While many of our CRA members understand that government transparency rules exist, it is likely that plenty of us are unaware of the process that takes place each and every month behind the scenes at City hall to fulfill information requests from interested parties. The following paragraph was taken directly from the City website: …Continue California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request Overview
by Tom Parks
It is late morning on a Thursday. The slight rain has passed and the sun is streaming through moist oak leaves into the small living room of perhaps the most beautiful cottage in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Built by legendary Mike Murphy in 1905 and virtually untouched through 113 years, this Lincoln Street art object is the home of Linda and Jackson Smith. We’re here to talk about beauty and history, and in this case, they are one in the same. Entering the house. the first words that come to mind are—it smells like Carmel!
by Dale Byrne
One of my favorite sayings is “The more things change, the more things stay the same”. As an example, at first glance, it would seem that there is too much construction going on around town these days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. But, let’s look back in time. Santiago Duckworth sold the first 200 lots in Carmel City in only 6 months in 1889 and had sold 300 more by 1895. That’s a lot of activity in an embryonic town! Due to a number of factors, but mostly because the railroad didn’t come over the hill from Monterey as hoped and a 5 year depression that began in 1893, things slowed down.
by Dale Byrne
If you want to get an appreciation for the fine work our Carmel Police Department officers do to protect and serve our citizens, you should do a “ride-a-long” with one of our patrol officers. You will quickly learn what a challenging job they have and one where they come each day not knowing what is going to pop-up. And, even in our sleepy little Village, things do pop-up!