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Address:   Monte Verde St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923


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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City Council

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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Carmel examines its priorities at the city sets about updating its housing plan.

Pam Marino here, remembering back in the 1980s and ‘90s there was a popular demonstration in the self-help world that was supposed to help you see how to prioritize your life and manage time. It consisted of rocks, pebbles and…

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Three Peninsula cities are preparing a single plan to reduce future wildfire risk.

During the three wildfires that hit Monterey County in the summer of 2020 – resulting in evacuations in Carmel Valley, along Highway 68 and communities along River Road south of Salinas – there was little risk to the Peninsula forest…

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Looking Back: ‘Dirty Harry’ Becomes Carmel Mayor


“Well, people laughed when Ronald Reagan first sat down to play governor, too. And judging from Eastwood’s comments to a Herald reporter, this is not a frivolous exercise for him either,” the Herald editorialized in February 1986.

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.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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SPECIAL MEETING: Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday March 29 2023   4:00 PM

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SPECIAL MEETING: City Council Meeting
Monday April 3 2023   4:30 PM

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City Council Meeting
Tuesday April 4 2023   4:30 PM

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