Planning Commission (PC)

Aerial view of Winnetka Ave

Current Commissioners

  • Rich Baker, Chair,
    May 2019
  • Andy Johnson, Vice-Chair,
    May 2018
  • Chuck Segelbaum,
    May 2020
  • Amy Blenker,
    May 2020
  • Ronald Blum,
    May 2018

  • Cathy Waldhauser,
    May 2018
  • Ian Black–student
  • Vacancy

Staff Liaisons

  • Jason Zimmerman, Planning Manager
  • Lisa Wittman, Administrative Assistant

Advises, recommends, and assists Council in matters relating to planning and growth of the City, including issues relating to the social, economic, and physical environment. The Planning Commission recommends Council approval or denial of proposed land use changes, taking into consideration land use ordinances and the Comprehensive Plan. Members: Seven regular and one student (non-voting). Three-year staggered (one-year for students).

Meeting Day & Time

  • When: 7 pm, second and fourth Mondays of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • Where: City Hall Council Chambers, Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted)

Planning Commission meetings will be cancelled due to lack of an agenda, if no informal public hearing items are received for comment, if there is no other business to be discussed, or if there is no quorum.

Meetings are televised live on City Cable Channel 16 and webcast live or on demand. The public is encouraged to attend all open meetings and can address the Commission during public hearings.

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas and minutes are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next PC meeting.

2017 Meetings

2018 Meetings

  • Jan 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • Jan 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 12 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • March 12 Agenda | Minutes
  • March 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 9 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 14 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 29 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 11 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 9 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 11 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 10 Agenda | Minutes

Meeting Archives

View past years' Planning Commission Agendas and Planning Commission Minutes in the City's online document center.

Public Hearings & Input

The Planning Commission holds informal public hearings on land use proposals so citizens can learn first-hand about such proposals and ask questions and offer comments. Questions and comments become part of the record and will be used by the City Council, along with the Commission’s recommendation, in reaching a decision.

Apply to serve on the Planning Commission

Golden Valley residents who are interested in serving on the Planning Commission should fill out and submit the Advisory Boards and Commissions Application.