On the 1st Tuesday of every month (except for July & December) Village merchants and residents meet to discuss a wide variety of issues pertinent to Carlsbad Village. In addition to learning about the many events and activities taking place, attendees hear from city staff and industry leaders on topics relevant to doing business in and living in the Village.
On Tuesday, June 6th, Village Voices was happy to have two city staff members make presentations. Christie Marcella, Economic Development Manager, and Pam Drew, Associate Planner, spoke on everything from plans for improved pedestrian lighting to the trolley feasibility study to progress on the current parking study looking at parking improvements for the Village. This was a time for open discussion and getting questions answered by city staff.
Being involved in the Village is the best way to help affect change and improvements. According to Pam Drew, community input has been valuable in shaping the city’s draft Parking Management Plan from the very beginning. She goes on to say, "As we release the draft plan, we’d like to share with as many community members as possible the different strategies we can use to make parking more convenient and efficient. Part of people's participation can be listening to what the parking data is telling us and to the recommended strategies and give any feedback at the open forum."
If you would like to learn more about the parking study and provide feedback, plan on attending the July 19 Planning Commission meeting. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (1200 Carlsbad Village Drive). If you feel that parking is a problem in Carlsbad Village, this is an excellent way to be part of the solution!
For more information on Village Voices meetings, which are open to the public, please click on Village Voices.