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. 

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The Commission is composed of five 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 (650) 329-2571.

Regular meetings are at 6 p.m. 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

The City continuously accepts applications for Boards and Commissions. Apply for the Human Relations Commission.

Commission Members

Chair: Kaloma Smith
Vice Chair: Valerie Stinger
Staff Liaison: Minka van der Zwaag - (650) 463-4953
Council Liaison: Council Member Stone

"" DE TOURREIL, Sunita
(650) 463-4906
Term Expires:5/31/2021
Biography for Commission de Tourreil(PDF, 60KB)
"" REGEHR, Patricia
(650) 681-9478
Term Expires: 5/31/2022
Biography for Commissioner Regehr(PDF, 46KB)
"" SAVAGE, Daryl
Term Expires: 5/31/2022
Biography for Commission Savage(PDF, 32KB)
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SMITH, Kaloma
(914) 374-4255 (c)
Term Expires: 5/31/2021
Biography for Chair Smith
"" STINGER, Valerie
(650) 463-4906 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2021
Biography for Vice Chair Stinger(PDF, 23KB)


2021 Agenda and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 332KB)
May 13, 2021
Minutes
May 13, 2021
Video
April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 93KB)

  April 8, 2021
  Minutes
April 8, 2021
Video
March 17, 2021 

March 17, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 463KB)

  March 17, 2021
  Minutes
March 17, 2021
Video
 March 11, 2021 March 11, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 300KB)
  March 11, 2021
  Minutes
March 11, 2021
Video
 February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 166KB)
 February 11,2021
 Minutes
February 11, 2021
Video
 February 5, 2021 February 5, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 95KB)
 February 5, 2021
 Minutes
February 5, 2021
Video
January 14, 2021 January 14, 2021
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 173KB)
January 14, 2021
Minutes(PDF, 240KB)
January 14, 2021
Video

2020 Agenda and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
December 17, 2020 December 17, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 111KB)
December 17, 2020 Minutes(PDF, 235KB)

December 17, 2020 Video

December 10, 2020 December 10, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 119KB)
December 10, 2020
Minutes
December 10, 2021
Video
November 12, 2020  November 12, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 182KB)
November 12, 2020
Minutes 
(PDF, 235KB)

November 12, 2021
Video

October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 213KB)

October 1, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 264KB)
October 1, 2021
Video
October 8, 2020 October 8, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 79KB)
October 8, 2020
Minutes
October 8, 2021
Video
September 10, 2020 September 10, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 79KB)
September 10, 2020
Minutes
September 10, 2021
Video
September 2, 2020 September 2, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 103KB)
September 2, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 68KB)
September 2, 2021
Video
August 13, 2020 August 13, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 408KB)
August 13, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 115KB)
August 13, 2020
Video
July 22, 2020 July 22, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 325KB)
July 22, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 401KB)
July 22, 2020
Video
July 9, 2020 July 9, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 94KB)
July 9, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 335KB)
July 9, 2020
Video
June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 103KB)
June 30, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 231KB)
June 30, 2020
Video
June 11, 2020 June 11, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 107KB)
June 11, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 316KB)
June 11, 2020
Video
May 14, 2020 May 14, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 114KB)
May 14, 2020
Minutes
May 14, 2020
Video
April 9, 2020 April 9, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 114KB)
April 9, 2020
Minutes
April 9, 2020
Video
March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020
Cancellation(PDF, 114KB)

March 12, 2020
Minutes
March 12, 2020
Video
February 13, 2020 February 13, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 109KB)
February 13, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 284KB)
February 13, 2020
Video
January 9, 2020 January 9, 2020
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 129KB)
January 9, 2020
Minutes(PDF, 229KB)
January 9, 2020
Video

2019 Agenda and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
December 12, 2019 December 12, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 127KB)

December 12, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 220KB)
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December 12, 2019
Video
November 14, 2019 November 14 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 2MB)
November 14, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 419KB)
November 14, 2019
Video
October 10, 2019 October 10, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 128KB)
October 10, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 321KB)
October 10, 2019
Video
September 12, 2019 September 12, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 458KB)
September 12, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 397KB)
September 12, 2019
Video
August 8, 2019 August 8, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 638KB)
August 8, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 445KB)
August 8, 2019
Video
July 11, 2019 July 11, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 120KB)
July 11, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 319KB)
July 11, 2019
Video
June 15, 2019 June 15, 2019 Retreat
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 109KB)
June 15, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 649KB)
June 15, 2019
Video
June 13, 2019 June 13, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 124KB)
June 13, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 340KB)
June 13, 2019
Video
May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 282KB)
May 9, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 334KB)
May 9, 2019
Video
April 11, 2019 April 11, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 109KB)
April 11, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 312KB)
April 11, 2019d
Video
March 14, 2019 March 14, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 335KB)
March 14,  2019
Minutes
(PDF, 473KB)

March 14, 2019
Video

February 14, 2019 February 14, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 123KB)
February 14, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 202KB)
February 14, 2019
Video
January 10, 2019 January 10, 2019
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 141KB)
January 10, 2019
Minutes(PDF, 200KB)
January 10, 2019
Video

2018 Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
December 13, 2018 December 13, 2018
Cancellation(PDF, 141KB)
December 13, 2018
Minutes
December 13, 2018
Video
November 8, 2018 November 8, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 103KB)
November 8, 2018
Minutes
November 8, 2018
Video
October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 194KB)

October 11, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 349KB)
October 11, 2018
Video
September 13, 2018 September 13, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 158KB)
September 13, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 359KB)
September  13, 2018
Video
August 9, 2018 August 9, 2018
Cancellation(PDF, 106KB)
August 9, 2018
Minutes
August 9, 2018
Video
July 12, 2018 July 12, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 127KB)
July 12, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 232KB)

July 12, 2018
Video

June 16, 2018 June 16, 2018 Retreat 
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 337KB)
June 16, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 625KB)
June 16, 2018
Video
June 14, 2018 June 14, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 109KB)
June 14, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 182KB)
June 14, 2018
Video
May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 465KB)

May 10, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 245KB)
May 10, 2018
Video
April 12, 2018 April 12, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 103KB)
April 12, 2018
Minutes
April 12, 2018
Video
April 5, 2018 April 5, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 289KB)
April 5, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 262KB)
April 5, 2018
Video
March 8, 2018 March 8, 2018
Agenda Packet(PDF, 143KB)
March 8, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 285KB)
March 8, 2018
Video
February 8, 2018 February 8, 2018
Agenda and Packet(PDF, 625KB)
February 8, 2018
Minutes(PDF, 336KB)
February 8, 2018
Video
January 11, 2018 January 11, 2018
Cancellation(PDF, 103KB)
January 11, 2018
Minutes
January 11, 2018
Video

Past Agendas and Minutes