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  • Newsroom - 2023-01-31T113229.782

    Number of homeless in Carlsbad down 13%

    The number of people experiencing homelessness in Carlsbad has decreased by 13% since 2022, based on the latest regional count, released June 8. Get the data.


  • Newsroom - 2023-06-08T140145.833

    New fire station opens

    Just in time for summer, City of Carlsbad officials celebrated the opening of Carlsbad’s first fire station west of I-5 and the railroad tracks to respond to emergencies along the coast more quickly and ensure the city continues to meet the community’s public safety needs into the future.


  • Tyler Street

    Give input: Tyler Street improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to improve safety and connectivity on Tyler Street, between Oak Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.

    06/07/2023 3:16 PM

  • Poinsettia restriping

    Reducing speeding in Carlsbad

    On Tuesday, the City Council awarded a new contract to resurface and restripe about 16 miles of main east-west streets in Carlsbad to support safer speeds on our roadways, including:

    06/07/2023 2:50 PM

  • People walking in crosswalk

    Carlsbad Boulevard pedestrian improvements

    Construction is underway on Carlsbad Boulevard at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Army and Navy Academy (between Mountain View Drive and Cypress Avenue) for an improvement project that will enhance visibility and safety for those crossing the street, as well as for bicyclists.

    05/31/2023 9:30 AM

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    Tips for a safe graduation season from the Carlsbad Police Department

    This week starts the end of the school year for some schools in Carlsbad, and with it there will be many landmark celebrations. From graduations to end of school year parties, June is a time of celebration.


  • Permit Ready ADU newsroom

    Permit Ready Plans for ADUs

    The City Council approved permit-ready building plans that Carlsbad homeowners can use to build a stand-alone accessory dwelling unit through an expedited process.

    05/26/2023 7:42 PM

  • Students at sustainability showcase

    Student sustainability showcase

    Students from Carlsbad Unified School District presented their individual and team-based projects to city staff, families and teachers, highlighting creative ways to protect our lagoons and ocean from pollution.

    05/26/2023 9:58 AM

  • Hands-on bike safety class

    The City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, has scheduled a new City Cycling Class to provide an opportunity for hands-on bike safety training.

    05/25/2023 4:09 PM

  • Objective design standards

    Draft design standards ready

    Proposed design standards for multifamily housing will help maintain community character.

    05/19/2023 5:30 PM

  • Faraday newsroom 2

    Budget workshop 6/1

    Carlsbad community members interested in knowing more about the city’s budget and what is proposed for the fiscal year that starts July 1 have two upcoming opportunities:


  • Newsroom - 2023-05-18T163941.013

    Review draft city budget

    The City of Carlsbad’s proposed budget for next fiscal year invests in the City Council’s highest priorities, sets money aside for future infrastructure needs and grows the city’s cash reserves, while


  • Newsroom - 2023-01-31T113229.782

    City directs federal funding to help reduce homelessness

    One of the City Council's top goals is to prevent and reduce homelessness and its effects on our community. On Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council approved $545,490 in federal grants for local organizations with programs that prevent and reduce homelessness, preserve affordable housing and provide fa


  • Bikers at info table

    Bike Anywhere Day – May 18

    The City of Carlsbad is hosting a pit stop next Thursday, May 18 for Bike Anywhere Day, a regionwide event for commuters, students, families or someone new to biking, to get out and enjoy biking for transportation, recreation and leisure.

    05/10/2023 5:21 PM

  • Tyler Street

    Cambios propuestos para Tyler Street

    Cambios propuestos para Tyler Street. Queremos saber su opinión. La ciudad de Carlsbad busca aportes de la comunidad sobre opciones para mejorar la seguridad y la conectividad en Tyler Street, desde Oak Avenue hasta Chestnut Avenue.

    05/05/2023 12:00 PM

  • Tyler Street

    Give input: Tyler Street improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to improve safety and connectivity on Tyler Street, between Oak Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.

    05/04/2023 5:53 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersection

    The Traffic & Mobility Commission voted April 3 to put this project on its May agenda with the goal of providing a recommendation to the City Council. When the commission first reviewed the options Feb. 6, their discussion did not result in a City Council recommendation.

    04/27/2023 5:12 PM

  • Family biking

    Traffic & Mobility Commission – May 1

    On Monday, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss a traffic safety project and its work plan for next fiscal year.

    04/27/2023 5:03 PM

  • SR-78

    SR-78 closure and traffic update

    Caltrans crews continue to work 24/7 on emergency repairs to State Route 78, repairing underground culverts caused by this winter’s heavy rains. Thankfully, the weather has been cooperating the last couple of weeks, allowing for substantial progress.

    04/20/2023 4:14 PM

  • Faraday newsroom 2

    Securing Carlsbad's long term financial health

    We shared an update on our long-term projected revenues and expenses with the City Council.

    04/12/2023 6:31 PM

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