran 
Gilroy Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz  Mayor Pro Tempore Peter Leroe-Muñoz 
Menlo Park  Councilmember Jen Wolosin Councilmember Ray Mueller 
Millbrae  Vice Mayor Gina Papan  Councilmember Reuben Holober 
Mountain View  Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga  Vice Mayor Alison Hicks 
Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine  Councilmember Yvonne Martinez Beltran
Palo Alto  Mayor Pat Burt  Vice Mayor Lydia Kou 
Redwood City  Councilmember Elmer Martinez Saballos Councilmember Diane Howard 
San Bruno  Vice-Chair Michael Salazar  Mayor Rico Medina 
San Carlos  Councilmember Ron Collins  Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan 
San Francisco  Ms. Alexandra C. Sweet   
San Jose Councilmember Sergio Jimenez Councilmember Devora Davis
San Mateo  Councilmember Amourence Lee  Deputy Mayor Diane Papan 
Santa Clara  Councilmember Anthony Becker  Vice Mayor Raj Chahal 
South San Francisco  Councilmember Eddie Flores  Councilmember James Coleman 
Sunnyvale  Councilmember Russ Melton  Vice Mayor Alysa Cisneros 
San Francisco BOS  TBD  
San Mateo BOS  TBD  
Santa Clara BOS  TBD  
CHAIR (JPB Member) Jeff Gee  
VICE CHAIR (LPMG Member) Michael Salazar

Correspondence can be directed to the committee at LPMG@caltrain.com. Correspondence, including any personal information such as names and e-mail addresses, submitted to this agency will become disclosable public records. Any correspondence to be included in the LPMG reading file must be received by 3 p.m. the day before the LPMG meeting.

Agendas and Minutes

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