Weekly Update - 05/24/2013

Date of Record: 2013-05-24


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, June 4, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Bike Corrals:  Eight bike corrals will be installed beginning Wednesday, May 29, on City streets near Orange Avenue. Bike corrals are special parking areas just for bikes. Each corral will fit up to 10 bikes and take up one vehicle parking space. Signs notifying locals will be placed in the targeted parking spaces on Tuesday, May 28. Notifications to nearby residents and businesses will be made in advance of their installation, and additional notifications will be made via Twitter and the City's website, as well as with signs, handouts and letters. A survey also is being created to gauge use and interest. The survey will be released after the installation begins. For more information, please read this City of Coronado press release, which went earlier this week. 


U-shaped bike racks, still wrapped, were received and will be installed in bike corrals beginning Wednesday, May 29.



Memorial Day Closures:  Most non-public-safety City facilities, including City Hall and the Library, will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Coronado Police and Fire will be staffed during the holiday for emergency services. Certain City departments and services are open and most have varying hours of operation on Monday. See a complete list here.

Memorial Day Service:  Veterans of Foreign Wars Coronado Post 2422 will host a Memorial Day event at Star Park. The community is welcome to attend the special tribute to veterans and fallen military personnel. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. 

Bike Rodeo & Safe Cycling Event:  The Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Recreation Department and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, hosted the first annual Bike Rodeo & Safe Cycling event on Saturday, May 18, at the park adjacent to the Coronado Yacht Club.  There was a Coronado Police Department bike  registration  station (all ages); a bike safety check station (all ages); bike challenge and obstacle course (kids); bike maintenance station; "how to" demonstrations; raffle prizes; electric bike demonstrations; and helmet safety checks (all ages). Police staff provided more than 30 free bike registrations in the National Bike Registry as well as discussed bike security issues and bike safety with the public.  The Coronado Police Department continues to offer free bike registration at the front counter of the Police Department, 700 Orange Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.    



Bridge Incident Arrest:  This is an update provided to the community about an incident on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge on Saturday, May 18, that resulted in two people on a motorcycle being taken to the hospital. The California Highway Patrol arrested an El Cajon man on suspicion of attempted murder in the incident, which it called possible road rage. The incident was reported at 5:40 p.m. and observed by an off-duty San Diego Police officer, who followed then held the man at gunpoint on Glorietta Boulevard until Coronado Police arrived. Although Coronado was on the scene, it was not our incident. Officials said the man appeared to have purposely struck the motorcycle.

Regional Plan Workshops:  The San Diego Association of Governments has asked local cities to help get the word out about workshops it will hold in the coming months that will help shape the region's future. Those interested in participating in issues, such as the economy, environment, transportation, public health and social equity, can find out more about the workshops that are listed on a San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan flyer.  

City Council Proclamation/Police Chief Swearing-in Ceremony: The Council held two special ceremonies at the Tuesday, May 21, meeting. The following photos depict, in order, National Public Works Week and the Swearing-in and Badge-pinning of the new Police Chief Jon Froomin.

(Pictured from right to left) Public Services Director Matt Little, Engineering Director Ed Walton and Mayor Casey Tanaka.

City Manager Blair King introduces new Police Chief Jon Froomin.

Froomin being sworn in by City Clerk Linda Hascup.

Police Chief Froomin receives help from his children in the badge-pinning ceremony.

Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, May 25, through Friday, May 31. 





Concerts in the Park begin

Spreckels Park

May 26

Memorial Day Ceremony

Star Park

May 27

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

May 30

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

May 30



Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, May 22, the Commission approved: new exterior paint and signs for "Crossfit Convergence" at 1331 Orange Avenue; the exterior design for a new three-unit residential condominium at 429 F Avenue; and the design for a new three-unit residential condominium development at 1101-1113 Sixth Street, the vacant lot at the northeast corner of Orange Avenue and Sixth Street.


Redevelopment: On Friday, May 17, the California Department of Finance, or DOF, sent its final determination on the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule, also known as ROPS 13-14A, for the period of July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.  The DOF completed its review and denied several line items listed on ROPS 13-14A.  Click the link to see the DOF letter.




Street Preventive Maintenance:  The contractor installing pavement markings was on site this week and has begun installation on Sixth Street and will finish with Ocean Boulevard by the end of the week.


Pavement markings are fresh along Sixth Street. Photo taken Thursday, May 23.


Glorietta Bay Pump Station Repairs:  The contractor finished cleaning operations and pulled two pumps from the wet well.  Pump rail installation has begun and should be completed this week.  Re-installation of one pump into the wet well should occur today.  A condition assessment report is being prepared that will outline any urgent repairs.


Pump station located at Glorietta Bay Park. Fencing surrounds the work site.



Coronado PhotoAtlasThe Coronado Library has launched Coronado PhotoAtlas, a website of contemporary and historical images of Coronado locations.  The site is based on a street map of Coronado, dotted with markers wherever one or more photos and text exist of a given address. Residences, public buildings, shops, schools, churches, and Coronado Historic Resource buildings are represented by pink head markers, which can be checked to bring up images and text.  In addition to Coronado Library collection items, the Coronado Historical Association is contributing historic photos.  The following links are provided for those interested in checking out the Coronado PhotoAtlas or learning more about it.




Pew Study on Children and Reading:  The Pew Research Center has released a new study titled "Parents, Children, Libraries and Reading."  The study found that 81 percent of parents said a major reason libraries are important is that libraries provide their children with information and resources not available at home.  Other findings can be found at www.pewinternet.org/Press-Releases/2013/parents-and-Libraries.aspx.



Rady Children's Hospital EventMotorcycle Officer Tony Graytok assisted the La Playa Unit of Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary with its Celebration of Champions relay benefit for the Peckham Cancer Care Center on Saturday, May 18.  Officer Graytok rode his police motorcycle ahead of the relay race for children with cancer.  The event is in support of children with cancer and their families.  


Officer Tony Graytok rode his motorcycle ahead of the relay race for children with cancer. Here he is pictured with other special guests.



Navy's 27th Annual Bay Bridge Run/WalkOn Sunday, May 18, staff worked with other local, state and federal law enforcement partners in providing security at this event.  The annual race had 10,000 participants who ran or walked a four-mile course from downtown San Diego to Tidelands Park.  The event went off with no security issues.


Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award:  Officer Ryan Rose was recognized on Thursday, May 23, at the annual Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year luncheon held in Mission Valley.  Officer Rose was recognized for his good work in patrol and specifically for his arrest of a bicycle thief last year.



CalRecycle Grant Received:  Public Services received 400 "sharps" waste containers through a California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, grant.  The purpose of this one-time grant is to assist jurisdictions by providing a safe, convenient and cost-effective method for collecting and disposing of home-generated sharps waste.  Sharps are items such as hypodermic needles or razors.  If disposed of in the traditional manner, sharps waste, which may be contaminated with blood borne pathogens, may puncture standard waste containers and/or puncture the gloves of waste handlers.  In addition, recent State legislation has made it more difficult for residents who use hypodermic needles at home to dispose of them.  These sharps waste containers will be distributed to users of the City's Household Hazardous Waste program, which is authorized to collect sharps materials from residents for their proper disposal.



 CalRecycle Four-Year Review:  CalRecycle recently completed a jurisdiction review of the City of Coronado for the years 2007-2011.  It determined that Coronado is in full compliance with the requirements of the State's Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, or AB 939, most importantly in terms of effectively implementing waste diversion programs.  CalRecycle commended the City for dedicating resources to meeting AB 939 requirements and for conserving natural resources, strengthening the State's economy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a result of meeting these requirements.


Concerts in the Park:  Public Services staff is preparing for the first of the Concerts in the Park series beginning this Sunday, May 26, in Spreckels Park.  Additional portable restrooms and hand-washing stations will be provided.  Additional clean-up crews will provide trash pickup and litter control services.  Here's a link to the Coronado Summer Concert Series.


Club Room & Boathouse Honored:  The Club Room and Boathouse was the recipient of an Honor Award from the American Public Works Association, San Diego-Imperial Counties Chapter, for the planning, design and construction management techniques to complete the project. A ceremony was held May 9.


Club Room and Boathouse Staff Training:  Summer staff for the Club Room and Boathouse spent this week in training, which consisted of learning about opening and closing procedures, equipment rentals, the registration system, personal flotation device rules, weather conditions and radio use.  The Boathouse and Club Room will be open from sunrise to sunset for the months of June, July and August.


Team SAFE Wrap Up:  The final session of Team SAFE was held at Coronado Middle School on Tuesday, May 21.  The 37 sixth, seventh and eighth graders who attended were treated to ice cream sundaes.  Students said that they were thankful that Coronado SAFE moved its focus from drug and alcohol prevention to teaching life skills.  After 10 months in the program, participants stated that their favorite part was volunteering to run the booths at the Recreation Department carnivals.  Team SAFE is a collaboration of the Coronado Recreation Department and Coronado SAFE.

Fitness Room:  Recreation staff was able to change out a broken motor in one of the treadmills this week to extend the lifespan of the equipment.


USTA Junior Tennis Tournament:  The Tennis Center, in partnership with the Coronado Tennis Association, is hosting a USTA Jr. Satellite Tournament beginning today at 4 p.m., and ending on Memorial Day.  Due to the overwhelming number of registrations, the tournament will require the use of additional courts at the Cays, Coronado High School, Library and the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa.  All final round matches will be played at the Tennis Center on Memorial Day.  This tournament includes a first round loser consolation tournament. There are 208 entries overall, ages 8 to 18. Tournament Director Sue Hites invites you to come out and see some amazing Junior Tennis matches. As a result of the tournament, courts may be full most of the weekend. However, most activity will occur from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. More courts will open up on Sunday. On Monday, only the Tennis Center will be used for the tournament.





Sidewalk CleaningThe 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.

City Budget
The Budget is set to be adopted by the City Council at the June 18 meeting.