Planning Commission

The Planning Commission (PC) 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). Term: Three-year staggered (one-year for students).

Meetings

  • 6:30 pm
  • second and fourth Mondays of each month (unless other notice is given)
  • 7800 Golden Valley Road
    City Hall
    Golden Valley, MN 55427

Planning Commission meetings will be canceled 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. 

Members of the public wishing to address the Commission have three options:

Online Review/Comment Option: Members of the public may review the staff memo and application materials, watch recorded staff and applicant presentations, and ask questions or provide public comments on the Golden Valley Speaks website seven to ten days in advance of the meeting date. The window for online commenting closes 24 hours before the public hearing. Visit goldenvalleyspeaks.org and follow the meeting links.

Remote Attendance/Comment Options: Members of the public may attend this meeting by watching on cable channel 16, streaming on CCXmedia.org, streaming via Webex, or by calling 1-415-655-0001 and entering the access code listed on the agenda.

In-Person Attendance/Comment Option: Members of the public wishing to address the Commission remotely have two options:

  • Via web stream - Stream via Webex and use the ‘raise hand’ feature during public comment sections.
  • Via phone - Call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code. Press *3 to raise your hand during public comment sections.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

2024 Meetings

  • Jan 8 CANCELLED
  • Jan 22 CANCELLED
  • Feb 12 CANCELLED
  • Feb 26 (PDF)
  • March 11 CANCELLED
  • March 25 
  • April 8 
  • April 22 
  • May 13 
  • May 27
  • June 10 
  • June 24 
  • July 8 
  • July 22 
  • Aug 12 
  • Aug 26 
  • Sept 9 
  • Sept 23 
  • Oct 14 
  • Oct 28  
  • Nov 11  
  • Nov 25 
  • Dec 9  
  • Dec 23 

Members

  • Adam Brookins, Chair (term expires May 2025)
  • Mike Ruby, Vice-Chair (term expires May 2026)
  • Mary McCormick, Secretary (term expires May 2024)
  • Amy Barnstorff (term expires April 2025)
  • Gary Cohen (term expires April 2024)
  • Robert Meredith (term expires April 2024)
  • Chuck Segelbaum (term expires May 2026)
  • Benjamin Fricke-Youth (term expires Sept 2024)

Public Hearings & Input

The Planning Commission holds informal public hearings on land use proposals so community members 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.

Watch on TV or Online

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.