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Tourism Business Improvement District


The Carlsbad Tourism Business Improvement District Board is made up of seven members, three from the largest hotel operators in the city, holding permanent seats, and four selected to represent a cross-section of the remaining Carlsbad hotel industry. All members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Meeting Times & Locations

Meetings are called on an as-needed basis by the board chair.  


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Make recommendations to the City Council on the expenditure of revenues derived from the levy of assessments pursuant to this district.
  • Present an annual report to the City Council for each fiscal year for which assessments are to be levied and collected in accordance with Streets and Highways Code sections 36500 et seq.
  • Manage the operation of the CTBID for the benefit of the hotel industry.
Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 3.37.100.

Contact Us

Cheryl Gerhardt
Staff Liaison