Apr 11, 2024

Celebrating 37 Years of Community Service

Our Village Housing Element is Adopted...Imperfect as it is!

Apr 8 special Planning Commission (voted 3 Yea/2 Ney) and City Council (voted 4 Yea/1 Ney) public meetings were held, back-to-back, to consider adoption of the Housing Element in time to meet mid April deadline. Both of these meetings were full of comments by the public, especially concerned about the potential use of our City-Owned sites to comply with this State Mandate for affordable housing in our 1 square mile, built out Village.  Our Commissioners and Council discussions were also extensive. The votes, as noted, concluded with reluctant Adoption - in large part to protect our Village from the significant risks of non-compliance.
Note: This weeks Carmel Pine Cone HERE, front page article and Paul Miller's page 18 editorial address this tough decision on this Adoption.

Apr 9/10 - Our City submitted, the now adopted, Village Housing Element to Sacramento HCD for certification.

Apr 15 or sooner - awaiting a HCD reply with formal certification any day now.

Visit our CRA Housing webpage for our Housing Element meeting video's, documents, press coverage and background.  Be sure to review the "Did You Know" and "Living Document" links at the top of this page.   

Visit our CRA Local Control webpage for more on past and coming housing legislation and the grass roots organizations pushing back on Sacramento's one-size-fits all approach. This includes informative links, videos, press and more on the bills that increase penalties and remove local control of land use and zoning.  (updated constantly)

Our City's Housing Element project webpage contains more document redlines and readers guides and more at HOMECarmelbytheSea.com

REMINDER: assuming the anticipated State certification, there is significant work ahead on the many Housing Element programs and deliverables needing your community review and feedback. And as was noted - this is a living document. 

RESCHEDULED to July 10th - CRA Hosts A Conversation with Mary Adams - our Monterey County District 5 Supervisor. (Formerly was April 24th) Program details are available HERE

Saturday April 27th - CRA's Community Rummage Sale in the south lot of the Sunset Center.  April 24-26 Mark your calendars to donate carefully used items Wednesday to Friday before the sale, then shop till you drop on Saturday. 
For details on what items to donate (or not) and to volunteer to help staff this charitable sale - please visit this page

June 6th - CRA's Members Only Annual Meeting with Historic Photo's is a not to miss.  Be sure to save this date!  HERE is more on what you can expect.  Plus nominate via email your favorite above-and-beyond local business for our annual Recognition program presented at our Annual Meeting. 

Local and Area Events, Gatherings in the next 3+ weeks!

4/13       Carmel's Art Walk 4-7PM  HERE 
4/13       Friends of Mission Trail Nature Preserve - Weedies day HERE
4/13-14  Whalefest in Monterey HERE
4/18       Carmel's "Third Thursday" in Devendorf Park 4-7pm HERE
4/20       CRA's Beach Clean Up 9:30 to Noon at the Del Mar Parking Lot HERE
4/20       Carmel Celebrates Earth Day in Devendorf Park  HERE
4/23       CPLF Brinkley/Eggers "Age of Everything" at Sunset Center HERE
4/24-26  CRA's Rummage Sale - Donate Items Days 10am-6pm (South Lot) HERE
4/25       CRA at Farmers Market at Farmers Market in Devendorf Park 10-2
4/27       CRA's Community Rummage Sale - Shop 8am-4pm (South Lot) HERE
4/28       Big Sur Marathon (starts and ends in Carmel) - Sunday HERE
5/1         Carmel High's leaders host a "Mock" Carmel City Council HERE
5/7         Carmel's Regular City Council Meeting HERE

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

Be sure to reserve your seats for our local resident Carmel playwrite
Tom Parks' original production at Cherry Theater coming up in May.

This next play is AGE IS ONLY A NUMBER.  For anyone collecting Social Security this play will easily identify and for those who have parents who do, you may learn a thing or two.
To make reservations call (831) 717-7373 for your choice of May weekend dates for Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 PM or Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM. 
The Dates/Times: Friday May 3 at 7:30, Saturday May 4 at 7:30, Sunday May 5 at 2:30, Friday May 10 at 7:30, Saturday May 11 at 7:30, Sunday May 12 at 2:30, Friday May 17 at 7:30, Saturday May 18 at 7:30, Sunday May 19 at 2:30, Friday May 24 at 7:30, Saturday May 25 at 7:30, Sunday May 26 at 2:30. 

And, CRA members with a VIP benefits card will receive a 5% discount at the door.

We welcome your questions, feedback and suggestions always.

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