Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC)

The City is accepting applications for 2 terms on the Planning and Transportation Commission

Apply here | Application deadline: September 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Planning & Transportation Commission's primary responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and making recommendations to the City Council on the City's Comprehensive Plan regarding development, public facilities and transportation in Palo Alto
  • Considering and making recommendations to the City Council on zoning map and zoning ordinance changes
  • Reviewing and making recommendations to the City Council on subdivisions, on appeals on variances and use permits
  • Considering other policies and programs affecting development and land use in Palo Alto for final City Council action
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on individual projects such as Planned Community Zones, Open Space development, and those other projects as are directed by the zoning code, staff and City Council

Board and Commission Recruitment

The Commission is composed of seven members who are current residents of the City of Palo Alto and are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City. Terms are for four years and commence on November 1. See Palo Alto Municipal Code (PAMC) Sections 2.20 for more information. You may contact the City Clerk's Office at 650-329-2571 to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures.

If you wish to send e-mail to the Planning and Transportation Commission, please use the following e-mail address: Planning.Commission@CityofPaloAlto.org

Regular meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on the second and last Wednesdays of each month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 26.

Chair: Michael Alcheck
Vice Chair: Asher Waldfogel
Staff Liaison: Jonathan Lait, Assistant Director - 650-329-2679

ALCHECK, Michael
250 Hamilton Avenue, 94301
650-260-8451
Term Expires: 12/15/2017
Biography
GARDIAS, Przemek
1252 Cedar Street, 94301
650-323-1238
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography
LAUING, Ed
1400 Webster Street
650-327-8890 (H)
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
MONK, Susan
768 Bryant Street, 94301
619-804-4141
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography
ROSENBLUM, Eric
Term Expires: 12/15/2017
Biography
  SUMMA, Doria
2290 Yale Street
650-867-7544
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
WALDFOGEL, Asher
250 Hamilton Ave., 94301
650-329-2603
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

Planning and Transportation Commission Report to Council, October 20, 2014

Planning and Transportation Commission Procedural Rules

Planning and Transportation Commission By-laws

2017 Public Comment  Public Comment
November 29, 2017   Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video  Public Comment 
November 8, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
October 25, 2017 Cancelled      
October 11, 2017 Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video Public Comment 
September 27, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
September 13, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
August 30, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
August 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
July 26, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
July 12, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
June 28, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
June 14, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 31, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
May 10, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
April 26, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
April 12, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
March 29, 2017 Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video Public Comment 
March 8, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
February 22, 2017 Cancelled Public Comment
February 8, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 25, 2017 Cancelled Public Comment
January 11, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
2016
December 14, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
November 30, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
November 9, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 26, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 12, 2016 Cancellation
September 28, 2016 Cancellation
September 14, 2016 Cancellation
August 31, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
August 10, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
July 27, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
July 13, 2016 Cancellation
June 29, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
June 08, 2016 Cancellation
May 25, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
May 17, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
May 11, 2016 Cancellation
April 27, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 13, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 30, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 09, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 24, 2016 Cancellation
February 10, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 27, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 13, 2016 Cancellation

Past Agendas and Minutes

Zoning Ordinance
Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code
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Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Plan Update
Learn more about the City's Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Plan Update Process including the East Meadow and California Avenue Concept Plan Areas.
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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017
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