Have Free Time This Summer? Volunteer in Carlsbad

Image from the City of Carlsbad's volunteering video on YouTube.
Image from the City of Carlsbad's volunteering video on YouTube.

The City of Carlsbad works in partnership with the community. More than 2,000 community members have enriched their lives and the City of Carlsbad by volunteering. Assist Carlsbad to responsibly manage the city's resources by becoming a volunteer!

Volunteering allows residents to become a part of a team and view the city from the inside out. Ongoing opportunities include

    Volunteers are not required to commit to a consistent time. By joining the City of Carlsbad's volunteer pool, community members can match their availability to the city's volunteer needs.

    The city also offers some unique ways to volunteer.

    —City of Carlsbad
    glenn bernard June 13, 2014 at 09:58 AM
    Sure. Would gladly volunteer to restore and enhance the values of private property by cutting down the view-blocking trees that the city purchased and planted on private properties. Even when their trees die, they are very slow to remove them. They like to taunt their subjects; they challenge us with lawsuits should we touch a dead tree. Doubt me? Go back to their well publicized lawsuit from 2000 where they successfully sued 3 neighbors who cut down a cluster of dead city trees blocking their views. City Hall was rewarded with more than $100,000. What a fabulous rate-of-return! Buy 4 saplings at a total cost of $80; let them grow-and-die; collect more than $100,000. Aren't they so heroic!
    17YearsNow June 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM
    Sorry glenn, but there are no view rights. What is on city land belongs to all of us. Those owners had not right to cut down the trees, dead or not.
    glenn bernard June 13, 2014 at 03:06 PM
    Scott, note that the last two words of my first sentence are "private properties." In many neighborhoods, city personnel entered on PRIVATE PROPERTY, then planted trees just two feet from the roadway. The trees often have branches that span twenty feet. Nobody but government would perpetrate such a bonehead and hostile deed. (yes, these government trees get most of their trimming from passing trucks). Scott, it will rarely be reasonable to defend heavy-handed and/or corrupt governments.
    glenn bernard June 13, 2014 at 03:12 PM
    Nevertheless, Scott might be prophetic. Based on today's politics in both Washington and Sacramento, we might be just ten years away from having government ownership of ALL real estate…..and probably more.


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