Boards & Commissions

Carmel-by-the-Sea Board Meeting

Carmel-by-the-Sea City Commissions

There are five City Boards and Commissions: Community Activities & Cultural, Forest and Beach, Planning Commission, Historic Resources Board, and the Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which advise and assist the City Council in dealing with specific projects, policies, and issues. Terms for the City’s Boards and Commissions expire September 30 of each year. To serve on a Board or Commission, you must reside either within the City limits or within its sphere of influence. You may access the sphere of influence map here.

For further information about serving on a Board or Commission, check out the Board and Commission Member Handbook or contact Tom Graves, City Clerk, at (831) 620-2016 or

Notice of Unscheduled Planning Commission Vacancy

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is soliciting applications to fill one unexpected vacancy for a term ending September 30, 2019.

The Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. The Planning Commission consists of five Members. All members of the Planning Commission shall be residents and electors of the City and have a particular interest in, and familiarity with, planning matters. All members must be residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and may not live outside the City Limits.

A description of the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Commission is on file in the City Clerk's office, located on the east side of Monte Verde between Ocean and Seventh Avenues. City Hall is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Applications will be accepted through 5:00 PM, Friday, February 23, 2018. Applications are available here, and at the City Clerk’s reception desk in City Hall. Interviews will be held on a date to be determined. For further information, please contact Tom Graves, City Clerk at (831) 620-2016 or, or