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Who ya gonna call? A handy resource and other updates

Team Carlsbad --

Hope you had a great weekend and were able to stay cool in this heat.

This week’s update shows how our staff continually steps up to get things done quickly for our community.

Who ya gonna call?

If you’ve logged onto our employee blog recently, you may have a noticed a new section, called “Who ya gonna call?”

We’re not talking ghostbusters here.

Instead, it’s an A-to-Z guide for who to call when different situations arise. You can use it to navigate the city, and also help direct community members to the right contacts should they ask you for help.

Please keep this handy guide in mind as you assist members of the public.

Sinkhole? Not so fast.

Who ya gonna call if you find a sinkhole?

A big shout out to our Public Works and Police teams for their quick response to a sinkhole on Palomar Airport Road on a recent Friday late afternoon.

Police spotted the problem, reported it to Public Works, and it was fixed by daybreak.

Great work and thank you for providing top notch service to keep traffic safely flowing on one of our busiest roads.

Safety on the way to school

As the school year gets closer, I’m so proud of our staff for helping make sure students who ride bikes and e-bikes to and from campus are practicing safe habits.

That’s why I was thrilled that nearly 300 students and parents from schools in Carlsbad and other North County cities attended workshops taught by our very own Carlsbad Police certified trainers.

These lessons can save lives, so a big thank you to our officers, Communication & Engagement and all of our partners for making these vital classes happen ahead of next school year.

Keeping the beaches clean

A shoutout goes to our Environmental Sustainability and Parks & Rec staff and volunteers who removed a whopping 114 pounds of trash and debris from our North Beach. They quickly took action after the July 4th holiday, when our beaches were packed.

Many beachgoers who saw the cleanup shared their admiration for the efforts of the city and the volunteers.

Protecting our precious natural resources is one of the key parts of our city mission, so I want to thank all of you and our Beach Preservation Commission for helping keep Carlsbad the beautiful place that it is.

Keeping up with the training

This month, HR’s Training & Engagement team is offering a wide range of courses, from improving your skills on Microsoft Word to mental health awareness and emotional intelligence.

On Tuesday, our DEI team will host a session on recognizing and responding to microaggressions.

More details are available on Carlsbad Learn.

That’s it from me this week. Thank you for your motivation, quick response and drive to keep our community safe and thriving for all those who live, work and play here.

Take care, stay safe and I’ll be back next week with more updates.

-- Scott



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