City Council

Overview

City Council

The Mayor and four Councilmembers represent the residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea, review public policy, and adopt policies responsive to the community. The City Council meets the first Monday and Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Carmel City Hall located on the east side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues.

All legislative power is held by the publicly elected, five-member City Council which consists of the Mayor and four Councilmembers.  While all Councilmembers enjoy the same powers and privileges, the Mayor has the additional responsibility of presiding over City Council meetings, signing official documents, and officiating at ceremonies and events.

Mayor and Councilmembers

 

Mayor Dave Potter
dpotter@ci.carmel.ca.us
(831) 207-6666
Term expires: November 2020

 

Council Representative to:

 

Monterey Peninsula Water Authority JPA (MPRWA)

 

Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)

 

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) Alternate

 

Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Richards
brichards@ci.carmel.ca.us
(831) 975-1940
Term expires: November 2020

 

Council Representative to:

 

Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG)

 

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB)

 

 

Councilmember Jeff Baron
jbaron@ci.carmel.ca.us
(831) 265-2147
Term expires: November 2022

 

Council Representative to:

 

Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) Alternate

 

Monterey Salinas Transit District (MST)

 

Monterey Regional Taxi Authority (MRTA)

 

Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Alternate

 

 

Councilmember Jan Reimers
jreimers@ci.carmel.ca.us
(831) 975-1954
Term expires: November 2020

 

Council Representative to:

 

Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Alternate

 

Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA)

 

Monterey Salinas Transit District (MST) Alternate

 

 

Councilmember Carrie Theis
ctheis@ci.carmel.ca.us
(831) 975-1939
Term expires: November 2022

 

Council Representative to:

 

Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority JPA (MPRWA) Alternate

 

Monterey Regional Taxi Authority (RTA) Alternate

 

Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD)

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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.