Once in a while there are issues that come forward that are very important to the future of our Village. Measure C is one of them. The CRA, along with the Carmel Chamber and our City officials strongly encourages all of our members and other citizens who are registered to vote in Carmel-by-the-Sea to VOTE YES on Measure C.
On Friday, February 21, the CRA and the Carmel Chamber of Commerce held a town hall meeting on Measure C. While over 30 people were in attendance, many of them were City officials. The fact that so many were in attendance shows that this is a very important issue!
out strongly in favor of Measure C. It was pointed out that the City has already cut budgets 5% across the board and are holding the line on spending this year as well. With hotel taxes (TOT) revenue off a bit and a potential downturn in the economy, Measure C could be critical to maintaining City services at an appropriate level.
Under this measure, all funds generated locally stay local and visitors would be supporting local services and community improvements through their purchases. These sales tax revenues would be used to invest in community facilities and spaces; protect the beach, parks, trails and trees; maintain public safety and emergency preparedness; address pension costs; fund new and capital projects and support citywide services. A “YES” vote on Carmel’s Measure C means a “YES” on Community, Green Infrastructure, Safety, Services and Fiscal Sustainability.
We ask that you join the the Carmel Residents Association and Carmel Chamber of Commerce and our City Council in voting “YES” on this measure. You can click on the ad to the right to see what influential people in the Village have to say about their support of Measure C as appeared in a recent Carmel Pine Cone.