Tag Archives: Landmarks Commission

The Conservancy has been working since May to protect the essential functions of our Landmarks Commission in the face of severe budget cuts and staff reductions. At the same time, we have been giving a lot of thought to how … more

Two weeks ago, we reached out for your support in helping to save the Landmarks Commission. The impact of the global health crisis on our City and its historic preservation program has resulted in a restructured budget. It prioritizes essential … more

In response to the anticipated $224 million deficit in the City budget over the next two years, Santa Monica City Council has approved plans that include suspension of the Landmarks Commission. See the full press release here. Stand with the … more

Landmarks Commission Report

December 8, 2019

by Ruthann Lehrer and Carol Lemlein, Advocacy Co-Chairs The Landmarks Commission reviewed five Mills Act Contract submissions in August and recommended them to City Council for adoption. The Mills Act is a state law that enables cities to enter into … more

by Ruthann Lehrer and Carol Lemlein, Advocacy Co-Chairs In February, demolition of 516 Colorado Avenue (the former Angel’s Attic) was considered by the Landmarks Commission. Despite the fact that the Commission had previously rejected the owner’s nomination for landmark designation, … more