Oct 8, 2023

Celebrating 36 Years of Community Service

Register to Attend & Submit Your Questions

Carmel meets Sacramento 
A Coastal Community Town Hall on California State Housing Legislation

Monday October 23rd 7:00-8:00 PM - Doors will open at 6:30 
Carmel High School - Center for Performing Arts

Join Carmel Residents Association and local officials as we connect and interact with our California State - Sacramento Senate and Assembly Representatives.  Senator Laird and Assemblywoman Addis with our Moderator Paul Miller, Publisher of the Carmel Pine Cone are looking forward to joining us to explore the latest in recent Housing legislation impacting our entire Coastal Community.


Visit this program page regularly for more updates, to register to attend and to submit your questions in advance. Everyone is welcome! 

Register HERE

Rember that creativity, size, parking, pre-approved ADU's, lots splits, fourplexes, and repurposing sites are many of the possibilities likely needed to embrace incremental housing tied to recent State laws. Join us on October 23rd to learn more about this legislation and to explore protecting Land Use and Zoning Local Controls in our Monterey Peninsula Community. 

And to learn about the Carmel-by-the-Sea's work on our Housing Element:
   City's webpage on our Housing Element 
   CRA's webpage covering our Housing Element, grass roots local control efforts and more in the year to come.

Celebrating Ken White as the Bohemian of the Year! October 14th

Tickets can be purchased HERE.  And to learn a bit more of Ken's endless contributions over the years (just some including being Mayor of our Village and an honored Board Member of CRA and many more) click HERE.

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea - Tree Survey

Our Town self describes as a Village in the Forest by the Sea. To protect this critical investment in the past and future - our City's Department of Forestry is looking for your input as they craft the next decades of our Urban Forest Master Plan.  This plan will provide an important road map for the preservation and maintenance of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s urban forest over the next 40 years. 

Click Here to chime in! 

The deadline for your input is November 13th. And for those of you curious about what our past/current December 2000 plan includes, click here.  And to learn more about the role of trees in our Village visit the CRA page on Trees HERE.

CRA's Members No Hosts Return - October 18th

Wednesday October 18th 4:30-6:00PM CRA Members please join us at our next No-Host in the bar at Little Napoli - NE Corner of Dolores and 7th. Lets fill it up!

Please Join CRA in the Carmel-by-the-Sea - Anniversary & Halloween Parade!

No mere mortal can resist the fun of Halloween in Carmel!  We hope the same applies to our Membership!  Our City Activities Team hosts this great annual celebration and experience for our Village and everyone!  Join your CRA Board as we gather with fellow members to enjoy the fun and this great Village tradition.

We gather surrounding Devendorf Park (same location as at Farmers Market) from Tuesday October 31st between 4:00 to 4:30 - when the marching begins at 4:30.  We march up and down the Avenue handing our candy for the kids sitting along the sidwalks of Ocean Avenue.  All you need is a costume and a smile.  CRA provides the banner and candy. 

Even more pictures from CRA's last two years of fun are HERE.   
The City's Halloween event page is HERE.  After the parade, t
here will be Trick-or-Treating fun for kids in Devendorf Park and downtown! 

City Council Session Highlights - earlier this month and next

October 3rd+  City Council 

Agenda Packet and YouTube topics included recognizing Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS or white shirts), Wave Astound Broadband proposed rollout presentation received and will be revisited in 2 months, Car Week After Action Report with directions, Strategic Priorities half yearly adjustments and additions (CRA reinforced our survey results are considered in decision making), and Resolution retaining the historic wall at the 7th & Dolores Annex was approved.  Finally, four requests for Mills Act tax benefit were requested to be a future Council topic - with concerns expressed that it may have veered from its intended use.  

In the special Oct 2nd City Council the second reading of the Draft Telecom (Cell Tower) Ordinance was accepted and approved.  The final approval will come from Coastal Commission - date to be announced.

Upcoming City Council Topics November or ??

Currently targeted for November includes: exploring Carmel Addresses, Rule 28 Utilities Undergrounding for Del Mar and Mission Trail, Mills Act Program Review and Notable Homes Proposal are just a few significant topics planned.  Note: the Paid Parking report was anticipated but was postponed from it's previously announced October date and will be rescheduled in the near future.   

Please Consider This - Joining Us On Your CRA Board

Whether nominating a fellow member or possibly yourself - we look forward to hearing back from you. We have openings NOW. To learn more, visit this page for more on how we do what we do and how our Board supports the CRA Mission.  

OCTOBER's Upcoming Dates Calendar

Oct 14 PacRep Honors Ken White as Bohemian of the Year - Forest Theater 2PM, to Register click here
Oct 14 Carmel’s Meet the Makers Art & Wine Walk, Devendorf Park click here
Oct 18 CRA Members No Host Gathering at Little Napoli Wine Bar 4:30-6:00PM 
Oct 18 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Walker House:A Lecture by Kathryn Smith 7PM in Carpenter Hall (fee $20)
Oct 19 Carmel City’s Third Thursday in Devendorf Park 4:00-7:00pm click here
Oct 21 CRA's Beach Clean Up, end of Ocean Ave 9:30-Noon click here

Oct 23 "Carmel meets Sacramento - Town Hall"  6:30-8:00PM click here

Oct 26 CRA at Community Table, at Carmel Farmers Market 10am-2pm 
Oct 28 Carmel’s Annual Pumpkin Roll, 11am-1pm on Ocean Avenue  click here
Oct 31 Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 107th Birthday & Halloween Parade, 4:30 pm click here 

AND... Mark Your Calendars - Save the Date!  The Annual CRA Members Holiday Gala is confirmed for Saturday December 2nd at La Playa Hotel.  Click Here for details. 

   Keep your feedback coming anytime! 
And if you have updates, additions or corrections - please let us know.

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