Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was created by the City Council in May of 2015 to provide community input to the ongoing Comprehensive Plan update. The CAC is charged with advising the City Council on suggested changes to the existing Comprehensive Plans programs and policies after the Council has set the structure of the goals.

The CAC is made up of 22 community members to represent a diversity of interests, as well as 3 ex officio (non-voting) members representing the Planning & Transportation Commission, the Palo Alto Unified School District, and Stanford University.

The CAC will review Comprehensive Plan sections, recommendations of the Planning & Transportation Commission, and public input received during and in advance of the meetings. The CAC will assist staff with the evaluation of “open sourced” public input and with synthesizing all materials and inputs as they review plan language (policies/programs) and proposed revisions. Members of the CAC will be asked to review materials provided in advance of meetings, and will be primarily engaged in reviewing and commenting on (rather than writing) draft plan language.

CAC meetings are open to the public. Click here for a calendar of meeting dates and topic. Agendas and materials will be posted below approximately one week in advance of CAC meetings.

Date Location Meeting Materials
March 21, 2017
(Business and Economics Element and Implementation Plan)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
February 28, 2017
(Implementation Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
February 21, 2017
(Business and Economics Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
February 2, 2017
(Business and Economics Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
January 17, 2017
(Business and Economics Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
January 5, 2017
(Business and Economics Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
December 13, 2016
(Natural Environment and Safety Elements)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
November 30, 2016
(Natural Environment Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
November 15, 2016
(Natural Environment and Safety Elements)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
November 3, 2016
(Safety Subcommittee)
Palo Alto City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room, Ground Floor
November 1, 2016
(Natural Environment Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
October 18, 2016
(Natural Environment and Safety Elements)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
October 5, 2016
(Natural Environment Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room
September 27, 2016
(Safety and Sustainability Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room, First Floor
September 20, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design and Natural Environment Elements)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
September 8, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room, First Floor
September 6, 2016
(Sustainability Subcommittee)
Palo Alto City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room, Ground Floor
August 30, 2016
(Natural Environment/ Sustainability Subcommittee)
Downtown Library – Community Meeting Room, First Floor
August 16, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
August 1, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
City Hall – Community Meeting Room
July 26, 2016
(Sustainability Subcommittee)
Development Center – 1st Floor Conference Room
July 19, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design Element)
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
June 24, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
City Hall – Community Meeting Room
June 21, 2016
(Transportation Element)
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
June 13, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
June 7, 2016
(Transportation Subcommittee)
Mitchell Park Community Center – Matadero Room
May 17, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design Element)
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
May 10, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee, cont.)
Lucie Stern Community Center – Fireside Room
May 4, 2016
(Sustainability Subcommittee)
City Hall – Council Conference Room (Ground Floor)
May 2, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Space (Ground Floor)
April 19, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
April 6, 2016
(Land Use Subcommittee)
Mitchell Park Community Center – Conference Room
March 23, 2016
(Transportation Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)
March 15, 2016
(Land Use and Community Design Element)
Rinconada Library
March 9, 2016
(Sustainability Subcommittee)
City Hall – Community Meeting Room (1st Floor)
March 2, 2016
(Community Services & Facilities Subcommittee)
City Hall – Conference Room (5th Floor)
February 16, 2016
(Transportation Element Pt. 2)
Mitchell Park Community Center (El Palo Alto Room)
February 3, 2016
(Transportation Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)
January 26, 2016
(Transportation Element Pt. 1)
Rinconada Library
January 13, 2016
(Community Services & Facilities Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)
December 16, 2015
(Transportation Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)
December 15, 2015
(Land Use Element)
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
December 9, 2015
(Community Services and Facilities Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)
November 17, 2015
(Community Services and Facilities Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room
November 4, 2015
(Community Services and Facilities Subcommittee)
City Hall – Flexible Meeting Room (1st Floor)

October 20, 2015
(Transportation Element)
Rinconada Library – Embarcadero Room

September 8, 2015
(Transportation Element)
Mitchell Park Library – Midtown Room

August 11, 2015
(Community Services and Facilities Element)
Mitchell Park Library – Midtown Room

July 14, 2015
Mitchell Park Library – Midtown Room

CAC Members

Name Neighborhood
Len Filppu Fairmeadow
Daniel Garber Old Palo Alto
Annette Glanckopf Midtown
Jennifer Hetterly Midtown
Hamilton Hitchings Duvenek
Arthur Keller Adobe Meadow
Shani Kleinhaus Adobe Meadow
Lydia Kou Barron Park
Steve Levy Downtown South
Don McDougall Professorville
Julia Moran St. Claire Gardens/ south of Midtown
Mark Nadim Palo Alto Hills
Bonnie Packer Palo Verde
Lisa Peschcke-Koedt Crescent Park
Alex Van Riesen Midtown
Amy Sung Green Gable
Doria Summa College Terrance
Jason Titus Downtown North
Elaine Uang Downtown North
Ellen Uhrbrock University South
Bob Wenzlau Crescent Park
Ex Officio Members
Whitney McNair Stanford University
Adrian Fine Planning & Transportation Commission
Heidi Emberling Palo Alto Unified School District