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    Economic, financial report presented

    Halfway through the fiscal year, city revenues are up 8% over this time last year, and the latest numbers show Carlsbad’s gross regional project remains the second highest in the region. Even so, the local economy continues to send mixed messages as experts try to predict what the post-pandemic “new


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    Sustainability progress

    Progress reported on the City Council's 5-Year Strategic Plan.

    02/23/2024 4:30 PM

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    Combating residential burglaries

    Community members in Carlsbad have expressed concern about a recent uptick in residential burglaries, which appear to be part of an organized ring targeting high value items that are easy to turnaround and sell.

    02/15/2024 5:50 PM

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    Finding solutions to airport noise

    The City Council continues to explore ways to reduce noise resulting from planes flying in and out of Palomar Airport. The challenge is that the County of San Diego operates the airport and the FAA controls flight paths.

    02/15/2024 5:47 PM

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    DUI checkpoint scheduled for February 17 in Carlsbad

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 17, from approximately 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

    02/15/2024 5:31 PM

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    New pickleball courts coming

    Just three and a half months after approving an updated Parks & Recreation Department master plan that showed the increasing popularity of pickleball in Carlsbad, the City Council has approved locations for the design and construction of eight new outdoor courts.

    02/15/2024 9:00 AM

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    Police Chief to retire, new chief named

    Today the City of Carlsbad announced the retirement of Police Chief Mickey Williams, effective April 15, and named Assistant Police Chief Christie Calderwood to be his successor.


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    School resource officers approved

    The Carlsbad City Council approved an updated agreement between the city and the Carlsbad Unified School District to split the cost of school resource officers, extending a more than two-decade-long partnership to provide a safe and secure environment at local schools.

    02/07/2024 9:26 AM

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    Crime down 15%

    From mid-year 2022 to mid-year 2023, Carlsbad saw an overall 15% decrease in crime, based on regional mid-year data released by SANDAG and its Automated Regional Justice Information System. The Carlsbad Police Department presented the latest data, and update on crime trends and how the department is


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    Progress reported on priorities

    In a little more than a year, the City of Carlsbad has made measurable progress in all five areas of the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan, the city’s first planning document of its kind. City staff presented the progress report Tuesday as one of several steps leading up to the presentation of th


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    Help Carlsbad reinvest in its agricultural heritage

    If you’re looking for a simple way to serve our community, please consider applying for one of two open seats on a citizens advisory committee that helps the city reinvest in its agricultural heritage.

    02/03/2024 9:08 AM

  • Multifamily housing

    Zoning changes approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council voted to approve the rezoning of 16 properties around Carlsbad to meet new state housing laws.


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    Museum Month starts Feb. 1

    In February, the Carlsbad City Library is offering free month-long passes that can save you 50% on admission to more than 60 San Diego museums and other attractions, including Legoland and the Museum of Making Music right here in Carlsbad.

    01/30/2024 1:36 PM

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    Robertson Ranch Park designs

    The City of Carlsbad is asking the community to weigh in on three potential design concepts for Robertson Ranch Park, the city’s newest park, planned for the corner of Cannon Road and El Camino Real.

    01/29/2024 6:30 PM

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    Fleet Science Center Workshops at Carlsbad City Library

    STEAM-themed workshop series in partnership with the Fleet Science Center comes to the Carlsbad City Library February through April.

    01/29/2024 2:19 PM

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    If you have concerns about flooding, the city recommends stocking up on sandbags at local home improvement stores or online retailers. When heavy rain is forecast, a limited supply of sandbags may be available at these city locations (Limited to 10 sandbags per household. Must show proof of Carlsbad


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    2024 Point in Time count

    Thursday was the annual Point in Time count, an organized, nationwide effort to collect data on homelessness on the same day over a four-hour period. For the West Coast, the count starts at 4 a.m.


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    City receives national award for budget presentation

    The City of Carlsbad has once again been honored with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, recognizing the city’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of governmental budgeting.


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    New pickleball court options

    Carlsbad residents who enjoy the nation’s fastest growing sport can weigh in on locations for new pickleball courts at two upcoming public meetings.

    01/19/2024 5:59 PM

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    Sand on our beaches

    The latest storms have done a number on our beaches, washing precious sand out to sea and, in some cases, leaving nothing but a bed of rocks behind. This is typical for winter months, with some sand returning during the summer.

    01/18/2024 4:10 PM

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