CPOA Meetings
  Treat yourself to a CPOA board meeting. All meetings are open to the general public and run from 5PM to 7PM. New this year every other meeting will be done via a conference call. If you would like to join in on our Conference Call meetings, use the following call in information:

1-800-406-9170
Conference ID 9980258417#
2009 Meeting Schedule
  January 5th - Conference Call
February 2nd - Big Sur Bakery
March 2nd - Conference Call
April 6th - Rocky Point Restaurant
May 4th - Conference Call
June 1st - Big Sur Bakery
July 6th - Conference Call
August 3rd - Rocky Point Restaurant
September 14th - Conference Call
October 5th - Big Sur Bakery
November 2nd - Conference Call
November 9th - CPOA Annual Meeting - followed by Board Meeting to vote on Officers
December 17th - Year End Board Meeting

Archive Meeting Notes
General Meeting October 4th, 2004
   
  CPOA's General Meeting on October 4th 2004 was attended by more than 100 residents, property owners, friends and interested individuals. The Big Sur Bakery, compliments of Mike Gilson, provided excellent drinks and food prior to the meeting. Members of CPOA re-elected Charly Kleissner, Andy Nusbaum, and Bill Nye to the board. Brian Lyke was elected as a new board member. He is replacing Mary Ann Jardine. The board wants to thank Mary Ann for her service and welcomes Brian!
   
  The Campaign for Plan for the People made a great presentation. They shared some of their polling results, e.g. Monterey County voters overwhelmingly want a flexible, implementable General Plan, and only 23% of the polling sample are "inflexible enviros". The data from the voters debunks the myth of a split in the middle between pure environmentalists and special interest developers. The reality shows very little support for restrictive environmental viewpoints and strong public support for a broad, flexible, controlled growth plan. Please check out this summary of The Campaign for Plan for the People.
   
  Presentations by Steve Ryter, Mike Caplin, Lisa Kleissner, Bill Nye, Rob Carver, and Charly Kleissner were intertwined with spirited discussions. The major topics were:
  What Does Sam Farr Want? Is he setting the stage for another effort to federalize Big Sur?
  What Do the Feds Want? An update on their property acquisitions in Big Sur and their plans for the Brazil Ranch.
  What Does the Coastal Commission want? The Periodic Review and lessons learned about public input.
  What Do State Parks Want? An update on Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park tree removal project.
  What Does the County Want? An update on the General Plan Update and its impact on your property rights.
  CPOA is conducting a survey about What Do the Residents of Big Sur Want for their Community and their Family. We will keep you posted about what we learn from you.
   
  The audience was treated to a song dedicated to the champions of communities everywhere, courtesy of Chris Bunn and Tom Carvey.
   
  Click here for an announcement of the meeting.
  Please check out this article in the Carmel Pine Cone for a summary of the meeting.
   
 
General Meeting February 23rd, 2004
   
  CPOA's Special General Meeting on February 23rd was attended by approximately 160 residents, property owners, friends and interested individuals. The Big Sur Bakery, compliments of Mike Gilson, provided excellent drinks and food prior to the meeting. We started at 6:15pm with statements from Fifth District supervisorial candidates Steve Collins, Susan Goldbeck and incumbent Dave Potter. The majority of the rest of the meeting was dedicated to a panel discussion of the California Coastal Commission periodic review of Monterey County Local Coastal Program.
   
  Trip Bennett, founder of SDSLU shared his recent experience with the Coastal Commission staff during San Diego's certification of their LCP. In the 11th hour, the staff wrote in 85 amendments to the LCP without consulting any of the stakeholders in the process. Trip sent us a letter with his recommendations.
   
  Click here for an announcement of the meeting in Carmel Pine Cone.
  A summary of the meeting can be read here.
   
 
General Meeting October 6th 2003
   
 

One hundred plus members of the Big Sur community gathered to participate in CPOA's October General Meeting. The Big Sur Bakery, compliments of Mike Gilson, provided excellent drinks and food prior to the meeting. We started promptly at 6:00pm with a brief announcement by Mary Ann Jardine, CPOA's outgoing President, describing the CPOA board of director's slate and reminding everyone to sign up for membership and vote.

   
  A summary of the meeting can be read here.
  Please check out an article in The Carmel Pine Cone written by Paul Miller.
   
   
   
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