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Carmel meets Sacramento - a Coastal Community Town Hall
on California State Housing Legislationn

Monday October 23rd 7:00-8:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 Carmel High School Center for Perfroming Arts

Join Carmel Residents Association and local Officials as we connect and interact with our California State - Sacramento Senate and Assembly Representatives for our Coastal Community.  Moderated by Paul Miller, Carmel Pine Cone Publisher, Senator Laird and Assemblywoman Addis are looking forward to joining us here in Carmel-by-the-Sea to explore the latest in recent Housing legislation

Register & Submit Your Questions HERE
Time constraints will limit the quantity of questions that can be asked and answered.


Elected officials and leaders throughout Monterey county other notables past and present will be attending in this high impact topic for Carmel-by-the-Sea and throughout our Coastal County.  Visit this page regularly for more updates on our program and how to attend live and submit your questions in advance. 

Creativity, size, height, parking, pre-approved ADU's, lots splits, fourplexes, and repurposing sites are many of the changes likely needed to embrace incremental housing tied to recent State laws. Join us on October 23rd to learn more about legislation and explore protecting
Land Use and Zoning Local Controls in our Monterey Peninsula Community. 

Whether you live in Carmel-by-the-Sea or reside in areas that surround us - safety, architecture character, our natural resources (trees, beaches, parks...), water, roads, infrastructure, traffic, parking, and so many other factors are just some of what will be impacted with these State required new housing units. These Sacramento laws can override local land use and zoning controls (County & City) and with SB423 will override the Coastal Commission authority, and if not compliant will apply penalties if you do not have an approved Housing Element and meet the RHNA follow-on requirements.

These are just a few points to ponder and explore in this gathering Monday October 23rd.  Please join us!

And specific to Carmel-by-the-Sea...

In early August, the Carmel-by-the-Sea City staff submitted our proposed/draft Housing Element to California State Housing and Community Development for the 90 day review. In the AMBAG (Area Monterey Bay Area Governments) RHNA (Regional Housing Needs Allocation) process Carmel-by-the-Sea was allocated #349 net new housing units for the coming 8 years. Our Village government does not build housing - but is accountable for identifying potential sites inside our 1 square mile and creating incentives for property owners to add new housing - all with little to no open land.  
Carmel-by-the-Sea has welcomed and housed far more residents into our amazing Hamlet in decades past. So how can we embrace more in the future?  With the invaluable charm, character of our forest, beach and architecture - plus the amazing shops, galeries, perfomances, events, dining and wines...our Village attracts many visitor from far and wide, actually worldwide. Many of these visitors have made our Village their full-time home and for some we are their second home - which leaves many homes empty for parts of the year. For our benefit and those of our visitors, there are many who are concerned that these State requirements will negatively impact what we love about where we live, work and play.
To learn more about this topic - critical to the character of Carmel-by-the-Sea:

    * visit our City's webpage on their work to draft and submit our Housing Element for approval and
    * visit our CRA webpage covering the last year's work, that will continue in the year to come