A preview of the June 24, 2016, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 24 - 30, 2016

Dear Readers,

A final decision on beach fires finally seems to be in the offing with the scheduling of a special city council meeting next week. Are wood fires actually on their way back? Mary Schley reports.

The superintendent of the Carmel school district is on his way out, after less than a year in office. What's up with that? Mary Schley tries to explain.

A coastal commission official says her agency doesn't believe short term rentals can be banned along the coast — a development that could mean radical changes in regulation of the controversial rentals. Chris Counts has that one.

Speaking of regulations, the Monterey County Planning Commission wants rules on medical marijuana operations in the county loosened. Chris Counts reports those details, as well.

A hearing officer in Pacific Grove is determining the fate of a pig who has annoyed his neighbors. A new plan for affordable housing at the mouth of the valley may offer units dedicated for artists. A vigorous debate has suddenly broken out over whether bicycles belong on Carmel's streets. And my editorial expresses the rather silly hope that government will stop its overwhelming trend toward centralization, and restore at least a few things to local control.

As always, I am available to respond to questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read our newspaper on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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