Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC)

Pursuant to the provisions of California Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, issued on March 17, 2020, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Planning & Transportation Commission meetings will be held by virtual teleconference only, with no physical location. The meeting will be broadcast on Cable TV Channel 26 and live on the Midpen Media Center website. Members of the public who wish to participate by computer or phone can find the instructions below. To ensure participation in a particular item, we suggest calling in or connecting online 15 minutes before the item you wish to speak on.

 

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 City continuously accepts applications for boards and commissions.

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 2.16 and 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. View the Zoning Code HERE.

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.


Commission Members

Chair: Bart Hechtman
Vice Chair:
Giselle Roohparvar
Staff Liaison: Rachael Tanner, Assistant Director - 650-329- 2167

Michael Alcheck ALCHECK, Michael
650-260-8451
Term Expires: 12/15/2021
Biography
  HECHTMAN, Bart
Term Expires: 12/15/2023
Biography
Ed Lauing LAUING, Ed
650-327-8890 (H)
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
Giselle Roohparvar ROOHPARVAR, Giselle
Term Expires: 12/15/2022
Biography
  SUMMA, Doria
650-867-7544
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
  TEMPLETON, Carolyn
Term Expires: 12/15/2022
PTC@Caritempleton.com
Biography

Planning and Transportation Commission Report to Council, January 13, 2021

Planning and Transportation Commission Procedural Rules

Planning and Transportation Commission By-laws


2021 Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
December 29, 2021        
December 8, 2021        
November 10, 2021        
October 27, 2021        
October 13, 2021        
September 29, 2021        
September 8, 2021        
August 25, 2021        
August 11, 2021        
July 28, 2021        
July 14, 2021        
June 30, 2021        
June 9, 2021        
May 26, 2021        
May 12, 2021        
April 28, 2021        
April 14, 2021        
March 31, 2021        
March 10, 2021 Agenda and Packet     Public Comment
February 24, 2021 Agenda and Packet   Video Public Comment
February 10, 2021 Agenda and Packet Draft Minutes Video Public Comment
January 27, 2021 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 13, 2021  Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment

2020 Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
December 9, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
November 18, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
November 4, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
October 28, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment

October 14, 2020

(CANCELLED)

Agenda and Packet

(CANCELLED)

    Public Comment
September 30, 2020  Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video Public Comment
September 9, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
August 26, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
August 12, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
July 29, 2020 Cancelled      
July 8, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
June 24, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
June 10, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 27, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 13, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
April 29, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
April 15, 2020 Cancelled      
March 25, 2020 Cancelled      
March 11, 2020 Cancelled      
February 26, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
February 12, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 29, 2020 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 8, 2020  Cancelled


Past Agendas and Minutes

Zoning Ordinance
Title 18 of the Palo Alto Municipal Code
Zoning OrdinanceMore...