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  • City Manager’s Update, March 23, 2023

    Two issues important to our community are front and center this week: keeping our community safe and making housing more affordable. I’ll share the latest on both along with these updates in today’s issue:


  • City Manager’s Update, March 16, 2023

    Monday is the first day of spring, which thanks to all the rain will be greener than usual here in Carlsbad, with plenty of wildflowers in bloom. To put the recent rains in perspective, the last storm alone is reported to have dropped 2.68 inches, almost double what we normally see the entire month


  • City Manager’s Update, March 9, 2023

    It looks like more rainy weather is on the way this weekend and next week, while we get ready to “spring forward” with the time change on Sunday. With the wet weather and the sun rising later, please remember to take extra care on the road. Leave early, slow down, turn your lights on and remember to


  • City Manager’s Update, March 2, 2023

    It looks like we might get a little sunshine this weekend after all of the recent rain, even if we are still waiting for temperatures to warm up a little. In this update, I’ll share a few fun ideas for activities if you’re looking to spend some time outside this weekend,


  • City Manager’s Update, Feb. 23, 2023

    I want to start today by welcoming some new subscribers. As background, this update started during the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to communicate critical public health and safety information on a daily basis to as many people as possible here in Carlsbad.


  • City Manager’s Update, Feb. 16, 2023

    Today we were out at Calavera Elementary and Middle schools talking to parents and spreading the word about our Safer Streets Together pledge campaign. It’s been fun to see the yard signs and window clings multiplying out in the community.


  • City Manager’s Update, Feb. 9, 2023

    Today is National Pizza Day, and if you make it to the end of this week’s update, I will share a fun pizza-related fact about Carlsbad’s history. Here’s what you’ll learn along the way:


  • City Manager’s Update, Feb. 2, 2023

    Early this morning, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his Pennsylvania burrow, saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter weather. While the groundhog’s annual prediction is not much of a nail-biter for those of us lucky enough to be in Carlsbad,


  • City Manager’s Update, Jan. 26, 2023

    Before I jump into this week’s update, I want to remind everyone that the deadline to apply for the District 2 vacancy on the City Council is coming up a week from today, Feb. 2. If you live in the district or know someone who does, please help spread the word.


  • City Manager’s Update, Jan. 19, 2023

    Finally, we have a sunny weekend in the forecast. With the return of dry weather, we can expect to see more people out and about, so please take a little extra time getting where you need to go.


  • City Manager’s Update, Jan. 12, 2023

    It’s been a wet start to 2023 here in Carlsbad with some reports of damage, but thankfully we have not been hit nearly as hard as other parts of the state. I’d like to give a big shout out to our city crews who have been out keeping our roads and storm drains clear and to our Fire Department


  • City Manager’s Update, Jan. 5, 2023

    Happy New Year, Carlsbad! I hope everyone had a restful and fun holiday. If you stuck around, maybe you had a chance between storms to show off our beautiful city to family and friends visiting from out of town. And if you traveled, let me be among the first to say, “Welcome home!”


  • City Manager’s Update, Dec. 22, 2022

    Speaking of numbers, at this time of year we tend to see lots of top 10 and “best of” lists making the rounds, reflecting on major milestones and accomplishments. Today I will share some of the city’s along with these updates:


  • City Manager’s Update, Dec. 15, 2022

    This week we officially welcomed our newly elected officials and recognized outgoing City Council Member Peder Norby and Mayor Matt Hall for their dedicated service to the city. Today I’ll share some photos of the festivities below and next steps for filling the District 2 vacancy,

    12/15/2022 2:08 PM

  • City Manager’s Update, Dec. 8, 2022

    This week the City Council extended our local emergency on traffic safety another 60 days. As we head into the holiday season please keep an eye out for tips and strategies the city will be sharing for safely navigating our roads during peak holiday traffic times.

    12/08/2022 2:08 PM

  • City Manager’s Update, Nov. 30, 2022

    Today, as we start the last month of the year, I’ll be sharing information to help you make the most of the holiday season, as well as these topics: Making progress on traffic safety; staying healthy as flu cases rise; neighbors share water wise gardens; make a plan to reduce holiday waste;

    12/01/2022 2:08 PM

  • City Manager’s Update, Nov. 23, 2022

    With Thanksgiving tomorrow, many of us are looking forward to quality time with friends and family. To help make your holiday even safer and memorable, I’m sharing a few tips this week, including ways you can get outside or support small businesses.

    11/23/2022 2:08 PM

  • City Manager’s Update, Nov. 17, 2022

    As we get closer to Thanksgiving, expect a little extra traffic around Carlsbad, including folks visiting family and friends and kids enjoying a week off. Please give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go, remember to keep an eye out for walkers and bicyclists and, most of all,


  • City Manager’s Update, Nov. 10, 2022

    With this week’s municipal election behind us, you might be wondering about the results and what happens next. I’ll share a brief update on that and provide more information on these topics in my update today:


  • City Manager’s Update, Nov. 3, 2022

    It was nice to finally get some rain this week, and more is in the forecast. Wet weather and this weekend’s time change mean we will all need to use extra caution as we get around Carlsbad. In addition to traffic safety tips, today I am sharing the following city news:


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