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The City of Carlsbad is committed to early and meaningful community engagement, enabling our residents and businesses to weigh in on decisions that affect them. 

In addition to specific initiatives highlighted below, members of the public are encouraged to provide comments at City Council meetings, and meetings of city boards, commissions and committees. Find agendas for upcoming meetings on the "Meetings & Agendas" page of the city website, or sign up to be notified via email.


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    • Cars and bike lane

      Avenida Encinas improvements approved

      On Tuesday, the City Council approved plans for Avenida Encinas, between the Poinsettia Regional Transit Station to Carlsbad Boulevard, that will safely accommodate all modes of travel and improve access and connectivity as part of the Coastal Rail Trail, a 44-mile regional bikeway that is planned

      03/15/2023 1:52 PM

    • Tree in front of the ocean

      South Carlsbad Boulevard improvements

      As part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing work to balance the needs of all roadway users, you may notice some changes to the lanes on southbound Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way starting today.

      03/07/2023 3:43 PM

    • Cars and bike lane

      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

    • Carlsbad and Tamarack

      Traffic projects to be discussed

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

      02/03/2023 1:10 PM

    • Ebike 7 news

      Safer Streets statewide

      Increased traffic collisions over the past few years have been a nationwide and statewide trend. To help address this problem, several new state traffic safety laws went into effect with the new year.

      01/09/2023 3:46 PM

    • Carlsbad and Tamarack

      Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack improvements

      The City of Carlsbad is asking the public to review two options for reconfiguring the busy intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue and provide feedback to the Traffic & Mobility Commission by Feb. 6.

      01/05/2023 8:30 AM

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      3rd meeting added to give input on housing environmental study

      The City of Carlsbad has added a third public meeting to seek community input on what environmental impacts should be evaluated in a study on potential properties that could be rezoned to accommodate future housing.

      09/27/2022 10:00 AM

    • Bikes in bike lane

      Protecting south Carlsbad Boulevard from cliff erosion

      On Tuesday, the City Council received an update on plans to protect a 1-mile stretch of south Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way from future sea level rise while prioritizing walking and biking paths.

      09/15/2022 9:40 AM

    • Coastal rail biking

      Input on Avenida Encinas bike lanes, pedestrian crossings

      Community members have another opportunity to provide feedback on plans for new sidewalks, buffered bike lanes and crosswalks for sections of Avenida Encinas when it returns to the Traffic & Mobility Commission on Monday, June 6.


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      Give input on Veterans Memorial Park

      The city is seeking input on specific memorial elements to recognize veterans at the future Veterans Memorial Park. The city has developed the park’s overall design based on community input gathered in 2019 and would now like feedback on sample renderings for the Veterans Memorial Plaza area of the


    • Home Sweet Home housing newsroom

      Possible housing locations to be studied

      The City of Carlsbad will study the environmental impacts of potential new housing locations as part of an overall plan to meet the community’s housing needs, which is required under state law. Specifically, about every eight years, cities are provided with the number of homes needed to accommodate


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      Input wanted for Barrio pedestrian lights

      To help create a more walkable Barrio neighborhood, the city is looking for public input to help guide the placement of new pedestrian lights along four street corridors: Harding Street, Madison Street, Roosevelt Street and Magnolia Avenue.


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      City launches new public input portal

      It just got easier to share your thoughts on city projects, issues and services, thanks to a new online public engagement portal that includes links to surveys, virtual idea walls, interactive maps and more.


    • Village sign newsroom

      Help strengthen design standards in Village and Barrio

      The city is looking for residents who live in the Village and Barrio who would be interested in serving on a citizens committee that will help turn existing design standards for multifamily and mixed-use projects in the Village and Barrio into “objective design standards.”


    • People on bikes

      Help create Carlsbad’s new growth management plan

      The city is seeking community members for a new advisory committee that will help ensure the city maintains an excellent quality of life and remains financially healthy as the city grows in the future. In March 2021, the City Council made the creation of a new growth management plan one of its top t


    • 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

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      Apply to serve on a city board or commission

      Several City of Carlsbad advisory boards, commissions and committees will have scheduled vacancies in 2022 when terms expire for some existing board members. If want to make a difference in our community, this is a great way to get involved.

      12/16/2021 9:48 AM

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      City updates policy on wireless communications infrastructure

      On Tuesday, the City Council approved updates to a city policy that guides the placement, construction and aesthetics of wireless communication infrastructure installed on buildings, light poles and other structures throughout Carlsbad.


    • City Hall Sign newsroom

      City Council kicks off strategic planning process

      The Carlsbad City Council held a special meeting Monday to kick off a six-month strategic planning process that will identify goals and layout a work plan for delivering on the Carlsbad Community Vision over the next five years. Key areas of focus will include:


    • 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