Weekly Update - 3/14/2014

Date of Record: 2014-03-14


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, March 18, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 












Report a Problem/Request Assistance:  The City wants to hear from you if you have a concern or maintenance issue to report. There are are two fast and easy ways to do that. Citizens can call the City at (619) 522-7300 or submit an online service request via the “Action Center” on the home page of the City's web site at: www.coronado.ca.us. Many times the City is able to repair or address issues within 24 to 48 hours. Common types of problems we encourage citizens to report include sidewalk or street repair issues, litter, broken sprinklers, streetlights, graffiti, general maintenance issues. If citizens would rather report a problem in person, drop by City Hall to speak directly with a staff member.  We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do not hesitate to call. It is our job and mission to serve the public.


Keep calm

Action Center












Stranger Awareness:  Coronado detectives have been working with Coronado SAFE's Parent Advisory Council to better educate parents on “stranger danger” and keeping their children safe.  Today, Detective Sgt. Diana Drummey and Detective Jackie Hurtado spoke at Village Elementary to address parents' concerns after three reported incidents of strangers asking middle school age students if they wanted a ride or asking them to get into their cars.  Resource materials and reference sites to help keep kids safe were provided, along with accepted stranger safety tips, and figures on local and national statistics regarding child abductions. Detectives spoke to Sacred Heart students Tuesday, March 11, regarding “stranger danger.”



Detectives Angel Cedeno and Jackie Hurtado spoke to students about dangerous strangers.









USS Coronado:  The USS Coronado arrived Monday, March 10, entering San Diego Bay at about 9:30 a.m. The ship, which is the third to be named after the City, is docked at Pier 5 at Naval Base San Diego, where it will remain until its commissioning April 5. The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission held a youth poster contest for Coronado children, from kindergarten through 12th grade, to commemorate and welcome the USS Coronado. Students were asked to create a poster that reflects the pride in our City and the US Navy and that welcomes the ship to Coronado. The winners will be honored at the Tuesday, March 18, Coronado City Council meeting.



Uss Coronado 

Above and below: The USS Coronado arriving in San Diego Bay Monday, March 10.








Triathlon, Sprint Events on Sunday:   The SuperSEAL and SEAL Sprint race event will be held Sunday, March 16, along State Route 75. The SuperSEAL is a swim-bike-run event that covers a course consisting of a two-lap, 1.2-mile open ocean swim, a four-lap, 56-mile bike course and a five-lap, 13.1-mile run. The events are presented by Naval Special Warfare and sponsored by Morale Welfare and Recreation, North Island. It is considered one of the toughest medium-distance triathlons around. The open-ocean swim starts at 7 a.m. SR 75 will be open to vehicle traffic. However, some lanes will be closed. The Bayshore Bikeway will be closed in the morning.



Bayshore Bikeway heading south on State Route 75.








SANDAG Free Motorist Aid:  The San Diego Association of Governments is asking cities in San Diego County to help get the word out about the San Diego Freeway Service Patrol. It is a free service that improves safety for stranded motorists and reduces traffic congestion during peak hours. A roving fleet of tow trucks and pickup trucks travel on select local freeways to provide roadside assistance to commuters. The service assists more than 50,000 motorists a year. For aid during service hours, use any roadside call box, or call 511 and say “Roadside Assistance.” When no one is on duty, the caller will be connected with a call center to reach other roadside assistance operators. View the service hours, service area map and learn more about the Freeway Service Patrol. For additional information, visit sandag.org/FSP.

SANDAG             FSP








Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, March 15, through Friday, March 21. 





Birthday Party

Glorietta Bay Park

March 15

Celebration of Life

Tidelands Park

March 15

SuperSEAL Triathlon

SR 75 and Bike Path

March 16

Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

March 20

Family Picnic

Tidelands Park

March 21
















Integrated Port Master Plan Update Survey Invitation:  The Port of San Diego has initiated a visioning process for the new Integrated Port Master Plan update. As part of the Port's effort to capture even more community input, it has launched an online survey. Results of this survey will be considered with all of the other data gathered through interviews, as well as all public and community workshops. The Port invites participation in this next step of engagement. The survey is available to anyone with an interest in this vital Port project. The City is providing these links to make it easier for participants to get going.

English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PortofSanDiego

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PortofSanDiegoSpan








Planning Commission:  On Tuesday, March 11, the Planning Commission approved a recommendation to the City Council for a Tentative Parcel Map for a two-unit residential condominium development at 821 – 823 C Ave.







Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, March 12, the Design Review Commission approved a new exterior awning and sign for “Coronado Bliss” at 930 Orange Ave. and an exterior remodel for “Proteus Fitness & Training” at 841 ½ Orange Ave., formerly Pacheco's Auto Body Repair.
































Structure Fire:  On Saturday, March 8, at 11:06 a.m., Fire units from Coronado, San Diego, National City and Federal Fire responded to a single-family, single-story structure fire at 573 H Ave. Units reported smoke showing from a distance while en route. The first arriving engine established a water supply and began firefighting efforts. The fire was controlled within 30 minutes with efforts from all responding fire units. It was contained to one room and the attic.  There was smoke and heat damage throughout the entire structure. The house is considered uninhabitable. No injuries were reported from the residents or firefighting personnel. Assistance has been provided to the occupants.



Firefighters working a fire on H Avenue on Saturday, March 8.


















Library Board:  The Library Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 11. The Board reviewed the Library budget request, among other business matters.







Friends of the Library:  The Board of the Friends of the Library met Monday, March 10.  Planning for the April Book Fair is in full swing. The Friends are relying on the usual local volunteers for help on the weekend of April 25-27. Volunteers from the Navy will also provide a lot of help.







Youth Programs:  A “Tween Craft” program was held on Tuesday, March 11, where tweens made St. Patrick's Day snakes. The St. Patrick's Day theme carried over to the Teen Craft program, where wreaths were the project of the day.



Kids Craft was a St. Patrick's Day snake. Below is the Teen Craft St. Patrick's Day wreath.




















Cyber Safety Presentation:  On Saturday, March 8, Detective Sgt. Diana Drummey conducted a presentation to the Coronado Women's Club about cyber safety  A scam usually done to senior citizens, called the “grandmother scam,” tells an email recipient that his or her grandchild is in jail or needs financial help because they are abroad or not at home. The email also asks that no one be told about the incident as it is embarrassing or another family member may become upset.  The email recipient is then asked to send money to a false location. To prevent these crimes from happening, do not share personal information over the phone with anyone not known. Please call the police at (619) 522-7350 to report these types of incidents.






Animal Care Facility Closed for Routine Pest Control TreatmentThe Coronado Animal Care Facility is scheduled for routine pest control treatment on Tuesday, March 18. As a result, the facility will be closed to the public for one day. All animals will be relocated to the Coronado Police Department during this time. The facility will reopen Wednesday, March 19, at 9 a.m.  Should there be a need for Animal Services, please contact the Coronado Police Department at (619) 522-7350.


Animal Care Facility will be closed Tuesday, March 18, for routine pest control treatment.















Keep Clear Markings:   The City recently installed “Keep Clear” markings at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Second Street, where drivers have been known to block cross traffic. This makes it difficult for any movement, including for pedestrians. It is illegal to block an intersection. The painted markings appear to be working.


Above and below: The new ‘Keep Clear” markings painted on Orange Avenue at Second Street.


















Daylight Saving Time:  Daylight Saving Time brings additional hours of daylight in the evening so the Club Room and Boathouse hours have been extended on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 10 a.m., and from 3:30 to 7 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday hours are now 7 to 11 a.m., and from 3:30 to 7 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the new hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.In celebration of the extra daylight hours, Club Room and Boathouse staff will be hosting a Full Moon Paddle on Sunday, March 16, at 8 p.m. for an evening of paddling and s'mores. Call (619) 522-7342 for more information.







Friday Night on the Strand:  Tonight, teens will fill the Community Center for a Green and Gold-themed Friday Night on the Strand. Activities will include indoor soccer, make your own Irish cupcakes, a knock-out basketball contest, delicious snacks, and more.  The movie “Brave” will be shown, and the first 24 students to enter the building will receive a door prize. Call (619) 522-7342 to sign up.












Upcoming Meetings:  
  • Naval Complexes Coordinating Group meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 17, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
  • City Council meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at City Hall.
  • Historic Resource Commission Meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at City Hall.