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
Meeting Times & Locations
Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each odd numbered month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
Please note the Jan. 13, 2020 meeting will be held at Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive.
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