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 meeting will be available in person and virtually pursuant to AB 361 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. The public may attend and participate in person, virtually or by teleconference. Public Comment may be made in person, in writing, virtually and by phone. Written public comments can be submitted by email at Cultural.Heritage@longbeach.gov. These comments will then be forwarded to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Written comments submitted the day of the meeting after 1:00 p.m. and during the meeting will be forwarded to the Commission but may or may not be reviewed by the individual Commissioners. Members of the public who have joined in person, virtually or by phone will have the opportunity to offer verbal public comment during the meeting. 

If you plan to attend virtually and wish to speak on an item, please fill out the virtual speaker card.

Virtual Speaker Card Form


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://longbeach-gov.zoom.us/j/95441932207?pwd=WTFINzErRTAxQy9ZbHZSMVg0VUFWdz09

Or One tap mobile :

    US: +12133388477, 95441932207#

Or Telephone:

    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 213 338 8477

Webinar ID: 954 4193 2207

    International numbers available: https://longbeach-gov.zoom.us/u/addJlrMuWC

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

  • Kathleen Irvine, Chair
  • Kevin McGuan, Vice-Chair
  • Julianna Roosevelt
  • Tasha Hunter
  • Dr. Lourdes Ramos
  • Mary Hinds
  • Mark Grisafe

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

Staff Liaison

Patricia Diefenderfer, Planning Bureau Manager, (562) 570-6261