Pomona | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos by (clockwise from upper left): Pomona homes by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy; Fox Theatre by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy; City Hall by Cliff Hutson on Flickr

Pomona contains a remarkable diversity of historic resources ranging from adobe to Victorian-era nineteenth century residences to postwar modernism of the twentieth century.

The city adopted its historic preservation ordinance in 1988 and has designated both local landmarks and historic districts.

As a preservation incentive, the city offers the popular Mills Acts property tax abatement program.

Pomona’s Historic Preservation Commission reviews proposed demolitions to all structures throughout the city that are forty-five years of age or older.

A citywide survey of historic resources was completed in 1993, and survey updates since that time include a postwar housing tract. Pomona has been a Certified Local Government since 2003.

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 Pomona, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Gustavo Gonzalez
Planning Manager
(909) 620-2436

Local Groups

Pomona Heritage

The Historical Society of Pomona Valley

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

Most of the following resources are specific to Pomona. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Landmark Designation Process

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 Pomona, please let us know by emailing info@laconservancy.org.