CPOA is now the Community Association of Big Sur (CABS)
CPOA Mission

The purpose of CPOA shall be to protect and defend the rural and residential character, and to preserve the natural and aesthetic beauty of the Big Sur coast; to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the Big Sur Community; to encourage community service and otherwise act in the interests of the residents and property owners of the community.

CPOA is committed to a collaborative approach towards responsible land stewardship. CPOA believes that an effective partnership between private and public property owners is essential for a healthy and sustainable community.

Big Sur Storm and Fire Relief Fund

The community of Big Sur is experiencing an unprecedented series of challenges. To aid those in need, CPOA is establishing the Big Sur Storm and Fire Relief Fund effective February 20th, 2017.


A significant number of moisture-laden storms are resulting in damage to areas affected by the Soberanes Fire of 2016, and drought-weakened vegetation and slopes throughout Big Sur. The rain has impacted our road ways causing the closure of sections of Highway 1, county roads and private roads effectively isolating over 400 members of our community. Tree root systems weakened by the fire and the drought are now falling, blocking roadways and in a recent case, destroying several family homes. The impact and the needs are unfolding daily. This fund will enable CPOA to provide immediate assistance to those impacted.


CPOA is only accepting monetary donations. 100% of all donations go directly to those in need. Based on our experience with rebuilding after the 2008 and 2013 fire, we know that monetary donations enable those impacted to begin to rebuild their lives. Our board is made up of folks who live in the community and this allows us to work closely with those affected to ensure fair and equitable distribution of donor dollars.


CPOA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Should you wish to contribute please make a tax-deductible donation using Pay Pal.

You can also mail a check payable to CPOA to:

Coast Property Owners Association
PO Box 59
Big Sur, CA 93920

Use the memo line on your check to specify if your donation is to go to a specific family or need.

Important Big Sur source of up to date information:
Assessment Forms for Grant Relief

Storm and Fire Damage

Impact to Employment

Impactos en el Empleo

Shared Road Damage

If your shared road needs repair (culverts, retaining walls, grading, etc.) due to storm and/or fire damage.
Resupply Forms
Upper Rocky Creek Community Road Fund


The Upper Rocky Creek Community of Palo Colorado Canyon is seeking additional grant support to repair their only access road.

A crucial stretch of Upper Rocky Creek Road slid away as a result of the 2016 Soberanes Fire and the epic winter storms that followed, leaving 27 families with severely compromised access to their homes, work and school. Families whose homes were destroyed by the fire cannot rebuild until the road access is repaired. CPOA has covered the engineering cost to design a solution. However, the cost of the actual repair, over $600,000, is beyond the capability of the remaining Storm and Fire Relief Funds on hand. For more information visit Upper Rocky Creek Road Slide Repair website.

Your tax-deductible donation will help to ensure that these families can get home safely. 100% of all donations received by CPOA will go directly towards this vital repair. Thank you for your support.

If you wish to write a check, please send the check to CPOA at the address below and indicate that you wish to donate this to the Upper Rocky Creek Fund in the memo section.

Coast Property Owners Association
PO Box 59
Big Sur, CA 93920

CPOA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Should you wish to contribute please make a tax-deductible donation using Pay Pal.

The House That Big Sur Built
Web Site Mission

The purpose of this Web site is to provide useful information for the Big Sur community. If you have specific content, links to relevant information, or ideas how to make this site more useful for the community, please contact CPOA's Webmaster. We plan on making this Web site more interactive over time.