The mission of the Senior Commission is to champion an age inclusive environment that promotes wellness, vitality and education that leads to a vibrant quality of life.

The commission consists of five members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Members must be residents and normally serve four-year terms.

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The Senior Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on the special needs and concerns of seniors, including the creation, operation, maintenance, management, and control of senior programs, activities and facilities.

Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 2.38


Agendas and supporting materials for the next meeting and meetings over the last three months are linked below. Materials for meetings taking place before that are available on our online public records portal.

How to participate

The city welcomes your involvement. Meetings are open to the public and can be watched live on the city website.

Comment in person

  • Fill out a speaker request form, located in the foyer.
  • Submit the form to the Clerk before the item begins.
  • When it’s your turn, the Clerk will call your name and invite you to the podium.
  • Speakers have three minutes, unless the presiding officer (usually the chair) changes that time.
  • You may not give your time to another person, but groups can select a single speaker as long as three other members of your group are present. Group representatives have 10 minutes unless that time is changed by the presiding officer or the commission.

Comment in writing

  • Email comments to Comments received by 1 p.m. the day of the meeting will be shared with the commission prior to the meeting. When e-mailing comments, please identify in the subject line the agenda item to which your comments relate. All comments received will be included as part of the official record. Written comments will not be read out loud.

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