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City Headlines 10/17/19

Celebrating Aviara Park Improvements

Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration at Aviara Community Park on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6435 Ambrosia Lane. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9:15 a.m. at the new gathering area that features a covered picnic pavilion, small stage with shade structure, outdoor fireplace, picnic areas, public art and catering facilities (available for rent for special events).

Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 10/19

Enjoy Halloween themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road on Saturday, Oct. 19 starting at 5 p.m.

Proposed Enhancements to Chestnut Avenue Underpass

The Carlsbad City Council Tuesday approved future enhancements to the I-5 undercrossing at Chestnut Avenue. The enhancements will be part of the latest phase of construction of Caltrans and SANDAG’s North Coast Corridor Project, which includes I-5 construction from Carlsbad south to Del Mar.

Carlsbad Steps Up Security Measures

Referencing recent active shooter incidents across the country, Carlsbad City Manager Scott Chadwick kicked off a discussion at Tuesday’s City Council meeting about steps the Police Department has taken to enhance security for community members and city staff.

Complete Rail Closures 10/19 - 20, 10/26 - 27

In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be no COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service in San Diego County on the weekends of Oct.19-20 or 26-27. Coastal rail service will re-open for regularly scheduled trips in time for the Monday morning commute. Passengers should note that trains may be delayed up to 15 minutes on Mondays, Oct. 21 and 28.

Commission and Committee Vacancies

The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested infilling several commission and committee vacancies, including the Housing Commission, the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, and the Housing Element Advisory Committee. Applications for these volunteer positions are available on the city’s website or in the City Clerk’s Office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive.

Smart Meter Award

The Carlsbad Municipal Water District received the 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness award for a project that improves meter reading efficiency and reduce water loss from leaks. The award ceremony was held on Oct. 14 during Itron Utility Week, at a national conference of utility professionals.


Trail Volunteer Cleanup, 10/26

The trail volunteer cleanup event on Saturday Oct. 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Hosp Grove will include trail maintenance and improvements, and mulch spreading. The city will provide the work plan and safety training at the start of the event along with tools, gloves, water and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, trail work will be canceled. RSVPs to the event are appreciated.


District 1 Council Vacancy

At the Oct. 8 City Council meeting, City Council Member Barbara Hamilton announced her intention to amend her original last day of Oct. 31 to instead be effective immediately. Her official letter of resignation, which is required, was received Oct. 9. The District 1 City Council seat is now vacant, which triggers a 60 day period during which the City Council can appoint someone to fulfill the rest of the term or call for an election to fill the remainder of the term. Under the Carlsbad Municipal Code, during the 60 days, if 10 % of District 1 voters sign a petition, the City Council must fill the vacancy by an election.


October is Arts & Humanities Month

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts fall season is designed to coincide with October as National Arts & Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for arts and humanities in the nation. As a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America, National Arts & Humanities Month was launched by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners.


Local Coastal Program Informational Meeting 10/29

The City of Carlsbad has released an update to the Local Coastal Program, a plan for how land can be used in the coastal zone. The draft plan is now available for public review and comment.


October Holiday Celebrations at Your Libraries

Carlsbad City Library is hosting holiday themed events for all ages at all three library locations during October. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. Signups are required as noted for some events.


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