Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for administering Monrovia's Historic Preservation and Demolition Review Ordinances.  Included in their purview is the approval of exterior changes to historic landmarks, design review for building facades in Old Town along Myrtle Avenue.  The Commission also reviews all applications for historic landmark designation and Mills Act Contracts and makes a recommendation to the City Council on the request.

Seven Monrovia residents are appointed to serve on the Monrovia Historic Preservation Commission.  All positions are volunteer and receive no compensation.  An elected official of the City may not serve on an advisory body concurrent with their elected term, and a Commissioner may serve on only one advisory body at a time.

Historic Preservation Commissioners are expected to have experience or knowledge in historic preservation-related disciplines such as architecture, history or urban planning, or have other experience or knowledge related to preservation.

The Commission meets every other month on the Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue. Additional Historic Preservation Commission meetings are scheduled monthly as needed.

For more information, please call (626) 932-5565 or email


  • Sergio Jimenez, Chair
  • Vicky Hansen, Vice Chair
  • Mark Houston
  • Marianne Lee
  • Edie Ramirez
  • Daniel Ryan 
  • Penny Zuk



Planning Division
(626) 932-5565
415 South Ivy Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016