Historic Landmarks Committee
The Historic Landmarks Committee was established in 2010, by the adoption of City Ordinance No. 1401. The Committee's primary functions are: A) To serve in an advisory capacity to the Council, Commissions, or City staff as appropriate in matters pertaining to structures, sites or neighborhoods having special character or special historic, architectural, cultural or aesthetic interest or value; B) To make recommendations to City Staff concerning Certified Local Government status, developing a Noteworthy Structure List and promoting other historic preservation activities. This includes coordinating with HSU for listing of State-owned historic structures; C) To make recommendations to City Staff regarding the update of the City's historic resources inventory; and D) To provide community outreach and education concerning historic resource preservation and the benefits of landmark designation. The Committee shall encourage public involvement and education in preserving Arcata's heritage of older buildings. The Historic Landmarks Committee's powers and duties are outlined in Arcata Municipal Code Sections 2277 to 2280.
Meetings & Agendas
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Arcata City Council Chamber, or at the call of the Chair. See the meeting agendas.
The Committee consists of five members who have interest, knowledge or experience in one or more of the following: A) Historic preservation; B) Architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design or building design; C) Building construction or landscaping; or D) Solar siting, green building, or energy efficiency in building design.