Per Adrian Fine of the L.A. Conservancy:

On the morning of Thursday, December 5th, the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) will review and vote on the pending Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) for the Weinberg-Adler Residence at 100 Delfern Drive.

The LA Conservancy is concerned because a City staff report to the CHC recommends against proceeding with the nomination, due to the damage incurred to the historic residence from work not authorized by permits. THIS POTENTIALLY SETS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT.

The LA Conservancy requests support via the following:
• Attend the CHC meeting on Thursday (Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 1010, 9:00am) and speak out in support, asking commissioners to support the HCM nomination of the Weinberg-Adler Residence;

• Write the L.A. Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) and press them to initiate a Scorched Earth ordinance proceeding (Frank Bush, General Manager, Superintendent of Building, frank.bush@lacity.org); and

• Contact your councilmember demanding stronger policies and enforcement to prevent future demolitions of historic buildings in L.A.