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  • Updated City Hall

    November ballot lookahead

    Carlsbad voters will decide during this November’s election who will serve two district seats on the City Council, who will fill the vacancy for City Treasurer, and whether to amend a Carlsbad-specific law that requires voter approval on certain projects and real-property purchases that cost

    06/20/2024 2:42 PM

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    Artist selected for Veterans Memorial Park

    This week, an advisory committee made up of Carlsbad veterans, family members of veterans, an arts professional and two members of the city’s Arts Commission selected Gordon Huether Studio to create the public art for the future Veterans Memorial Park.

    06/13/2024 2:50 PM

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    City Council meetings explained: Getting involved

    City Council meetings are where it all happens – from approving the city's annual budget and reviewing proposed projects to passing new city laws. These meetings also provide a regular opportunity for you to tell the City Council what’s on your mind.

    06/07/2024 8:58 AM

  • Sustainability

    World Oceans Day

    With World Oceans Day on Saturday, it’s the perfect time to think about the important role the Pacific Ocean plays in our lives and how we can help protect it, including through education.

    06/06/2024 1:17 PM

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    Carlsbad City Treasurer to retire before end of term

    City Treasurer Craig Lindholm notified the City of Carlsbad of his intent to retire, effective Friday, June 14, 2024. Lindholm joined the city as city treasurer in 2013 and was elected most recently in 2022.

    06/06/2024

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    Tips for a safe graduation season

    As the school year comes to a close over the next few weeks, many students and families in Carlsbad are gearing up for graduations and end-of-the-school-year parties.

    05/31/2024

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    Annual homeless count released

    Earlier this week, the Regional Task Force on Homelessness released the results of January’s Point in Time count, a national effort to collect data on homelessness on the same day over a four-hour period. The results show regionwide homelessness has increased (about 18%), but the rate of the

    05/24/2024

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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

  • TGIF concerts announcement

    TGIF bands announced

    The City of Carlsbad has announced the 2024 band lineup for its popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series, which will showcase North County performers playing classic rock, R&B, 1970s disco and more.

    05/16/2024 9:29 AM

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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

    05/16/2024

  • Lake Calavera Trail

    Temporary trail closure

    Sections of the Lake Loop Trail on the south side of Lake Calavera will be closed May 20 through early summer.

    05/15/2024 9:16 AM

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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.

    05/15/2024

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    Local control over future airport plans

    As a community member, it could be hard to keep track of all the federal, state and regional government agencies that influence, or even control, what happens here in Carlsbad. McClellan-Palomar Airport is a prime example.

    04/26/2024 2:43 PM

  • Sustainability

    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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    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

    04/16/2024

  • Chief of Police

    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.

    04/15/2024

  • Repair and recycle

    Trash to treasure

    Repair, reduce, reuse and recycle for Earth Month.

    04/10/2024 4:00 PM

  • Food waste

    Preventing food waste

    Reducing the amount of food and other organic waste that ends up in local landfills is one of the best ways we can live more sustainably and keep our planet healthy.

    04/10/2024 2:00 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.

    04/04/2024

  • Earth Month events 2024

    Earth Month events

    Celebrate sustainability at events in April.

    04/02/2024 10:30 AM

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