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Historic Preservation Commission

Membership

The commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council and one ex-officio representative of the Planning Commission. All members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members normally serve four-year terms and must be residents of Carlsbad. All regular members must have knowledge of and a demonstrated interest in historic preservation and local history. Members of the commission have the following qualifications:

  • Three members, each of whom has a different recognized expertise or interest in architecture, archaeology, history, biology, engineering or geology
  • Two members who have an interest in local history and serve at large from the community

Meetings

Duties

The commission advises the City Council and Planning Commission in all matters relating to the identification, protection, retention and preservation of historic areas and sites within the city. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommending the designation of historic landmarks or historic districts
  • Maintaining an historic resources inventory
  • Rendering advice and guidance, upon the request of the property owner or occupant, on the restoration, alteration, decoration, landscaping or maintenance of any historical area or site
  • Conducting programs to educate local residents regarding historic places, structures or events

 

Contact Information

Suzanne Smithson
Deputy Library Director
Georgina Cole Library
suzanne.smithson@carlsbadca.gov
760-434-2876

1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

    Meets on the second Monday of every other month beginning in January