What are the requirements to be a CLG?
In order to qualify as a CLG, the city was required to pass an ordinance, appoint a board, facilitate public meetings, meet regularly and record those meetings. Qualifications are flexible in that some city’s use existing boards to fulfill member requirements. The City of Puyallup’sDesign Review and Historic Preservation Board is charged with acting on behalf of the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation in carrying out the Secretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. They are very specific and are broken down into 4 main categories: Restoration, Rehabilitation, Preservation or Reconstruction. To qualify as a CLG, Puyallup:
- Established a historic preservation review commission by local ordinance (the City's Design Review Board);
- Maintains a system for the survey and inventory of historic properties;
- Provides for public participation in the local preservation program; and
- Satisfactorily performs responsibilities delegated to it by the state.
The CLG Program’s objectives:
- Encourage historic preservation at the local level through local governmental sponsorship;
- Encourage local governments to follow the Secretary of the Interior's Standards & Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation in their historic preservation programs;
- Provide training and technical assistance through the State's historic preservation office;
- Provide funding to underwrite various historic preservation activities.
- Create a federal, state, and local governmental partnership in historic preservation
- Each state's historic preservation office administers a Certified Local Government Program on behalf of the National Park Service.
Specific CLG responsibilities: