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The functions of the Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board shall be to:
(a) Inspect and investigate all potential landmarks and points of historic interest referred to it by the City Council consistent with the standards of review set forth in the Ventura County Ordinance Code Sections 1360 through 1373, and determine whether the item is suitable for designation as a landmark or point of historic interest in the City of Thousand Oaks.
(b) Evaluate the historic, architectural, archaeological, cultural or aesthetic significance of the potential landmark or point of historic interest to the City of Thousand Oaks including whether the item:
(1) Exemplifies or reflects special elements of the City's social, aesthetic, engineering, architectural or natural history;
(2) Is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of the City's cultural heritage;
(3) Is associated with the lives of persons important to the City;
(4) Has yielded or has the potential to yield information important to the prehistory or history of the City;
(5) Embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, region, or method of construction, represents the work of a master, or possesses high artistic values;
(6) Has interest to the general public or is limited in interest to a special group of persons;
(c) Determine whether designation of the item as a landmark or point of historic interest:
(1) Would require the expenditure by the City of any amount of money not commensurate with the value of the item to be preserved;
(2) Infringe upon the rights of a private owner thereof to make any and all reasonable uses thereof which are not in conflict with the purposes of this Article.
(d) Establish the authenticity of the item's physical identity evidenced by lack of deterioration and significant survival of characteristics that existed during its period of importance, including the retention of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association.
(e) Conduct a public hearing, with due notice to the property owner of the potential landmark or place of historic interest, to determine whether the item is suitable for designation.
(§ 2, Ord. 1015-NS, eff. December 6, 1988, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1420-NS, eff. December 17, 2003)