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.
Village H Future Use
The city is in the process of taking ownership of a piece of property at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Victoria, in the Calavera Hills neighborhood. We got this property as part of a lawsuit settlement. The property has a trail that has long been slated to become part of the citywide trail system once the property was developed. Now that the city will own the land, and the 3 acres that could have been developed will remain as open space, the trail can open to the public (neighbors have been using the trail for years, but they were technically trespassing since it was private property). In January, the City Council asked staff to get input from the public on the future use of this area (within the uses allowed for open space land). Staff will announce a public meeting and other outreach opportunities soon. The trail opening originally scheduled for March is still awaiting the final transfer of the site's ownership. Please check back for updates.
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
Veterans Memorial Park
The city just started a master plan for its next community park, and held a community workshop and site tour, followed by hosting an online survey to gather input about the community's values, needs and priorities. Veterans Memorial Park is located on 91.5 acres, near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road. The next step is to develop conceptual designs for the park. Once completed, these will be shared with the community for input.
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.
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.