Planning Commission (PC)

Aerial view of Winnetka Ave

Current Commissioners

  • Lauren Pockl, Chair,
    May 2024
  • Adam Brookins, Vice-Chair,
    May 2022
  • Andy Johnson, Secretary,
    May 2024
  • Rich Baker,
    May 2022
  • Ronald Blum,
    May 2024
  • Ryan Sadeghi,
    May 2023
  • Chuck Segelbaum,
    May 2023
  • Noah Orloff, Student,
    May 2021

Staff Liaison

  • 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).

  • To monitor the meeting on Webex, call 1‐415‐655‐0001 and enter meeting code 177 201 6549.
  • For technical assistance, contact the City at 763-593-8007 or
  • To participate in the meeting during public comment sections, call 763-593-8060.
  • If you incur costs calling in to the meeting, you may submit the costs to the City for reimbursement consideration.
  • 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.

2021 Meetings

  • Jan 11 Agenda | Minutes Canceled
  • Jan 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Feb 23 Agenda | Video Joint Council/Boards/Commissions
  • March 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • March 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 12 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 10 Agenda | Minutes
  • May 24 Agenda | Minutes
  • June 14 Agenda | Minutes (Virtual meeting instructions posted above. Call-in with public comments at 763-593-8060.)
  • June 28 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 12 Agenda | Minutes
  • July 26 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 9 Agenda | Minutes
  • Aug 23 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • Sept 27 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 11 Agenda | Minutes
  • Oct 25 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 8 Agenda | Minutes
  • Nov 22 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 13 Agenda | Minutes
  • Dec 27 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.