Weekly Update - 03/15/13

Date of Record: 2013-03-15


Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable. It can be found on the City's website.

The next City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, March 19. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado.


Police Chief Recruitment: This week, seven candidates for Police Chief were interviewed by three separate panels that consisted of a total of 14 interviewers representing a range of people, from law enforcement professionals to citizens. A select group of finalists have been invited to meet with the City Manager. A final selection is expected prior to the end of March.

Senior Center Project: A Community Meeting has been scheduled for April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center to review the results of a Senior Center survey and to further refine the community's vision of programs and activities for the new Senior Center.

Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, March 16, through Friday, March 22.




Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

March 16

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

March 16

SuperSEAL Triathlon

SR 75; bike path

March 17


San Diego International Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has issued a Notice of Preparation for a Draft Environmental Impact Report on the San Diego International Airport - Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan. The Land Use Compatibility Plan intends to harmonize land uses around the airport, including some airspace in Coronado. It will help predict a land use incompatibility plan for Naval Air Station North Island. The notice is available at http://www.san.org/alucp. Comments on the proposed scope of the Draft EIR should be directed to the Airport Authority at alucpcomments@san.org by Friday, April 12. A public meeting will be held at the Airport Authority's offices from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. Although no significant land use impacts are anticipated in Coronado, much of Coronado is located within the Airport Influence Area, the area in which current and projected future airport-related noise, safety, airspace protection or over-flight factors may affect future land uses by necessitating restrictions on those uses or warranting the disclosure of potential airport impacts to buyers of residential property.


Public Services Emergency Generator: The contractor completed the installation of an emergency generator and Public Services staff has been trained on its operation. Staff will issue a Notice of Completion for the City Council's consideration at an upcoming meeting. The emergency generator, which will be used in the event of a power failure, will be connected to essential facilities, including the fueling station, in the Public Services yard.

Glorietta Bay Park Cottage: The contractor continued demolition work this week with removal of the roofing material. Next, they will examine the roof structure in preparation for repairing the damaged rafters. The new ADA ramp and back porch concrete were poured. Recreation Services will use the building for storage once complete.

Power Doors at Playhouse, Police Department: The contractor completed the installation of automated doors at the Police Building and Coronado Playhouse and they are operational. This work is necessary to comply with the Americans With Disabilities act. Next week, staff and the contractor will conduct a final inspection and produce a punch list of outstanding items that need to be completed before the project is accepted. When all is accepted, a Notice of Completion will be issued for the Council's consideration.

Repairs to Glorietta Bay Pump Station: This project will make repairs to the Glorietta Bay Pump Station, including the pumps and pump rail system that allows the pumps to be moved. In addition, the contractor will clean the wet well. While the repairs are being performed, the interior of the wet well will be videotaped and visually inspected to determine the extent of deterioration of the liner and structural concrete. It is anticipated that a follow-up project will be required to addess the condition of the wet well later this year. Eight companies have submitted bids to complete the work.

Fiber Optic Expansion: All work for which the contractor is responsible has been completed. IT staff is working to bring the fiber online; the new fiber optic line adds capacity between City Hall, the Police Department and Public Services.


Library Board: At a meeting Tuesday, March 12, the Library Board of Trustees approved the Library's Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget request. The board also considered ideas for a written Library Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Friends of the Library: The Friends of the Library Board met Monday, March 11, to review the need for financial policies, as well as plans for the April 19-21 Book Fair.

Concert: A "Celtic Harp Concert" will be held in the Winn Room at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Harpist Amy Lynn Kanner will perform.


SuperSEAL/SEAL Sprint Triathlons: The SuperSEAL and SEAL Sprint Triathlons will be held on Sunday, March 17, along the Silver Strand. Traffic controls will allow one lane of traffic in each direction from Imperial Beach to the Naval Amphibious Base from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. No significant traffic delays are expected.

Supervisory Leadership Institute Graduation: Sgt. Matt Mitchell graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute on Wednesday, March 13, after completing the 8-month course designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making. He joins five other Sergeants in the Department who have completed the course.

Criminal Conviction: The suspect in a 2010 fatal collision on the Silver Strand that took the life of a Coronado resident pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in the case. She was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and had previous convictions. She is awaiting sentencing.


Street Tree Committee: The Street Tree Committee met with staff from the City's Engineering Department on Thursday, March 7, to discuss various right-of-way and encroachment issues related to trees. In addition, the Committee considered a tree removal request, and a Heritage Tree nomination. Preparations are continuing for the 88thannual Coronado Flower Show and Arbor Day events.

Coronado Cays Boulevard Medians: Parks staff replanted many Agapanthus plants in the Coronado Cays Boulevard medians from approximately Grand Caribe Causeway to Mardi Gras Road. Many of these plants were missing for various reasons and were in need of replacement. This plant replacement will add to the aesthetics of these highly visible medians.


Tennis Center News: The Tennis Center is hopping due to the great weather and the start of middle school matches and United States Tennis Association Jr. Team Tennis. Middle school tennis has 65 children enrolled. Coronado currently has nine USTA Jr. Team Tennis Teams: one 10-years-and-under; two 12-years-and-under; three 14-years-and-under; and two girls teams for 18-years-and-under. Each team has between six and 10 players on it. All Jr. Team Tennis matches are on Sunday afternoons. Last month, the 10-years-and-under junior program had more than 100 participants. A new session began this week. USTA Ladies League will begin this month with five teams. There will also be a men's 4.0 team this year.

Club Room and Boathouse: The week of March 2-8 has been the busiest since opening of the Club Room and Boathouse. A total of 71 paddlers showed up during that week, 38 of which stopped by on Saturday, March 2. We had three students in our Stand Up Paddle Intro class, four students in our Adult Kayak class, and four in our Level 1 Rowing class, all held Saturday, March 2.

Community Teens: On Monday, March 11, the Community Teens class helped plant flowers, weed the planters, and pick up trash outside of Coronado Middle School. Next Monday will be the last day of class, and they will be doing a beach clean-up. Spaces are still available for Community Teens session B.

Teen Cooking at the Club Room: Five teens participated in the drop-in cooking class on Tuesday where they made rainbow tie dye cupcakes. Every Tuesday features a different item to cook or bake and the cost is $5.

Sunset Paddle: Boathouse members may attend a sunset paddle at 6 p.m. today. This is a great time to meet new people and grow friendships. We will go for an hour paddle and end the evening roasting marshmallows over the fire. This event is free with Boathouse membership. The price of the rental is not included.

Skate Night BBQ: Tonight, the Coronado Skatepark will host a Skatenight BBQ from 7:30-10:30 p.m. where lights will be set up to illuminate the park so skaters can stay out late to skate the bowls, eat hot dogs and drink sodas.


Senior Center Project: A Community Meeting has been scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 4 at the Coronado Community Center to review the results of a Senior Center survey and to further refine the community's vision of programs and activities for the new Senior Center.

Padres Baseball: The City has extended invitations to Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse to brief the City Council at its Tuesday, March 19, meeting on their plans to broadcast Padres baseball games for the 2013 season. The invitations went out due to residents who asked the City to be proactive in encouraging the broadcast of the games in Coronado.

Signs, Signs: On Tuesday, March 19, the City Council will consider amending Coronado's existing sign regulations in residential zones. Residents have complained about signs being posted and abandoned in the City's public rights-of-way. The City Council also may consider instituting random monthly real estate sign sweeps.

Smoking in Public: The City Council will hear a report at its meeting Tuesday, March 19, on smoking in public areas around Coronado. Residents have voiced complaints about secondhand smoke in front of some restaurants within outdoor dining areas. The Council will consider imposing stricter regulations.

Public Hearing 999 Adella Avenue: The City Council on Tuesday, March 19, will consider an appeal of the decision of the Historic Resource Commission that the home at 999 Adella Avenue meets the criteria to be designated a Historic Resource. The owners submitted a "Notice of Intent to Demolish" application.

Budget Workshop: The City Council will hold a Budget Workshop for Fiscal Year 2013-14. The public is invited to attend the workshop on Tuesday, March 26, at City Hall. Although budget workshops are not typically televised due to agreements the City has with our cable operator, this workshop will be televised and can be viewed on local cable Channel 19 and online at coronado.12milesout.com.