Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC)

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 2.20 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: Ed Lauing
Vice Chair: Susan Monk
Staff Liaison: Jonathan Lait, Assistant Director - 650-329-2679

Michael Alcheck ALCHECK, Michael
650-260-8451
Term Expires: 12/15/2021
Biography
Przemek Gardias GARDIAS, Przemek
650-323-1238
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography
Ed Lauing LAUING, Ed
650-327-8890 (H)
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
"Susan Monk" MONK, Susan
619-804-4141
Term Expires: 12/15/2018
Biography
William Riggs RIGGS, William
Term Expires: 12/15/2021
Biography
  SUMMA, Doria
650-867-7544
Term Expires: 12/15/2020
Biography
Asher Waldfogel WALDFOGEL, Asher
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

 

2018
December 12, 2018  Agenda and Packet  Minutes Video Public Comment
November 28, 2018  CANCELLED      
November 14, 2018  Agenda and Packet Draft Minutes Video Public Comment
October 31, 2018 Cancelled      
October 10, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
September 26, 2018  Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
September 12, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment 
 August 29, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
 August 8, 2018 Cancelled      
July 25, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video Public Comment
July 11, 2018 Cancelled      
June 27, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
June 13, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 30, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 22, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
May 9, 2018 Cancelled    
April 25, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
April 11, 2018  Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
March 28, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
March 14, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
February 28, 2018 Cancelled      
February 14, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 31, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment
January 17, 2018 PTC Retreat Minutes Audio  
January 10, 2018 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video Public Comment

2017
December 13, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video 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 

Past Agendas and Minutes

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