Member Richard Cheatham has created a new video about our beautiful Carmel Valley and CVA's role in preserving it.

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.

Carmel Valley Events
Free Summer Tours of the San Clemente Dam Site

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 daily
from 12 to 5
with adult swim M-F at 5.
Next dinner on June 22nd.

Check our WEB site ( for future event & dinners

Monthly  Senior  Lunch
Free! All Carmel Valley Seniors Invited!
Monday, July 2nd 
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, 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
In Times of Emergency

by David Burbidge

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

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Header photo by
Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley 
Carmel Valley Save Our Space
(Community group formed by CVA last month
to preserve the CV airport property)

From the minutes of the June 19th meeting:

President Walton has spoken with Mary DelFino, owner of the CV airstrip property, who wants to work with the community and prefers an open-space solution . Communication is open.

Kate Daniels of Supervisor Adams' office reiterated Supervisor Adams' support and informed us that there is a housing trust available from the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership for non-profit development of affordable housing.

Our next community airstrip property meeting
is scheduled for July 10 at 6:30 at the Community Center.

From the Carmel Valley Historical Society:

Hot off the press!
June 2018 Newsletter

* Carmel Valley Pioneer Jonathan Wright

* A Bird's Eye View of a Wildfire

* A History of September Ranch

* April 21st Annual Meeting

View Online

Short-Term Rental Ordinance

On June 19th, the Board of Supervisors asked staff to explore the use of a third-party vendor  to respond to the nuisance complaints under the current ordinance and report back in 30 days, not as previously reported, adopt a new ordinance within that period. Staff was requested to get the new ordinance back to the supervisors by early fall. 

CVA continues to recommend that STRs be limited to home-stays, where the resident owner is present. Here is a LINK to our recommendation.

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.

Valley Issues Update
September Ranch

Clear Peak Group has purchased previously approved development rights for September Ranch. The Group's purchase comes with a tentative map and well permit, as well as 190 conditions for the 891-acre property. Planned is a Tehama style project with 73 residential lots, sized at 2-4 acres and priced at $1-1.5 million. The project also calls for 22 affordable housing units (15 inclusionary and 7 deed-restricted workforce housing). The equestrian center fronting Carmel Valley Road will remain in place.
The partners anticipate obtaining a final map and starting construction by April-June 2019. Phase 1 will develop primarily the east ridge of the property. The new entrance to the project will be toward the east side of the property, across from Brookdale Drive. As approved in 2011, conditions for that intersection specify a signal light.
More in keeping with current road policy, CVA is asking for a roundabout, not a signal light, on Carmel Valley Road at the new entrance.  In that regard, we are pressing for that option with the County and with our Supervisor's office.

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!

Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
Safely Dispose of Your
Sharps and Meds!
  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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