Historic preservation panel/workshop free for homeowners

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craftsman-historic-home_long_beach_smallLong Beach Heritage and the city of Long Beach, in conjunction with the Neighborhood Advisory Preservation Council, are co-sponsoring a hands-on, interactive Panel/Workshop on Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Main Long Beach Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.

The Panel will address a number of topics of current interest to Historic District residents and others interested in historic preservation in Long Beach, including a review of Amendments to the CHC Ordinance, the posture of the Historic Preservation Element, Status of the Mills Act, and Historic District Code Enforcement and Compliance.

The Panel will be moderated by John Thomas, President of Long Beach Heritage and President of the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association, and will include an esteemed group of veterans of preservation, with years of experience relating to Historic Districts and the CHC, along with those representatives of the City of Long Beach with the primary responsibility for Historic District-related issues, including Craig Beck, the Director of Developmental Services, Derek Burnham, Current Planning Officer and Tony Foster, Development Project Manager.  

The program will include a lively question and answer session, during which questions from attendees on any and all issues relating to Historic Districts and preservation are encouraged.   Pat West, the City Manager, will welcome the attendees and provide some introductory remarks.
This will be a “must attend” event for anyone who has an interest in Historic Districts and preservation in Long Beach. Admission to the historic preservation workshop is free.  Please RSVP to David Waller at (562) 595-6511 or by e-mail at rpvdave@aol.com.

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