CITY OF CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

COMMUNITY PLANNING & BUILDING DEPARTMENT
INTEROFFICE MEMO


TO: Jason Stilwell, City Administrator

FROM: Rob Mullane, AICP, Director of Community Planning and Building

DATE: August 5, 2014

REF: Code Compliance Summary Report

During this monthly reporting period (through 7/7/14), City Code Compliance staff
fielded a total of 38 code compliance requests. A total of 32 active cases were closed
over this same time period. For this calendar year, 242 code compliance requests have
been received, and 176 of these cases have been closed.

Of the requests logged this month, the vast majority of these (>90%) were followed-up
on with an initial investigation within 2 business days.

TRENDS:

The number of code compliance requests was 23% higher than the previous month. The
number of requests fluctuates substantially from month to month. The most common
types of requests continue to involve reports of excessively-bright lighting, unpermitted
signage, unpermitted construction or landscaping, and Right-of-Way (ROW)
encroachments. Signage, including signs in residential areas like garage sales, yard sales,
and the like, also continue to be a focus of recent code compliance efforts. An increasing
number of instances of gravel in the ROW have been noted recently.

NOTES:

Code compliance staff will be stepping up compliance efforts on gravel used for parking
areas in the ROW. Community Planning and Building staff met with Public Services
staff recently to assess opportunities to address ROW encroachments as part of the City’s
road repaving program for FY 2014-2015, as that project will be going out to bid in the
next few weeks. As noted in previous, monthly summaries, additional proactive
compliance programs planned for the next few months include: 1) working with real
estate professionals on the City’s signage requirement, and 2) communicating City-
specific regulations to landscape professionals regarding ROW improvements, and permit
requirements for revisions to landscaping as well as for new or revised walls and fences.

August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 37
ACTIVE CODE COMPLIANCE ‐ AS OF 7/7/14
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
13‐008 10/2/2013 Dolores  Use Permit Violation, 
Business License 
Violation, 
Business setting up 
with no use permit 
and no business 
license ‐ Red Tag 
issued. 
MP
13‐011 10/3/2013 San Antonio  Illegal Fence Height Site visit conducted. 
Fence height 7'5" 
and 9' Letter needs 
to be sent to owner 
of property in 
violation
MP/AF
13‐031 10/17/2013 6th  Poss. Unpermitted 
Use Possible living 
quarter in commercial 
space
check file to see if 
apartment was 
approved.  No file 
found.  Case 
pending
AF
13‐035 10/18/2013 San Carlos and 
other various 
locations
Posting of Handbills Area check 
conducted.  Several 
maps in varios 
locations.  
AF
13‐046 11/8/2013 Monte Verde Curb Design out of 
compliance
Being reviewed by 
Public Works
AF
13‐052 11/18/2013 Dolores Sign Permit Violations Photo's taken of 
exterior of building
AF
Page 1 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 38
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
13‐060 9/17/2013 Dolores Use permit violation 12/11 ‐ Update: 
Temporary 
compliance 
continues to be 
met.  Awaiting sign 
application
RM/AF
13‐065 12/12/2013 Telephone Inquiry Apartment building 
exterior lighting
New compliant light 
has been installed
7/9/2014 AF
13‐071 12/5/2013 No. Casanova Play structure in 
driveway
Contacted reporting 
party and took 
photos. Additional 
research needed.
AF
13‐077 12/6/2013 Scenic Bright lights 3/12‐Owner 
replaced lighting 
with lower wattage 
7/9/2014 AF
14‐002 1/7/2014 Mt. View Encroachment Photos taken, case 
pending
AF
14‐004 1/9/2014 San Carlos Possible Planning 
Violation
Contacted subject 
planning the event. 
Email sent to Marc.
AF
14‐006 1/3/2014 Lopez Building Code 
Violation
Telephone contact 
made with owner of 
residence Further
AF
residence. Further 
follow‐up needed 
with John Kuehl.
14‐007 1/2/2014 4th Ave. Encroachment Door hanger left at 
business.  Letter to 
be sent to business.
AF
14‐038 2/14/2014 San Carlos Exterior lighting 
violation
Letter to be sent to 
property owner
AF
14‐042 2/14/2014 6th Ave Christmas light 
violation
Verbal warning on 
first visit. 2/14 
Correction/violation 
notice given on 
second visit 2/19
AF
14‐043 2/14/2014 Mission Christmas light 
violation
Verbal warning on 
first visit. 2/14 
Activity check on 
2/19 and lights still 
illuminated and up.
AF
Page 2 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 39
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐047 2/14/2014 Dolores Christmas light 
violation
Lights from interior 
window removed
7/9/2014 AF
14‐048 2/14/2014 Dolores Christmas light 
violation/sign 
violation
Lights and sign 
removed
7/9/2014 AF
14‐058 2/20/2014 Ocean Use Permit Violation Correction/Violation 
Notice Issued
AF
14‐060 2/20/2014 Ocean Occupancy Violation Contacted owner 
and issued 
correction notice
AF
14‐063 2/24/2014 Dolores Occupancy Violation 7/7/2014 Seat count 
conducted, 
compliance met  
7/7/2014 AF
14 071 2/26/2014 Lincoln Holiday Lights Partial light shut AF 14‐071 2/26/2014 Lincoln Holiday Lights Partial light shut 
down.  3/5, but not 
removed
AF
14‐080 3/10/2014 Santa Lucia Asphalt in right‐of‐
way
Email 
correspondence  
between Rob and 
Contractor. 
Deadline for 
removal‐ 4/6
RM/AF
14‐087 3/6/2014 Lincoln Holiday Lights Lights turned off but 
not removed
AF
14‐088 3/13/2014 Ocean Holiday Lights Light turned off but 
not removed
AF
14‐089 3/13/2014 Ocean Holiday Lights Light turned off but 
not removed
AF
Page 3 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 40
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐093 3/18/2014 Santa Fe Right of Way Resident contacted. 
Driveway Permit to 
be submitted
AF
14‐095 3/21/2014 Santa Fe Right of Way Rock removed as 
much as possible.  
The rest has been 
ground into the dirt 
from weight of 
vehicles
6/24/2014 AF
14‐097 3/24/2014 Mountain View Possible illegal rental Contact made with 
RP. Investigation 
continues.
AF
14‐100 3/26/2014 Ocean ROW Site survey and 
photos
AF
14‐108 4/9/2014 Santa Fe Short‐term Rental Letter sent to owner 
of property
AF
14‐109 4/9/2014 Guadalupe Short‐term Rental Letter sent to owner 
of property
AF
14‐111 4/15/2014 Carmel Beach Commercial use of 
beach
Contacted business 
owner.  Further 
research needed.
AF
14 112 4/15/2014 Li l B ld i i ht f S h t ' d AF 14‐112 4/15/2014 Lincoln Boulders in right‐of‐
way
Scene photo's, door 
hanger placed on 
front door.  Letter 
to be sent to owner.
AF
14‐113 3/11/2014 Lincoln Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐114 3/11/2014 Lincoln Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐115 4/18/2014 Golden Bough 
Courtyard
Construction noise 
complaint
Reporting party 
contacted. 
Correction notice 
left on front door of 
business under 
construction citing 
complaint and 
violation
AF
14‐119 4/21/2014 Mission Restaurant violation Owner contacted.  
Contacted 
Monterey Fire and 
MC Health Dept. for 
assistance.
AF
14‐121 4/21/2014 Lincoln Sign violation Site visit needed AF
Page 4 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 41
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐122 3/11/2014 Camino Real Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐123 3/11/2014 Ocean Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐124 3/11/2014 Casanova Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐125 3/11/2014 San Antonio Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐126 3/11/2014 Mission Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐127 3/11/2014 San Carlos Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐128 3/11/2014 Dolores Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐129 3/11/2014 Dolores Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐130 3/11/2014 Dolores Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐131 3/11/2014 San Carlos Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐132 3/11/2014 Junipero Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐133 3/11/2014 San Antonio Lighting violation Intake AF
14 134 3/11/2014 San Carlos Lighting violation Intake AF 14‐134 3/11/2014 San Carlos Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐135 3/11/2014 Lincoln Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐136 3/11/2014 Lincoln Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐137 3/11/2014 Camino Real Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐138 3/11/2014 Lincoln Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐139 3/11/2014 Dolores Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐140 3/11/2014 6th Lighting violation Intake AF
14‐142 4/23/2014 Carpenter Lighting violation Correction Violation 
Notice left on front 
door along with city 
code information
AF
14‐145 4/24/2014 Torres Fence Height Spoke with RP on 
the phone.  Need to 
conduct a site visit.
AF
Page 5 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 42
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐146 4/24/2014 Lincoln Commercial Sign 
Violation
Some progress 
being met
AF
14‐147 4/24/2014 Monte Verde Commercial Sign 
Violation
Ongoing 
communications, 
violation continues 
to exist.
AF
14‐148 4/29/2014 Dolores Lighting violation 5/19 Contact made 
with motel. Case 
pending
AF
14‐159 5/29/2014 Mission ROW Contacted 
lanscaper. Track 1 
design study picked 
up as well as 
encroachment 
permit
AF
14‐164 5/6/2014 Various Restaurant Over 
seating
Intake AF
14‐169 5/15/2014 Monte Verde Driveway Project 
without permit
Pending Permit AF
14‐177 5/23/2014 Ocean Commercial sign 
violation
Business contacted 
and advised of 
complaint.  Letter 
needs to be drafted 
to business for sign 
removal
AF
14‐188 6/4/2014 San Carlos Residential lighting in 
violation of residential 
guidelines
Contacted owner 
and given lighting 
information as well 
as read the 
residential lighting 
guidelines to her 
which she objected 
to.
AF
14‐192 4/29/2014 Dolores Business License 
Violation
Licensing packet 
hand delivered to 
business.
AF
14‐198 6/13/2014 Carmel Beach Beach Violation Monitoring AF
14‐200 6/14/2014 Santa Fe POD in ROW Owner contacted.  
Parking permit 
obtained
6/23/2014 AF
14‐201 6/16/2014 Lincoln Commercial Sign 
Violation
Requested removal 
of signs
AF
Page 6 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 43
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐202 6/16/2014 Lincoln Commercial Sign 
Violation
Requested removal 
of signs
AF
14‐204 6/18/2014 10th Landscape Violation Contacted lanscaper 
and requested her 
to submit 
paperwork to city. 
Correction Notice 
and Red Tag issued 
to the residence.  
Landscaper failed to 
contact city and 
work is now 
complete. complete. 
AF
14‐205 6/19/2014 8th Commercial Sign 
Violation
Closed, signs 
removed and given 
to owner
6/19/2014 AF
14‐206 6/20/2014 Santa Rita Landscape Violation Pending Track 1 
Design Study
AF
14‐207 6/20/2014 Ocean Commercial Use 
Vi l ti
Contact needed 
ith it tt t
AF
Violation with city attorney to 
draft letter to 
business
14‐208 6/20/2014 San Carlos Commercial Sign 
Violation
Illegal sighs taken 
down
6/27/2014 AF
14‐209 6/23/2014 Carpenter Sign Violation Closed, sign 
removed
6/23/2014 AF
14‐210 6/23/2014 San Antonio Sign Violation Closed, sign 
removed
6/23/2014 AF
14‐211 6/23/2014 San Antonio Residential site 
coverage 
violation/ROW 
violation/business 
license violation
Red Tag Pending 
planning approval
AF
14‐212 6/23/2014 Camino Real Sign Violation Closed, sign 
removed
6/23/2014 AF
14‐213 6/23/2014 Lincoln ROW violation Owner notified.  
Will make 
arrangements to 
move the items.
AF
Page 7 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 44
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐214 6/23/2014 Dolores ROW violation Real Estate 
company notified
AF
14‐215 6/23/2014 Ocean Commercial Sign 
Violation
Closed, balloons 
removed
6/23/2014 AF
14‐216 6/24/2014 Lincoln Building Code 
Violation
Contacted resident 
who hired painters.  
Job complete prior 
to being able to 
contact painting 
company
6/30/2014 AF
14‐217 6/24/2014 Casanova Residential Sign 
Violation
Sign removed 6/30/2014 AF
14‐218 6/24/2014 Dolores Residential roof 
violation
Telephoned 
homeowner and left 
voice message.  No 
return call as of 7/9. 
Will follow up.
AF
14‐219 6/20/2014 San Carlos Commercial Sign 
Violation
Closed, signs 
removed.  New 
business sign 
6/23/2014 AF/RM
g
approved with 
proper staff support
14‐220 6/10/2014 Lincoln Noise violation Closed, noise 
problem mitigated
6/16/2014 AF
14‐221 6/25/2014 San Carlos Residential lighting in 
violation of residential 
guidelines
Contact  made with 
resident and 
requested lights be 
removed by 6/30.
AF
14‐222 6/26/2014 Misson Storm Water issue Closed, area 
cleaned.
6/26/2014 AF
14‐223 6/26/2014 Misson Single Use Bag 
Violation
Closed, bags 
removed
6/26/2014 AF
14‐224 6/26/2014 Carmel Plaza Commercial Sign 
Violation
Signs moved to legal 
area
6/27/2014 AF
14‐225 6/26/2014 Carmel Plaza Commercial Sign 
Violation
Signs removed 6/26/2014 AF
Page 8 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 45
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐226 6/26/2014 Lincoln Construction Parking 
Problem
Closed, assisted 
with problem and 
vehicles moved in 
safe location
6/26/2014 AF
14‐227 6/26/2014 Ocean Commercial Sign 
Violation
Closed, balloons 
removed
6/26/2014 AF
14‐228 6/27/2014 7th Residential Parking 
Problem
Closed, no noted 
problem and 
complaining party 
did not call back
6/27/2014 AF
14‐229 7/1/2014 San Antonio Gas Leaf Blower Closed, warning 
violation given to 
employee/violator
7/1/2014 AF
14‐230 7/1/2014 Lincoln Residential lighting in 
violation of residential 
guidelines
No answer at front 
door. Door hanger 
and ordinance 
information left on  
door.
AF
14‐231 7/1/2014 Lincoln Residential lighting in 
violation of residential 
guidelines
No answer at front 
door. Door hanger 
and ordinance 
information left on  
door.
AF
14‐232 7/1/2014 San Carlos Residential lighting in 
violation of residential 
guidelines
Contacted resident 
and advised of 
violation.  They 
were unaware of 
the ordinance and 
said they will 
remove the lighting
14‐233 7/2/2014 Santa Fe POD in ROW Closed, POD 
removed.
7/7/2014 AF
14‐234 7/2/2014 Ocean Flower Vendor Closed, admonished 
subject regarding 
regulations
7/2/2014 AF
14‐235 7/2/2014 Santa Rita Satellite Dish violation Closed, satellite 
moved to a diferent 
location on the 
residence out of 
public view.
7/3/2014 AF
Page 9 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
Page 46
CASE NO RECEIVED  LOCATION  COMPLAINT STATUS CLOSED CCO
14‐236 7/1/2014 Monte Verde Construction violation Job Red Tagged by 
Building Official  
Building and 
Planning Permit 
Submitted
AF/JH
14‐237 7/2/2014 Dolores Tree Protection 
violation
Correction Notice 
issued by building 
official
AF/JH
14‐238 7/2/2014 Dolores Tree Protection 
violation
Correction Notice 
issued by building 
official
AF/JH
14‐239 7/2/2014 Mission Unlicensed 
commercial work
Business owner 
contacted and 
business license 
obtained
7/2/2014 AF
14‐240 7/2/2014 Scenic Trash Violation closed, unable to 
verify complaint
7/2/2014 AF
14‐241 7/2/2014 Camino Real Trash Violation closed, unable to 
verify complaint
7/2/2014 AF
14‐242 7/7/2014 Camino Real Gas leaf blower closed; subject 
issued a violation 
notice
7/7/2014 AF
Page 10 August 5, 2014 Regular City Council Meeting
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