August 12, 2021
preserving, protecting, and defending the rural character
and natural resources of Carmel Valley since 1949

Carmel Valley Association
Weekly Bulletin
Stay Safe!

Monterey County supervisors are about to approve a Vacation Rental Ordinance that would:

  • Allow 200+ vacation rentals in Carmel Valley residential neighborhoods
  • Permit commercial interests to rent vacation homes 365 days a year with no on-site supervision
  • Transform quiet residential neighborhoods into commercial zones
  • Increase problems with trash, parking, traffic and noise 
  • Contribute to housing scarcity and costs for long-term renters
  • Create ‘mini-hotels’ that compete with traditional resort lodging

Over 75% of Carmel Valley vacation rentals are managed by commercial entities, not by homeowners. The Monterey County Grand Jury recently recommended that any revised vacation rental ordinance should protect homeowners with an effective and strong enforcement system.

Click on the link below to email a letter
to all Monterey County Supervisors now!

From the Regional Park District:

We need your assistance! The Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District invites you, your family, and your friends to participate in the planning of the Palo Corona Regional Park Rancho Cañada Unit. There are several opportunities to weigh-in with your preferences for the features that could be included in the development of the park. Please take the Plan Your Park survey, attend the Virtual Planning Meeting on Zoom, and consider starting a conversation on our FaceBook page. We would love to hear from you!
Use this link to take the overall park survey and tell us about the features you want in the park.
The next Virtual Plan Your Park meeting is August 31, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Use this Zoom link to join: 
Share your park features preferences with us on Facebook and start a conversation:
Olof Dahlstrand
Olof Dahlstrand was a very well-regarded peninsula architect who designed many local buildings and homes, including, of especial interest to Carmel Valley residents, our now-threatened Mid-Valley Shopping Center. This AIA lecture by architect and author Pierluigi Serraino will be of considerable interest to residents concerned with our valley's heritage.
This lecture will delve into the career and projects of Olof Dahlstrand, a sought-after architect and renderer, operating in San Francisco first and later in the Monterey Bay Peninsula from the mid-1940s till the early 1990s. A native of Wisconsin, he landed in the Bay Area at a pivotal moment of developmental change in post-war California. His professional associations with Frank and Lois Langhorst, as well as with Skidmore, Owing & Merrill, were critical in his ascent as a critical figure in the conception and execution of canonical works of the golden age of California Modernism.

Together with his architectural achievements, Dahlstrand acquired national distinction for his super rendering skills. His renderings were among the most persuasive tools to have highly regarded commissions built. Among the most noteworthy are the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, designed by John Carl Warnecke & Associates, and the Oakland Museum of California by Roche & Dinkeloo.
Thursday, August 26, 2021

6:00pm followed by a wine and cheese reception

Hidden Valley Music Seminars
104 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924

$10 (members)
$25 (non-members)

In covering the professional trajectory of Olof Dahstrand, biographical anecdotes and key encounters will be intermingled with the analysis of built and unbuilt projects with a particular focus on his contribution to the architectural legacy of the Monterey Bay Peninsula.

Practicing Architect and Design Agitator, Pierluigi’s projects and writings have been published in journals such as Architectural Record, A+U (Japan), and The Architectural Review (UK). Among his book Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen, 2000), The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Personality Study (Monacelli Press, 2016), and most recently Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture (Phaidon, 2019).

Note: Proof of Vaccination and Facemasks Required.
Let's Have a Picnic!
Sunday, October 10
11:30 am to 3 pm
Trail and Saddle Club
85 East Garzas Road

Catered lunch, music, silent auction, great company!
Make your reservation now by phone to 831-320-9914

Entertainment by
Rick Chelew & Nick Leahy
TICKETS $25/person (includes 1 year New CVA membership) 
PLEASE RSVP 831-320-9914 
Pay at the Door ~ Children 12 & under free
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Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
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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.

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Header photo by
Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley