Human Relations Commission

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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:

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: Valerie Stinger
Vice Chair: Jill O'Nan
Staff Liaison: Minka van der Zwaag - 650-463-4953
Council Liaison: Council Member Cory Wolbach
Council Alternate: Council Member Lydia Kou

 

Deepali Brahmbhatt BRAHMBHATT, Deepali
(650) 481-6213
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography

 

Gabriel Kralik KRALIK, Gabriel
(650) 847-8644 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2020
Biography

 

Steven Lee LEE, Steven
(650) 730-6521 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2020
Biography

 

Jill O'Nan O'NAN, Jill
(650) 493-7479
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography

 

  SMITH, Kaloma
(914) 374-4255 (c)
Term Expires: 5/31/2021
Biography

 

Valerie Stinger STINGER, Valerie
(650) 463-4906 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2021
Biography
"Qifeng Xue" XUE, Qifeng
(650) 463-4906 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2021
Biography

 

2018
October 11, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video 
September 13, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video 
 August 9, 2018 Cancellation    
 July 12, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 June 16, 2018 Retreat Agenda Minutes Video
 June 14, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 May 10, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 April 12, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
 April 5, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 8, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 8, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 11, 2018    Cancellation    
2017
December 7, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
November 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 12, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
September 14, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
August 15, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes  
August 10, 2017 Cancelled    
July 13, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
June 8, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
May 11, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 25, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 13, 2017 Cancellation    
March 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video
February 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 12, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video


Past Agendas and Minutes

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018