Puyallup Certified Local Government (CLG) Program

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The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, provided for the establishment of a CLG program to encourage the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions and promote the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes.
The CLG program is a partnership among local governments, the State of Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), and the National Park Service (NPS) which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.

CLG Requirements

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’s Design Review and Historic Preservation Board is charged with acting on behalf of the Washington State Department of Archaeology 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, the City of 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 and 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