Weekly Update - 1/24/2014back
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
Crime Spree: A man believed to be on drugs while on an hours-long crime spree in Coronado Sunday, January 19, remains at large. Police continue to follow leads on the man, who is described as white, or possibly Latino, in his late teens or early 20s, with dark hair and a light complexion. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, no shirt and one shoe. He was first discovered at 9:18 p.m. on Sunday cooking food in the kitchen of a Coronado family, who chased him away. The suspect committed other crimes in the city. Witnesses say he broke into a home, stole a car and burglarized another home and another vehicle. Police, a San Diego County Sheriff's helicopter and National City canine units searched for the man, who was last seen involved in a car accident and then on a roof in the 1000 block of Orange Avenue. Police ask anyone with information about any of the crimes or the suspect to call (619) 522-7350.
Attempted Kidnapping: Police also continue to investigate a report of an attempted kidnapping on Saturday, January 18 in Coronado. An 8-year-old girl skating near Star Park Circle reported a man in a red van with a partial license plate of 773 told her to get in his vehicle. There was no physical contact and the girl skated home and reported the incident to her mother. The man is described as a 6-foot Hispanic man with a tattoo dragon or snake on his right arm and was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt and blue jeans. There was a black and white dog inside the vehicle. Any witnesses are asked to call (619) 522-7350.
City Council Commendations: At the City Council meeting Tuesday, January 21, two Coronado Police Officers were honored for their lifesaving actions in separate incidents. Senior Officer Bill Canet was honored for his actions to revive a woman whose heart had stopped in August. Sr. Officer Canet arrived within three minutes of the call and performed CPR on the woman after not finding a pulse. Another officer arrived and deployed an Automatic External Defibrillator. Fire officials took over and transported the woman to the hospital. Canet drove the husband to the hospital and promised to pick him up, which he did four hours later. The husband said his wife was breathing on her own and had opened her eyes. Earlier this month, Officer Sherri Mannello arrived at an assisted living facility to help a choking person. The man had an obstructed airway, no pulse and was not breathing. Mannello, with no assistance, moved the patient, cleared his airway and began performing CPR. Fire officials arrived and took the man, who by then was conscious and breathing, to the hospital. Each officer received a Certificate of Commendation.
Senior Officer Bill Canet being honored Tuesday, January 21.
Officer Sherri Mannello being honored Tuesday, January 21.
Coronado Parenting Day: Coronado SAFE President Rich Brady and Executive Director Andrea Webster, were presented with a proclamation from the City for their involvement with an organization that recognizes the importance of parenting and raising healthy and responsible youth. Tuesday, January 21, was named “Coronado Parenting Day” in the City of Coronado.
Coronado SAFE President Rich Brady and Executive Director Andrea Webster being honored Tuesday, January 21.
Special Events Permits: The following are special events issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, January 25, through Friday, January 31.
San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive
Student Tour & Beach Games
Board and Commission Vacancies: Residents who are registered voters are encouraged to serve on City boards, committees and commissions. Four members are needed on the Transportation Commission: one from the Cays; one from the Shores; one from the Village; and one at-large. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on February 7. There has been one vacancy on the Street Tree Committee since November. Responsibilities of this committee are to periodically review the City's approved tree list and make recommendations to the City Council regarding additions and deletions of trees, and on matters pertaining to trees along City streets and on public property. The position is open until filled. Additionally, there is a vacancy on the Parks & Recreation Commission. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on February 5. Applications are online.
San Diego International Airport's Land-Use Compatibility Plan and Final EIR: The City has received notice that the Airport Land Use Commission is scheduled to consider adoption of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) for the San Diego International Airport along with the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) at its meeting February 6. Although Coronado is located outside of the “Overflight Area Boundary” of the San Diego International Airport (SDIA), a portion of Coronado is within the “Airspace Protection Boundary” of SDIA, and is subject to airspace protection policies and standards described in the proposed ALUCP. The documents are available for review at the Coronado Public Library and by clicking on the following links:
Community Center Carpet and Panel Fabric Replacement: A preconstruction meeting was held and installation dates were set for replacing the carpet and panel fabric at the Community Center. The carpets and fabric have had much wear and tear from the near-daily events in the banquet and other meeting rooms. Ordering and manufacturing of the carpet will take approximately two months. The schedule for the panel fabric to be replaced is from February 17-21; the banquet room carpet will be replaced from April 14-18. No events are scheduled during these dates; therefore, users will not be impacted.
Youth Programs: A Kids' Craft was held on Tuesday, January 21. Children made small Chinese dragons in time for Chinese New Year. On Teen Wednesday, January 22, the film “Monsters U” was shown in the Winn Room. Yesterday, the Junior Volunteers met and Spanish Story Hour was held. Regular Story Hours also were held as usual on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Above and below: Photos of the Kids' Craft on Tuesday, January 21.
Friends' Gala: The Coronado Friends of the Library is planning its gala fundraising event, “You're Overdue for a Visit,” at the Library on February 7. The event will have catered food, wine and beer, as well as entertainment. A cake walk will be held in the Winn Room, and promoting the Library will be part of the program. This will include demonstrations of the Coronado PhotoAtlas, a web-based resource that displays current and historical image of Coronado places as located by their street address; and a showing of several “special collections” such as old Coronado High School yearbooks, historical photos of the Navy in Coronado, rare maps and charts, Hotel del Coronado ephemera, old sheet music, and Ramos Martinez/La Avenida photos and mural memorabilia. Tickets are $50 each. See the flyer below for more information.
Neighborhood Watch: Patrol officers attended the Landing Condominiums Homeowners Association board meeting on Thursday, January 16. The group discussed bicycle theft prevention and officers handed out 9-1-1 safety magnets.
Federal Search Warrants: On Wednesday January 22, the FBI served two search warrants in the Coronado Cays. The nature of the investigation is not known. The warrants were served without incident.
Volunteer Recognition: The Police Department held a recognition event for several community members who volunteer for the Police Department. The Senior Volunteer participants donated 8,294 hours of service during 2013. Part of that service was eight special events and more than 1,200 vacation house checks as a service to Coronado residents. Reserve Police Officers donated many hours of volunteer service during community events and to augment field services personnel. The Animal Care Facility has a volunteer who regularly assists the staff with its daily responsibilities.
Animal Care Facility Update: As reported in the last edition of the Weekly Update, initial results for two animals at the Animal Care Facility tested for ringworm show that they may not have the fungus. The City is closely monitoring the situation and will report on the matter until it is resolved. The test on the only animal found to have a possible lesion will take 14 days to be completed. The final results are due in a few days. Those animals that had any sign of ringworm remain either isolated or in foster homes until the tests show there is no ringworm at the facility, which remains open for adoptions.
Friday Night on the Strand: Tonight, Friday Night on the Strand returns with a Superhero theme at the Coronado Community Center. The event is open to all sixth, seventh and eighth graders and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The activities include Superhero Minute-to-Win-It, the movie “The Avengers,” dodgeball, snacks, a Superhero costume contest, and other fun events. A large turnout is expected for the first Teen Night since November. As always, teens must have a current Teen Event Guideline form on file to attend as well as a current rock wall waiver if they wish to climb the rock wall. For information, call (619) 522-7342.
Pool Closure: This Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, the City's Competition Pool will be closed for a water polo tournament. The Recreation Pool will be open as usual.
Spring Registration: Online registration began on January 21 for residents. There are already a few preschool and swim classes filling up. Phone-in and walk-in registration begins for everyone next week, on January 28.
ON THE HORIZON
- Naval Complexes Meeting is set for Monday, January 27, at 3 p.m. at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
- Planning Commission meets Tuesday, January 28, at 3 p.m. at City Hall.