What is a Certified Local Government and how does this relate to historic resources?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

The Certified Local Government Program of the State of California resulted from 1988 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act that encouraged local governments to identify, evaluate, register, and preserve historic properties. It also integrates preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes. To become a Certified Local Government (CLG), a local government needs to complete an application, meet CLG criteria, and be certified by the National Parks Service. A certification agreement is then formalized between the National Parks Service, the State Office of Historic Preservation and the local government. This enables the federal and state programs to delegate various preservation responsibilities to the local level. For more information, see: http://ohp.parks.ca.gov/pages/1072/files/CLG%20Manual%202010r2.pdf

About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is the California Preservation Foundation’s Engagement Director. His job includes sharing stories of CPF’s work and collaborating with members and partner organizations on preservation issues across California. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.