Weekly Update - 1/3/2014back
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.
CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
Smoking Ordinance in Effect: The City's new no-smoking ordinance is now in effect. The ordinance bans smoking on most public property, on public or private property within 25 feet of an enclosed building and on private property that is open to the public. The City has been getting the word out with media outreach, a new webpage with information and sample signs that the public can display. The webpage includes a Q&A that explains in detail where smoking is no longer allowed. The City also has posted new signs in the business district and at City parks. There are exceptions to the ordinance and you can read all about it on the City's webpage. If you have any further questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (619) 522-7335.
No-smoking sign posted on light pole on Orange Avenue.
Sign posted on trash bin along Orange Avenue. Sample sign below.
Fire Rings on Council Agenda: The City Council on Tuesday, January 7, is set to consider reviewing Coronado's regulations regarding fires on the public beach. Some of the options the Council may consider include removing the fire rings; limiting fire materials to charcoal and clean wood; restricting fire rings to propane fuel only; prohibiting portable barbecues and portable fire rings on the beach; and installing hot coal containers in appropriate locations between Central Beach and the Naval Amphibious Base. For more information, you can find the staff report for Item 11d beginning on Page 137 on the City Council agenda.
Fire rings in use at North Beach.
Brief Power Outage: The cause of a brief but widespread power outage in Coronado is reported to have been a breaker that was tripped in SDG&E's distribution system. Power was restored when the breaker was reset.
Arts Administrator: Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis has been on the job one month. In addition to becoming familiar with the position and engaging key individuals, she has been working with the Cultural Arts Commission as it evaluates the location and possible acceptance of a donated art piece. The art piece is a modern painted metal sculpture. The Cultural Arts Commission will be contacting residents in areas that are under consideration for the placement of the art piece for their input.
Navy Training Monday: Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command at Naval Base Coronado is set to conduct high visibility urban land navigation training from 1 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 6, at Silver Strand Training Complex South. The Navy recognizes the importance of being good neighbors with the local communities and makes every effort to abate noise when possible. Noise complaints can be directed to (619) 545-8233.
Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, January 4, through Friday, January 10.
Current Vacancies: Residents who are registered voters are qualified to serve on City boards, committees and commissions. There are upcoming vacancies on the Street Tree Committee, Parks & Recreation Commission and the Transportation Commission. Click on the notice for a larger image.
NOLF Imperial Beach Land Use Plan: The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has provided notification that it is in the process of preparing an Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Outlying Landing Field Imperial Beach. The Airport Authority is hosting a public community meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, at the Marina Vista Community Center, 1075 Eighth St., in Imperial Beach. The meeting will explain the plan's components and process to the public. No part of Coronado is located within the noise, safety or overflight areas of this plan; however, Coronado is within the FAA-regulated airspace area of the Landing Field, which currently exists, and is independent of the plan. According to the Airport Authority, there will be no new impacts for Coronado as a result of the Landing Field's Land Use Plan.
Sharp Coronado Hospital Capital Improvements: Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center, and the Coronado Hospital Foundation submitted the required documentation for the 11th installment payment for capital improvements per the Second Owner Participation Agreement. As per the agreement, $1,017,023 was paid to the Coronado Hospital Foundation. The improvements funded include replacing the hospital's emergency generator and the building it was housed in, and the air handler unit. Both pieces of equipment were well beyond their useful life. The emergency generator is a critical infrastructure component for the hospital's ongoing operation in the event of a power outage or other disaster. The new air handler unit will achieve the required room temperature, relative humidity and air balance in the Surgery Department.
Safe Routes to School: Striping of the Class II bike lanes is scheduled to be complete by the end of the week; similar to the bike lanes recently installed on Glorietta Boulevard, the new striping narrows the travel lane to 10 feet. The narrowing of the vehicle travel lane is a traffic calming technique that is commonly used to slow traffic along residential streets. The bike lanes provide a buffer to prevent cyclists from being hit by the doors of vehicles resulting in a safer environment for both drivers and bicyclists.
DUI Saturation Patrol: Coronado participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol in downtown San Diego the night of Friday, December 27. A total of 8 DUI arrests were made during the saturation patrol with Coronado Officers making one of those arrests. The saturation patrol was part of the “Avoid the 14,” an anti-DUI campaign, and a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.
New Year's Eve: Despite the heavy fog on New Year's Eve, there were no accidents or major issues that night. Crowds were well behaved and there was only one arrest for being intoxicated in public.
Christmas & New Year's Holiday Camp: During winter break, the Recreation Department hosted the annual Christmas and New Year's Holiday Camps at the Community Center. Participants, ages 5-11, got to bake holiday goodies, make Christmas crafts, play in the park, rock climb and play sports in the gym and at Glorietta Bay Park, thanks to the beautiful weather.
Winter/Spring Recreation Programs: The Winter/Spring schedule is online. The schedule contains all of the Recreation programs that will be offered from February through May. Online and mail-in registration starts for residents January 21. Nonresidents may register beginning January 28. Click on flyer for link to schedule.
ON THE HORIZON
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.