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            One of the objectives of the ADHS is to encourage preservation of historical sites and resources within the district.  The society has preserved two building on its site; the depot and the white house.  In the late 1990’s the City of Dinuba was approached by the ADHS to develop a historical preservation ordinance for the city.  The ordinance was developed by the city and Bill Stouffer, a local attorney and an ADHS Director, in 1999 and approved by the city council in 2005.

            The purpose of the ordinance is to continue to preserve, promote and improve the historical reserves and districts of the City of Dinuba for education, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public; to continue to protect and review changes to these resources and districts which have a special character or a special historic, architectural, aesthetic or cultural value to the city, state or nation; to safeguard the heritage of the city by preserving and regulating its historic buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts.

            The ordinance set up a Historical Preservation Commission of seven members representing various interested aspects of the community.  The commission began meeting in 2006 to begin implementing the ordinance.  It is expected that historical sites and districts will be developed in the near future.

            The ADHS is also working with the County of Tulare to develop a similar ordinance for historical sites outside the City of Dinuba but within the ADHS boundaries so that these areas will be preserved for future generations.