Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission functions as the decision-making body for the design of new development projects in historic districts and major alterations to historic or potentially historic resources. The Commission also nominates properties for historic designation and conducts historic resource surveys and studies. The Commission is composed of seven City Council appointed members who serve a four year term.  

To learn about vacancies and appointment procedures, you may contact the Planning Division at 510-620-6705. For all other Historic Preservation Commission related issues, please contact Lina Velasco, Senior Planner at 510-620-6841.

Unless otherwise noticed, meetings of the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee are at 5:00 P.M. on the second Tuesday of every other month. Meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission are not currently televised.