Planning Commission (PC)

Aerial view of Winnetka Ave

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

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.

Where: Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Road (unless otherwise noted), and online via Webex

Regular Meetings: 7 pm, second and fourth Mondays of each month (unless other notice is given). PC 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.

    • To monitor the current meeting on Webex, call 1-415-655-0001 and enter meeting code 2454 673 9795.
    • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or
    • To participate in the meeting during public comment sections, 763-593-8060.
    • If you incur costs calling in to the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.

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.

+ Agendas & Minutes

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

+ Meeting Archives

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

+ Commissioners

  • Lauren Pockl, Chair (May 2024)
  • Adam Brookins, Vice-Chair (May 2022)
  • Andy Johnson, Secretary (May 2024)
  • Rich Baker (May 2022)
  • Sophia Ginis, (May 2022)
  • Mike Ruby (May 2023)
  • Chuck Segelbaum (May 2023)
  • Vacancy, Student (May 2021)

Staff Liaison

  • Jason Zimmerman, Planning Manager
  • Council Liaison, Gillian Rosenquist