City Manager's Update

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Find out what's going on around the City of Carlsbad, upcoming topics before the City Council, opportunities to provide input on projects, and the latest programs and events. To get these updates directly, sign up for the City Enews email list or follow us on social media.

  • City Manager’s Update, Sept. 21, 2023

    As we approach the first day of fall on Saturday, I am sharing three things you can do to prepare for Santa Ana winds and the threat of wildfires. The change in seasons also provides new opportunities to connect with your community and explore nature right here in Carlsbad.


  • City Manager’s Update, Sept. 14, 2023

    Work continues this week on major east-west streets, sealing cracks, rolling out a fresh smooth surface and changing the lane striping to encourage slower speeds. Details on when and where this work is happening plus these updates this week:


  • City Manager’s Update, Sept. 7, 2023

    Although the official summer season is winding down, this is the time when many residents start to enjoy what some call “locals summer.” It’s that window of time when the weather is still warm, but the peak tourism season has passed, making it an ideal time for locals to enjoy our beautiful beaches


  • City Manager’s Update, Aug. 31, 2023

    As Labor Day approaches, I want to wish our entire community a safe and restful weekend. If you’re taking a road trip or enjoying all things locally, traffic is expected to be higher than normal, so please be prepared and look out for one another.


  • City Manager’s Update, Aug. 24, 2023

    I want to start this week’s update by thanking everyone for doing their part to keep our community safe during last weekend’s storm. Carlsbad got off pretty easy all things considered, although we did have several neighborhoods lose power, 17 downed trees and some temporary flooding.


  • City Manager’s Update, Aug. 17, 2023

    This week we are taking some time to reflect upon the “state of the city,” while seeking your input on topics important to the community:


  • City Manager’s Update, Aug. 10, 2023

    This week nearly 500 local students completed our Police Department’s bike and e-bike safety course just in time for back to school, and hundreds of community members joined us to kick off the planning process for our newest city park.


  • City Manager’s Update, Aug. 3, 2023

    As warmer weather continues, many of us are looking for ways to reduce our energy use and save on our electric bills. This week, I’ll tell you about a city program that can help you do just that.


  • City Manager’s Update, July 27, 2023

    This week I am going to share a story about a search for justice 36 years in the making. You might have seen it in the news earlier this week, but if not, be sure to read to the end of today’s update, where I’ll give you the backstory.


  • City Manager’s Update, July 20, 2023

    Last week nearly 1,000 readers of this update signed up for Alert San Diego to get notifications via email, mobile phone and text message if an emergency threatens their neighborhoods.


  • City Manager’s Update, July 13, 2023

    Weeks like this one are a good reminder of how lucky we are to be in Carlsbad. It’s been hot, but a good 10 to 15 degrees cooler than our neighboring cities to the east. Heat brings an increased risk of wildfires, and we saw a few in our region just this week.


  • City Manager’s Update, July 6, 2023

    Following Carlsbad’s picture-perfect beach weather for the July Fourth holiday, we’re ready to kick off another summer tradition – TGIF Concerts in the Parks. The first concert of the series is tomorrow at Stagecoach Community Park. I’ll share all the details below, along with these updates:


  • City Manager’s Update, June 29, 2023

    With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, summer in full swing and heart-breaking news from our neighbor to the south, traffic safety is top of mind as we head into the weekend. Please take a moment to read through the safety information below and share with your loved ones, along with


  • City Manager’s Update, June 22, 2023

    Summer is officially here – the perfect time to announce that five Carlsbad beaches received A+ grades from the annual Heal the Bay Beach Report Card. I’ll share more information below, along with tips for how you can help keep our beaches in top condition.


  • City Manager’s Update, June 15, 2023

    This week, the City Council adopted a balanced budget that maintains a high level of service while setting aside money for the future and reducing ongoing spending in a variety of areas. I’ll share more on the budget below, along with these important updates:


  • City Manager’s Update, June 8, 2023

    We celebrated the opening of our first coastal fire station today, just in time for the start of the busy summer season. The new fire station is already helping reduce response times in the coastal area


  • City Manager’s Update, June 1, 2023

    Memorial Day may be considered the unofficial start of summer, but for many residents, summer really begins when the kids get out of school. That starts tomorrow for students in south Carlsbad, and continues through mid-month


  • City Manager’s Update, May 25, 2023

    We’ve had a healthy dose of May gray this week as we head into Memorial Day weekend, but I am confident we won’t let that prevent us from enjoying all Carlsbad has to offer over the long weekend.


  • City Manager’s Update, May 18, 2023

    This week city staff provided an update on our local economy, and next week we will present the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2023-24. I’ll share more on both today, along with these updates:


  • City Manager’s Update, May 11, 2023

    This week’s City Council meeting included important discussions about environmental sustainability and reducing homelessness, two priority issues identified in the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. Today I’ll share details on both, plus other news of the week.


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