A. Designate structures, sites, or other features as official City landmarks or sites of historic interest by resolution of the Planning Commission. However, no landmark or site of historic interest designation may be initiated nor shall any application for designation be approved by the Planning Commission without the consent of the property owner, and in the case of property owned by the City of Sebastopol, the Planning Commission’s actions relative to this chapter shall constitute recommendations to the City Council, with final authority resting with the City Council for such properties.
C. Maintain a listing and description of designated landmarks and sites of historic interest.
F. Work for the continuing education of the citizens of Sebastopol about the heritage of the City and its cultural resources.
G. Consult with and advise the City Council in connection with the exercise of the duties set forth in this chapter and in the General Plan.
H. Encourage public participation in the identification and preservation of historic resources.
I. Recommend zoning and General Plan amendments for the purpose of preserving historic resources.
1. The Director of Planning shall have the following powers regarding landmarks and sites of historic interest:
a. Determine application requirements.
b. Advise the Planning Commission and City Council regarding applications and other matters pertaining to this chapter.
a. Set application fees by resolution.
b. Hear appeals of decisions of the Planning Commission.
c. Consider recommendations from the Planning Commission concerning other matters pertaining to historic resources. (Ord. 1111, 2018)