If you currently own a home that participates in the Mills Act or are interested in applying to the program you may want to attend the Los Angeles City Planning’s upcoming Mills Act Program workshop on Aug. 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. The Mills Act Historical Property Contract Program has served as Los Angeles’s primary financial incentive for historic preservation since 1996, offering property tax savings for owners who invest in the rehabilitation and restoration of historic buildings. 

City Planning has completed a comprehensive assessment of the City’s Mills Act Program to consider the future of the program and analyze its sustainability, fiscal impact, management needs, and equity outcomes. The program assessment will inform policy recommendations from City Planning to the City Council on options to improve the administration of the program, expand participation in communities with historic disinvestment, and increase capacity for new Mills Act applications. The full report is available online

PROVIDE YOUR INPUTCity Planning recently hosted an opportunity for public feedback at the July 21, 2022 Cultural Heritage Commission meeting. The next opportunity to find out more about report findings will be at the upcoming Aug. 8 workshop. Public input is important prior to preparing policy recommendations to the City Council. Staff will be available by phone, email, or at the Aug. 8 workshop to receive feedback and answer questions. Feedback can also be provided via the online form.

JOIN ZOOM WORKSHOP:August 8, 2022 6 p.m. PTMeeting ID: 863 9235 6850 – Password: 083449Phone Number: +1 213 338 8477planning-lacity-org.zoom.us/j/86392356850 If unable to attend, we will be posting the presentation slides on our website. There will also be additional meetings and opportunities to participate as City Planning moves forward with policy recommendations. Questions: Contact the Office of Historic Resources at (213) 847-3676 or planning.millsact@lacity.org.