Bell | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): County of Los Angeles Library, Bell branch by Justefrain on Wikimedia Commons; James George Bell House by Mortis24 on Wikimedia Commons

Bell does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance.

The City’s General Plan is currently being updated, and the Cultural Resources Element includes a list of identified significant sites in the city.  However, no citywide survey of historic resources has been conducted at this time.

The scoring details for this community appear below. To see scores for all communities, compare specific communities and categories, and learn more about the Report Card, visit our Report Card microsite.

Category (points available)
Score
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
10
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
0
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
0
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
0
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
0
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
0
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
10
Notes: 
The Cultural Resources Element in the city's General Plan includes a list of identified significant sites.
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
0
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
0
Additional Incentives (5): 
0
Certified Local Government (5): 
0
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
0
Extra Credit (1-25): 
0

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Bell, we suggest contacting the following representative to express your interest and ask about opportunities -- particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one:

Joe Perez
Director of Building and Planning
jperez@cityofbell.org
(323) 588-6211

Please let us know if this information is out of date.

The Conservancy isn't aware of a local preservation group or historical society for this community. If you know of one, please let us know.

You can reach us during regular business hours at info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

We don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in Bell. If you do, please let us know.

For general information about using the California Environmental Quality Act to protect historic places in your community, you can download our Guide to CEQA in English or Spanish.

For other resources, including a model ordinance and glossary of basic preservation terms, please see the Resources tab on our Report Card microsite.