Every 2 years, for the past 30, the Carmel Residents Association has sponsored the Carmel Candidates Forum. These 15 Forums have allowed voters to assess candidates seeking election to mayoral and council positions. What makes this election different from the others is that for the first time in its history, Carmel will hold its Municipal Election in November, coincidental with the national election. Public interest in reducing costs of our municipal elections made it inevitable that the stand-alone Carmel election would merge with the national as all other Monterey Peninsula cities have done.
by David Armstrong
Carmel City Council, in a contentious special meeting at city hall on Monday, August 6, voted 4-1 to give Mayor Steve Dallas authority to finalize a five-year contract with city attorney Glen R. Mozingo. The public gathering at times became emotionally charged and verbally bruising, with three council members heatedly admonishing members of the public from the dais.
By David Armstrong
The last auto repair shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea – Carmel Garage, located at the northeast corner of Junipero and Fourth – will close at the end of this month, forcing residents and at least some visitors to leave the city to get their oil changed, tire-pressure checked and myriad other tune-ups and repairs.
By David Armstrong
One of the most interesting things about reading the Pine Cone – the Pacific Grove weekly that decamped in a huff from Carmel in 2004 – is what you won’t see printed there in a timely manner, and sometimes not at all.
By David Armstrong
The long-running tussle over whether restaurateur David Fink should get an easement to keep a trash enclosure on public land in Piccadilly Park topped the agenda at the Carmel City Council meeting Tuesday, July 3, along with another long-burning issue: the city’s beach fire management program for Carmel Beach.
On Tuesday, July 3, the city council will be discussing the beach fire management pilot program at the council’s 4:30 p.m. monthly meeting at city hall.
A person or persons posting under assumed names – and using a Facebook group name similar to the CRA’s Facebook group – continues to write attack messages deriding specific city council candidates and endorsing one named mayoral candidate. These posts do not come from us. Please know that the CRA as an organization has decided to neither endorse nor oppose candidates for public office. Individually, members can, of course, endorse or oppose any candidates they wish.
Last week we reported here that CRA member Darlene Mosley was nominated to fill an open spot on the Forest and Beach Commission. This week we can confirm she was approved by the city council to join the F&B, one of Carmel’s key oversight bodies. The five commissioners, who are unpaid, serve four-year terms.
A Facebook group page with a similar address to the CRA’s web site is posting scurrilous attacks on named public officials and others. The posts are written under an assumed name. We want all readers to know that only www.carmelresidents.org represents and speaks for the CRA. Nothing else. We emphatically disagree with the posts in question and are not associated with them in any way.
Darlene Mosley, a CRA stalwart, has been nominated to serve on the Carmel-by-the-Sea Forest & Beach Commission. The F&B commission has five members who serve four year-terms. Members are volunteers and are unpaid. Mosley’s nomination will be heard and decided by the city council at its June 5, 2018, public monthly meeting at city hall, east side of Monte Verde Street just south of Ocean Avenue. Commissioners are approved by garnering at least three favorable votes from the city council.