Weekly Update - 5/23/2014

Date of Record: 2014-05-23


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, June 3, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 









Star Park Memorial Day Ceremony:  On Monday, May 26, veterans and the military will be honored at a Memorial Day ceremony at Star Park Circle from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Coronado Post 2422, as well as the United States Navy League-Coronado Council and Military Officers' Association of America Silver Strand Chapter.  Vice Admiral David Buss is this year's speaker and guest of honor. Parking will be limited and residents are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the event. The Police Department will set up handicapped parking signs around the circle using the red curb and will make space for temporary special event bike racks that Public Services crews will set up. Public Services also power-washed and tidied up the park for the ceremony.


Memorial Day

Memorial Day service at Star Park. (Photo courtesy: Joe Ditler)







Memorial Day Holiday Schedule:  Most non-public safety facilities in the City of Coronado will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observation of the Memorial Day holiday. Coronado Police and Fire departments will be staffed for the holiday, and Public Services will be on call to respond to emergencies. Public Services crews will NOT sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will NOT perform regular residential trash collection on Memorial Day. As a result, service will be delayed by one day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Below is the Memorial Day schedule:



City Facility

Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

Aquatics Center

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall


Club Room and Boathouse

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Community Center

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Golf Course





10 a.m. to dusk

Tennis Center

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.






National Bike Month:  Two National Bike Month activities were postponed due to last week's wildfires. The San Diego Association of Government's iCommute Bike to Work Corporate Challenge and Bike to Work Day have been rescheduled. Check the list below for upcoming bike activities:


  • Bike Safety Poster Contest: Several bike safety poster contest entries were received last week by the May 16 deadline and they are on display in the Aquatics Office at the Community Center. (See photo below.) Winners will be announced at the June 1 Bike Festival/Rodeo.
  • May 27-30 – (RESCHEDULED) Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge:  The City of Coronado is participating in the regional iCommute Bike to Work Corporate Challenge.  Employees are encouraged to sign up.  
  • May 30 – (RESCHEDULED) Bike to Work Day:  For the latest on the rescheduled Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Locations, please see the SANDAG iCommute map here.
  • June 1 (2-4 pm) - Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival:  The free fun-for-all-ages Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival will be held June 1. The event is organized by the Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Coronado Recreation Department, and is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Coronado and Holland's Bicycles. The second annual Rodeo and Bike Safety Festival will feature an opportunity to register bikes with the Coronado Police Department; learn basic bike maintenance skills; ride the bike safety course; and give cyclists the chance to pedal their way to a Gatorade slushy. All participants will be eligible for the many raffle prizes to be awarded. 


2014 Bike to Work 



Bike Safety Poster Contest

Bicycle Safety poster contest entries.






Coronado TV Ribbon Cutting:  Coronado City officials helped to launch Coronado TV on Tuesday, May 20, at the Coronado High School during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Coronado, through a shared-use partnership with the Coronado Unified School District, has begun airing programs produced, filmed, edited and featuring students at the Coronado School of the Arts on the City's government channel. Coronado TV features original television shows about City events and school activities, as well as public service announcements and other programming, created with the help of local students.


CTV Launch 

Above and below: Ribbon cutting, photos and speeches to launch Coronado TV. 


CTV Launch2






Orange Avenue Tree Wells:  The installation of the new tree wells material for the 100 block of Orange Avenue, is set to begin Tuesday, May 27.  The company that has been working with the City on the project will be prepping the tree wells on Tuesday then pouring the product into place Wednesday, May 28. We anticipate the majority of the installation to be completed in the initial week; however, the full completion is expected to be finished the following week.


Tree wells material 

Above: Updated Tree Wells on Orange Avenue






Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and parks events scheduled to be held from Saturday, May 24, through Friday, May 30.





Memorial Day Celebration

Star Park

May 26

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

May 30

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

May 30

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

May 30

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

May 30

















Special Meeting of RSIP: On Wednesday, May 21, the Residential Standards Improvement Program Committee hosted a special meeting in the form of a public workshop to solicit community input on what issues related to development standards should be the focus of RSIP 3 study and recommendations. The event attracted approximately 80 citizens. Following presentations, comments from the audience were solicited. Input was received by inviting participants to identify with handwritten notes stuck on a bulletin board what they like about their neighborhood and what issues they think RSIP should address.  Interested citizens were invited to participate in a survey that is available on the City's website. Find the survey and other materials related to the RSIP3 workshop at www.coronado.ca.us/rsip. Before taking the survey, the RSIP committee would like the public to review the material. The deadline to complete the survey is June 6, at 9 a.m. The input received from comments, posted notes, and the survey will be considered by the Committee at future RSIP meetings.


RSIP workshop

Above and below: Participants and interactive boards at the RSIP workshop Wednesday, May 21.


RSIP Workshop2


RSIP Workshop3







Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, May 21, the Historic Resource Commission recommended approval of a Historic Alteration Permit with zoning exception requests for the property at 812 Third St. The Commission also recommended approval of two Mills Act Agreements, at 819 First St. and 1003 Alameda Blvd.


819 First 

819 First St.


1003 Alameda

1003 Alameda Blvd.


















Third and Fourth Street Traffic Calming Study:  A kick-off meeting was held this week with  members from Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultant, members of the Coronado Tranportation Committee and City staff to discuss the Third and Fourth Street Traffic Calming Study.  Participants discussed the project schedule and determined that the first public workshop will be held sometime in early to mid-August. 

















Youth Programs:  A Children's Craft Program was held in the Ruby Room on Tuesday, May 20. The children made “Spring Blossom Banners.” The Teen Wednesday program featured a showing of the movie “Thor: The Dark World.”


Spring Blossom craft 

Above and Below: Children making Spring Blossom Banners


Spring Blossom Craft2






Library Concert:  A flute and piano recital will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Library's Winn Room. Lori Bell and Diane Snodgrass will perform selections from their new album “Night Soliloquy.” The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Soliloquy Library  















Traffic CollisionOn Saturday, May 17, at 6:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to a single vehicle, no-detail traffic collision at Third Street and J Avenue. The sole occupant fell asleep at the wheel and his vehicle collided into an SDG&E power box. The damage to the power box resulted in a power outage to portions of the City. There were no injuries as a result of this collision.  Power was restored a few hours after the collision.






Traffic Enforcement:  The Coronado Police Department conducted enhanced enforcement and education of traffic violations along the Third and Fourth Street corridor on Wednesday, May 21. This is all part of an ongoing increase in police presence along these heavily traveled stretches of roadways to promote safety. A total of 76 citations were issued during the detail.


Click it Ticket

Above and below: Click it or Ticket program being enforced by Coronado Police.


Click It Ticket2














Fitness RoomThe Woodway Desmo Treadmills, at the Recreation Department, will be refurbished the over the next few months.  The first treadmill is set to be shipped to the refurbishing company before next week.  The treadmills will receive new motors and a new treadmill deck, and the user boards will be upgraded.  The first treadmill is expected to be returned by the second week of July.  The Woodway Desmo Treadmills have been popular with our Fitness Room users for the past five years because of their unique soft running decks.


Fitness Center















Upcoming Meetings: 
  • The Planning Commission meeting will meet at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
  • The Design Review Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at City Hall.
  • The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at City Hall.
  • The City Council meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at City Hall.
  • The Historic Resource Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at City Hall.
  • The Coronado Tourism Improvement District meets at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at City Hall.
  • The Cultural Arts Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at City Hall.