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Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling one unscheduled vacancy on the City of Carlsbad Historic Preservation Commission to complete an unexpired term through April 2018.  Applications for this volunteer position are available on the city’s website or in the City Clerk’s Office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by noon on Sept. 25. 

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 a 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 

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. All regular members must have knowledge of and a demonstrated interest in historic preservation and local history. 

The current vacancy will fulfill the unexpired term through April 2018. 

The Historic Preservation Commission normally meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Georgina Cole Library at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. 

Applicants must be Carlsbad residents and registered to vote in Carlsbad. Commission members are required to complete two hours of ethics training every two years and file a Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700 annual statement of economic interests. This statement, which is a public document, details a person’s financial interests such as property ownership and business ownership. 

More Information
Suzanne Smithson, 760-434-2876, suzanne.smithson@carlsbadca.gov
City of Carlsbad Municipal Code (Historic Preservation Commission is Chapter 22)
List of current Commission members
Historic Preservation Commission web page

August 30, 2017