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Office of Historic Resources

If you have a new or existing project, please contact the planner in charge or your case. Only the planner assigned to your case can issue an approval.


Ken Bernstein, Manager and Principal City Planner, (213) 978-1181; ken.bernstein@lacity.org

Janet Hansen, Deputy Manager, (213) 978-1191; janet.hansen@lacity.org

  • SurveyLA, Los Angeles' Historic Resources Survey

Sara Delgadillo Cruz, Planning Assistant, (213) 978-1189; sara.cruz@lacity.org

  • HistoricPlacesLA, Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory

Lambert Giessinger, Historic Preservation Architect; (213) 978-1183 lambert.giessinger@lacity.org

  • Mills Act Historic Property Contract program
  • Project permit clearances

Melissa Jones, Planning Assistant, (213) 978-1192; melissa.jones@lacity.org

  • Historic-Cultural Monument program
  • Mills Act Historic Property Contract program


Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Unit

See http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/more-information/staff-contacts for current staffing assignments and contacts under each HPOZ

Naomi Guth, City Planner, (213) 978-1198 ; naomi.guth@lacity.org

Renata Dragland, Planning Associate, (213) 978 -1797; renata.dragland@lacity.org

Steven Wechsler, Planning Associate, (213) 978-1391; steven.wechsler@lacity.org

Ariane Briski, Planning Assistant, (213) 978-1220; ariane.briski@lacity.org

Bradley Furuya, Planning Assistant, (213) 978-1218; bradley.furuya@lacity.org

Kimberly Henry, Planning Assistant, (213) 978-1216; kimberly.henry@lacity.org

Blair Smith, Planning Assistant; (213) 978-1174; blair.smith@lacity.org