Boards & Commissions

Carmel-by-the-Sea Board Meeting

Carmel-by-the-Sea City Commissions

There are currently five 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.

For further information about serving on a Board or Commission, check out the Board and Commission Member Handbook  or contact Ashlee Wright, City Clerk, at (831) 620-2016 or awright@ci.carmel.ca.us.

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is soliciting applications to fill one unexpected vacancy.

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. 

Planning Commission applications are due Friday, May 26 by 5:00 p.m. and interviews will be held Wednesday, May 31. 

Applications are available here. For further information, please contact the City Clerk Ashlee Wright at (831) 620-2016 or awright@ci.carmel.ca.us.

BOARD OF APPEALS
The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is soliciting applications to fill position on the Board of Appeals. The Board of appeals shall be the “local appeals board”, the “housing appeals board”, and “board of appeals” as those phrases are defined in the California Building Code. The Board of Appeals shall hear appeals from all decisions of the Building Official, including items related to compliance with ADA requirements, the denial of a variance from the provisions of the Construction and Building codes, and requests for variances.

The Board shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and will be composed of three core members, and two disabled access members, with disabled access members attending the Board of Appeals meeting only for appeals that relate to access to public accommodations by physically disabled persons. The three core members shall be qualified as follows: one architect or one licensed engineer, one general contractor, and one other who may have expertise in the construction or building field or who may be a layperson. At least three members of the Board shall be residents of the City. 

The Board meets on an as-needed basis, and shall hear appeals from decisions of the Building Official, including items related to compliance with ADA requirements and requests for variances from any provision of the Building Code.

Boards of Appeals application are due Friday, June 23 by 5:00 p.m. 

Applications are available here. For further information, please contact the City Clerk Ashlee Wright at (831) 620-2016 or awright@ci.carmel.ca.us.