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    Holiday home safety

    With Memorial Day weekend coming up, the City of Carlsbad Police Department is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid home burglaries, especially if going out of town.

    05/23/2024 3:23 PM

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    What's open, what's closed on Memorial Day

    City offices in Carlsbad will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. A full holiday schedule for city services is listed below:


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    Carlsbad projects balanced budget

    Thanks to healthy revenues, reduced spending, and new budget policies and practices over the past several years, the City of Carlsbad is projecting a balanced budget through fiscal year 2030, increased cash reserves and among the lowest pension debts in the region. The city released its preliminary


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    Fleet team named top in California

    Carlsbad city staff works hard to be “brilliant at the basics,” from maintaining sewer pipes to responding to emergency calls. None of that would be possible without the team that manages our city vehicles and heavy equipment, keeping everything up and running so we can excel across all departments.


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    Community budget workshop

    Carlsbad residents interested in finding out about the city’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 can come to a special community budget workshop where city staff will be on hand to answer questions and take community feedback.

    05/09/2024 11:33 AM

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    Federal housing grants awarded

    The Carlsbad City Council on Tuesday awarded $518,215 in federal grants to local organizations with programs that prevent and reduce homelessness, preserve affordable housing and provide fair housing services in Carlsbad.

    05/08/2024 9:07 AM

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    5 R’s of sustainability

    You may be familiar with the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse and recycle, but what about the other two?

    05/01/2024 2:00 PM

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    Coffee with the Chief

    Meet your new Police Chief Christie Calderwood, an 18-year veteran of the City of Carlsbad Police Department, who took the helm April 15 following the retirement of Chief Mickey Williams.


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    Celebrating Arbor Day

    For 20 years in a row, the City of Carlsbad has been named a Tree City by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

    04/25/2024 12:30 PM

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    Delivering on sustainability

    This week, we're highlighting some of the ways the City of Carlsbad is leading the way in environmental sustainability.

    04/18/2024 11:44 AM

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    Climate action progress

    Sharing the Climate Action Plan annual report for 2023.

    04/17/2024 11:30 AM

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    Recognizing green businesses

    Nineteen Carlsbad businesses that have taken steps to implement environmentally friendly business practices are officially part of the Carlsbad Green Business Program.

    04/17/2024 11:00 AM

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    Public art meeting

    Last year, we received input from veterans and others on the vision for the public art that will be featured on the upper plateau at Veterans Memorial Park. After issuing a national Call for Artists Qualifications to recruit potential artists or artist teams for the project, the city received 35 qua


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    Meet the Chief

    On April 15, the City of Carlsbad officially welcomed our new Police Chief, the 11th since the city’s founding in 1952. Christie Calderwood steps into this new role after serving the Carlsbad Police Department for the past 18 years.


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    Trash to treasure

    Repair, reduce, reuse and recycle for Earth Month.

    04/10/2024 4:00 PM

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    Organic waste recycling

    The city’s organic waste recycling program will turn food and yard clippings into compost and mulch, giving them new life.


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    City Council meetings explained

    City Council meetings are where it all happens – from approving our annual budget and reviewing proposed projects to passing new city laws and listening to what’s on the minds of community members.


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    Sustainable Carlsbad newsletter

    Read the first issue of our new environmental sustainability newsletter.

    03/29/2024 3:34 PM

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    Be safe in the rain

    Please take precautions during heavy rain to stay safe, safeguard your property and protect the environment.


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    Spring break traffic safety

    Spring break is around the corner in Carlsbad, and you may notice more kids, teens and families walking and biking. Here are some tips to help everyone stay safe on the road.

    03/18/2024 9:29 AM

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