South El Monte | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos courtesy RoadsideArchitecture.com, (l-r): Starlite Drive-In sign; Mid-Century Modern restaurant

South El Monte

South El Monte established a historic preservation ordinance in 1989, which allows for the designation of individual landmarks and historic districts. The designation of individual landmarks requires owner consent. However, the City has not been active in the use of its historic preservation ordinance, and has not yet designated any landmarks.

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): 
165
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
150
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
0
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
0
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
15
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
0
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
0
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 South El Monte, 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:

Rene Salas
Community Development
rsalas@soelmonte.org
(626) 579-6540

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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

Other than the ordinance linked at left, we don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in South El Monte. 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.