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Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission (formerly Cultural Heritage Commission) was created on November 6, 1989 and consists of five (5) members appointed directly by a Councilmember, and two (2) members appointed by the Council as a whole (at-large). All members appointed shall serve a two-year term commencing on June 1st following a general election. Members shall have a significant interest in the City such as residency, business or residential ownership, economic involvement or some other valid link to be determined by the City Council. All members of the Commission shall have a demonstrated interest or competence in, or knowledge of, historic preservation and the cultural resources of the City. Commission members shall not be officers or employees of the City.

The powers and duties of the Commission are outlined in West Hollywood Municipal Code Section 2.40.100 et seq. and include periodically updating the City's Historic Resources Survey and recommending to the Planning Commission and City Council the designation of cultural resources including structures, portions of structures, improvements, natural features, landmarks, sites, objects, historic districts, multiple resource or thematic groupings of structures sharing common characteristics or uses. Click here to view the Municipal Code Section governing the duties of the Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission meets the 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m., Plummer Park Community Center, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, Rooms 5 and 6.   

For more information, contact:
Doug Vu, Staff Liaison at 323-848-6318 or via email
Sharita Houston, Commission Secretary at 323-848-6417 or via email

The current Historic Preservation Commissioners are:

Chair:  Lola Davidson
Vice Chair:  Matthew Dubin

Yawar Charlie
Francesco Gallo
Jacob LaJoie
Edward S. Levin
Gail Ostergren

 Given the extraordinary circumstances of the current public health crisis response to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the City of West Hollywood is allowing for remote public input during Public Meetings such as those of the West Hollywood City Council. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order to provide options for Brown Act meetings in order to encourage public health recommendations for social distancing.

Zoom Link - Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

To better facilitate the remote meeting, members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the Historic Preservation Commission are strongly encouraged to submit an Email to no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Historic Preservation Commission meeting day.

 Note: E-Comments received by 4:00 p.m. will be forwarded to the Historic Preservation Commission and posted on the City’s website as part of the official meeting record.  All other comments received after this time will be read into the public record at the appropriate time, either under public comment or the requested agenda item.

This option is to provide public comment via phone ONLY

  1. You are strongly encouraged to Email in advance of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting, to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting. Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling, and which item you would like to speak on.


  2. Dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.)

    You will be placed on HOLD in the Virtual Waiting Room until it is your turn to speak.

    Dial-in:           669-900-6833

    Meeting I.D.:  976-2714-9920

  3. PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED TO SPEAK. Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.


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