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With a storied past as an artists’ enclave that extends back to the early 1900s and drop-dead-gorgeous scenery, it’s not surprising that Carmel-by-the-Sea’s major industry is hospitality. The city is so quirky that there are no street addresses or home mail delivery (free post office boxes are available with proof of residency). There are also nearby neighborhoods within the city’s sphere of influence, such as Carmel Woods, Carmel Point, and Carmel Hills. but these unincorporated areas are served by the county government. For local event information, see the city calendar.

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Meetings are held the first Monday and Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and can be viewed on the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea YouTube channel.

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Former Carmel mayor Steve Dallas faces stiff FPPC fines for violating gift and conflict of interest rules.

Controversial former Carmel mayor Steve Dallas was known to enjoy attending high-priced ticket events like Car Week auctions and wine tastings while he served in office from 2016-2018. That fondness for such tony events now has him in hot water…

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Carmel tells vacation-home sharing company to cease and desist, calling it a timeshare.

San Francisco based-company Pacaso calls what it does “co-ownership, simplified.” The company, which launched in 2020, purchases single-family homes in destinations where second homes are popular, sells shares from one-eighth to half to people who want vacation homes for less…

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Spilfogel, Logan Plan Runs for Carmel City Council

A longtime restaurateur and the owner of a Lincoln Street bar have taken steps to run for city council in November. Ken Spilfogel, who runs Flaherty’s, and Parker Logan, owner of Sade’s, took out nomination papers and must return them by Aug. 17.

(July 29, 2022) → Read the full report
County Bars Return of Junipero Serra Statue

The Jo Mora sculpture of St. Junipero Serra that was removed in June 2020 has been handed over to the Carmel Woods Neighborhood Association. However, it would be illegal for the group to return the statue to its former location, according to Monterey County counsel Leslie Girard.

(July 22, 2022) → Read the full report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Historic Resources Board Meeting
Monday August 15 2022   4:00 PM

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Climate Committe
Thursday August 18 2022   3:30 PM

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Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Wednesday August 24 2022   9:00 AM

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