The Historic Preservation Commission shall have power and be required to:
- Draft and recommend measures to implement the historic preservation plan, including an historic building plan and historic preservation ordinance, to the City Council;
- Perform such other administrative and advisory functions as may from time to time be delegated to the Commission by ordinance or resolution.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.
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The Commission consists of seven members (see Meeting Information link below) appointed by the City Council. Members should have degrees or experience in architecture, history, archaeology, or planning.
809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
- Commission Openings
- Meeting Information
- Historic Preservation Program Information
- Save Our History website information
OHP staff are often asked for information about the economic benefits of historic preservation. Although California has not yet funded the type of studies many other states have done and we lack the facts and analysis to put a dollar value on preservation in California, we can draw upon the wealth of studies and information available from other states and local jurisdictions.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has compiled links to online studies on the economic impacts of historic preservation at www.achp.gov/economicstudies.html. The links to the studies fall into six categories:
- General Studies
- Statewide Studies
- General Community Studies
- Impacts of Historic Designation
- Impacts on Property Values
- Impacts of Preservation Tax Credits
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