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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.

Recent Public Input Opportunities

Community Conversations About Policing 

With incidents throughout the nation prompting new interest in the issue of police oversight, the City of Carlsbad gathered feedback from our residents and business owners on the following:
  • Do you see a need for greater community involvement or oversight of the City of Carlsbad Police Department? 
  • If so, what would you hope to achieve through this oversight? 

The community's input was presented to the City Council March 23, 2021. Get more information here. 

Housing Plan Update

The City of Carlsbad is updating its housing plan, something required by state law to ensure the city is meeting the housing needs of all members of the community. This includes updating city housing policies and designating space for about 3,900 news housing units by 2029. 

The city gathered input on several drafts of the housing plan from Nov. 18 - Dec. 14, 2020, and Jan. 12 to Feb. 11, 2021. Additionally, an online survey was available from Aug. 7 - Aug. 24, 2020. View a summary of the public input survey results. All public comments received will be provided to the Planning Commission, Housing Commission and the City Council at the upcoming public hearings in March and April 2021.

Learn more about the housing plan update on the project webpage. 

Age-Friendly Carlsbad 

For those ages 45 and older, what would make Carlsbad an age-friendly city? In partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons’ Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the San Diego Foundation, the city is creating its first Age-Friendly Action Plan. The goal of the plan is to outline the implementation of policies and programs that enhance the quality of life in the community for people of all ages and abilities. Learn more about Age-Friendly Carlsbad on the project webpage. Phase two public input closed on Dec. 18. Phase three public input about the action plan is anticipated in 2021.

New City Hall and Civic Center

Even though most work is happening remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city employees will eventually return to their offices to serve the public in person. That's why the city is continuing to plan a new consolidated city hall where the main administrative functions of the city could operate out of one location that also provides better meeting spaces including a larger City Council chamber and shared indoor and/or outdoor community spaces. For this recent phase of public input, the city gathered public input on four potential city-owned locations that could be used for the new city hall and civic center. Learn more on the project webpage. Public input closed on Dec. 13.

Sustainable Mobility Plan

As the city grows the network of transportation options, we want to make sure we're providing choices that improve commuting, recreation and getting around the city overall. Learn more about the Sustainable Mobility Plan on the project webpage. Public input closed on Nov. 27 and a summary report will be presented to the City Council on Jan. 12, 2021.

Public input reports

Civilian Oversight of the Police Department, March 2021

New City Hall and Civic Center Survey Results: December 2020

Monroe Street Pool Improvements Survey Results: September 2020

Age-Friendly Carlsbad Phase 1 Survey Results: September 2020

Housing Plan Update Public Survey Results: August 2020

COVID-19 Business Survey Results: July 2020

COVID-19 Community Support Survey Results: April 2020

2020-2021 Budget Priorities Survey Results: February 2020

Lowering the Railroad Tracks through the Village and Barrio Public Input Report: January 2020

Connected Carlsbad Public Input Report: December 2019

Veterans Memorial Park Concepts Public Input Report: October 2019

Community Priorities Research Report: September 2019

Village H South Off-Leash Dog Run: July 2019