Planning Commission (PC)

Aerial view of Winnetka Ave

Current Commissioners

  • Ronald Blum, Chair,
    May 2021
  • Lauren Pockl, Vice-Chair,
    May 2021
  • Adam Brookins, Secretary,
    May 2022
  • Rich Baker,
    May 2022
  • Andy Johnson,
    May 2021
  • Ryan Sadeghi,
    May 2023
  • Chuck Segelbaum,
    May 2023
  • Vacancy–Youth,

Staff Liaisons

  • Jason Zimmerman, Planning Manager

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.

Virtual Meetings During COVID-19 Outbreak

While in a local emergency under Minnesota Statute, section 12.37, the Golden Valley Planning Commission will conduct its meetings virtually via Cisco Webex. Meetings will be televised and webcast live (see link above).

Our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our residents, staff, and the Golden Valley community. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of closures, cancellations, and changes.

Minutes & Agendas

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

2020 Meetings

  • Jan 13 Agenda | Minutes | Mailed Notice
  • Jan 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 10 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • March 9 Agenda | Minutes
  • March 23 Canceled
  • April 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 11 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 10 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 14 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 29 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 12 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 9 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 14 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 28 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.