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Update on City Enforcement

UPDATE: Tuesday, 1/5/20

No action was taken tonight on imposing city citations and fines for violations of the county health order. The city will continue current enforcement efforts, working with the county.

The City Council voted to consider at a future meeting a comprehensive approach to compliance with the health order, including incentives, excluding businesses that don’t comply with the health order from city COVID-19 assistance programs, and collaboration with other cities and the county. A date has not yet been set for this meeting.

UPDATE: Monday, 1/4/20

The City of Carlsbad has scheduled a special meeting of the City Council to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 3 pm. The purpose of the meeting is generally for a full council to reconsider the staff reports and recommendations regarding enforcement options for the county health order discussed in prior staff reports dated Sept. 22, 2020, and July 28, 2020. Those reports can be found at the following links. 

Sept. 22 Staff Report Link / Meeting Video Link (Item #3)

July 28 Staff Report Link / Meeting Video Link (Item #11)


Public participation in the meeting will be the same as for other council meetings.

By phone: Sign up at https://www.carlsbadca.gov/cityhall/clerk/meetings/default.asp by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting to provide comments live by phone. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to call in.  The meeting registration page will be available once the agenda is published.

In writing: Email comments to clerk@carlsbadca.gov.  Comments received by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting will be shared with the City Council prior to the meeting. When e-mailing comments, please identify in the subject line the agenda item to which your comments relate. All comments received will be included as part of the official record. Written comments will not be read out loud.

January 4, 2021