Human Relations Commission

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The City Clerk's Office accepts applications year round for Boards and Commissions.
Apply here for the Human Relations Commission.


The Human Relations Commission is charged with the discretion to act with respect to any human relations matter when the Commission finds that any person or group does not benefit fully from public or private opportunities or resources in the community, or is unfairly or differently treated due to factors of concern to the Commission:

  • Public or private opportunities or resources in the community include, but are not limited to, those associated with ownership and rental of housing, employment, education and governmental services and benefits;
  • Factors of concern to the Commission including but not limited to, socioeconomic class or status, physical condition or handicap, married or unmarried state, emotional condition, intellectual ability, age, sex, sexual preference, race, cultural characteristics, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship, and religious, conscientious or philosophical belief; and
  • The Commission will conduct such studies and undertake such responsibilities as the Council may direct.

The Commission is composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Terms are for three years and commence on May 1. See PAMC Sections 2.16 and 2.22. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571.

Regular meetings are at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of each month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 26. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

To contact Members of the Human Relations Commission, send an e-mail to hrc@cityofpaloalto.org

Chair: Jill O'nan
Vice Chair: Ray Bacchetti
Staff Liaison: Minka van der Zwaag - 650-463-4953
Council Liaison: Nancy Shepherd

  • ALHASSANI, Mehdi
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    687-7544
    Term Expires: 3/31/2017     
  • BACCHETTI, Ray
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    324-7423 (h)
    Term Expires: 3/31/2015
  • CHEN, Theresa
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    329-8456
    Term Expires: 3/31/2015
  • MORIN,  Diane
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303 
    473-0822 (w) 
    Term Expires: 3/31/2015
  • O'NAN, Jill 
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    493-7479
    Term Expires: 3/31/2016
  • SAVAGE, Daryl 
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    424-9600 (o)
    Term Expires: 3/31/2014
  • STONE, Greer
    4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
    575-0405
    Term Expires: 3/31/2016

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014
2014
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2013
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September and October HRC Emails
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2012
Human Relations Commission Retreat
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2011
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2010
September 28, 2010 Human Relations Commission Agenda - Special Meeting
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Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP) Subcommittee Meeting
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Human Services Resource Allocation Process (HSRAP) Subcommittee
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August 28, 2010 Human Relations Commission Special Meeting Agenda
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August 12, 2010 Meeting is CANCELLED!
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July 8, 2010 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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June 16, 2010 Human Relations Commission Agenda - Special Meeting
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June 16, 2010 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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June 7, 2010 Emails to HRC
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May 24, 2010 Emails to HRC
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May 19, 2010 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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May 19, 2010 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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May 17, 2010 Emails to HRC
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April 26, 2010 Emails to HRC
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March 14, 2010 Emails to HRC
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March 7, 2010 Emails to the HRC
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March 11, 2010 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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February 11, 2010 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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January 14, 2010 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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January 14, 2010 Human Relations Commissioner Agenda
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2009
December 10, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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December 10, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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November 12, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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November 12, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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October 8th, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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September 10, 2009 Meeting is CANCELLED!
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September 3, 2009 Human Relations Commission Special Meeting Agenda
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September 3, 2009 Back up materials
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August 15, 2009 Special Meeting Agenda - (Retreat)
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July 9, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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June 18, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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May 14, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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May 14, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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March 12, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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March 12, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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February 12, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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January 8, 2009 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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January 8, 2009 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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December 11, 2008 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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December 11, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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November 13, 2008 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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October 9, 2008 HRC Meeting is CANCELLED!
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September 11, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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September 11, 2008 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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August 16, 2008 Human Relations Commission Retreat Minutes
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August 16, 2008 Human Relations Commission Special Meeting Agenda
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July 10, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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July 10, 2008 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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June 12, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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May 8, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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April 10, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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March 13, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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February 14, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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January 23, 2008 Human Relations Commission Special Meeting Agenda
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January 10, 2008 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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2007
December 13, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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December 13, 2007 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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November 8, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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October 24, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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September 15, 2007 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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September 15, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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July 12, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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June 14, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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May 10, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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April 12, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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April 12, 2007 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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March 20, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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February 8, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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February 8, 2007 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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January 11, 2007 Human Relations Commission Agenda
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January 11, 2007 Human Relations Commission Minutes
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