California Office of Historic Preservation
More Ways 
to Make Your Voice Heard!

Public Listening Sessions 
for  the  S tatewide 
Historic Preservation Plan

The OHP is required to prepare a State Plan every five years as one of the requirements for receiving federal funding for the State's preservation programs. The current State Plan is due to expire at the end of 2017, to be replaced by a new, updated plan covering the years 2018 through 2022.

The information gathering and public input process for the next State Plan began in late 2016 when the OHP launched a general survey about the State Plan. These listening sessions are the next step in that input process and will coincide with one-on-one interviews conducted by OHP staff with specific individuals.

To learn more about Statewide Historic Preservation Plans, efforts to update California's State Plan, and to review a copy of the current plan, please visit our Statewide Historic Preservation Plan webpage. 

As we notified you in a previous email, the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) will be holding a series of public listening sessions in February and March to gather feedback for the next Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. 

The OHP held its first listening session in Redding on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Despite the inclement weather, about four dozen individuals from the greater Redding region came together to work through a series of questions to help identify specific priorities for the next five years. It was an energetic and enthusiastic morning, and the OHP is extremely grateful to the session hosts and participants for helping test out a new approach to these sessions. 

We invite you to join us at one of our next sessions!

Three Ways to Participate: In Person, Online, and Written Responses

There will be five more in-person public listening sessions and two online sessions. There are also two sessions set aside specifically for tribal input - one in-person and one online (tribal members also may attend any of the other public sessions). 

The OHP strongly recommends attending an in-person listening session, if possible, as these will provide more opportunity for synergy through participant interaction than the online sessions will provide. There is no call-in option for the in-person sessions.

Advanced registration for each of the in-person sessions is requested, though not required, in order to ensure space for all who wish to attend.

Advanced registration for the online sessions is required so that information about accessing the session can be sent to you.

Public Listening Session Locations, Dates/Times, and Registration Links:

Fresno - Thursday, February 23, 4:00-6:00pm
Phelan Building, Classroom 4
700 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721

Berkeley - Wednesday, March 8, 5:15-7:15pm
Berkeley City Club Ballroom
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Los Angeles - Wednesday, March 1, 4:00-6:00pm
El Pubelo de Los Angeles, Pico House
430 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

San Diego - Thursday, March 2, 4:00-6:00pm
California State Parks San Diego Coast District Office
4477 Pacific Highway, San Diego CA 92110

Sacramento - Tuesday, March 14, 4:00-6:00pm
Old Sacramento, Stanford Gallery
111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Online - Monday, March 20, 1:00-3:00pm

Online - Thursday, March 23, 1:00-3:00pm

Tribal Listening Session Locations, Dates/Times, and Registration Links:

Sacramento - Wednesday, March 22, 1:00-3:00pm
Old Sacramento, Stanford Gallery
111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Online - Thursday, March 16, 1:00-3:00pm

Written Responses

Those unable to participate in an in-person or online listening session may instead submit written comments online, by email, or by mail. Use the following link to see the questions being posed to participants of the listening sessions: Listening Session Questions You can respond to these questions through the link, or you can send your responses in an email to: , or respond in a letter mailed to California Office of Historic Preservation, State Plan 2018-2022, 1725 23rd Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95816. Please submit your responses by March 27, 2017.

Take the State Plan Overview Survey

There is still time to take the general State Plan survey, which the OHP first announced in November 2016. Access the survey here: State Plan Survey 

We look forward to and appreciate your participation!
Contact Us
Please send questions or comments about the State Plan initiative to Jenan Saunders at, or (916) 445-7000.