Boards and Commissions

Overview

Boards and 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.

 

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Building Code Board of Appeals

The Building Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of decisions of the building and fire code officials. The Board consists of five members from the Carmel community appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

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Community Activities & Cultural Commission

Community Activities & Cultural Commission meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located on Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues.

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Forest & Beach Commission

Forest & Beach Commission meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located on Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues.

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Historic Resources Board

Historic Resources Board meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located on Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues.

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Planning Commission

Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located on Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues.

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Understanding City Meetings
Learn how to participate in the civic process

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea welcomes your participation at City meetings. The following information will help you understand and participate in your City’s government.  Included are descriptions of the types of City meetings, Agenda Items, City Actions, and the opportunities available for the public to address the Council or a Board or Commission.