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.

News You Can Use - October 8th....plus

UPDATE OCTOBER 23rd - Carmel Post Office Parking Lot Changes  "...voted to end the 10-minute parking limit in the post office parking lot at 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, instead of 7 p.m., and to not enforce it at all on Sundays."  as per today's PineCone Issue Page 3A  
This, of course, is all being done to expand access to the scarce Village parking. Reminder: parking in the south end of Carmel's Sunset Center (in addition to the heavily used north end) is also available for public use.

Highlighting the October 6th City Council Meeting - See "News You Can Use"- Sept 8th Email Issue at this link. Topics included: CRA Candidates Forum YouTube, Cannery Row Madam Oct 21 Zoom, Every Vote Counts, Oct 6 City Council Highlights including: Beach Rules, North Dunes Restoration Project, Budget Update, Plus more, the CRA October 17th Beach CleanUp, Carmel Pumpkin Parade and more

CRA's Two October Zoom Events on YouTube...and Two More Coming

On Wednesday, October 21st  at 5:PM  CRA hosted "The Cannery Row Madam, Flora Woods".  Flora Woods’ great-granddaughter, Tracy Shaw, has a tell-all history of Flora and Cannery Row from the early 20th century.     Image below of Flora in the Steinbeck Monument in Monterey.

The YouTube Link for this great session is HERE, Thanks Tracy.   For more background information on this session click HERE

On Thursday, October 1st from 7-9:PM - CRA Hosted the 2020 Election Year - CRA Candidates Forum.  A panel discussion with Candidates for Mayor and two City Council Seats was moderated by our former US House of Representative, Sam Farr - based on questions from you.  For those who missed it, or those who want to view again - go to this YOUTUBE LINK.    MORE - Details from this event, including contacting Candidates, topics covered with the time stamps are shown HERE.


November - Save the Date - Our next ZOOM is set for Thursday November 19th 5:PM  "Dickens in America - a performance by Howard Burnham".  For more information click HERE

December - Save the Date - We will be ending the calendar year with a ZOOM set for Wednesday December 9th at 5:PM on "Carmel's Climate Change Initiative Update" with our Village council persons Jeff Barron and Carrie Theis providing the scope, efforts and timeline for this project's efforts. 

If ZOOM is new for you, visit this "how to video" created by the Carmel Harrison Library team.  Please participate live but if you can't make it, we will share one-click video recordings for your viewing on-demand within a day of these dates on the CRA web site

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.


Please 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.