Jan 10, 2023

Celebrating 36 Years of Community Service

The Voice - Jan-Feb 2023 is HERE  

Articles in this issue include: Cover; Love You Carmel - You're Perfect - Now Change, Why Renew-Make It Official, Charlotte Townsend - Seasons in Carmel, Profile-Ms. Fallon of CPLF, January 26th Program - Experience Monterey Bay through the Eyes of Early California Artists, February 22nd Program - Authors of How California's Monterey Bay Escaped Industrial Ruin, Changing Council Faces, 100's of New Carmel Households?, Nominations open for both CRA Board & March 26th Citizen of the Year, Cheers & Chides: Looking for Voice writers too.  

And our apologies for the date error on Page 5, the first of our two great programs is
Thursday January 26th - "...through the Eyes of Early California Artists."

Yes, it's the renewal time of year. 
Thanks to our CRA Members who've been prompt with your renewals;
your 2023 VIP cards were mailed.

VIP CRA Membership Benefits Grow

Five new offers have been added to our roster of CRA Membership discounts to new and annually renewed members. Our BIG Thanks go to Basil Carmel, Ami Carmel, Delia Bradford Gallery, Monterey Symphony and Carmel Cares-VoiceMap offers are now official....to our existing roster.  For these new and existing offers, with their  commitment to Village residents - we are very grateful.  Locals frequenting these businesses benefits everyone.  Visit this page for the details and our VIP offers list.

Citizen of the Year for 2023 - Is it you or ????

Now is the time to send in your nominations for this biannual prestigious recognition.  Decisions will be made in the early days of February to prepare for our March 26th Celebration and Recognition event. 

Anyone can nominate someone for this award.  And nominees must:

  • Live in Carmel-by-the-Sea or in our Sphere of Influence and can be a resident or business community member.
  • Have enhanced the lives of citizens of Carmel-by-the-Sea. For example: prior honorees were recognized for their activities and contributions to our parks and volunteer work in organizations serving our community.

Here are the details on nominating, our 2020 photos, past recipients and more.

More Local Dates, Times and Places

Saturday January 14th Carmel Art Walkheld every second Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, take a moment to meet the artists and tour their artist-owned galleries, keeping the artist colony legacy alive.  www.carmelartwalk.com

Monday January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr Day, this is a Federal & State holiday with non-essential offices closed, some schools and business may also be closed.

AT&T ProAm Annual Golf Tournament Returns - Jan 30-Feb 5
Practice rounds begin Monday January 30th, Special Events on Wednesday February 1st, Tournament begins Thursday Feb 2nd, concluding with trophies awarded Sunday February 5th. Our Village welcomes many visitors throughout. For details go to

Did you know???   Access to your 93921 PO box - is now open until 8PM daily.  Our thanks for expanded access hours goes to Council Member Bobby Richards, our local Post Master and the Carmel Police. 

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)

Architecture in Carmel (includes Design Traditions 1.5 project) HERE
Standard Addresses HERE 

Housing Element Update with RHNA #'s Project HERE
Parking Management
(Paid Parking) HERE
Time Shares (includes Pacaso) HERE
Wireless/Telecom Ordinance Updates HERE

And more upcoming big topics will need Community input as well, including:
   5th & Dolores (aka The Pit) design approval
   ADU Ordinance revisions
   Police Station updates/rebuild project
   Beach Fires Ordinance revisions - (propane only)
   ....let us know if you'd like a hot topic webpage created for these..

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

A brief look back at CRA's Annual Holiday Gala - Dec  9 2022.

Thanks all for joining in the fun. Extra great  moments include Board Member Kilts, Two winners of $1000 of wine, and a toast for Graham & Moira's upcoming nuptials!     

And be sure to mark you calendars for Friday Dec 8th 2023 - when we gather to celebrate at year end once again.

Again we offer our thanks to Board Members Janine Chicourrat for orchestrating this event, Janice Bradner for creating our Wine Auction, and the many others who gave a helping hand.  Finally an extra thanks to our wine sponsors (The Chalone Vineyard and Scheid Wineries, plus contributions from the cellars of Carmel Cares and multiple CRA Board members past and current).     

More great local events keep surfacing.  So “follow” Carmel Residents Association Facebook page – where we & members post news, 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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