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City Headlines, 9/26/19

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

Upcoming Council Vacancy Update

The City Attorney has prepared this additional information regarding the City Council vacancy.

Two Reasons to Celebrate at Poinsettia Community Park (and a Third on the Way)

A new, expanded playground has opened at Poinsettia Community Park along with the city’s first outdoor dedicated pickleball courts. The new amenities are part of an updated park plan, which also includes an arena sport field that is nearing completion and a new dog park that should be ready in the winter of 2020/21.

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.”

Volunteer for National Public Lands Day, 9/28

The City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail cleanup at Rancho Carrillo Trail on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Forest Management Plan Approved

The Carlsbad City Council has approved an update to the Community Forest Management Plan, a document that describes how the city cares for its existing trees and will increase its overall “forest canopy.”

The approved plan, which is available for review on the city’s website, not only describes how the city will care for its trees, but also provides a list of the species the city can plant in areas adjacent to public streets.

Give Input on Park Designs at Veterans Memorial Park

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.

Next Steps for New Lagoon Trail Approved

The Carlsbad City Council has approved adding the Hub Park trail to the city’s “Capital Improvement Program,” a long term plan for major city construction projects. The 2.4 mile trail is on land owned by SDG&E. The city has a 1975 lease agreement with SDG&E for a portion of the trail, but not the part that connects to nearby roads.

Progress Continues on Evaluating a New City Hall and Civic Center Location

As the City of Carlsbad pursues a plan to build a new city hall and civic center, the City Council accepted two reports Tuesday night outlining the square footage needed for the new project and criteria most important to residents and city staff in selecting a new location.

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, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 5 & 12, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the City of Carlsbad. Crews will continue retaining wall construction progress 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.

Ansel Adams Exhibit at Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad presents Ansel Adams: Early Works art exhibit at William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located at the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. The exhibit features intimate master prints from the 1920s through the 50s depicting Adams’ transition from pictorialism to straight photography and provides a fresh look at this legendary master of the American landscape..

Super Heroes Wanted for 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.

2020 Community Arts Grants Opportunities

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is kicking off its 2020 Community Arts Grants application cycle with two informational sessions on Sept. 4 and 16. New applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about program guidelines and the application process. Participants may attend either session. The grant application deadline is Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at 4 p.m.


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