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Budget Input Wanted by 2/14

The City of Carlsbad is seeking input from community members about their needs and priorities for the fiscal year 2020-21 city budget. Feedback can be provided two ways:

Online budget survey
Live Jan. 30 – Feb. 14

Community budget workshop
Monday, Feb. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Faraday Administration Center
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

On Jan. 21, the City Council held a workshop to discuss budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1. Based on a recent statistically representative survey of Carlsbad residents plus other recent community input, the City Council identified at that meeting three issues where they would like an increased focus:

  • Growth management
  • Traffic
  • Homelessness

The City Council acknowledged that other issues, such as preserving open space, environmental sustainability, economic development and protecting public safety, continue to be top of mind. But, after discussing options, recognized that identifying no more than three areas would help city staff when preparing a draft work plan and budget.

Input gathered in February will be provided to city staff preparing the draft budget and to the City Council.

Key milestones in the budget development process include:

Jan. 14                         Resident survey results
Jan. 21                         City Council workshop on budget priorities
Feb. 1-14                     Public input
April 14                        City Council workshop
May 19                        Preliminary budget
June 23                        Budget adoption

More information

Roxanne Muhlmeister, finance manager, roxanne.muhlmeister@carlsbadca.gov, 760-602-2417

January 30, 2020