Design Assistance Committee & Historic Preservation Commission


Agendas & Minutes

  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
  • Access agendas and minutes for the Design Assistance Committee here: Agendas & Minutes (Link)


  • The Design Assistance Committee meets on-call and acts as an advisory body to the Historic Preservation Commission.
  • The Design Assistance Committee (DAC) consists of five members appointed by the City Council to four-year terms who have the following qualifications:  
    • Two City Resident Members;
    • One Member from the Santa Paula Planning Commission;
    • One Member who shall have been a candidate nominated by the Santa Paula Historical Society; and
    • One Member who by reason of training and experience is knowledgeable in the field of construction and structural rehabilitation (such as a licensed architect, engineer, contractor, or urban planner).


NameRepresentative TypeAppointmentTerm Ends
Marilyn ApplebyArchitecture02/20/201802/20/2022
Karen DjernaesCity Resident02/20/201802/20/2022
Jason HerberPlanning Commission05/01/202005/01/2024
Judy TriemSanta Paula Historical Society02/20/201802/20/2022
VACANTCity Resident

Staff Representative

  • James Mason, Community & Economic Development Director

Federal Historic Preservation Laws, Regulations, and Standards