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Get Involved

All Carlsbad community members are invited to participate in the General Plan Update, and thousands already have!  Whether you have a lot of time or a little, you can get involved in shaping your city’s future.

 Ways to get involved include attending:

  • City Council or Planning Commission meetings - Public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council will be scheduled later this year (2014) for adoption of the General Plan and Local Coastal Program.  Meeting dates have not been determined, but will be advertised when scheduled.

Previous Community Involvement

Envision Carlsbad Phase 2

Workshops conducted during Envision Carlsbad Phase 2 include:

    • January 27, 2011 – Environmental Impact Report scoping meeting
    • March 10, 2011 – Barrio community workshop (read the Barrio Workshop Summary Report)
    • June 8, 2011 – Development stakeholders workshop
    • March 28, 2012 – Housing stakeholders workshop

In January and February 2012, approximately 295 community members attended at least one of the following community workshops to review and comment on three draft citywide land use alternatives. The Community Feedback Report: Land Use Concepts provides a summary of the community's feedback.

    • January 31, 2012 at Poinsettia Elementary School
    • February 2, 2012 at the City of Carlsbad Senior Center

Future Workshops:

    • Summer 2013 – Community open house to view the draft General Plan and Local Coastal Program

This website will be updated when specific dates are scheduled for each workshop.  Workshop dates will also be advertised. Read the Envision Carlsbad Phase 2 Work Program for more information about the objective of each workshop.

Envision Carlsbad Phase 1

In March and April 2009, approximately 265 community members attended at least one of the following four community workshops:

    • March 23, 2009 at the City of  Carlsbad Safety Center
    • March 25, 2009 at the Tri-City Wellness Center
    • April 15, 2009 at Aviara Oaks Elementary School
    • April 16, 2009 at the City of Carlsbad Senior Center

Read the Community Workshops Report to find out what the community told us during the workshops about their vision for the Carlsbad’s future.

Envision Carlsbad Phase 2

In February 2012, approximately 350 community members responded to a community survey regarding three draft citywide land use alternatives. Read the Community Feedback Report: Land Use Concepts to find out what the community told us.

Envision Carlsbad Phase 1

From March 2009 through May 2009, more than 7,000 Carlsbad residents responded to the Envision Carlsbad city-wide survey!  That is about a 17 percent household response rate, which is one of the highest response rates that city staff and their consultants have seen!  Great job Carlsbad residents!

Read the Public Opinion Visioning Survey Report to find out what the community told us through the survey about their vision for the Carlsbad’s future.

Envision Carlsbad Phase 2

In addition to the workshops that were held for the development and housing communities (see information listed under the community workshops tab), stakeholder interviews were also conducted in March 2011 to identify issues related to the Zoning Ordinance.

Envision Carlsbad Phase 1

From January 2009 through May 2009, city staff and consultants have interviewed 81 community groups and organizations, including local businesses, non-profit and volunteer organizations, youth groups, arts and cultural organizations, libraries, medical centers, sports groups, specific neighborhoods, and organizations that represent the interests of affordable housing, the homeless, and people with disabilities.

Read the Carlsbad Stakeholder Interviews Report to find out what the community told us through the stakeholder interviews about their vision for Carlsbad’s future.


Contact Information

Envision Carlsbad
760-602-8560 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA  92008

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