May 9, 2024

Celebrating 37 Years of Community Service

We live in this amazing Village, we work here, we play here, and we enjoy everything it has to offer. We all benefit from keeping informed, providing ideas and thoughts on how to preserve and protect it for everyone and for years to come.  We value your engagement with others, your participation and involvement along this shared path.   Thank you.  
And we wish you and yours a Happy Mothers Day !

May 7th City Council Highlights

HERE was the Agenda with links to details on each topic.  HERE is the YouTube starting from the beginning, that runs for almost 6 hours! Only a select few items follow here.
* Items approved: Community Grants, New Commissioners Appointments, Project for south end of Mission Trail Nature Preserve and Mills Act (tax benefit) for Cypress Inn 
* The possible increase to TOT (Transit Occupancy Tax) postponed for now (and will not be on the 11/2024 ballot)
* Discussion on possible Alternate Sites for City-Owned Sites for our Housing Element as Certified by the State in April. This concluded with the Planning Department welcoming new ideas and welcoming property owners who might be interested in building new affordable housing. Visit our Housing webpage for more on this topic, that includes slides, video etc. 
* Proposed FY 2024/2025 Budget summary presented with discussions and feedback. See the next item on the May 21st Workshop for expanded review with more Council and community feedback.

Please join in the Upcoming May City Workshops

Tuesday - May 21st - City Council FY 24/25 Budget Workshop at City Hall beginning at 4:30 PM.  Visit our Budget webpage for preliminary document and more - HERE. Questions received prior to May 17th will be addressed in the Workshop on May 21st.  Email your comments to [email protected], with "Budget Question" in the subject line.

Wednesday May 22nd - Forest Master Plan Workshop at Carpenter Hall of Sunset Center. This workshop is expected to be between 6-8 PM. Visit our CRA Trees webpage for many pre-published portions of this plan and more. This session is an interactive and essential part of feedback to the long-term future, health and protection of our FOREST in our Village by the Sea!

The May/June Voice is in your Mail Box

HERE is a PDF. This issue includes: Carmel Changes as It Stays the Same, Adding Teamwork, Listen Up DMV, Carmel Pine Cone - Whimsy - Newsey - Arts, Our Village Soul is You, Know Your Carmel Forest, Annual CRA Membership Survey Coming Soon, Local Events, Show Me the Money, California Cities Fighting Sacramento's Affordable Housing Legislation, CRA Events, June 6th CRA Annual Meeting with Historic Photos, Rescheduled Mary Adams CRA Program to July 10th, and closing with Cheers & Chides. 

Village Events - May thru August

May 10       Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
May 12       Mother’s Day Celebrations
May 17-19  Carmel's Art Festival in Devendorf Park
May 17       Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
May 23       Carmel’s Third Thursday 4-7PM in Devendorf Park
May 24       Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
May 27       Memorial Day Celebrations
May 31       Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
May 31-June 8 Carmel's Culinary Week

June 1        Carmel Prepares – Emergency Readiness Program 11AM
June 1 - 2  Carmel Beach Annual Surf About
June 7        Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
June 8 - 9   Artichoke Festival at the Monterey County Fair Grounds
June 14      Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
June 16      Father’s Day Celebrations
June 20      Carmel’s Third Thursday 4-7PM in Devendorf Park
June 21      Sunset Center’s Outdoor Concert 5:30PM
June 28      Carmel Plaza Summer Concert Series 6PM
July 4         Celebration & Monterey County Pops Concert in Devendorf Park
July 5          Carmel Plaza Summer Concert Series 6PM
July 12        Carmel Plaza Summer Concert Series 6PM
July 13-27  Carmel Bach Festival

July 18        Carmel’s Third Thursday 4-7PM in Devendorf Park
July 19        Carmel Plaza Summer Concert Series 6PM
July 26        Carmel Plaza Summer Concert Series 6PM
Aug 8-18    Monterey Car Week+ concluding with Concors d'Elegance

Aug 24        Monterey Wine Makers Celebration
Sept 2         Labor Day -- wrapping up Summer

Sunset Center Free Friday Outdoor Terrace Concert Series - Begins May 10th

Friday, May 10 - Wendi Kirby
Friday, May 17 - Katherine Lavin Band
Friday, May 24 - Miranda Perl & Adam Astrup
Friday, June 7 - The Suborbitals
Friday, June 14 - River Voices
Friday, June 21 - Cindy Alexander

And, Carmel Plaza Free Friday Summer Concert Series - Begins June 28th

Friday, June 28th - Money Band
Friday, July 5th - Wild at Heart
Friday, July 12th - Chicano All Stars
Friday, July 19th - Scarlet
Friday, July 26th - Money Band

Thursday June 6th - CRA's Members Only Annual Meeting with Historic Photo's is a not to miss. Join us at the Carmel Woman's Club at the earlier hour starting at 5:30 for a beverage and finger foods and our program with images from the Pat Hathaway collection begins at 6PM. HERE is more on what you can expect.  


Wednesday July 10th - CRA Hosts A Conversation with Mary Adams - our Monterey County District 5 Supervisor. (Prior date April 24th).  This program is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 PM at the Carmel Woman's Club.  Program details are available HERE
This is especially timely as we look for Mary's insights relevant to all of our Carmel area regarding affordable Housing challenges and much more.

and visit this page for details

There's always something to participate in and enjoy...and so it goes.   New news, events, photos, and activities are posted on our Carmel Residents Assoc Facebook page HERE

We welcome your questions, feedback and suggestions always.

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