The Historic Preservation Commission has been charged to help the City:
Promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through the recognition, enhancement, and potential perpetuation of sites and districts of historical and cultural significance;
Stabilize and improve property values;
Foster pride in the legacy of beauty and achievements of the past;
Protect and enhance the City's attractions to tourists and visitors and the support and stimulus to business thereby provided;
Strengthen the economy of the City;
Promote the use of sites and districts of historic and cultural significance as places for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the people of the City.