The La Canada Flintridge City Council appointed a committee on Monday to explore methods of restoring, managing and maintaining the historic Lanterman House.
The committee will limit its scope to plans to convert the house into a museum and recital hall, said Mayor J. Bixby Smith. "I think there is very little question in my mind it would be used for anything other than that," he said.
Last year residents and the City Council battled over a plan to use part of the house for city offices. In the face of opposition from Lanterman House neighbors, the council halted studies of that plan.
Smith said he was "a little bit unhappy" because residents in the Lanterman House neighborhood did not volunteer for the 11-member committee, although they had "screamed the loudest" about the project's effect on the area.