Calabasas | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (l-r): Masson House by Laurie Avocado on Flickr; King Gilette Ranch by The Flying Enchilada on Flickr

Calabasas established a strong historic preservation program in 2008, when the city adopted its historic preservation ordinance, implemented the Mills Act, and began conducting its first citywide survey of historic resources.

The city has continued to make great strides in developing its preservation program. Calabasas became a Certified Local Government in 2009, indicating its strong commitment to a professionalized preservation program.

The city has also been actively designating local landmarks, which include structures from the recent past of the 1970s and ’80s, and is adding cultural landscapes to the city’s historic context statement.

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): 
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): 
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 Calabasas, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Glenn Michitsch
Senior Planner
(818) 224-1707

Local Group

Calabasas Historical Society

Visit their website to learn more about their work and find direct contact information.

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

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

Designated Local Landmarks

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 Calabasas, please let us know by emailing