December 31 2021 & January 1st 2022

 Celebrating 34 Years of Community Service

Happy New Year CRA Members! 


  • CRA wrapped up an interesting 2021 with our good-times-had-by-all Dec 3rd – Holiday Gala at the La Playa – More pictures and details are here 
  • Another must-reading, great Jan/Feb 2022 Voice Issue was in your mail boxes before year end. The articles include: It's the Place We Call Home, CRA Board Revealed, Happy 1922 New Year, Profile Ken White, Civic Matters-General Plan, Municipal Code & Design Guidelines, About Town, CRA News and more. The online PDF for sharing is available here 
  • And yes, it is that time of year. Thank you to those who’ve already renewed your annual CRA Membership. New 2022 VIP Cards are mailed when you renew your membership. And be sure to nudge your favorite local businesses to be on our offer list too. Carmel Café is a new addition to our offer listing – thanks! Visit for details.
  • Don't miss this great original song performed by Carmel resident, Roger BookChristmas Carmel Memorieslisten here. (no images, just sound)
  • Plus visit our CRA web page for more recent event images from our Village Tree Lighting, Veterans Day, Halloween Parade, CRA Citizen of the Year, Arbor Day, and video of our CRA Will Bullas Program too.

Looking Ahead - Planning your January & February Calendars

  • January 4th – Tuesday 4:30-7:30 Regular City Council. Significant topics include:
    • Receive report on housing topics including: Regional Housing Number Allocation (RHNA) assessment; Senate Bills SB8, SB9 and SB10; a feasibility study to explore City’s barriers to affordable housing... (<-- these can materially affect the look of our village)
    • Consideration of extending the mandatory removal date for temporary parklets beyond January 20th, 2022
    • Receive a status report on the various City Council Strategic Initiative projects (<--what is important to you?).
    • To participate via Zoom use: ; Meeting ID: 829 2364 7521; Passcode (if needed) 602915; dial 1 253 215 8782. And find the full meeting detail packet here.
  • January 14th-23rdCarmel Culinary Week, for locals & visitors too. Visit to sign up for events, demonstrations, and more. Our local Chef's from our not-yet-tried and your favorite spots are planning special culinary delights, delivering "art-on-your-plate", with most items not on their regular menus!  Enjoy.
  • January 19th – Wednesday, Carmel Planning Department Workshop - The Planning and Building department is inviting all contractors, architects, designers, and the public to attend an informational workshop regarding development process updates, application requirements, and the inspection process.  (time and location/access information to be announced, visit for specifics).
  • January 27th – Thursday 10AM -2PM CRA at Carmel Farmers Market where we Hosts a Community Table
  • POSTPONED - January 27th – Thursday 5-6PM CRA Hosts Historic Hotel Del Monte – with John Sanders at the Sunset Center Carpenter Hall – masks required, open to the public, no registration required. For details visit here.
  • January 31st-February 6th AT&T ProAm. Visit for details.
  • POSTPONED - February 8th – Monday 4-6PM CRA No-Host Gathering Program. Join us at Vesuvio’s Lava Lounge. Visit for details. 

Cheers!    Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.   

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