The Landmarks Commission is an advisory board to the City Council. Established in 1975, it designates landmarks and historic districts; conduct studies and evaluations of applications for designation of landmarks and historic districts; regulate and control the alteration, restoration, construction, removal or demolition of any landmark; maintain a current listing and description of designated Structures of Merit, Landmarks and Historic Districts; provide for a suitable, sign, plaque or other marker, at public or private expense, on or near a Landmark or Historic District indicating the designation; and participate in the environmental review procedures called for under the SMMC or under the California Environmental Quality Act by providing such comments as the Commission deems appropriate.
The Landmarks Commission consists of seven members. Commissioners shall serve four-year terms, be residents of the City and over 18 years of age. Of the seven members, at least one shall be a registered architect, at least one shall be a person with demonstrated interest and knowledge, to the highest extent practicable, of local history, at least one shall be an architect historian and at least one shall be a California real estate licensee.
Agendas are available at City Hall and online at http://www01.smgov.net/planning/landmark/agendas/2012/index.htm