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Protest Information

June 5, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is aware of potential protests in our city. We are closely monitoring all...

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Police Support #8CantWait

June 4, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad Police Department, already named the top rated police department in California...

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City Council Statement

June 4, 2020 
Based on recent events the Carlsbad City Council stands with our black community in denouncing...

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City Manager's Update

June 4, 2020 
Yesterday Carlsbad had three more COVID-19 cases reported bringing the total to date to 80. We...



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Increased grants approved

May 8, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved increased funding to expand a local homeless shelter and...

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Parks, Trails & Beach Closed

April 29, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council voted Saturday to keep its beach, parks and trails closed for now and...

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Relief & Assistance Programs

April 20, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our...

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Face Covering Tips

April 8, 2020 
Learn about the new recommendations for face coverings and how to make your own at home.




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New COVID-19 App

March 27, 2020 
CDC Statement on COVID-19 Apple App: March 27, 2020 -- Today, Apple Inc. – in partnership with the...

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Evictions Halted Temporarily

March 27, 2020 
Calfornia governor has issued an executive order to help protect homeowners and renters during the...

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Beach, Parks, Trails Close

March 23, 2020 
Due to the number of people continuing to gather at city parks, trails and beaches, the City of...

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City Council Meeting, 3/24

March 20, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council will hold its first ever virtual City Council meeting as part of its...

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"Stay at Home" Order

March 19, 2020 
See the latest state public health order for COVID-19 calling for all to stay at home.

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Latest Health Orders

March 18, 2020 
See the latest public health orders for COVID-19 from the County of San Diego.

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In-Person Services On Hold

March 16, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will temporarily suspend all in-person services in response to today’s San...

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Bars, Nightclubs Closed

March 15, 2020 
Governor Gavin Newsom has asked Californians 65 and older to stay home for now to avoid catching...

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Events/Programs Canceled

March 13, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will postpone or cancel public events and programs to support the County of...

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Handwashing Stations Provided

March 12, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is promoting the locations of 10 public hand washing stations and encouraging...

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Election Results

March 4, 2020 
Visit sdvote.com for the official results. Results will be updated each business day after 5 p.m....

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New Habitat Purchased

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will purchase 13 acres of coastal sage scrub as a home for the threatened...

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Drainage Repairs Coming

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will construct new storm drains and repair old drainage pipes around the city...

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Veterans Housing Answers

February 28, 2020 
Following resident concerns over a new affordable housing project in the Barrio, the city has...

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Neighborhood Traffic Slowed

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will install “traffic calming” measures in five neighborhoods to slow traffic,...


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Open Space Purchase

February 13, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council voted on Tuesday night to move forward with purchasing a 15-acre piece of...

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City Receives Budget Award

January 31, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad has received the Operating Budget Excellence Award from the California Society...

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Progress Reported on Traffic

January 31, 2020 
The City Council heard an update Tuesday about efforts to address traffic concerns around Carlsbad,...

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Budget Input Wanted by 2/14

January 30, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking input from community members about their needs and priorities for...


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New State Housing Laws

January 23, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council held a workshop Jan. 21 on changes in state housing laws created in...

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Group Home Input Sought

January 17, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad wants to hear from residents who have input to share about group homes, also...





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Connected Carlsbad Survey

December 18, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad is developing Connected Carlsbad: An Inclusive Roadmap for a More Connected...







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New California Housing Laws

November 19, 2019 
In an effort to address the lack of affordable housing in California, the state legislature has...


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Special Election March 3

November 8, 2019 
The District 1 City Council seat will be filled by a special election March 3, and no interim...


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Council Vacancy Explained

October 29, 2019 
On Oct. 8, City Council Member Barbara Hamilton resigned her District 1 seat. District 1 covers the...

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Budget Savings Put to Use

October 24, 2019 
The City Council decided to put $9.1 million in savings from last year’s city budget into an...



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District 1 Council Vacancy

October 15, 2019 
City Council Member Barbara Hamilton announced at the Oct. 8 City Council meeting that her...



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New Lagoon Trail

September 19, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved adding the Hub Park trail to the city’s “Capital Improvement...




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Housing Plan Update

September 11, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad will form a public advisory group to help update the city’s “Housing Element,”...

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Understanding City Financing

September 3, 2019 
To help the public understand how the city’s infrastructure is funded and the latest trends, the...



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Trails Master Plan Approved

August 28, 2019 
A new trails plan was adopted by the City Council Tuesday, laying out a long term approach for...

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Watch State of the City Video

August 27, 2019 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about key projects and initiatives, city priorities and future...




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Homeless Response Information

August 5, 2019 
In the past couple of years, in response to increasing concerns about homelessness in the City of...

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I-5 Construction Explained

July 30, 2019 
Caltrans District Director Allan Kosup stopped by the July 23 City Council meeting to give an...

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Council Committees Formed

July 24, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council established subcommittees July 23 to work on several topics, including...



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Public Records Go Online

July 18, 2019 
The city’s business is your business! That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to get access to...

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Appointment Process Changing

July 18, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council discussed changes to its process for appointing members to its boards,...


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Citizens of the Year Honored

July 16, 2019 
Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Yvonne Murchison Finocchiaro and Scott White have been named Carlsbad...

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City Manager's Update

July 13, 2019 
What's going on with your city government? While we're busy managing the day to day services you...


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Streets Projects Approved

July 10, 2019 
The City Council approved three separate projects July 9 that will improve local roads, lighting...

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Village H Survey

July 5, 2019 
Community members have two upcoming opportunities to shape the future use of Village H South.



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How They Voted

June 26, 2019 
Find out how the City Council voted at its last meeting. To see the full agenda, staff reports,...


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Balanced Budget Approved

June 19, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad will start the fiscal year with a balanced budget for core day to day city...








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Village H Next Steps

April 26, 2019 
During an update at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Carlsbad City Council directed staff to...






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Take Veterans Park Survey

March 9, 2019 
Tell the City of Carlsbad what you'd like to see included in the future Veterans Memorial Park. An...










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Final Election Results

December 6, 2018 
The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters has certified the results of the 2018 general election....







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County Approves Airport Plan

October 12, 2018 
At its meeting on Oct. 10, the County Board of Supervisors took the following actions related to...



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Watch State of the City Video

August 23, 2018 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about key projects and initiatives, city priorities and future...






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New EV Charging Stations

June 28, 2018 
Drivers of electric vehicles have three new locations to refuel their batteries in Carlsbad with...



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New State Water Rules Coming

June 15, 2018 
Water providers must set new water conservation targets by 2022 and will be expected to begin...

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Balanced Budget Approved

June 15, 2018 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved a $342.1 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1,...


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New City Manager Announced

May 31, 2018 
The Carlsbad City Council has voted to appoint Scott Chadwick as its next city manager effective...


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Calderwood Named Fire Chief

May 4, 2018 
The City of Carlsbad has named Fire Department veteran Michael D. Calderwood as its new fire chief,...

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City Council Discusses Goals

March 23, 2018 
Easing traffic, managing growth and becoming a smart city were all topics discussed by the City...

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Prepare for Emergencies

December 9, 2017 
The recent Lilac Fire was a good reminder about the importance of emergency preparedness.




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Park Studies Completed

August 10, 2017 
After studying the feasibility of a large community center at Poinsettia Park and an outdoor...



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Summer Water Use Rules

June 14, 2017 
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District has adopted new, less stringent water use rules just in time...

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

May 4, 2017 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about the lifeguard pilot program, road...


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Rail Studies Completed

February 24, 2017 
A new study shows that lowering the train tracks below street level between Carlsbad’s two...



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Rate Changes Proposed

October 7, 2016 
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is proposing changes in water rates and the way they are...




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What To Do: Tornadoes

January 6, 2016 
Find out what to do in case of a Tornado Warning by clicking here

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

December 29, 2015 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about the desal plant completion, wet...


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Arts Commission Vacancy

November 18, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Carlsbad...

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Beach Parking Lot Improvements

October 16, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad just completed a series of improvements to enhance safety and beach access in...

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Planning Commission Vacancy

August 28, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Carlsbad...


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Carlsbad Water Use Down 25 %

July 24, 2015 
Customers in the Carlsbad Municipal Water District service area cut their water use by an average...

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Library Construction Update

July 23, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive closed Sept. 1 for...

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Report Storm Damage

July 22, 2015 
If you experienced property damage as a result of recent storms, please visit the county’s website...

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Financial Reporting Award

July 1, 2015 
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded a Certificate...

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

July 1, 2015 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about upcoming events, water wise plants,...






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City Maps Out Key Projects

May 20, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad's proposed Capital Improvement Program for the fiscal year that begins July 1...


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Drought Alert Continues

April 23, 2015 
City of Carlsbad water officials heard an update Tuesday on the statewide drought and new state...

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Watch Online Safety Seminar

April 3, 2015 
A video is now available from the March 26 social media safety seminar hosted by Sen. Patricia...



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Spring Cleaning? We Can Help

March 20, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad makes it easy for residents who want to do some spring cleaning this time of...








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