Chapter 2.47


2.47.010    Members.

2.47.020    Duties and responsibilities.

2.47.010 Members.

The Historic Preservation Commission shall consist of five members, all of whom must be residents of the City of Livermore. Commission members shall be appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of architecture, history, planning, archaeology, or other historic preservation-related disciplines to the extent that such professionals are available in the community. Commission membership shall also include lay members who have demonstrated special interest, competence, experience or knowledge in historic preservation. (Ord. 2065 § 1(A), 2018; Ord. 1786 § 2, 2006)

2.47.020 Duties and responsibilities.

The Historic Preservation Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

A. Maintain a continuing survey of all heritage resources within the City;

B. Recommend action for the preservation of buildings, structures, sites, natural features, works of art, or similar objects which have a significant historic, cultural, architectural, archaeological, community or aesthetic value;

C. Maintain and publish a register of all designated landmarks;

D. Encourage public awareness of involvement in the architectural and environmental heritage of the City through education and interpretive programs;

E. Explore and recommend means for protection, retention and use of any designated or potential heritage resources through either governmental or private action;

F. Coordinate activities with the Planning Commission in order to integrate heritage resource consideration into the planning process;

G. Recommend and encourage the protection, appreciation and use of structures of historic, architectural or aesthetic value which have not been officially designated through private efforts;

H. When requested by any heritage resource owner, provide advice and guidance for the preservation of such heritage resource;

I. Encourage and participate in the development of a cultural heritage element in the general plan; and

J. Cooperate with and encourage the formation of private cultural heritage groups in the City, county, state and federal government. (Ord. 2065 § 1(A), 2018; Ord. 1786 § 2, 2006)