Welcome to the Carmel Residents Association Website

Since 1987, the Carmel Residents Association has been the premier community civic organization for full and part-time residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea and those in its sphere of influence vested interest in protecting our "Village in the Forest".  With new tools available, you can now also join, renew and make donations to the CRA, register and pay for CRA-sponsored events and much more, all online. Click here for a more detailed overview.

News You Can Use & The Voice

Newest - November-December Issue - TheVoice    Including: A Unique Holiday Season, New Causes to Support, Old Carmel - 1941, Our Beach Champion and Tributes.  Sent via Postal Mail to all active Members, also available. HERE

New Nov 16th Issue - HERE - Upcoming Civic Meetings, Next CRA Program, Holiday in Carmel Reminders.  1. Monday Nov 23rd 4:30 PM – Carmel Beach Fires - City Council - Public Hearing  The current program is set to expire – therefore this non-standard meeting date. Carmel Beach Fires have strong seasonal, traditional, sentimental, air quality and environmental concerns – as well as costs to the city for oversight and maintenance. [Update 11/24 - City Council, via 4-1 vote, approved extension of Pilot Program until May 31 2022/18 months -  allowing for propane fires and the city provided 5 wood fire pits seasonally]   2. Thursday Dec 3rd – Swearing in New City Council Member – Online. Details to be finalized.  3. Tuesday Dec 8th 4:30 PM – Next Standard City Council Meeting – targeted topics include street vending, budget update, climate action committee update, CHID vote, and outdoor seating update.    And Carmel Holiday Happenings plus.

Nov 6th Issue HERE  City Election Results, Be sure to get COVID19 testing, Next CRA Program - Nov 19 - Dickens in America,  Esperanza Carmel Major  Construction Project Updates, November Taste of Carmel, Farmers Market Update, and City Council Highlights: #5 Approving fees associated with the Golden Bough Theater remodel:: #7 Authorizing a plaque at the Library honoring Carmel Garden Club member Shirley Meneice: #8 Presentation on Carmel Hospitality Improvement Districts: #9 Authorizing the Mayor to execute a City Administrator At-Will Employment Agreement: #10 Accepting tree mitigation & donation for the North Dunes Habitat Restoration Project.    Link to the full council agenda and access to the video is HERE.

CRA's Last 2020 Programs - Zoom Events 

Our last 2020 ZOOM is set for Wednesday December 9th at 5:PM on "Carmel's Climate Change Initiative Update" with our Village council persons Jeff Barron and Carrie Theis providing the scope, efforts and timeline for this project's efforts.   
Your ONE click to Access the ZOOM is
 HERE  with the Passcode is: Climate.   

For more information on this Committee and participating in this great hot topic needing everyone's support visit HERE.

Our most recent ZOOM was held Thursday November 19th was  "Dickens in America - a performance by Howard Burnham".  The video YouTube of this performance is available HERE....and for more details on this performance and it's characters visit HERE

If ZOOM is new for you, visit this "how to video" created by the Carmel Harrison Library team.  Please participate live but if you can't make it, we will share one-click video recordings for your viewing on-demand within a day of these dates on the CRA web site.     Our Recordings will be posted on the CRA YouTube Site HERE

Two Farmers Markets Serving Carmel Area - Weekly

Tuesdays - from 9 AM to 1 PM      In Carmel at Barnyard Shopping Center - near Highway 1 and Rio Road

Thursdays - from 10 AM to 2 PM  In Carmel by the Sea - just behind Devendorf Park on Sixth Avenue between Junipero and Mission Streets 

Enjoy local certified organic fresh farm produce, plants, fresh cut flowers, and various specialty items.


Please Support our VIP Business Members

No need to tell you the challenges every business is having in town. Take a look at the list of those that were supporting the CRA's Village Incentive Program here and show them some love while saving some dollars with these offers.   

Carmel Chamber Catalyst Newsletter 

Siignup for the Chamber's Catalyst online newsletters here.  It provides great information on and to our valued local Businesses - with increased guidance on alignment with COVID19 guidelines and programs. 

COVID19 in Monterey County

To see the latest detailed charts and tables from the Monterey health department, click here


During this historic time, here is an expanded list of Online Resources from Local to Global on COVID-19. 

As always, please stay safe and healthy. Thank you for working to keep our community strong.