Historic Preservation Commission
Authorized byOrdinance 13045, as amended
FunctionServes in advisory capacity only in recommending landmark and historic district designations. Prepare and maintain inventory of all property within its jurisdiction. Recommend to the Metropolitan Council specific places, districts, sites, buildings, etc. to be designated as historic properties. Encourage the preservation of historic resources, etc.
ReferenceUnified Development Code Section 2.4.2 Membership A. Composition 1. The HPC shall consist of seven members, who shall be residents of the City-Parish. The members shall be appointed by majority vote of the Metropolitan Council. At least one member of the HPC shall be a resident or property owner of a locally designated historic district. 2. Members of the HPC shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation as evidenced by training or experience in architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, real estate development, construction or other related fields. 2. The members shall hold office for a term of four years. None of the members of the HPC shall serve more than two consecutive full, four-year terms. 3. All members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. 4. Each member shall complete at least one training session per year as required by the Louisiana Certified Local Government Program Guidelines. 5. Members shall not vote on issues in which they have a conflict of interest, consistent with State ethics requirements.
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