Weekly Update - 10/18/2013

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Date of Record: 2013-10-18

 

CITY MANAGER'S WEEKLY UPDATE


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 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 












CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE






Bicycle Friendly Community:  It's official. On Tuesday, October 15, the League of American Bicyclists designated Coronado a Bicycle Friendly Community and awarded the City a Silver level designation. Coronado is now one of 291 cities that have demonstrated commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, educational programs, infrastructure and policies. Congratulations to the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee for its instrumental role in obtaining this significant achievement. To learn more about the Bicycle Friendly America program, the League of American Bicyclists has developed the following website:  http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/

 

Accepting the Bicycle Friendly Community designation are three members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, from right to left: Larry Hofstetter, Dot Harms and Pat Callahan. Also pictured, City Manager Blair King and Mayor Casey Tanaka.

 


Bicycle Friendly Community sign that will go up in town.

 








Residents Help Solve Crimes:  With the help of local residents, two recent crimes were quickly solved. In one case, a resident saw a person spray painting graffiti on a wall and tossing the can under a car. The witness took a photograph of the suspect, which was used to make a positive identification of a local worker who was quickly arrested for that case and an additional incident of vandalism. The work of the investigating officers to bring the case from the cell phone photo to an arrest was equally commendable. In another case, a community member spotted a thief taking a recently delivered parcel from a neighbor's porch. The witness also photographed the suspect and his vehicle license plate. Detectives are investigating the case and an arrest is pending. Both of these cases show the importance of residents knowing the activity in their neighborhood, calling police quickly when unusual activity takes place, and collecting useful information without endangering their personal safety. Residents are encouraged to be good witnesses but are warned against jeopardizing their safety when gathering information.

 


Coronado Police Department magnets available at Police headquarters, 700 Orange Ave.

 








ShipwreckPublic Services staff managed the removal of a 28-foot Piver Trimaran from "Shipwreck Beach" near the Coronado Shores last Friday, October 11. The boat washed up on shore early Wednesday, October 9, after a storm broke it loose from its mooring near Zuniga Jetty. After receiving permission from the boat's owner, a contractor was hired to remove the boat from the shore the only way possible: by dismantling it, putting the pieces on a flatbed truck, and hauling them to the dump. The entire vessel had been removed by the end of that Friday, October 11.

 

   

 







Port Commissioner Announcement:  Coronado's representative on the Unified Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners, Lou Smith, announced at the Tuesday, October 15, City Council meeting that he would not seek a second term. Coronado has been well served by Smith, who has been a Port Commissioner since 2010. Smith, a two-star Navy Admiral retired, has graciously offered to provide a Port Commissioner 101 session for interested applicants. The City will be conducting a search for a replacement.

 


Credit: San Diego Unified Port District

 







Coronado High School Homecoming Parade:  The Coronado High School Homecoming Parade will be held today along Orange Avenue, beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m.. There will be a band, 10 vehicles and five floats. Staging will occur in the 1000 block of Adella Avenue between Tenth Street and Ynez Place. The parade will travel northbound on Orange Avenue to Seventh Street then turn westbound on E Avenue. The parade will end at the teacher's parking lot. Notices have been sent to all affected residences at least one week in advance of the event. There is no parking on Orange between Seventh and Ynez from 2 to 4 p.m. Signs were posted 72 hours in advance for the parking prohibition. The High School and City thank residents and businesses for their cooperation during this annual event.









Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, October 19, through Friday, October 25. 

 

Event

Location

Date

Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

October 19

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

October 19

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

October 19

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

October 19

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

October 19

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

October 21

Photo Shoot

Glorietta Bay Promenade

October 21-25 (one day only)

Photo Shoot

Central Beach

October 21-24 (two days only)

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

October 22

Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

October 25

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

October 25














COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


 


Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement The Navy has released notice of availability to review a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for the Introduction of P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft into the U.S. Navy Fleet.  The aircraft would replace P-3C aircraft. The original environmental impact statement for this project was completed in 2008 with periodic squadron detachments identified for Naval Base Coronado and permanent squadrons at Naval Air Stations Jacksonville and Whidbey Island, and Mobil Construction Battalion Hawaii Kaneohe Bay. The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is being prepared to supplement the 2008 statement with additional alternatives and current information.  The Draft Supplemental statement indicates Naval Base Coronado would have periodic squadron detachments as in the 2008 statement; Kaneohe Bay would now have permanent rotating squadron detachments; and Jacksonville and Whidbey Island would have permanent basing of squadrons. The Draft Supplemental statement can be viewed at http://www.mmaseis.com/  or at the Coronado Public Library. Public comment on the draft document is due by November 4, 2013.









 

Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, October 16, the Historic Resource Commission recommended approval of a Mills Act Agreement for the property at 708 A Ave. No exclusions or improvements were added to the recommendation. The Commission also designated the property at 1004 Tenth St. as a Historic Resource, through the Notice of Intent to Demolish review process. The property at 1008-1010 Tenth St. also was reviewed through the Notice of Intent to Demolish review process and was determined not to be a Historic Resource.

 


708 A Ave.


1004 Tenth St.
















ENGINEERING AND


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT






Golf Course Irrigation Controller Design:  A kick-off meeting is scheduled for next week to begin the initial site survey for the Irrigation Controller project. This project will design the replacement of the aging controllers for a state-of-the-art controller system for a more precise irrigation management system.

 





















 

LIBRARY SERVICES






Youth ProgramsThis week, a children's craft program was held on Tuesday, where kids made pumpkin suncatchers. The Teen Wednesday program was a movie showing of "Frankenweenie" in the Winn Room.

 








Brown Bag Piano Concert SeriesToday's lunchtime concert features Naomi Okumura Hobbs playing classical compositions on the Steinway piano. Below is the flyer for the remaining concerts.

 


 








Friends of the Library Luncheon:  The Friends of the Library will be holding a luncheon in the Winn Room tomorrow to thank the volunteers who help them help the Library.

 













POLICE SERVICES





Frank S. Greene Anniversary:  On Saturday, October 12, a wreath of flowers was placed at the Frank S. Greene memorial at the Coronado Police Department. On that day, Greene, a 43-year-old Coronado Police lieutenant, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the 600 block of Orange Avenue. On that day, officers remember Greene for his bravery, commitment to the citizens of Coronado and for his ultimate sacrifice. Read more about Greene in the next issue of the Coronado Currents newsletter, which should be in mailboxes this month.

 


Saturday, October 12, 2013.









Special Olympics "Tip-A-Cop" EventFour members of the Coronado Police Department participated in a "Tip-A-Cop" event with the National City Police Department. Coronado Officers helped the wait staff at a National City Red Robin restaurant during a statewide campaign to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Southern California. Last year, the event raised $1,100. This year, with Coronado Police assistance, the event raised $3,400. 

 

 















PUBLIC SERVICES





Fountain Update:  Both the Coronado Rotary Plaza and Adella Plaza fountains are working again after they broke down last week. Public Services crews discovered hundreds of coins in the Adella Fountain main return line to the pump. The coins had to be vacuumed out with the City's Vactor truck. Once they were removed, the fountain was put back together and was back in service. A fountain maintenance contractor replaced a pump relay switch at Rotary Plaza and returned the fountain to service Tuesday, October 15.



 Adella Plaza fountain


 

Coronado Rotary Plaza fountain

 

















RECREATION SERVICES




Teen Events:  On Saturday, October 12, 11 teens volunteered to be characters at the sixth annual Dos Picos County Park Haunted Trails. The teen volunteers dressed as zombies and hid in the Haunted Forest to scare unsuspecting groups. The event is free to the public and ran from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Recreation staff will be taking another group of 12 teen volunteers back this Saturday, October 19, to do some more scaring.

 

 









A-Team:  On Thursday, October 10, A-Team participants met at the Club Room for some fun fall crafts that included pumpkin painting, mummy jars, and pumpkin pom pons.  The A-Team is an inclusive activity program for young adults with and without disabilities. 


         

 




















ON THE HORIZON







Toll Plaza Improvements:  The City Council is set to hear a presentation on the Toll Plaza Improvements concept at it November 5 meeting.








Dock C Option Selection:   At the City Council meeting November 5, City staff members will request that  the City Council select a preferred option for Dock C and Free Public Dock for CEQA processing and permit approval.







Golf Course Update:  The City Council will receive a report on Golf Course operations at its November 5 meeting.







Port Commissioner Vacancy:  The City Council will confirm the selection process for a San Diego Unified Port District Port Commissioner at its meeting November 5. Coronado's Port Commissioner Lou Smith has announced he will not seek a second term.