CVA Supports
Regional Fire District
Tax on Cannabis Growers

What it is: A tax to be imposed exclusively on the cannabis industry within the Monterey County Regional Fire District.

What it's NOT: A tax to be imposed on district residents or other businesses.
The fire district is mandated by law to regulate, control and protect the cannabis industry, yet the county's recently enacted "Measure Y" does not provide any funding to offset expenses incurred by the Fire District for mandatory cannabis operations oversight.

Our Communications and Membership Committees
could use a little help.

Carmel Valley Events
  Jeff Ohlson, Featured Speaker at the Carmel Valley's 1st Saturday Program Series

June 2, 2018 at 10:15 am
Carmel Valley, California, May 17, 2018

Friends of the Carmel Valley Library are proud to host Jeff Ohlson, who will present the history of the iconic Boeing 747, now slowly seeing its sunset on aviation's stage. Jeff was on the original 747 Design Team in the late 1960's and will give an insiders account into the engineering, birth, and eventual introduction of the 747 into the commercial airline fleet. Known by her nicknames, "Jumbo Jet" and "Queen of the Skies," the 747, with her wide body and long range, made international air travel affordable for the masses.

After a 38-year career spanning several major airline programs, he retired from Boeing in 2004. He and his wife of 46 years, Cherie, live in the Robles del Rio area just south of Carmel Valley Village. In 2012, Jeff volunteered for the Carmel Valley Historical Society and has since served on its Board of Directors, has curated several exhibits for the History Center's museum, and published several books on Carmel Valley history.

This free program at the Carmel Valley Branch is hosted by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library as part of its popular first Saturday Program Series. Refreshments. Seating is limited. Information, please call the Library at 659-2377.

Free Summer Tours of the San Clemente Dam Site

June 7 and 21, July 12, Aug. 9 and 23rd, and Sep. 13. Interested persons can register with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Let's Go Outdoors
page on the
MPRPD web site. 

Lorin Letendre
Executive Director
Carmel River Watershed Conservancy

Grand Opening Party at the CV Community Pool  

Carmel Valley Community Pool  Swim Lesson Sign-ups Continue .

The pool is open weekends from 12:00 until 5:00
for families
with adult swim from
5:00 till 6:00
until the summer daily schedule takes effect.

Monthly  Senior  Lunch
Free! All Carmel Valley Seniors Invited!
Monday, June 4th 
Seating starts at 11:30 am for 12 noon hot lunch buffet.

CV Community Center
25 Ford Rd
Carmel Valley Village

  Come and Share the Wonders of
Point Lobos
Easy Access Adventures!

Point Lobos

Visitors of all abilities are invited to experience the Easy Access Trails at Point Lobos. You are welcome to tour at your own pace, whether you walk fast or slow, are pushing a stroller or walker, using a cane or wheelchair.  

We also have a presentation that we can show to your group or staff at your
location. Be sure to see the information regarding applying for FREE entry, which is made possible by a generous grant from the Point Lobos Foundation.

Wednesday, June 6 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point
Thursday, June 21 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point
Wednesday, July 4 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point
Thursday, July 19 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point
Wednesday, August 1 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point
Thursday, August 16 - 10am to noon - Sea Lion Point

Highlights at Sea Lion Point - California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Otters,
Pelicans, Gulls and Cormorants - Whales in migration

Highlights at Bird Island - Nesting Brandt's & Pelagic Cormorants, Black-crowned
Night Herons, Pelicans and Gulls, Harbor Seals (pups April & May), Otters,
Whales in migration

For more information, see
or contact Melissa Gobell, Docent Program Coordinator 
or 831 625-1470
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Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley 
Carmel Valley Land Use Committee (LUAC)
Meeting  Concerning Short-Term Rentals in Carmel Valley

Monday, June 4, 2018 6:30 PM
St Philips Lutheran Church
(Across from All Saints Episcopal Day School)
8065 Carmel Valley Rd.

County Official Melanie Berretti will present the county's latest proposal, which does not significantly limit short-term rentals (STRs) in Carmel Valley.

CVA has stated our final position on short-term rentals in Carmel Valley in a letter sent to Monterey County Supervisors, Planning Commission members, and county staff.

Here is an excerpt and a link to the letter: 

The Carmel Valley Association strongly recommends that within the Carmel Valley Master Plan area, short-term rentals be limited to "home stays." "Home stays" are defined as short-term rentals that are owner-occupied and managed. No absentee owners, property management companies, corporations, or LLC's would be permitted. The owner would be required to be a permanent year-round resident, and the home would be his or her primary residence. The owner would be required to live in and be present on site during the short-term rental period. Owners would be limited to no more than one STR.
From our Natural Resources Committee:

Exploring a Sense of Place 
Travel Through Geologic Time 

Hold some 100 million years in your hand. How does it all connect?

With Geologist Donn Zahn
We will carpool from Donna's home. Directions given when you RSVP.

This will be primarily a driving tour with some walking.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Limited to 12 participants
RSVP to  Paola Berthoin at 624-9467

From CVA President Pris Walton:

Thank you for your overwhelming response to my  article about the Carmel Valley airport property in our quarterly Carmel Valley Association newsletter. More than 30 of you responded as to having an interest in organizing to determine how we can save this wonderful Carmel Valley resource. 
We will be hosting a meeting at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center hall, 25 Ford Road in the village,  on June 6, 2018, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, to begin to organize and formulate the most effective way to save the airport property as open space for Carmel Valley. Many of you have wonderful skills that can help us. Among those who responded  are individuals with a broad range of skills related to finance, land trusts, law, real estate, computers,and local government. 
This meeting is open to all and will focus on organizing an active ad hoc committee to mobilize local resources to secure the Carmel Valley airport property. The CVA Board of Directors and I look forward to working with you to achieve that goal. If you can, please RSVP by June 3, 2018, to either Sandy Schachter at or Please invite anyone else who might be interested in this issue.
Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association

Work Continues on Highway One Climbing Lane
2-12-18 to 8-31-18

The project consists of widening northbound Highway 1 from Rio Road to Carmel Valley Road to provide a truck climbing lane. The truck climbing lane will connect to the existing climbing lane north of Carmel Valley Road. Construction of the Climbing Lane Project will provide better access and reduce congestion in the area. 

Staff will make every effort to keep the community updated on the progress of the project as well as the impacts of the traffic controls and road closures. Visit the Monterey County Website for up-to-date information regarding the project. 

For more information, please contact Christine Poe, Management Analyst II at (831)755-5025.

CVA Advocacy Project
Want some help?  CVA Is Creating a Record of Issues and Problems That Occur in Our Valley and helping residents find solutions.

 to let us know what the problem is,
and we'll begin working with you on a solution.

Valley Issues Update
Rancho CaƱada Court Case
Decided in CVA's Favor

On April 24, 2018, the court issued its statement of decision in Petitioner Carmel Valley Association's favor. As a consequence of the court's decision, the County of Monterey must set aside its approvals of the subdivision, including the County's certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

The Carmel Valley Association prevailed on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and affordable housing.

The developer can appeal, restart the process with new documents, or abandon the project.

Cima Collina Sues the County
Over Denial of Special Events at Hilltop Ranch

After the Monterey County Board of Supervisors re-affirmed, 4 - 1, the Planning Commission's reversal of the "Administrator's Interpretation" that Cima Collina's Hilltop Ranch be allowed Special Events, the winery is suing the county, claiming that opponents waited too long to contest an April approval of events there,  and that neither supervisors nor county planning commissioners had jurisdiction to hear the matter.

It is our understanding that the previously scheduled court date of May 30th has been postponed. We'll keep you up-to-date.

Reversal of the board's ruling, and the precedent set by it, would have an extremely negative impact on our valley!

In Times of Emergency

by David Burbidge

Important steps we all should take to prepare for fire, flood, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

  Curious About CVA?

Carmel Valley Association is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful community organizations in Monterey County. We are entirely volunteer, with no paid employees. Our mission is to defend the beauty, resources and rural character of our beautiful valley. We do that by working with residents, businesses, and government.
CVA was instrumental in the adoption of the Carmel Valley Master Plan and recently settled a lawsuit with Monterey County regarding traffic measurement and capping future development on very favorable terms for our valley. Our volunteer experts represent Carmel Valley's interest, testifying before governmental bodies concerning development, water, traffic, road signs, and other quality of life issues.

We keep valley residents informed about important issues and events with our online Calendar, our weekly email Bulletin, which goes to over 900 residents, and our quarterly Newsletter, which is mailed to over 7,000 valley addresses .

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