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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.


  • Arbor Day

    Earth Month events in April

    Join the City of Carlsbad to celebrate Earth Month at events and activities in April that showcase our community’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.

    03/28/2023 9:01 AM

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    Housing plan update

    The City of Carlsbad is on track to complete all the steps identified in its state-approved plan to increase access to affordable housing in the city over the next eight years.


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    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.


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    Finding water leaks

    World Water Day on March 22 is the perfect time to appreciate the value of our most precious resource – water – and think about small ways we can help conserve.

    03/21/2023 2:53 PM

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    The Police Department encourages safe St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

    This St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and would like to remind the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

    03/17/2023 11:19 AM

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    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.


  • Biking news

    Hands-on bike safety classes

    The City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, is hosting a series of traffic safety workshops and trainings. The next ones are focused on safe bike and e-biking riding.

    03/15/2023 1:43 PM

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    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.


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    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.


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    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

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    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.


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    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, city staff will discuss several traffic safety related projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.

    03/03/2023 3:34 PM

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    Take school district survey

    Please take a moment to complete the Carlsbad Unified School District's survey to help set next year's goals and priorities. These goals and priorities become part of our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), a three-year plan that describes our overall vision for students, the results we expect

    02/24/2023 7:17 PM

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    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

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    Gnatcatcher success story

    City of Carlsbad report shows successes in protecting federally threatened wildlife and plants

    02/23/2023 1:01 PM

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    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.


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    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


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    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

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    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


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