Historic Preservation Commission

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Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz. 




For Previous Historic Preservation Commission's:




The Historic Preservation Commission shall have power and be required to:

Santa Cruz City Hall

  • 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.


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.

Staff Contact:

Ryan Bane, Senior Planner
Planning Department 
809 Center Street, Room 206 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 


Want to contact a Historic Planning Commissioner? Please send your request to the staff contact shown above.

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