Type Regular
Objective Advise on beaches, parks, recreation and historical activities
Established 1964-12-08
Authority Ordinance Code Chapter 2.86: The duties of the commission shall be as follows: A. be responsible generally for historical preservation activities in the county, and shall ensure that all historical resources are recognized as such. B. coordinate county historical preservation activities with those of other jurisdictions in the county, and with the state of California and the United States government. C. initiate actions to have all resources on the Historical Resources Plan Inventory classified as Points of Historic Interest by the state of California, and to place them on other appropriate registers. D. monitor the Historical Resources Plan, assist in implementing its policies, be responsible for recommending appropriate additions to and deletions from the inventory, and shall initiate other implementation measures it finds appropriate. E. actively attempt to secure funding from all local, state, federal, and private sources to further historical preservation in the county, and shall work with county historical societies as a coordinating body, particularly in regard to funding historical projects. make recommendations on requests for funding from the Alameda County advertising budget. F. review all requests for historical zoning and advise the zoning administrator, the planning commission and board of supervisors as to the historical significance of the property in question. On request, it shall advise other public agencies and private groups as to the historical significance of properties in the county. G. publicize historical preservation efforts in the county and ensure that information concerning the location of historical facilities is made available to all residents of the county. H review all legislation relative to historical resources, recreation and parks, and report its recommendations to the board of supervisors. The commission also may take its own stand supporting or opposing legislation. I. review all applications for registration of Points of Historical Interest submitted by local groups, and make recommendations on them to the board of supervisors. J. review and advise the board of supervisors, or other appropriate agency, regarding all requests for county funds for parks, recreation and historical facilities or programs. advise the board of supervisors on distribution of other funds which are available to the county, including bond act funds. Assist the coordination of applications form funding froother sources.
Agency/Dept Community Development Agency
Location 224 West Winton Avenue, Room 111    Hayward CA  94544    QIC: 50701
Staff Person Elizabeth McElligott Work: (510) 670-5400
Term (Seats) Members shall serve 4 year terms. Terms shall be staggered so that no more than four terms expire in any one year, and so that no supervisor makes more than one appointment in one year, except to fill an unexpired vacancy. No one member shall serve more than three successive four-year terms. Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled by the Board of Supervisors; persons appointed to fill vacancies shall serve for the unexpired term of the persons they succeed. The Board of Supervisors shall act within 60 days to fill a vacancy. Subject to the BOS 12 year appointment rule.
Meetings Meetings shall be held on the first Thursday of each month, commencing at the hour of 4:30 p.m.in Public Works Agenct, 399 Elmhurst St., Hayward.
Qualifications The members of the Commission shall be residents of the County. Each member of the Commission shall have demonstrated interest and experience in either historical preservation or recreation. At least two Commission members are encouraged to be appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of history, architecture, architectural history, Planning, prehistoric and historic archeology, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation, and landscape architecture or related disciplines, such as American studies, American civilization, engineering, or cultural geography, to the extent that such professionals are available in the community. Commission membership may also include lay members who have demonstrated special interests, knowledge, or competence in historic preservation.
Appointments Per Ordinance 2012-5, the Commission shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Supervisor representing District 5 shall appoint one representative and the Supervisors representing Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall appoint two representatives each. The existing 15 member Board shall transition to a nine member Board by attrition, or by action taken by the Board of Supervisors. A nine member body shall be in place by 2012.