November 12, 2019 – Survey update overview with the Planning Commission. They included the following information:
- Purpose and use of historic resources surveys;
- Project components; and
- Examples of a historic context statement, reconnaissance survey and intensive survey.
February 25 and March 12, 2020 – Additional direct community outreach included meeting in person with representatives of the Tustin Preservation Conservancy (TPC), Preserve Orange County, and the Tustin Area Historical Society (TAHS). Participants shared information on known and potential resources, recommended other community members with specialized knowledge of historic resources and provided guidance on conducting local and regional archival research.
March 12, 2020 - The Community Development Department had also scheduled a public workshop on March 12, 2020, to kick off the survey update efforts, provide information on the survey process and to gather input from the community. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of City Hall and other meeting places, the live public workshop was cancelled.
June 2020 through June 2021 – The team was able to commence the field survey work and background research. The team conducted direct outreach via email and phone to the targeted community members and focused on meeting with individuals with specific knowledge of the properties. The discourse continued throughout the survey project.
October 13, 2020 - Planning Commission acting as the Historic and Cultural Resources Advisor, conducted a public workshop which included a presentation with an update as to the status of the survey project, including the progress in conducting background research, the reconnaissance survey and drafting the Historic Context Statement.