Happy Labor Day Weekend!
When we put out our announcements telling everyone that City Hall will be closed on Monday, we always add a disclaimer reminding everyone that essential City services, such as trash pickup, won’t be interrupted. Even during the holiday where we thank and honor our workforce, the men and women of our solid waste department, much like our first responders, will still be working hard to get the job done.
This is a day to show our sincere appreciation for so many of the hard-working individuals who often put in time on nights, weekends and holidays to keep things running. For the City of Carlsbad, these are folks who work behind the scenes fixing potholes, putting up street signs, pulling weeds, repairing light fixtures – the list goes on and on. We’re very proud of our facility maintenance, utilities and public works employees, and the City of Carlsbad is fortunate to have such a great team of dedicated individuals.
Carlsbad is a hardworking community, and there are so many of our residents out there right now doing the same thing – continuing to get the job done. There will be men and women in all industries- agriculture, medical, service, tourism, potash, WIPP and oil and gas – who are just looking at Monday as another busy day at work. These are the individuals who keep our country running, and Labor Day is a great time to thank them for their service.
For everyone who is enjoying Labor Day weekend, we sincerely hope that you have a great time with your families and celebrate safely. If you celebrate outdoors, please, please help our Beautification program out by not repeating what happened on Memorial Day weekend and by cleaning up all of your trash.
We had one major omission from our Friday update listing food programs – and we sincerely apologize for leaving out Jonah’s House. Mary Anne Marrs and everyone with Jonah’s House do an amazing job running the Jonah’s House program and have done so for many years. The Jonah’s House Food Pantry is located at 521 W. Stevens Street. It is open Monday through Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Families are asked to receive a referral from a church or organization when assistance is required.
The voting process is essential to our Democracy, and all of our residents also have a critical First Amendment right to declare their support for one or more candidates by placing signs in their front yard. Unfortunately, we have already received numerous complaints about campaign signs being removed or defaced, often from people’s own private property. This is completely unacceptable, and we’d also ask for parents and grandparents to explain to area youth why campaign vandalism can’t be tolerated. People have every right to their opinion.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway