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March says goodbye with one more storm

Team Carlsbad – Happy Monday and welcome to April (no foolin’ – the year is flying by). This week’s update once again shows how incredible our team is, from day-to-day brilliance at the basics to that long-term vision. Both set us apart when it comes to local government.


One more storm to wrap up March


In most years, by the end of March the weather is calm, and it starts to feel more and more like summer is within reach. 


But over the weekend we got yet another atmospheric river sending rain and wind into our region. Our team, of course, was up for more storm patrol – from prepping a few days before the elements arrived to the post-storm cleanup.


And another shout out goes to the Parks & Rec EGGstravaganza team for pivoting their activities to a drive-through event and weathering the storm to still bring cheer to families!

Weather events like this involve so many departments, so a big thanks to all involved. I know our city is in good hands anytime the weather brings us a new challenge.


Public safety training goes above and beyond


A big thank you to our Police and Fire Departments for conducting emergency training in conjunction with the Carlsbad Unified School District.


Police held active shooter training at Calavera Hills Middle School, while Fire helped train district employees to conduct lifesaving first aid in the event of a mass casualty incident.


Obviously, we hope these events never happen, but it sure is better to have the knowledge in case an emergency arises. So, with that said, thank you to all our first responders for your commitment.

Kind kudos from a community member


As I mentioned above, the city continues to deliver top notch services – whether it effects an entire community or a single family.


That brings me to the kind kudos a community member wrote about Recreation Supervisor Nate Baker after he helped them book a birthday party.


“He is very thorough with answering any questions and never made me feel like I was an inconvenience,” the community member wrote to the city. “Just wanted to let you know that he really stands out as a super helpful and pleasant employee to interact with.”

Thank you to Nate and the entire team at Alga Norte for all you do to create memories for all who use the facilities, year in and out.


Celebrating Cesar Chavez Day


Last week, the City Council declared March 31 Cesar Chavez Day in the City of Carlsbad.


The city celebrates the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, a champion for social justice, an advocate for hardworking people who build and sustain our nation.


Born into poverty and raised by migrant workers, Chavez witnessed first-hand the inequities of farm laborers and dedicated his life to improving conditions for workers across the country.


The City of Carlsbad celebrates Cesar Chavez as one who inspired generations of people across all ages, backgrounds and industries to expand opportunities for workers and their families.

Women in Leadership event – April 4


A friendly reminder that all are welcome to attend the Women in Leadership panel this Thursday.


Five of our very own diverse and dynamic female leaders will share their career journeys with insights, challenges, lessons and triumphs. 


You’ll have some time to meet and connect with others, too, so I encourage you to attend.


Additionally, HR has arranged for a range of live training events in April. Register for all of them on Carlsbad Learn.

Carlsbad Reads Together event on neurodivergence


If you’re reading ‘The Maid’ as part of Carlsbad Reads Together, there’s an event related to the mystery novel that’s open to the public and employees.


On Wednesday, Dr. Christina Lambert, a psychologist, will speak in as part of the city’s Equity Talks series about what it means to be neurodivergent and what it means to be on the spectrum. In ‘The Maid’ the protagonist Molly is neurodivergent, so an event like this could help readers understand her character.

That’s it from me this week. Again, thank you for all you do to deliver those high-quality services to our community, no matter the forecast.






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