Weekly Update - 1/10/2014back
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
USS Coronado Banners: As part of the planned celebration of the commissioning of the USS Coronado in April, the Coronado City Council agreed to a request from Coronado MainStreet for the City to purchase and install 22 banners commemorating the Navy's newest Independence-class littoral combat ship. As part of the USS Coronado Organizing Committee, Coronado MainStreet will help plan a week of community activities in advance of the April 5 commissioning. Public Services has ordered the banners and crews plan to install them the week of January 20. The banners will cost approximately $2,600. Sample banner below.
Navy Special Boat Team Exercises: On Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, the Navy will be conducting small boat operations between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. off the ocean beaches of Silver Strand Training Complex South, north of Imperial Beach. Small arms blanks, flash bang grenades and smoke grenades will be used during this exercise. This training will be conducted in a manner to avoid contact with the public for safety and security.
Water Quality App: The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health, has released a new Beach Water Quality Mobile Web App. This new App has replaced the former Beach and Bay Monitoring Program website and associated Daily Status Reports and is located at the same web address as the former website (http://www.sdbeachinfo.com). The goal of this App is to provide real-time beach water quality status to the public as it becomes available to the County, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year from any computer and nearly all types of mobile devices. The County said the new App will make it easier for beach users to make informed decisions about protecting their health and that of their families at beaches across San Diego County.
Special Events Permits: There are no special events issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, January 11 through Friday, January 17.
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.
Safe Routes to School: The Safe Routes to School project consisted of striping bike lanes and accompanying signage extending along Sixth Street from Glorietta Boulevard to Alameda Boulevard. The final items have been completed and the route is now open for use by the general public.
Final stenciling of Bike Lanes on Sixth Street.
Sixth Street bike lanes near D Avenue.
Youth Programs: A “Kids' Craft” was held on Tuesday, January 7, where children made snowflake T-shirts. For older kids, the Teen Book Club also met Tuesday, January 7, and the Teen “Games & Grub” event was held Wednesday, January 8.
Children (pictured above and below) participating in the Library's Snowflake T-shirt Kids' Craft.
Rose Pruning: The annual rose pruning workshop will be held in the Library's Harlow Rose Garden at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 11. The workshop is led by Rita Perwich, and volunteers/students prune the roses as they go.
Library Lecture: The Library will be hosting a lecture on Saturday, January 11 at 2 pm, “History on Tap: Celebrating San Diego's Brew Culture.” The lecture will be presented by Gabe Selak of the San Diego History Center. Click on the flyer below for a larger image.
Criminal Threats and Bike Theft Arrest: On Sunday, January 5, a Spring Valley resident was arrested at Tenth Street and Orange Avenue for making criminal threats after being involved in a dispute with a bus driver. The next day, the owner of one of the two bikes in the possession of the suspect at the time of his arrest reported it stolen from the 900 block of Orange Avenue where it was left unlocked at a business. The suspect is facing additional charges related to the bike theft as well as additional theft charges from a crime that occurred at a business in the 800 block of Orange Avenue in December. A reminder to residents: Lock your bikes whenever you leave them, even if just for a few minutes, preferably with a U-lock.
Food Bank Drive: The Coronado Police Department sponsored a community-wide food bank drive for the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Officers and community donors gave 1,111 pounds of food, which means that 926 meals can be provided to people in need.
Community Teens: Community Teens participants headed back to the Blind Community Center in Balboa Park this week to help a Park Ranger pick up trash around the building and surrounding area. The employees of the Center were so appreciative of the teens' hard work several months ago they asked if they could return. The Center sits above a habitat preserve so it is very important that trash does not get into the stream. The teens filled up multiple trash bags. Next week, the group will help serve a meal to the homeless in downtown San Diego.
Coronado Teens picking up trash.
Coronado Teens helping with a clean-up.
Tennis Activities: The Coronado Tennis Association sponsored the “Smash in the New Year” Tennis Tournament on Friday, January 3. This was a family event that included a hot dog lunch. The Coronado Tennis Center will be sending three USTA Jr. Tennis Teams to the desert this weekend to play in the Southern California Sectional Championships. These teams are put together by age and ability. Coronado's wild card teams are 10's Advanced, 12's Advanced and 14 Satellite. More than 650 juniors are participating in this wonderful event. A new Jr. Tennis session begins this week with approximately 60 players registered.
Introduction to Pickleball Class: Join the Pickleball craze. The Coronado Tennis Center will offer a free “Introduction to Pickleball Class” on January 23 at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball and is one of the fastest growing sports around. It is fast-paced and easy to learn. It is great exercise, a lot of fun and appropriate for all ages. Equipment is provided. Watch a video of Pickleball being played at www.usapa.org. For additional information, call the Tennis Center at (619) 522-2650. Click on flyer for a larger image.
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
- Parks and Recreation Commission meets Monday, January 13, at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
- Planning Commission Meeting is set for Tuesday, January 14, at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
- Historic Resource Commission meeting is set for Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
- Cultural Arts Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall.