Carlsbad, NM Print
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Lead Agency: Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Action Plan Download
Carlsbad developed its action plan based around improving health, outdoor spaces and buildings, and transportation within the community. The plan focuses on emergency preparedness initiatives for older adults, identifies ways to improve the quality and cost of healthcare, and works to attract and retain medical professionals. Carlsbad is also improving the appearance and accessibility of public spaces, and developing more pedestrian and bicycle paths, along with street improvements to meet the needs of walkers, runners, and bikers.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationPromote and encourage volunteer participation at recreation centers by posting event calendars on the city Facebook page and website, while coordinating activities between various older adult facilities.
Outdoor SpacesPrioritize downtown revitalization by promoting community cleanup events, household hazardous days, and coordinate between beautification committees and code enforcement agencies.
TransportationImprove transit facilities by adding bus stops, maps, weekend schedules and promoting transit systems.