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.

Pursuant to the State of California's Executive Order N-29-20 and the City of Long Beach's Safer at Home Order, Cultural Heritage Commission meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. City Hall, including the Civic Chambers, is closed to the public at this time. Please email any comments to Cultural.Heritage@longbeach.gov, which will be forwarded to the Commission. Comments submitted during the meeting will also be forwarded and considered. Members of the public who have joined by web or by phone will have the opportunity to offer verbal public comment during the meeting.

To participate in these meetings, please use the following options:

By Web:

  • Access the web conference
  • Event password: LBCHC
  • Under “Join Event Now”, enter your name, email, and the above event password. This information will not be used outside of the meeting.

By Phone:

  • Phone: (408) 418-9388
  • Access Code: 966 693 222

The Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

  • Julianna Roosevelt, Chair
  • Kathleen Irvine, Vice-Chair
  • Alan Burks, 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