Weekly Update - 12/27/2013

Date of Record: 2013-12-27



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, January 7, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 



City Manager:  With a holiday schedule this week, the Weekly Update has just a few items of note on projects and events happening around town.








No Smoking Ordinance:  You may have seen it on the news over the last several days -- the City's new smoking ordinance goes into effect in less than a week. Beginning New Year's Day, smoking will no longer be permitted on outdoor public property in Coronado. The City's new sweeping smoking ban includes public streets, highways, alleys, rights of way, parkways, sidewalks, parking lots and pathways. The City currently prohibits smoking in parks and at beaches. The new ordinance nearly eliminates smoking in most of the rest of the City. There are exceptions that you can read about on a City webpage that has sample signs that the public can display and a Q&A that explains in detail where smoking is no longer allowed. The City has posted new signs in the business district and placed a one-page insert on the new ordinance in the December 18 edition of the Coronado Eagle and Journal newspaper. If you have any further questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (619) 522-7335.

No Smoking


Holiday Schedule:  Most non-public safety facilities in the City of Coronado will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, for the New Year's Day holiday. Coronado Police and Fire will be staffed and Public Services will be on call over the holiday to respond to emergencies. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will close early on New Year's Eve. Here's the schedule:



New Year's Eve


New Year's Day


Aquatics Center

5 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Club Room and Boathouse

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Community Center

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Golf Course




10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



10 a.m. to dusk

1 p.m. to dusk

Tennis Center

Scheduling Center

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.



  • Public Services crews will not sweep streets on New Year's Day.
  • EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on New Year's Day and as a result there will be a one day residential delay in service next week.
  • The next Coronado City Council meeting is set for January 7.



Free Downtown Parking:  Free parking in the commercial zone, brought to you by the City of Coronado and the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, ends today. The green bags covering the meters mostly along Orange Avenue will be removed by tomorrow, ending the free, two-hour parking. Parking is still a bargain at 25 cents per hour.

Bagged Meter
Meters are "bagged" in Coronado's commercial zone through today.

Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, December 28, through Friday, January 3. 





Central Beach



Bayview Park



Central Beach








Safe Routes to School:  Work is scheduled to begin next week on the Safe Routes to School project, which involves creating bike lanes along Sixth Street. Beginning December 30, the contractor on the project will begin striping the bike lanes and installing bike lane signs. “No Parking” signs will be posted and parking restrictions will be limited to one side of the street at any given time while the project is in progress.







RFQ for Dock Plan Review and Engineering Services:  A Request for Qualifications has been issued seeking proposals from consulting firms interested in providing on-call services related to the City's docks. These services primarily include the review of dock structural plans but consultants also may be asked to provide dock design services, technical guidance on dock construction methods, assistance with inspections and professional guidance on policy issues. Proposals are due by January 22.








Kids New Year's Party:  The Children's Library will be having its annual Kids New Year's Eve Party on Tuesday, January 31, at 1 p.m. in the Library's Winn Room. The party will include crafts, games and a piñata. 







Condo/Apartment Laundry Room Burglaries:  Several Coronado condo and apartment complex laundry room coin washing machines and dryers have been broken into over the last several weeks. The thieves are using pry tools to open the coin boxes on the machines and remove the money. The complexes are located in the 1600 block of Pomona Avenue, 1000 block of A Avenue and 200 block of D Avenue. The crimes occurred between December 8 and December 17. The Coronado Police Department is asking for management companies' and the public's help in addressing these crimes. Residents are asked to report any suspicious persons or noises coming from complex laundry rooms with coin operated machines and to immediately report any theft from laundry rooms. They are also asked to check to ensure doors and windows are secured, particularly at night. To report suspicious activity that is in progress, please use 911. For other reports, please call (619) 522-7350. Residents and management companies can contact Lea Corbin at (619) 522-7370 for more information about how to reduce the chance of being a victim of this kind of crime. Read the City's full press release on the matter.







Wear Your Helmets On Saturday, December 21 about 11 a.m., a 10 year-old bicyclist was struck by a car in the 1000 block of 10th Street. The young cyclist was playing with a friend and rode from an alleyway onto 10th Street without checking for cross traffic. A 2007 Chevy driven by a 23-year-old man was traveling about 25 miles per hour east on 10th when he collided with the bicyclist. The driver of the car did not have time to brake or make any evasive maneuvers. At impact, the child rolled onto the hood of the car and struck his head on the windshield, shattering the glass. The cyclist was wearing a helmet, saving him from a possible traumatic head injury. The child was transported to the hospital with only minor cuts and scrapes. The relative absence of serious injury resulting from this collision is a clear lesson about the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle.


buckle up







Coronado PD Food Drive:  There are four more days to help the Coronado Police Department with its food drive to support the San Diego Food Bank. Drop off food at the Coronado Police Department, 700 Orange Ave., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., through December 31 and help those in need. Click on the flyer for a larger image.

Food Drive 2013 





Christmas Tree Recycling:  There are two ways to be green this time of year. Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled by using either the green-waste curbside program or the drop-off program. For the green waste curbside program, place four-foot sections of tree in your yard waste recycling container or bundle tree sections together with twine (maximum 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter) and place on curb. The other option is to bring your tree to one of two locations to drop-off. The first location is the Glorietta Bay boat launch parking lot and the other location is the Cays Sports Park parking lot. Look for the large roll-off dumpsters. Trees may be placed whole into these containers. Please do not include any trash. Pick-up will occur this year between Dec. 26 - Jan. 10. Click on the map for a larger image.


Recycling xmas trees








Council Meeting Items 2014:  The first City Council meeting of 2014 is set for January 7. The City Council is set to consider the City's Beach Fire Policy. Later that month, on January 21, the City Council will consider encroachment permits for outdoor dining at restaurants in the 100 block of Orange Avenue.