Welcome to the Carmel Residents Association Website

Since 1987, the Carmel Residents Association has been the premier community civic organization for full and part-time residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea and those in its sphere of influence vested interest in protecting our "Village in the Forest".  With new tools available, you can now also join, renew and make donations to the CRA, register and pay for CRA-sponsored events and much more, all online. Click here for a more detailed overview.

City Council Meeting July 7th - City Policing & Outdoor Seating..plus 

City Council Meeting Tuesday July 7th 4:30-7:30 PM - All Remote for dial in or video viewing. Click through here for instructions and details.

Key topics include:  CPD - Use of Force Report; Public Use Garbage Cans; New content in Foresters Monthly Reports and Outdoor Seating in Public (extension/update of Outdoor Dining covered last month)

New CRA Leadership as of July 6th 2020

Its official! At today's Board Meeting Fred Bologna became the new President and Daniel Cardenas as the new Vice President of Carmel Residents Association. We also honored our noteworthy 12 year past President Barbara Livingston for all of her contributions and continued role as a valued board member. For more on this announcement visit this URL https://www.carmelresidents.org/july-2020-new-cra-leadership

News You Can Use - Email Update June 17th 2020

Members were sent the latest results from the Special City Council Meeting June 16th, where the Village 2020/2021 Budget was approved, and with citizen and leadership extended discussions the latest refinement of the Outdoor Dining Program was agreed to be rolled out to approved Full Service Restaurants.   Visit this link to get the latest on these items and more. 

Sponsored Banners on Ocean Avenue - Reinforces Social Distancing & Masks


Check out these COVID19 guideline banners posted along Ocean Ave.  And watch for these all in one signs in the storefronts too.

Visit Carmel as well as the City of Carmel, are sponsors for the banners and signs include the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Carmel Gives, Carmel Residents Association, and Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

CRA - Carmel Beach Lovers Monthly Beach Cleanup - Restarts

Every seasonally supported third Saturday of each month - volunteers gather to pickup refuse from Carmel Beach.  Meet the team at the bottom of Ocean Avenue (Del Mar Park) and bring our gloves & sunscreen.  All other supplies and instructions for coverage provided as everyone gathers. Click here for more information. 

Two Farmers Markets Serving Carmel Area - Weekly

Tuesdays - from 9 AM to 1 PM      In Carmel at Barnyard Shopping Center - near Highway 1 and Rio Road

Thursdays - from 10 AM to 2 PM  In Carmel by the Sea - just behind Devendorf Park on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets 

Enjoy local certified organic fresh farm produce, plants, fresh cut flowers, and various specialty items.


Support our VIP Business Members

No need to tell you the challenges every business is having in town. Take a look at the list of those that were supporting the CRA's Village Incentive Program here and show them some love while saving some dollars with these offers.   

Carmel Chamber Catalyst Newsletter 

Siignup for the Chamber's Catalyst online newsletters here.  It provides great information on and to our valued local Businesses - with increased guidance on alignment with COVID19 guidelines and programs. 

COVID19 in Monterey County

To see the latest detailed charts and tables from the Monterey health department, click here


During this historic time, here is an expanded list of Online Resources from Local to Global on COVID-19. 

As always, please stay safe and healthy. Thank you for working to keep our community strong.