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Several downtown streets to close for Carlsbad 5000
If you plan to visit downtown Carlsbad or the beach this weekend, be aware that several streets will be closed Saturday and Sunday for the Carlsbad 5000 race and events.
Traffic emergency extended
On Tuesday, March 21, the Carlsbad City Council received an update on the city’s response to the local traffic safety emergency, including the latest data on injury collisions. By law, cities that declare a local emergency must revisit the situation at least every 60 days.
03/24/2023 5:20 PM
Police-Community Engagement Commission
On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council appointed five residents to serve on the city’s new Community-Police Engagement Commission. The goal of the commission is to help strengthen and maintain an excellent relationship between the Carlsbad Police Department and the community.
Committee studying growth finalizing draft report
A resident-led committee created is finalizing a draft report that identifies issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.
Parks & Recreation Commission vacancy
The Parks & Recreation Commission has one unscheduled vacancy. Applications to apply must be received to the Clerks office by April 7, 2023 by noon.
Coastal restoration grants awarded
On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council awarded $373,687 in grants to support certain agricultural, coastal or wetland restoration projects that enhance quality of life in Carlsbad, including a “living shoreline” project that will restore a section of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.
Battery fire safety
The City of Carlsbad Fire Department responded to reports of a garage fire early Tuesday morning. The extent of damage and cause are still under investigation, but the family suspects it was related to battery charging. If this is confirmed, it would be the second battery-related fire being investig
03/07/2023 9:16 AM
City budget receives award of excellence
The City of Carlsbad has received the Operating Budget Excellence Award from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers for its Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Operating Budget.
3 ways to drive safely in a storm
As we brace for this weekend’s winter storm, the City of Carlsbad is sharing advice from the National Weather Service to avoid travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.
02/24/2023 12:41 PM
Gnatcatcher success story
City of Carlsbad report shows successes in protecting federally threatened wildlife and plants
02/23/2023 1:01 PM
Planning Commission vacancy
The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling one unscheduled vacancy on the Planning Commission for a term that runs through December 2026. Deadline to apply is Mar. 20 at noon.
Financial and economic update
While acknowledging positive economic indicators, city finance staff advised continued fiscal discipline at the mid-point of the fiscal year, during a presentation to the City Council Tuesday. The
Luna appointed to Council
The Carlsbad City Council has appointed Carolyn Luna to serve the remainder of the District 2 City Council seat left vacant when Keith Blackburn was elected Mayor last November. The term ends in November 2024. District 2 covers roughly the northeastern part of Carlsbad, the coastal area between Agua
02/15/2023 4:10 PM
City launches program to preserve Carlsbad’s historic character
The City of Carlsbad is launching a new Mills Act Program to help preserve and honor the city’s rich history and maintain Carlsbad’s unique character, both which are key components of the Carlsbad Community Vision. The voluntary program is designed to help owners of historic properties offset the co
Carlsbad seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year
The City of Carlsbad is now accepting applications for Citizen of the Year, an annual award recognizing Carlsbad residents who have provided outstanding service to their community. The deadline is March 31, 2023.
02/14/2023 9:15 AM
Designing roadways for everyone
The city’s new and newly accelerated projects to redesign city roads are spurring important conversations at the city’s Traffic & Mobility Commission and City Council meetings. Here’s a synopsis:
Pledge campaign launched
At a news conference Wednesday morning, middle school students joined city and school officials, bike and walking groups and local businesses in asking the public to take a stand on traffic safety. The City of Carlsbad is launching the new Safer Streets Together pledge campaign as part of its respon
New commission openings
The City of Carlsbad is seeking applicants for two commissions:
01/23/2023 3:19 PM
3 reasons to slow down on our roads
Getting people to slow down on our roads is one of the main goals of our three-pronged approach to traffic safety, the “three Es:”
Regional roles update
The Carlsbad City Council assigned members Tuesday to represent Carlsbad on the boards of a regional agencies that handle issues such as public transit, water and public safety. The City Council also appointed a new mayor pro tem, who stands in for the mayor when he is unavailable, and members of
01/12/2023 7:26 AM