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Give Us Your Input

The City of Carlsbad encourages you to provide input on city programs, services and issues. Members of the public may 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. You can also provide input on specific projects as they are being developed.

Upcoming Opportunities 

Veterans Memorial Park 

The city is developing a master plan for its next community park. Veterans Memorial Park is located on 91.5 acres, near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road. The city held a community workshop and online survey in March 2019 to gather input about the community's values, needs and priorities.

The project team reviewed the public's input and has developed conceptual designs for the park. These draft designs will be shared with community for input at an upcoming workshop. An online survey will be available after the workshop for those who cannot attend or just prefer to provide input that way.

Community Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 21
10 a.m. to noon
City of Carlsbad, Faraday Administration Center 
1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad

City Hall & Civic Center Project

The Carlsbad City Council has made it a goal to break ground on a new city hall by 2023. The city is in the process of identifying workplace and community needs and priorities related to a new city hall and civic center. The community provided input last year through a workshop and online survey. This information will help inform the criteria to choose a site. The project team will provide an update to the City Council in the coming months. Find out more on the project webpage.

Recent Public Input Opportunities

Village H Future Use

The City of Carlsbad recently took ownership of a 61-acre piece of property, bisected at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Victoria Lane, as part of a lawsuit settlement involving the Quarry Creek housing project. Now that the city owns the property, the trail through the southern portion is officially open for public access. On April 23, 2019, the City Council directed city staff to “…initiate public outreach to engage residents in the development of a plan to integrate an off-leash dog run as part of the Village H property.” 

The city held a community workshop and online survey to gather input on the future use of Village H South.

City Budget

Residents attended a public meeting and took an online survey to help city staff prioritize spending in the fiscal year 2019-20 budget, which goes into effect July 1. 

"Expressive Activities"

The city held a public meeting and online survey to get input on a new permit process for protests, demonstrations and other expressive activities on city property. More information about the process is available on the project webpage.