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  • Copy of Newsroom COVID (2)

    Construction on crosswalks along Carlsbad Blvd

    After Labor Day, the City of Carlsbad will begin construction on pedestrian improvements along Carlsbad Boulevard at Cherry and Sycamore avenues. Following the completion of these two crosswalks, crews will move on to Maple, Oak, and Hemlock avenues.


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    Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan

    Following thousands of public comments, four community meetings, several focus groups, an online survey and social media polling, intercept interviews and a scientific survey, an updated Parks & Recreation Department master plan is now ready to be presented to city commissions for review


  • Objective design standards

    Objective design standards approved

    The Carlsbad City Council approved objective design standards for future multifamily housing and mixed-use projects on Tuesday. The new standards will help ensure new apartment, condo and duplex projects built in Carlsbad meet objective criteria for building and site design features. The objective d

    08/30/2023 12:47 PM

  • Huricane

    Storm information

    Get the latest information about Tropical Cyclone Hilary and how to prepare for heavy rain and wind


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    Watch the State of the City

    Learn more about major projects and initiatives from the past year, as well as what’s planned for the year ahead, by watching the 2023 State of the City video.


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    Robertson Ranch Park survey

    Last week, the City of Carlsbad heard from hundreds of residents at two community workshops (one in person, one virtual) about what they’d like to see included in the future Robertson Ranch Park. The new park is part of the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan, focused on maintaining Carlsbad’s exce


  • PD bike safety class -bicyclist

    Upcoming bike safety classes

    As Carlsbad students head back to school later this month, the Carlsbad Police Department is continuing its series of bike and e-bike safety classes to help kids safely share the road.

    08/02/2023 2:11 PM

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    Carlsbad recognized for data excellence

    The City of Carlsbad was selected as one of two new U.S. cities and one of seven worldwide to receive the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for 2023. The What Works Cities Certification program, launched in 2017 by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the first-of-its-kind standard of


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    Give input on Robertson Ranch Park

    The city is kicking off the planning process for Carlsbad’s next park. Known as Robertson Ranch Park, the park will be located on 11.2 acres near the corner of El Camino Real and Cannon Road.

    07/21/2023 3:00 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Next steps Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack

    On Tuesday, the City Council directed staff to move forward with the environmental review, permitting and design of a roundabout at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue with a caveat.


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    Growth management next steps

    On Tuesday, the City Council received a report with recommendations from a resident-led committee on issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.


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    Housing environmental study ready

    A Draft Environmental Impact Report for potential new housing sites in Carlsbad is now available for public review.


  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersection

    The Carlsbad City Council will discuss the Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue improvements project on Tuesday, July 18, to move forward with the environmental review, permitting and final engineering design for a roundabout or traffic signal at the intersection.

    07/13/2023 5:33 PM

  • Citizen of the year

    Carlsbad announces Citizens of the Year

    The City of Carlsbad named three residents as Citizens of the Year, a tradition more than 50 years old that honors community members who have given their time and energy toward the civic improvement, beautification:

    07/12/2023 10:14 AM

  • Newsroom - 2022-09-30T172023.688

    Addressing encampments

    On Tuesday, the City Council accepted a $2.3 million state grant that will help address homeless encampments in the downtown Village area. One of the City Council's top goals is to prevent and reduce homelessness and its effects on our community.


  • PD bike safety class -bicyclist

    New bike safety classes added

    Carlsbad Police Officers, who are certified bike instructors, will cover the basics to help students stay safe on two wheels.

    07/05/2023 3:21 PM

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    Top marks for water quality

    The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is proud to release its water quality report for 2022, which shows we are continuing to meet or exceed all state and federal drinking water standards.

    07/05/2023 3:15 PM

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    Carlsbad earns new certification for excellent use of data

    The City of Carlsbad was selected as one of seven new cities to receive the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for 2023. The certification recognizes cities for exceptional use of data to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectivenes


  • Gathering of neighbors and police officers

    Join National Night Out 2023

    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and the Carlsbad Police Department while bringing back a true sense of community.

    06/16/2023 4:37 PM

  • Drought level update news

    Water conservation update

    The Carlsbad City Council voted Tuesday to lift some of the water restrictions that have been in effect since June 2022.

    06/14/2023 10:36 AM

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