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City Headlines, 10/3/19

Upcoming City Council Agenda Items

The agenda for next Tuesday’s City Council meeting is out, including:

  • Item to consider appointment to fill District 1 City Council seat

  • Proposed change to local law to give City Council option of appointing an interim replacement when a vacancy occurs

  • Joint Powers Authority agreement for our new Community Choice Energy utility

  • Contract for the consultant selected to update our Parks & Recreation Master Plan

  • New contract for school crossing guards funded by the city

  • Update from MiraCosta Technology Career Institute, which leases a city building off Palomar Airport Road for job training

Celebrating Poinsettia Park Improvements

Community members are invited to attend a grand opening celebration for the Poinsettia Community Park on Thursday, Oct.10, at 6600 Hidden Valley Road. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9:15 a.m. at the new pickleball courts and at 10 a.m. at the playground. Throughout the morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. there will be self-guided walks to view the three new park improvements, a bubble show and refreshments available.

Public Advisory Committee Applications

The City of Carlsbad is seeking applications to fill resident and at-large positions on a public advisory group recently authorized to help update the city’s “Housing Element.” The Housing Element is a plan for how the city will accommodate its housing needs. All California cities are required to have a plan and update it every eight years.

Public Safety Open House, 10/12

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the City of Carlsbad will host the annual Public Safety Open House. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Safety Training Center located at 5750 Orion St. in Carlsbad. The open house will celebrate “Fire Prevention Week” and “Crime Prevention Month.”

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.

Last Day to Give Input on Veterans Memorial Park, 10/6

The City of Carlsbad is developing a master plan for its next community park. Veterans Memorial Park is located on 91.5 acres near the intersection of Faraday Avenue and Cannon Road. The first step in the master planning process is to get input on the community’s values, needs and priorities for the park.

October is Arts and 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.

Parks & Recreation Commission Vacancy

The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling an unscheduled vacancy on the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation commission. Applications for this volunteer positions are available on the city’s website or in the City Clerk’s Office, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office by noon on Friday, Oct. 18.

Poinsettia COASTER Station Construction Continues

As part of the Poinsettia Station Improvements Project, construction crews will perform weekend work on Saturday, Oct. 5 & 12, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the City of Carlsbad. Crews will continue retaining wall construction on both the eastern and western sides of the station, electrical, fiber optic, fence and related construction activities for the new Poinsettia Station pedestrian undercrossing.

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.

A Few Spots Left in Super Hero Obstacle Race, 10/6

Adventure seeking families can dress up like super heroes and come out to the sixth annual Super Hero Obstacle Race on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in costumes.


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