Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC)

The City continuously accepts applications for the Planning and Transportation Commission - Apply here.

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

ROSENBLUM, Eric
154 Bryant Street, 94301
206-604-0443
Term Expires: 12/15/2017
Biography

SUMMA, Doria
2290 Yale Street
650-858-2920 (H)
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography

WALDFOGEL, Asher
250 Hamilton Ave., 94301
650-329-2603
Term Expires: 12/15/2019
Biography

VACANT
Term Expires: 12/15/2018


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

Planning and Transportation Commission Procedural Rules

Planning and Transportation Commission By-laws

2017
  
February 8, 2017     Agenda and Packet    Minutes Video
January 25, 2017     Cancellation
January 11, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video

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
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017
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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