Bradbury | Los Angeles Conservancy
Mr. Bradbury's Bridge. Photo by keepps on Flickr

Bradbury, which is one of three municipalities in Los Angeles County that are gated communities, established a historic preservation program in 2012. The creation of the program evolved from a combination of goals, one of which was the City’s desire to improve its grade in the Conservancy’s Preservation Report Card. 

The City originally looked at a type of restricted demolition permit requiring additional review, but instead adopted a basic historic preservation ordinance in conjunction with the popular Mills Act property tax abatement program.  The historic preservation ordinance allows for the designation of individual landmarks.  The City did not establish a dedication historic preservation commission, however, and the Planning Commission currently serves that duty.

As part of Bradbury’s historic preservation efforts, the City is currently conducting a citywide survey of historic resources.

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)
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
The city's Planning Commission sits as the Historic Resource Advisory Committee.
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
In progress
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Bradbury, we suggest contacting the following representative to express your interest and ask about opportunities:

Jim Kasama
City Planner
(626) 358-3218

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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 or (213) 623-2489.

The first resource listed below is specific to Bradbury. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Mills Act application process 

Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)

If any of these links are broken or incorrect, or if you would like to suggest other resources for preservation in Bradbury, please let us know by emailing Thank you.