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File #: ID#19-905    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Hold discussion regarding Historic Preservation Commission Recommendation Resolution 2020-01RR to consider the Commission's proposal to amend the qualifications for membership on the Historic Preservation Commission, and provide direction to Staff.
Attachments: 1. 2020-01RR - Amendment to the Qualifications for Membership on the Historic Preservation Commission
AGENDA CAPTION:
Title
Hold discussion regarding Historic Preservation Commission Recommendation Resolution 2020-01RR to consider the Commission's proposal to amend the qualifications for membership on the Historic Preservation Commission, and provide direction to Staff.
Body

Meeting date: February 4, 2020

Department: City Clerk / Planning and Development Services

Amount & Source of Funding
Funds Required: N/A
Account Number: N/A
Funds Available: N/A
Account Name: N/A

Fiscal Note:
Prior Council Action: N/A

City Council Strategic Initiative:
N/A

Comprehensive Plan Element (s):
? Economic Development
? Environment & Resource Protection
? Land Use
? Neighborhoods & Housing
? Parks, Public Spaces & Facilities
? Transportation
? Core Services
? Not Applicable

Master Plan:
N/A


Background Information:
Per Section 2.191 of the City Code and Article 3(C) of the Commission bylaws, the Historic Preservation Commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the City Council. The composition of the Commission is as follows:

1. Two members shall be residents of the City, or shall be employed in the City.
2. Two members shall be citizens of the City with a demonstrated interest in the history of the City of San Marcos.
3. Two members shall be property owners or residents from one of the Historic Districts designated in the Development Code, other than the downtown Historic District. The city council shall endeavor to rotate appointments evenly among the districts.
4. One member shall be a property owner, business owner, or resident of the downtown Historic District.
5. If possible, at least two members shall be from the disciplines of architecture, history, archaeology, or other disciplines related to historic preservation.

The Commission's composition was set in 1984 when the Historic Preservation Commission was codified. The role that has been most challenging to fill has been that of the Downtown Historic District representative. The Commission...

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