Development Services

Cultural Heritage Commission

The Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) reviews the design of all proposed changes to designated properties in historic districts as well as historic landmarks. The CHC also identifies buildings and neighborhoods with architectural and historical value and recommends designation as City landmarks to the Mayor, City Council, and Planning Commission. View the Long Beach Municipal Code 2.63, which establishes the Cultural Heritage Commission and provides details on its duties and purposes. 

The Cultural Heritage Commission meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Civic Chamber.
  • Julianna Roosevelt, Chair
  • Kathleen Irvine, Vice-Chair
  • Alan Burke, AIA LEED AP
  • Tasha Hunter
  • Kevin McGuan
  • Dr. Lourdes Ramos
  • Craig Smith

Officer Election: Annually in July
Term: 2 years (4 terms max.)
Membership: Appointed by Mayor

Staff Liaison

Christopher Koontz, Planning Bureau Manager, (562) 570-6288