Historic Landmarks Committee

Regular Meetings
  • 4 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of each month (Or at the call of the Chair)
  • Arcata City Council Chamber
    736 F Street
    Arcata, CA 95521

Members


The Historic Landmarks Committee consists of 5 members selected for their interest, and knowledge by virtue of training or experience of Arcata’s social, built and cultural environment or of design and building technology. It is not necessary that members of the committee live or work in the Arcata planning area as required for most other committee or commission members by the 
Arcata Municipal Code Section 2202.

Committee members serve 3-year-staggered terms ending July 31.
  • Donald Tuttle, Chair
    Term: 2019
  • Bob Felter, Vice-Chair
    Term: 2018     
  • Christiana Frye
    Term: 2018
  • Jill MacDonald
    Term: 2019
  • William Rich
    Term: 2017
  • Alyson Hunter, Committee Liaison
    Community Development Department
For earlier committee agendas, please contact the Community Development Department at 707- 822-5955.
Annual Reports to the Council
Please be sure to view all Annual Reports.

Overview
The Historic Landmarks Committee was established in 2010, by the adoption of City Ordinance No. 1401. The Committee's primary functions are:
  • 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
  • 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
  • To make recommendations to City Staff regarding the update of the City's historic resources inventory
  • 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
Powers & Duties
The powers and duties of the Historic Landmarks Committee are as specified in the Arcata Municipal Code, Sections 2277 to 2280. These powers and duties are outlined as follows:
  • 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
  • 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
  • To make recommendations to City Staff regarding the update of the City's historic resources inventory.
  • 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