July 15, 2021
preserving, protecting, and defending the rural character
and natural resources of Carmel Valley since 1949

Carmel Valley Association
Weekly Bulletin
Stay Safe!
Car Week Event Moved to Carmel Valley Village
With No Public Input or Notice

As we noted last week, a major Car Week event is moving to Carmel Valley Village on August 14th. "Legends of the Autobahn" will bring approximately 300 cars and 750-1,000 attendees to the all day event, with parking in the village and paid parking at the airfield. Road closed signage will be place at CV and Pilot Roads, Pilot Road and Vial Contenta, and CV Road and Del Fino.

We contacted 5th District Supervisor Adams' office with concerns we have heard from residents, and received the following from Chief of Staff Sarah Hardgrave:

We have heard from many of you about the Legends of the Autobahn event being planned in the Village on August 14th. If you would like to make comments to the County about this event before the Special Events Permit is finalized and issued, we have been advised by the County staff that the public can make comments on this event under at the Special Events Task Force meeting at their meeting next week on July 22nd. The agenda item when comments can be made is under "Old Business," as this event was initially discussed on June 24th. The agenda and information on how to attend the meeting via zoom can be found on the County website here:

Please also note that the community park in the Village is owned and managed by the Carmel Valley Recreation and Park District that is a special district independent of the County. They approved an agreement for this event to be held in the park at their meeting on May 12th. The park district meetings are public meetings, so that is another place where you could make your comments or concerns know. Here is a link to where their meetings are posted on their website: https://cvrpd.specialdistrict.org/board-meetings
From the "Dog Park 4":

HELLO CVA MEMBERS - We have great news!!!!!!
RANCHO CANADA DOG PARK is having an open house on Saturday, July 17 from 10-1.
This is an opportunity for you and your pooch to see the future site of the fenced, off-leash Rancho Canada Dog Park located on the former 10th hole and 12th green of the former Rancho Canada Golf Course at Palo Corona Regional Park, Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road.
The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District wants your help in designing the Dog Park.
Please take the survey to express your and your pooches ideas and preferences for the Dog Park Design. Click here to go to the survey:
The open house is:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm at the future dog park site, Palo Corona Regional Park.
·        See the initial Concept Plan for the dog park
·        Get a tour of the future dog park
·        Provide your input on the dog park design
·        Meet other dog owners
·        Get treats for your dog
Please share the news with other dog owners and interested people
We look forward to seeing you there.
Bark, Bark
P.S. Learn more about the Dog Park at MPRPD.ORG
Information provided by The DOG PARK 4 (Linda & David Mullally, Norm & Fran Leve)
Carmel Valley Fiesta!
August 6 - 8

The week of activities begin with the Hoopla BBQ on Friday night at the Trail and Saddle Club with live music and a silent auction. The rest of the weekend is at the Carmel Valley Community Park featuring: arts and crafts, rides, food vendors and free concerts. The Fiesta Car Show, Run for the Sun, is the feature event on Saturday. The very popular and entertaining Doggie Show is our feature event on Sunday. The Fiesta is culminated by the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing at 3 pm on Sunday. The winner wins a one week stay at a large casa in Costa Rice plus $1500 towards travel expenses. Need not be present to win. ​

Sponsored by the Carmel Valley Kiwanis

County Ordinance on Short-Term ("Vacation") Rentals
in Residential Areas
Moves Forward
with Few Limitations

According to the service Host Compliance (which provided the map above), there are currently 118 advertised short-term rental homes in Carmel Valley, 86% of them "entire homes." In other words houses not occupied by owners.

You can view the county's latest draft ordinance here.

The 2020-2021 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury report highlighting problems and making recommendations concerning enforcement can be viewed here.
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Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
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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.

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