Weekly Update - 04/26/2013

Date of Record: 2013-04-17


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 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Bridge Ramp/Lane Closure: The California Department of Transportation will be performing early-morning roadwork on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge approach as drivers head out of Coronado. The work involves applying sealant to the road surface from about Glorietta Boulevard near the toll plaza building to the beginning of the bridge. Two of three eastbound lanes will remain open during the work. The closure is expected to be in effect from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to Caltrans. However, the majority of work will be conducted from 5 a.m. to noon.

MotorCars on MainStreet: Expect to see hundreds of classic cars around Coronado Rotary Park on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MotorCars on MainStreet event. The vehicles and their owners will gather at Isabella and Orange avenues. Organizers expect more than 400 entrants competing for the Best in Show contest. The event is free.

Arbor Day in Coronado: Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree tomorrow. Families, individuals and groups are welcome. Volunteers are requested to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh streets, to get tree assignments, tools, instruction and refreshments. Bring gloves and gardening shoes. This event is sponsored by the City of Coronado Street Tree Committee. For information, call (619) 522-7380.

Free EDCO Shredding Event: The City of Coronado and EDCO are sponsoring a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for those who are drowning in paper. The event will be held in the parking lot at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. There is a limit of two bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household.For more information, call (619) 287-7555.

Beach Cleanup: I Love A Clean San Diego's 11thAnnual Creek to Bay Cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow all over San Diego County, including two spots in Coronado. Volunteers are needed for Coronado's Central Beach and at the Silver Strand State Beach bayside. For information, go to www.creektobay.org or click here to see the Cleanup Sites.

Special Events Permits
: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, April 27, through Friday, May 3.




Fireworks Display

Hotel Del beach

April 27

Motorcars on MainStreet

Isabella; Park Place; Star Park Circle

April 28

Girl Scout-a-Rama

Spreckels Park

April 28

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

April 29

Beach Cleanup

North Beach

May 2


Dissolution of Redevelopment: On Monday, April 22, staff members participated in a Meet and Confer session with the Department of Finance in Sacramento. At issue was the demand for $6.9 million to be remitted to the County, most of which was City General Funds. Information was presented on why its determination was in error. A response from the Department of Finance is expected in early May. On the same day, the City of Coronado received the Department of Finance's determination letter on ROPS 13-14A for the period covering July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The City will be submitting a Meet and Confer request form to challenge its determination.

Planning Commission: On Tuesday, April 23, the Commission approved a two-lot Tentative Parcel Map for 460-466 Orange Avenue. The map will allow four new dwellings to be sold separately as residential condominiums. This item will be heard by the City Council on Tuesday, May 21.

Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, April 24, the Commission approved new signs for Celtic Corner at 916 Orange Avenue and an exterior remodel for Saiko Sushi at 116 Orange Avenue.



ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramps Along Sixth Street: We have nearly completed the project to improve 47 pedestrian ramps along Sixth Street west of Orange Avenue. Some concern has been raised that work was occurring near Coronado schools during STAR testing week and that curbs at all four points of area intersections were under construction simultaneously. A schedule was given to our Engineering Department, which seemed appropriate at the time. However, the City was unaware of testing at the school and the City did not anticipate the work to be as disruptive as it turned out to be. Staff is conducting final inspections of all pedestrian ramp locations and preparing a punch list of items that the contractor needs to address.


Siren Testing: The Coronado Fire Department is set to conduct a test of the City's Emergency Siren Warning System at 1:30 today. The test is conducted to ensure the City's three sirens are in working order. Last year, two of the sirens did not sound and were repaired. The City has three sirens, one each at the Village Fire Station; Glorietta Bay Park; and the Coronado Cays Fire Station. Next week, Fire Services will explain how the siren testing went. The City has other ways to reach out to the community in the event of an emergency, including radio station AM 600 (KOGO); AlertSanDiego; the City's website at www.coronado.ca.us; and our Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Friends Book Fair
The 2013 Book Fair ran smoothly and a great many books were sold. Hundreds of volunteers helped in the set-up, operation and tear-down. These volunteers included sailors, U.S. Navy Seabees, pilots and youth participants from the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout members. The San Diego Book Project came to pick up leftover books late Sunday.

Library Lecture: A book talk and signing was given by Jane Mitchell in the Winn Room on Wednesday evening, April 24. The author spoke about her book "One on One: My Journey with Hall of Famers, Fan Favorites and Rising Stars."

Youth Programs: This week, a tween craft program was held on Tuesday and a teen movie screening was given on Wednesday. The Spanish language Story Hour was also held on Thursday in addition to the two Story Hours given on both Tuesday and Friday.


Law Enforcement Memorial: Several Coronado Police officers will attend the San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial on Wednesday, May 1, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado. This is an event that honors all San Diego County law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Coronado will remember Lt. Frank Greene of the Coronado Police Department, who was killed October 12, 1954, in the 600 block of Orange Avenue. Although Greene's family will be unable to attend, Greene's grandson said the family's thoughts and prayers will be with all those in law enforcement, the living and those who died while on duty. He also asked that officers acknowledge his grandfather by touching his portrait, which hangs at the Police Station, for his ultimate sacrifice. Greene was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects, who were later arrested and charged with his murder. The event will be held at noon. The general public is encouraged to attend.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day: On Saturday, April 27, the Police Department, 700 Orange Ave., will be accepting unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no questions asked. Sharps, however, will not be accepted.


Coronado Flower Show: The Coronado Floral Association and the City of Coronado held the 88th annual Coronado Flower Show at Spreckels Park last weekend. City staff assisted with operations, servicing the restrooms, trash collection and cleanup. In the weeks leading up to the event, staff installed more than 4,500 square feet of new grass, in the form of sod, to ensure the park was looking its best.


Club Room and Boathouse: This week, the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse received six more boats. The Crown Cove Aquatic Center donated two rowing shells in support of the new rowing program. Coronado Beach Lifeguards had four new tandem kayaks delivered that will be available for daily rentals and will also be used by the Jr. Lifeguard program this summer.

Friday Night Activities: Tonight, the Recreation Department will be busy hosting three different events: 1) Friday Night at the Club Room, where teens hang out, watch movies, make s'mores, and participate in games; 2) Skate Night BBQ at the Skate Park, where participants can eat hot dogs, drink sodas and shred the night away with their fellow skaters; and 3) a bonfire at the Club Room, where members of the "A-Team" will gather.

Summer Registration: Online registration for summer programs began on Tuesday, April 23. By the end of the day, staff had registered more than 1,800 participants, and 14 were placed on waitlists.Programs include two new offerings: 1) Adventure Boot Camp, an outdoor laser tag adventure for 8 to 12-year-olds; and 2) Trampoline & Tumbling Camp, where 6- to-13-year-old kids get to bounce, rock and roll. Some of the returning programs that are full are Pre-Kinder Camp, two of nine weeks, Playmania, one of four sessions, and multiple swim classes. The Community Center, Skate Park, Club Room and Boathouse, Glorietta Bay Park and the Cays Park are sure to be hopping this summer.


Slurry Seal Work Begins Monday: Coronado's annual slurry seal project to protect and extend the life of the City's roadways is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 29. This year, approximately 1.1 million square feet of City streets will receive a slurry seal surface treatment to rejuvenate or revitalize old surfaces, improve traction, and help improve road visibility at night. Residents will be asked to avoid driving and parking on the streets while they are drying.

Sidewalk Cleaning
The City Council will soon approve a contract with a sidewalk pressure cleaning operator for the maintenance of sidewalks along Orange Avenue.

Golf Course Changes: Modifications to the 15th Tee at the Coronado Golf Course have been approved and changes will be coming soon to help reduce the number of errant golf balls from entering the tennis facility.

Budget-related Dates
A Budget/Capital Improvement Projects Workshop is set for May 21 that will include community group presentations. The Budget is set to be adopted by the City Council at a meeting June 4.