Ever want to have a beer at Lovers Point or cook over a grill on the beach? Strictly forbidden unless you are from Carmel and have lots of money.
At Pacific Grove’s City Council meeting Wednesday, the council approved Carmel Film Festival’s request to hold its Filmmakers Beach Dinner at Lovers Point Park this year. Organizers of the event requested that fire pits be placed on the beach and that alcohol would be allowed for the event. Pacific Grove’s municipal code prohibits both.
“We approved it to go ahead but we need to review some aspects of events like that,” said Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe. “We’ll need to look at city ordinances.”
The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce also hopes to shift additional festival events in the future.
Festival organizers say they will pay for all needed city services in addition to rental fees for city parking lots and park areas and will utilize the city’s businesses for managing, catering and equipment rentals.