Community Development

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.

Cultural Heritage Commission Meetings

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

The Long Beach Civic Chambers are currently under construction for upgrades. While the Civic Chambers are unavailable, Planning Commission meetings will be held in person only at Long Beach Community College‚Äôs Liberal Arts Campus located at 4901 E. Carson Street, Building T, Room 110 (LBCCD Boardroom). 

Parking information: Parking is located in the PS 1 Parking Structure and will be free. Please park in the stalls marked student parking. The LBCCD Boardroom is west of the parking structure. See the map below for reference:

The Cultural Heritage Commission meeting will be held in person. Public comment can be provided in person or by written public comment, which can be submitted to

  • Kathleen Irvine, Chair
  • Kevin McGuan, Vice Chair
  • Tasha Hunter
  • Marco Pizzo
  • Mark Grisafe
  • Amy Bodek
  • Jocelyn Pryor 

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

Staff Liaison

Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Planning Bureau Manager, 562.570.6946

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