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  • Newsroom Redistrict (5)

    District 1 City Council vacancy update

    The City Council decided to proceed with an appointment process to fill the remainder of the term for the District 1 City Council vacancy. An election was estimated to cost between $450,000 and $650,000 and could not take place until next April. The City Council will finalize the appointment process

    07/23/1996

  • Earthquake

    Prepare for earthquakes

    Get tips, plans and other resources to make sure you are prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies

    04/15/2022 7:04 AM

  • Beach

    Staying safe at the beach

    Many students in Carlsbad will be on spring break next week so it’s a good time to review some essential beach-safety tips. City of Carlsbad lifeguards have created these important reminders to help keep you healthy and safe while you’re enjoying our beautiful beaches.

    04/13/2022 11:44 AM

  • trail runner

    Trail safety tips for springtime

    With spring comes warmer temperatures and more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking some of the city’s beautiful and diverse trails. Just remember rattlesnakes, bees, coyotes and other wildlife are more active in springtime, too. Stay alert and follow these tips to stay safe while

    04/06/2022 11:29 AM

  • Newsroom (32)

    Commission selects new district map

    The City of Carlsbad’s Independent Redistricting Commission has selected a new City Council district map, which will determine the neighborhoods grouped together for the purpose of electing a City Council member starting this November.

    02/18/2022 4:32 PM

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    Carlsbad redistricting commission close to choosing new district map

    The Independent Redistricting Commission responsible for selecting the new Carlsbad City Council district boundaries will meet for its final public hearing next week, Feb. 17, to discuss potential maps and vote on new district boundaries.

    02/10/2022

  • Newsroom (18)

    Citizen of the Year nominations open

    The City of Carlsbad is now accepting applications for Citizen of the Year. This is an annual award that recognizes Carlsbad residents who have provided outstanding service to our community.

    02/01/2022

  • FOL Owl for News

    Friends Bookstore will reopen at Dove February 14 and at Cole of February 15

    The Friends Bookstore at Dove will reopen Monday, Feb. 14 & Cole's will reopen Feb. 15, 2022.

    01/03/2022

  • Help map future

    Submit maps for redistricting hearing by Jan. 3

    Members of the public have until Jan. 3 to submit draft City Council district maps if they want their maps reviewed by the city’s professional demographer in time for the Independent Redistricting Commission’s Jan. 13 public hearing.

    12/30/2021 12:59 PM

  • CSG winter

    Stay fit, manage stress or learn something new in the new year

    If you’re looking for ways to stay active and engaged this winter and spring, the City of Carlsbad is offering some safe, fun and exciting programs for people of all ages. Our Winter/Spring Community Services Guide is now available for online viewing and registration.

    12/29/2021 9:32 AM

  • Help map future

    Proposed City Council district maps to be discussed

    The City of Carlsbad’s Independent Redistricting Commission will start looking at draft maps at its Dec. 16 meeting, and a new online map-making tool is now available for community members who would like to create a map for consideration.

    11/24/2021 11:51 AM

  • Parks

    Has COVID changed parks and rec priorities?

    The City of Carlsbad is creating an updated blueprint that will guide priorities and proposed investments in parks and recreation for the next five years. This project was interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the project starts back up, the city wants to know if the community’s prioritie

    11/23/2021 1:40 PM

  • Gift Carlsbad

    GiftCarlsbad returns for the holidays

    You can shop local and earn rewards while you support Carlsbad restaurants and businesses this holiday season with the return of GiftCarlsbad. Like last year, shoppers can purchase digital gift cards and earn bonus gift cards in pretty substantial amounts, dependin

    11/22/2021 4:38 PM

  • homeless newsroom

    Homeless outreach team virtual office hours

    Join members of Carlsbad’s homeless outreach team for a conversation about homelessness issues during monthly office hours. Community members will have a chance to share their ideas and concerns and brainstorm ways to get more involved in the issue.

    09/23/2021

  • Creativebug

    Creativebug now available

    Carlsbad City Library now offers free access to Creativebug!

    08/26/2021

  • Teen Advisory Board image

    Join Teen Advisory Board

    08/16/2021 2:19 PM

  • Redistricting newsroom 2

    We are getting started! Come to an informational meeting

    The first public meetings for the City Council redistricting process have been scheduled, starting later this month. These informational webinars will provide an overview of redistricting, the steps in the process, how to participate and the basics of map-making. All meetings will be from 6 to 7 p.m

    08/11/2021