Jan 18, 2024

Celebrating 37 Years of Community Service

NEW Village Housing Element Draft Needs Your Critical Feedback

The Revised 6th Cycle 2023-2031 Housing Element has been posted online for a 7-day public comment period. The redlined (with changes) Housing Element document is available here:


This public comment period closes at 5:00 PM Tuesday January 23rd. Please submit any comments to Marnie Waffle via email at [email protected].

Note:  This current draft reflects the teams best efforts to achieve Village relevant, timely and time constrained approval by Sacramento. There are multiple projects, programs and deliverables proposed in this draft, that will continue to be refined, receive future public input and the required approval by City Council prior to implementation. 

Also - Tuesday January 23rd CRA is 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 with wine served.  At 7:00 PM Paul will share a Behind the Curtain views into what makes this our Village weekly “must read”. Open to the public. Program details are HERE.   

NOW Thursday January 24 4:00 PM - A Community Meeting on the Police Station Rebuild Proposal Work in Progress in City Hall 

With the initial feedback provided at the Jan 9th City Council (see below), the Ad Hoc team will be hosting this community meeting for expanded discussions on how best to address the needs and options. 

Picturesque to most - but inadequate to serve our Village

At the January 9, 2024 - Special City Council - Police Project Report

Staff, Consultant and Ad Hoc Council Members Mayor Dave Potter and Jeff Baron have been meeting to compile these findings, seeking comment and guidance, not decisions. The building was originally built in the 1960's with very nominal updates since this time. 
YouTube from this meeting link HERE (this topic begins at the 34 minute mark)
Presentation as PDF as reviewed at Council HERE.
Project Staff Report HERE including important attachments including:
    Police Department Assessment Summary HERE
    Police Program Needs HERE
    Land Use Considerations HERE
KSBW Video report on January 12th with an interview of Chief Tomasi HERE 
The Carmel Pine Cone cover article in their January 12th Issue HERE

 The Pebble Beach AT&T Golf Tournament Needs You! 
January 31-February 4, 2024

The Carmel Youth Center team is coordinating volunteers at this PGA TOUR Signature Event.  See the days & times available, plus expanded details HERE.
Please participate if you can.  Time is running out to sign up!

      A Great Winter Readiness "Carmel Prepares" Program

Carmel's amazing Community Emergency Response Team - CERT, Carmel City Public Works, Carmel City Police, Monterey Fire and County readiness teams hosted a session January 6th to fill us all in on 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 and this CRA webpage for the full emergency preparedness presentation, plus very helpful handouts and phone numbers.

Annual CRA Membership Renewals - Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who've submitted your annual renewals.  Your support makes all the difference to the benefits we offer to you and our Village. So far, over 280 of the 2024 VIP Membership Benefits Cards have been mailed in the last 3 weeks!   

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