Human Relations Commission

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The Human Relations Commission is charged with the discretion to act with respect to any human relations matter when the Commission finds that any person or group does not benefit fully from public or private opportunities or resources in the community, or is unfairly or differently treated due to factors of concern to the Commission:

The Human Relations Commission is charged with the discretion to act with respect to any human relations matter when the Commission finds that any person or group does not benefit fully from public or private opportunities or resources in the community, or is unfairly or differently treated due to factors of concern to the Commission:
  • Public or private opportunities or resources in the community include, but are not limited to, those associated with ownership and rental of housing, employment, education and governmental services and benefits;
  • Factors of concern to the Commission including but not limited to, socioeconomic class or status, physical condition or handicap, married or unmarried state, emotional condition, intellectual ability, age, sex, sexual preference, race, cultural characteristics, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship, and religious, conscientious or philosophical belief; and
  • The Commission will conduct such studies and undertake such responsibilities as the Council may direct.

The Commission is composed of seven members who are not Council Members, officers, or employees of the City, and who are residents of the City of Palo Alto. Terms are for three years and commence on May 1. See PAMC Sections 2.16 and 2.22. In order to be notified of vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the City Clerk's Office at 329-2571.

Regular meetings are at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of each month and are cablecast live on Government Channel 26. Please check the Schedule of City Meetings for exact dates, times and location.

To contact Members of the Human Relations Commission, send an e-mail to hrc@cityofpaloalto.org

Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Valerie Stinger
Staff Liaison: Minka van der Zwaag - 650-463-4953
Council Liaison: Council Member Lydia Kou
Council Alternate: Council Member Cory Wolbach

ALHASSANI, Mehdi
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
687-7544 (c)
Term Expires: 5/31/2017
Biography

BRAHMBHATT, Deepali
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography

CHEN, Theresa
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
329-8456
Term Expires: 5/31/2018
Biography

GORDON GRAY, Shelly
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
Term Expires: 5/31/2018
Biography

O'NAN, Jill
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
493-7479
Term Expires: 5/31/2019
Biography

SAVAGE, Daryl
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
424-9600 (o)
Term Expires: 5/31/2017
Biography

STINGER, Valerie
4000 Middlefield Road, T2, 94303
Term Expires: 5/31/2018
Biography

2017
May 11, 2017      Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 25, 2017         Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 13, 2017 Cancellation
March 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video
February 9, 2017 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 12, 2017     Agenda and Packet Minutes Video

2016

December 8, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
November 10, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
October 13, 2016    Agenda and Packet Minutes  Video
September 8, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
August 11, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes   
August 11, 2016 Cancellation      
July 14, 2016     Agenda and Packet Minutes   
June 09, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
May 12, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
April 14, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 30, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
March 10, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
February 11, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video
January 14, 2016 Agenda and Packet Minutes Video

Past Agendas and Minutes

Last Updated: May 19, 2017