Incorporation Vote , June 24, 1952: 781 for– 714 against
Formal Inauguration of city incorporation , July 19, 1952
1952 Population 6,963, boundaries 7.5 square miles
Dewey McClellan first City Mayor
Incorporated City of Carlsbad Boundaries south of Buena Vista Lagoon, east of El Camino Real, north of Palomar Airport Road and east of the Pacific Ocean.
First City Hall utilized old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
1954 New City Hall constructed on Pio Pico: $18,000 total cost; volunteer fire and police help build it.
Carlsbad Municipal Water Company formed
1956 City Library funded
1959 City Seal Designed by retired US Marine Major Albert Rinehart
1960 Jane Sonneman first woman to hold City Mayor position
1967 Mayor is elected directly for the first time
1968 Original City Hall razed, due to I-5 expansion
September 8, 1968 New & Current City Hall Dedicated, total cost $ 465, 000.
1980s gathering of former Carlsbad City Mayors