Increase City Landmark Division Staffing Levels
The City of Chicago should prioritize this department and provide greater funding increase staffing levels. Chicago’s dedicated and talented staff is limited by low staffing levels.
To provide context, the City of San Francisco is a much smaller city than Chicago, yet it has adopted 50 individual properties and six historic districts for landmark designation since it was created in 2011. This remarkably fast pace is due primarily to a much larger staff.