Weekly Update - 5/30/2014

Date of Record: 2014-05-30



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. 










Bike to Work Day:  Bike riders all over Coronado and the region are biking to work today as part of the Bike to Work 2014 and National Bike Month activities. For all bike riders today, there are three pit stops to help riders re-fuel and get encouragement along the way. The pit stops in Coronado are at Glorietta Bay Park, just south of the Community Center, on the Coronado Commuter Ferry and by the Coronado Cays entrance. Carpoolers and those who walk to work also were encouraged to participate. For more information about biking opportunities, please contact Mariah VanZerr at (619) 522-2423 or at mvanzerr@coronado.ca.us.


Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day pit stop.


Bike to Work Day 






Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival:  The free fun-for-all-ages Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival will be held Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. 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. The rodeo will be held at the small park next to the Coronado Yacht Club along Glorietta Bay near the Bayshore Bikeway.






Are You Informed?:  The City of Coronado provides many ways to keep residents up-to-date on happenings around Coronado. For example, the City's website, www.coronado.ca.us, has a News Center where press releases, meeting notices and important documents are regularly posted. The website also has a meeting calendar and the City's Twitter feed. The City has an active presence on Facebook and Twitter, where posts on topical Coronado news are made daily. The Coronado Police Department also has a Facebook page, as does the Recreation Department's Coronado Teens. Coronado also offers a way for residents to subscribe online through its eNotify system to various City publications, such as meeting agendas and minutes and employment opportunities, as well as Engineering Department Requests for Proposals. The City of Coronado is committed to keeping residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and anyone interested in local news, informed about their local government. More information can be found in a press release on the City's website.

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Summer Shuttle Launch -- June 8 Coronado's popular Summer Shuttle is back and is set to offer free bus service to Coronado residents and visitors beginning Sunday, June 8. Surveyed riders from last year's free Summer Shuttle expressed their appreciation for the free bus service and a desire to have the City offer it again. The Summer Shuttle reduces vehicle trips along the Orange Avenue Corridor during the peak summer season. The City Council agreed to once again fund the free service from June 8 through September 14. The buses will run every 30 minutes from 9:03 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 9:03 a.m. to 10:42 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The new service provides four more hours of daily service to the 904 route by beginning one hour earlier and remaining in operation three hours later, seven days a week. A handy brochure with the map below and places of interest around town will be distributed next week to City facilities and will be available on the buses. This year, be sure to catch the ads inside the buses that will operate this summer from local Coronado businesses, a new feature this year. For more information, call (619) 522-7340. 

Shuttle Map 





Memorial Day at Star Park:  The Memorial Day ceremony at Star Park on Monday, May 26, honored veterans and the military and was well attended by Coronado residents. The event was hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Coronado Post 2422, United States Navy League-Coronado Council and Military Officers' Association of America Silver Strand Chapter. Many Coronado residents and their families attended the ceremony. Public Services crews set up special event bike racks that were quickly filled.

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Above and below: Images from the Memorial Day Ceremony at Star Park.

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Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and parks events scheduled to be held from Saturday, May 31 through Friday, June 6.





Wedding Ceremony


May 31

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

May 31

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

May 31

5th Grade Beach Day

Central Beach

June 3

7th Grade Beach Day

Central Beach

June 4

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

June 6




















Design Review CommissionOn Wednesday, May 28, the Design Review Commission approved exterior revisions to the Proteus Fitness & Training business at 841½ Orange Avenue.  The Commission also approved an exterior remodel for the Coronado Bay Club Apartments office building at 1515 Second Street, with the condition that a proposed 25-foot metal mesh green wall not be installed at the front of the building.





RSIP-3 Residential Zoning Standards Online Survey:  There has been a good response to the Residential Standards Improvement Program survey so far with 122 people completing the survey. The public is encouraged to complete the survey, which can be found at http://www.coronado.ca.us/RSIP.  The survey will close at 9 a.m. on June 16.





Planning Commission:  At its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 27, the Planning Commission  approved a “Determination of Development” to allow for construction of a proposed deck and walls in the rear yard of a dwelling located at 53 Catspaw Cape in the Coronado Cays.





Coronado Historical Association and Coronado Main Street:  On Wednesday, May 28, Tricia Olsen, associate planner for Historic Resources, gave a lecture on the City's Historic Preservation Program at the annual Historic Preservation Month symposium, hosted by the Coronado Historical Association and Coronado Main Street. A lecture on the history of Orange Avenue was presented by Chris Ackerman and Doug St. Denis. The symposium at the Coronado History of Museum and Art was well attended.





















New Bike Rack InstallationThe City will begin installing today 30 new bike parking racks in a three-block test area along Orange Avenue, on sidewalks from B Avenue and Loma Avenue to Ninth Street. This is part of a pilot project directed by the City Council to test the effectiveness of more on-sidewalk bicycle parking and various rack styles. Two rack styles are being installed that represent a mix of both fun and functional bike parking styles. The racks should minimize the need to lock bikes to trees, posts or benches where they may block the walkways. City staff will conduct bike parking counts in the test area, as well as solicit feedback from local businesses and residents. Information collected will be reported to the City Council in the fall.  Feedback can be provided by phone or email to Associate Transportation Planner Mariah VanZerr, at (619) 522-2423, or mvanzerr@coronado.ca.us


Bike Rack

Above and below: Both Styles of new bike parking racks


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QR Code 

Close up of QR Code on bike racks that links to the City's website.

















Library Summer Festival:  The Library's 15th annual Summer Festival kicks off this June with an exhibit on Coronado surfers, including both current day surfers and many who are considered to be Coronado surfing legends. This photographic exhibit will be complemented by a talk from noted surfing author, Ben Marcus, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, in the Winn Room. Marcus is the author of the book “365 Surfboards.” The Summer Festival will include concerts and lectures throughout the summer months of June, July and August, and is sponsored by the Hotel del Coronado and the Friends of the Library. The flier below contains details of all the upcoming programs.


Summer Festival 






Youth Programs:  The Library's Teen Advisory Board met on Tuesday, May 27, and a Teen Craft was held on Wednesday, May 28. The teens decorated pots and planted herbs. Story times were held on Tuesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28, and will also be held today, May 30.

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Photos from the Teen Craft event.

















Special Olympics Torch Run:  On Tuesday, May 27, members of the Police Department ran in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The event raises funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics. In addition to participating in the run, the Coronado Police Department was the top fundraising team in all of San Diego County.

Torch Run 

Left to Right: Detective Jason Hurley, Detective Jackie Hurtado, Sgt. Matt Mitchell, PSO Merry Theisen, Officer Aaron Mansker, Detective Angel Cedeño.





Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year AwardThe 2014 annual “Enough is Enough” Crime Stoppers luncheon was held on Thursday, May 29. Nominees from regional law enforcement agencies were honored for their exceptional policing efforts. Detective Anthony Flores was Coronado's 2014 nominee. Flores was nominated for demonstrating his knowledge, skills and experience as an officer by leading his shift in felony arrests, making several drug related arrests, providing training on narcotics and cell phone data records. He also was instrumental in starting the Coronado Police Explorer program. 


Crime Stoppers

From left to right: Commander Mike Lawton, Detective Anthony Flores, Police Chief Jon Froomin






Total Station Training:  On Wednesday, May 28, Coronado Police Department's Traffic and Investigations Divisions participated in a refresher training course on the Total Station equipment. Total Station is an electronic, optical instrument used to reconstruct accident and crime scenes using computer technology.The training, which took place at Vetter Park, was provided by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.


















Orange Avenue Tree Wells:  The installation of the new tree wells, on Orange Avenue, began as scheduled, on Tuesday, May 27. The work is set to be completed slightly ahead of schedule, on either Friday, May 30, or early next week.


Tree Wells 

Above and below: Crews working on tree well installation along Orange Avenue near First Street.


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Recreation Department Summer Staff Kick-off:  This week, new, returning and longtime staff participated in the Recreation Department's summer staff and program training, which was held at the Community Center. This is one opportunity each year when staff from all of Recreation's different departments can come together. It is also the unofficial start of the summer programming.



Above and Below: Recreation staff training.











Tennis:  The United States Tennis Association's Junior Satellite Tournament finished up this past weekend with 10 Coronado kids taking home trophies. Feedback from officials has been positive and encouraging. Nearly 180 children from San Diego and the region, including Calexico and Ensenada in Mexico, participated in the event.














Upcoming Meetings: 
  • 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.