Chapter 2.18


2.18.010    Heritage Preservation Board Established.

2.18.020    Terms of Appointment.

2.18.030    Powers and Duties.

2.18.040    Repealed.

2.18.010 Heritage Preservation Board Established.

In accordance with and subject to the provisions of Chapter 2.48 LMC, a Heritage Preservation Board is established and shall be referred to as “Board” in this chapter. The Board shall have seven voting members and one nonvoting ex officio member who is a member of the Planning Department. Voting members shall be selected on the basis of demonstrated interest, competence and knowledge in historic preservation. (Ord. 975 § 1, 2011; Ord. 757 § 2, 1987; Ord. 592 § 1 (part), 1978)

2.18.020 Terms of Appointment.

The voting members of the Board shall be residents of the City of Larkspur and shall be appointed by the City Council to staggered terms of four years. (Ord. 975 § 1, 2011; Ord. 757 § 3, 1987; Ord. 740 § 3, 1986; Ord. 592 § 1 (part), 1978)

2.18.030 Powers and Duties.

The major responsibilities of the Board are to identify and encourage the conservation of Larkspur’s historic resources, to raise community awareness of Larkspur’s history and historic resources, and to serve as the City’s primary resource in matters of history and the rehabilitation of historic resources. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Board shall have the following powers and duties:

A. Raise awareness of historic preservation by issuing certificates of recognition for the preservation of designated historic resources, and sponsoring related community activities, including tours and publications.

B. Compile and periodically update a list of potential historic resources and recommend that the City Council include identified structures and sites for designation on the City’s official Historic Resources Inventory.

C. Recommend to the Planning Commission or City Council that the reclassification of a zoning district be initiated to include the Combining Heritage Preservation District (H) designation, pursuant to Chapters 18.19 and 18.80 LMC.

D. Exercise the responsibilities set forth in Chapter 18.19 LMC.

E. Review and evaluate applications for property tax relief for historical property contracts as authorized by the Mills Act (Government Code Section 50281.1 et seq.), and shall assist staff, if requested to do so, with Mills Act contract administration and negotiations with any property owner of a designated historic property who requests a contract. (Ord. 975 § 1, 2011; Ord. 857 § 3, 1993; Ord. 757 § 1, 1987; Ord. 592 § 1 (part), 1978)

2.18.040 Powers.

Repealed by Ord. 975. (Ord. 867 § 1, 1995; Ord. 757 § 1, 1987; Ord. 592 § 1 (part), 1978)