Dec 1, 2022

For Carmel-by-the-Sea Area Residents for 36 Years

REMINDER - it's the last days and last reservations for CRA Members Holiday Gala, Friday December 9th at La Playa.  Only 10 places remain!  Reservation deadline Dec 2 midnight!


All of the details of our Annual Holiday Gala are available on this link

To Join Us - Members confirm your spot by registering to attend, with your welcome guest(s*), with your meal options and $85 per person payment online.  *Your guests can be members or non-members

Select your main dish: 
1.   Roasted Chicken, served with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms and marbled mashed potatoes
2.   Alaska Salmon, served atop a bed of Israeli couscous, seasonal vegetables, light harissa sauce, and blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes
3.   Mushroom Risotto, with blend of wild mushrooms, roasted Gilroy garlic and fresh herbs

And your desert option, served with coffee:
A. Lemon meringue tart
B. Chocolate truffle marquise cake

Registration & Pay Online Here
You will be prompted for Your CRA Username, which is 

Alternatively, call Nancy at 650-740-3477 who can answer any questions or take your registration, meal selections and payment details live.   If we sell out, please give Nancy a call if you want to be on a wait list.

And a big huge thanks to all of you who've already registered.  We're looking forward to celebrating with you all on December 9th!

Don't Forget - Friday Dec 2nd The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea welcomes everyone to the annual Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Event at Devendorf Park from 3 to 7 PM. 


December's City Council & Special Topic Public Meetings

City Council Tuesday - Dec 6th 4:30pm in Council Chambers & Online

The full City Council Agenda is here.  

PLUS there will be a Special City Council Swearing In for the recently elected Council Members & outgoing Appreciation Ceremony Tuesday Dec 13th....with details coming.

Design Traditions Steering Committee Meetings Wednesday - Dec 7th 8:30am

This next council chamber meeting agenda is here, with details for online access too. One of the topics includes reviewing the draft outline for the upcoming Guidelines.  This Committee continues to work to guide the Design Guidelines & Zone Updates.

Please visit the Carmel Architecture page on our website for more on these past meetings and findings.
Nov 3rd The published agenda is here and YouTube is here
Nov 18th The published agenda is here and Youtube is here.

Next Housing Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - before end of year.

The date and agenda will be posted on the City's meeting page here.
 Here are the Nov 17th meeting
 Slides and the Youtube Recording including expanded public comments. Please visit the Housing page on our website for more on this initiative.

Every 8 years, required by California State Law, our City must update the Housing Element of our General Plan. Our next update is due by December 2023.  With the most recent RHNA #'s (Regional Housing Needs Allocation of 349 housing units for Carmel-by-the-Sea), the challenge is to include updates that reflect targets, feasibility, processes and incentives to increase the density of our 1 square mile village, with scarce open space. Our City is not responsible for building new housing; this is the role of developers and property owners.

Find the latest on CARMEL CITY HOT TOPICS on CRA webpages (many updated in the last weeks with findings from City Council, Ad Hoc & Steering Committee Meetings)

Standard Addresses HERE 
Architecture in Carmel 
(includes Design Traditions 1.5 project) HERE
Housing Element Update with RHNA #'s Project HERE
Parking Management
(Paid Parking) HERE
Short Term Rentals (includes Pacaso) HERE
Wireless/Telecom Ordinance Updates HERE

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

 More great local events keep surfacing.  Be sure to “follow” Carmel Residents Association Facebook page – where we & members post photos and notices of great area activities and more. And visit our CRA Calendar page too. 

Your suggestions and comments are always welcome

Carmel Residents Association
PO Box 13, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
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