Jan 2, 2024

Celebrating 37 Years of Community Service

The CRA Voice Jan/Feb Issue - coming to your mail box in days!

For those wanting a head start, HERE it is online.  Articles include: All about Carmel 2024 - a Busy Agenda, 2023 Done - 2024 Here We Come, I Love a Mystery, Perry Newberry - His Imprint Lives On, Jeffers' Tor House, January 23rd  - CRA Hosts Paul Miller Carmel Pine Cone Inside Out, February 21st CRA Hosts Village City Directors, About Town - Your 2024 Votes, Sacramento Housing Bill Spaghetti, the Seasonal Sands of Carmel Beach, It's Membership Renewal Season with Member Perks of Events and Discounts, Planning Way Ahead for September and Cheers & Chides to begin 2024. 

Membership renewal return envelopes are inserted into this issue. Plus, if we have your current email address, you should have received an online renewal notice as well.   
A new 2024 VIP Membership Benefits Card is sent after processing your renewal. Thank you for your continued support. 

Winter Readiness - Join in for "Carmel Prepares" - January 6th

Carmel's amazing Community Emergency Response Team - CERT, Carmel City Public Works, Carmel City Police and Monterey Fire teams are hosting a session THIS Saturday January 6th from 10-11AM at the Sunset Center in Carpenter Hall to fill you in what you need to know, what these teams do to help and how we all can be ready for disruptions caused by anticipated coming winter rains and winds. Check out this city webpage for more.

For Your Upcoming CRA Calendar:   

Tuesday January 23rd CRA will be hosting Paul Miller for "The Carmel Pine Cone Inside/Out".  Paul the owner, publisher, editor of the Carmel Pine Cone, at the Carmel Woman’s Club, doors open at 6:30 PM will share a Behind the Curtain views into what makes this our Village weekly “must read” – with time for your questions too. Open to the public. Details can be found HERE.   And please submit your advanced questions to [email protected].


Wednesday February 21st CRA will be hosting our “Carmel’s City Directors - On Point” – at the Carmel Woman’s Club, doors open at 6:30 PM.  Familiar City staff names including Wright, Harary, Gullo, Tomasi, and Swanson will be sharing updates and insights on projects and what's next. Open to the public. Details can be found HERE.  And please also submit your questions in advance to [email protected].

City Council Tuesday January 9th 4:30 in Council Chambers & Online

This upcoming City Council Agenda - may already be published on the City meeting page HERE by the time you read this.  Be sure to check out the Tuesday Agenda and staff reports on the anticipated (not yet final) important topics including:
* Carmel Police Station Rebuild/Remodel project report and possibilities

* Carmel Housing Element draft response to Sacramento's initial findings
* Scout House management next steps
* Car Week 2024 in our Village - considering ticketed events

Your comments are always welcome live in person or online or in advance if emailed to [email protected] indicating the topic in the subject line - with timing after the agenda is published and before noon on Tuesday January 9th.

A Brief Tribute to CRA Board Member - Janice Bradner

For those of us who were honored to know, play, and volunteer with Janice in Carmel-by-the-Sea - she exemplified boundless energy, passion and generosity for our Village, its nature, culture, places and people. Sadly, she passed on days after Christmas and days before her New Years Eve birthday. She definitely will be missed by the CRA Board and many more whose lives she touched throughout our Village and beyond by friends and family.  

As in her brief CRA Directors bio "Janice was born and raised in the Bay Area and had a 35-year career at Chevron.  She and her husband bought a cottage in Carmel in 1999 and relocated here full-time in 2016.  After retiring, she served on the board of directors of CASA in Contra Costa County and she was an early project leader in Carmel Cares in our Village."

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