The issue of the local landmark designation for four Los Alamitos homes was postponed by the planning commission at its meeting on Monday at the Los Alamitos City Council Chambers. The postponement was due to the fact that there were not enough commission members present for a quorum.
Vice Chair Victor Sofelkanik was not in attendance and commissioners Art DeBolt and Wendy Grose had to recuse themselves because they have property interest within 500 feet of some of the homes.
The commission was set to hear an agenda item that recommended the removal of the historic home designation from four homes that had been given the status in 2012. Two of the homes are located on Chestnut Street, one in on Los Alamitos Boulevard and the fourth is on Florista Street.
The staff report stated that one of five properties had been removed at the January meeting because it determined that a public hearing had not been held as required by the Los Alamitos Municipal Code, prior to the 2012 designation.
“The commission further recommended that the local landmark designation on the remaining properties be brought back before the planning commission on the next meeting for removal,” the report states.
There had also been issues raised by owners of some of the properties, that the designations had been done without complete disclosure and had devalued the properties.
The issue will be heard at the commission’s March meeting. The planning commission meets on the second Monday of each month in the Los Alamitos Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

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