There is no set timeline for the designation process. The amount of time between the public hearing and the Commissioners’ official designation vote varies for many reasons, including the size of the district, the amount of opposition and the political climate.The LPC will officially vote to designate a district at a public meeting. In general, the public are invited to witness the discussion and vote, but are not allowed to testify or voice their opinions. Once the LPC has voted in favor of the district, it is officially designated and the legal protections associated with landmarks are put in place. However, the district still must be reviewed by the City Planning Commission and the City Council.