Historic Resources Commission


Planning and Building Agency

Meeting Day, Time and Place

1st Thursday of every other month beginning January, 4:30 pm
City Council Chamber
22 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701


The historic resources commission shall have the following powers and duties:

(a) Consider all matters that may be referred to it by the city council or the city manager and shall render its recommendations, counsel and advice in regards thereto;

(b) Carry out those duties enumerated in chapter 30 of this Code regarding places of historical and architectural significance;

(c) Advise and make recommendations to the city council on applications for properties to be included in financial incentive programs participated in by the city for the preservation of historic resources;

(d) Advise and make recommendations to the planning commission, city council and other city boards and commissions regarding historical projects and property;

(e) Recommend to the city council policies and regulations regarding the protection, reuse and rehabilitation of historical property;

(f) Recommend to the city council programs for the protection, retention and use of historic resources including utilizing federal, state, local and/or private funding sources and mechanisms, such as Certified Local Government Program, Mills Act Contracts, and the state Historic Building Code;

(g) Recommend to the city council programs that confer recognition upon the owners of designated historic resources;

(h) Encourage public understanding and involvement in historic and architectural heritage.


Total of 9 members: 7 regular members, 1 representative from the Planning Commission and 1 representative from the Community Development and Housing Commission.


  • Resident of the City of Santa Ana
  • Cannot be a treasurer of a Political Action Commission
  • Members should possess an expertise and experience in the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning or other historic preservation related disciplines, such as urban planning, to the extent that such professionals are available in the community