Matt Hall has been the Mayor Of Carlsbad since 2010, Mayor Pro Tem from 1998 - 2000 and 2004 - 2006, and Carlsbad City Council Member 1994 - 2010.
Mayor Hall made an excellent presentation: State of the City 2016.
Carlsbad has always strived to be a community where quality-of-life is a top priority for those who Live, Work and Play here. The most recent city survey of Citizen Satisfaction: 97% of residents think the quality of life is good or excellent. 91% of residents are satisfied with city services; 60% are very satisfied.
The high quality of life starts with Public Safety and Fire Services. Safety defines a community and it is why families and businesses choose to reside in Carlsbad. Citizens can be proud of Carlsbad’s focus on Emergency Services and Public Safety.
In some places in this country, our uniformed offices are under fire. In Carlsbad, we are proud and supportive of our law enforcement officers and firefighters. We appreciate their commitment.
Carlsbad keeps moving forward. This year, we dedicated our $ 10 million state-of-the-art Station 3 in Robertson Ranch. The Council has put Measure O on the November Ballot: Rebuilding of Fire Station 2 in La Costa. This station is outdated and does not meet today’s standards or needs.
Libraries: Remains one of the highest-rated city services. This past year, $ 11m was invested in the refurbishment of both Cole and Dive libraries, bringing them up to future design and technology standards. Tech note: There are two 3D printers at Dove Library.
Parks & Recreation: Parks are a high priority. Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department is nationally accredited. In this coming year, the City will be investing $ 21 million in major improvements at Aviara Park, Poinsettia Park, Leo Carillo Ranch, Pine Avenue Park. The 31st year of Concerts in the Park is just being completed.
Water: Carlsbad has the Bud Lewis DeSal and Water Reclamation Plant. The recycled-water is the best in California – green areas use recycled water. There is enough reserve for 3 years.
Education: Carlsbad residents want their children to have the best education. Education precedes good jobs and the City works to ensure great future opportunities. In 2016, US News & World Report ranked Carlsbad High School in the Top 10% - two-year recipient of the College Board’s AP Honor Roll. The district boasts a graduation rate of 94%, with over 75% meeting the University of California and Cal-State-University admission requirements. Hope, Pacific Rim and Aviara Oaks Elementary schools were awarded the distinction of California Gold Ribbon
CalState University San Marcos: Excellent progress in meeting regional needs of the business community. Last year they introduced a Cyber Security Master’s Program. Recent approval from the Regents to begin electrical and software engineering degree programs. Meeting regional business needs with degrees in Business Administration, Biotechnology, Public Health, Management Information Systems, and Nursing. Certificates in environmental leadership, hospitality and emergency preparedness planning.
Mira Costa: The City of Carlsbad, along with Mira Costa College and Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD), is creating a partnership for work-related programs. CUSD was the recipient of a Pathways Trust Grant of $ 300,000 for Career Pathway programs.
Economic Development: With the business community, the City of Carlsbad is creating job opportunities. Investment in an award-winning incubator, Biotech & Beyond, grows local businesses; more than 40 employees and 20 companies. Carlsbad’s largest employers planned or expanded facilities: Thermo Fisher Scientific; ViaSat, Nordson, Ionis Pharma, Hoehn Motors. Several new companies chose to locate their HQ or key locations to Carlsbad: GoPro, HM Electronics, DNA Electronics, Coola Suncare, Argonaut.
Carlsbad Rotary is proud of our City of Carlsbad!
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