Weekly Update - January 8, 2016

Date of Record: 2016-01-08


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 will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.  

Groundbreaking CeremonyA groundbreaking ceremony for the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green will be held, rain or shine, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, to celebrate the beginning of construction to replace the former Senior Center. A traditional groundbreaking ceremony will kick-off at the construction site and then a reception will follow in the Library’s Winn Room directly following the ceremony. If it rains, the ceremony and reception will be held in the Winn Room.

Groundbreaking Invitation 

Groundbreaking Invitation2

Weather and SandbagsThe heavy storms that are hitting San Diego County are not over. More rain is expected this week and next. Be sure to check the City's El Niño/Storm Center page on the Coronado website for information on flooding and ways you can be prepared before, during and after a storm. In Coronado, sandbags are available for residents in need, while supplies last, at four locations. (See map below). No contractors or construction sites please. The City provides sandbags as a courtesy to its residents. Several times this week, supplies were depleted during heavy storms and the City continues to work to keep the sites stocked.

Rainy Weather

Sandbag Map

Sandbags Delivered
Public Services crews replenishing sandbag supplies on Thursday, January 7.


County Storm Damage Assessment:  San Diego County is asking residents to complete a form that will assist the agency in collecting damage information and associated costs with the current storms. The information will help determine the estimated dollar amount of disaster damages within the County and be used to determine if enough disaster damages have occurred to qualify for disaster assistance. Completing the form does not guarantee a disaster declaration will be received nor does it guarantee those who complete it will be eligible or receive disaster assistance. This is an informational gathering document only at this point. If you have any questions regarding information being collected or this form, email oes@sdcounty.ca.gov. Click this link to complete the form.

Flooding in City


Cays Power Outage:  A power outage in the Cays late Monday, January 4, into early Tuesday, January 5, affecting customers in the Coronado Cays up the Silver Strand to parts of State Route 74 and Tenth Street. SDG&E said the outage was caused by broken insulator, plastic or glass case that connects the power line to the pole. The outage lasted less than 2 hours.  If you have any questions about the outage, please contact SDG&E at (800) 411-7343.

Cays Sign

Medical Marijuana:  At its meeting Tuesday, January 5, the City Council introduced an ordinance that amends Title 36 of the Coronado Municipal Code by adding Chapter 36.20 “Medical Marijuana Prohibited Activities.” The amended ordinance adds a chapter that expressly prohibits the establishment and operation of marijuana cultivation, processing, delivery and dispensary activities that will be licensed by the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR), and also included language that clarifies that an exception is made for delivery by or to a qualified patient/caregiver for the personal use by a qualified patient. The Council requested the ordinance return to the City Council 30 days after the BMMR provides licensing rules so the Council can consider local regulations.


Pomona Avenue Gas Main Relocation:  San Diego Gas and Electric has continued to work on the project (weather permitting).  Two-way traffic on Pomona Avenue is being maintained during construction operations; however, drivers may encounter minor delays. Motorists are asked to be extra cautious while driving through the construction zone, especially during the recent rainy weather, and to obey all traffic signs and directions from the flagmen controlling traffic. 

Pomona Ave Work 

Above and below:  SDG&E continues to work on installing gas main under Pomona Avenue.

Pomona Ave Work2 

Navy Training:  The Navy will be conducting parachute jumps into the Silver Strand Training Complex South in the vicinity of the old elephant cage on Monday, January 11, through Thursday, January 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Naval Base Coronado said it will post information to its Facebook page.


Cal Am Water ConstructionThe City has received a permit application from California American Water, which is proposing a relatively large utility construction project to replace 2,000 linear feet of aged water mains along Flora Avenue, R.H. Dana Place and Isabella Avenue. The majority of the construction, which is expected to begin next week, is to occur during the day although a portion of the work will impact Orange Avenue at its intersection with R.H. Dana Place and will be completed between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. The City is coordinating with California American Water and its contractor, Southland Paving, to limit construction impacts associated with the project. However, the project will require significant traffic control and will, at times, eliminate on-street parking. Residents and businesses along the affected streets will receive a notification letter from California American Water. When the City receives more information on specific road closures and dates, it will provide the information to residents. For more information about the project, contact Mark Duchesne, Construction Inspector for California American Water, at (916) 342-9801.

Cal Am Work Map

Christmas Tree Recycling:  Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled by using either the green-waste curbside program or the drop-off program. For the green waste curbside program, place four-foot sections of tree in your yard waste recycling containers, or bundle tree sections together with twine (maximum four feet in length and 18 inches in diameter) and place on the curb. The other option is to bring your tree to one of two locations to drop-off. The first location is the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp parking lot and the other location is the Cays Sports Park parking lot. Look for the large roll-off dumpsters. Trees may be placed whole into these containers. No trash please. Pick-up will occur this year between December 28 and January 16. Here's a link to a map of the drop-off locations. http://bit.ly/1JcMy5r

Xmas Tree Recycling

Christmas tree recycling location near the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp by the Community Center.

Beach Closure:  County health officials have extended a beach closure from the U.S.-Mexico border to the northern end of the Silver Strand shoreline due to sewage-contaminated runoff at the Tijuana River. A general rain advisory has been issued for all coastal waters of San Diego County following rain due to urban runoff. Water contact should be avoided for 72 hours. For more information visit http://www.sdbeachinfo.com

County Beach Water Quality logo


Tent at Hotel del Coronado: A large white tent on Hotel del Coronado property has been set up in a parking lot near Orange Avenue for a trade show that began Wednesday, January 6. The permitted tent will be removed today.

Tent at Del


 ‘3 on Thursday’:  The Cultural Arts Commission wants you to start planning your weekend with this short “3 on Thursday” list of three featured events happening in Coronado this weekend, as well as show times at the Vintage Village Theatre.  Click here on the logo for a link to this week’s list.

3 Thursday 

Permitted Use of Parks, Beaches:  The lists below of permitted uses of the City’s parks and beaches are provided to inform the public about the groups that have obtained a permit. Organized groups of 25 or more are required to have a permit. Permitting helps the City plan for staffing, provide a safer environment and better control when events occur. It also provides assurance to a user that they have permission to use a particular location. To report a large unpermitted group, contact the police at (619) 522-7350. Commercial activity is prohibited on public parks, property, and streets, without a permit.

  • The following groups have been approved, by the San Diego Unified Port District, to use Tidelands Park for commercial activity or special events:



Windstar Adventures

SUP (Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Stroller Strides

Outdoor Activities (Monday – Friday; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.)

Family Kayak

Kayaking (Monday – Friday; varying times)

Stand Up Paddleboard

SUP (Monday – Friday; varying times)

  • The following are permits issued for beach and park events scheduled to be held from Saturday, January 9, through Friday, January 15.




Loading Zone Permits Issued

Ultimate Frisbee

Central Beach

January 9




C3 Gallery at the Community Center:  The C3 Gallery continues its inaugural exhibit “Visions of Coronado” at the Coronado Community Center. The Gallery had its grand opening on November 19, when the community, in partnership with the City of Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, revealed the C3 Gallery and the work of local artists. The exhibit will be on display through March 31. The C3 Gallery is open daily and located in the North Hall of the Community Center, 1845 Strand Way.  

C3 Gallery 

C3 Gallery inaugural exhibition, “Visions of Coronado,” will remain up until March 31.


A Message from Recreation ServicesThe Recreation Department would like to thank the community for a productive 2015 filled with paddling, skating, learning new sports skills, swimming, golfing, surfing, fitness, cooking, tennis, Pickleball, basketball and crafts for the whole family. Recreation staff members have another year of quality recreation planned for all. Watch for the new brochure due out next week. Online registration for residents begins on Tuesday, January 19 and for non-residents on Tuesday, January 26.

Rec Thanks Community 

Rec Thanks Community2




Bodies, Boards and Commissions:  There is currently one opening on the Cultural Arts Commission and one on the Bicycle Advisory Commission. The City of Coronado encourages residents to become active in city government. Applications are being accepted now. Contact the City Clerk at (619) 522-7320 or drop by City Hall for more information.

Vacancies Flier2 

Bicycle Advisory Commission Vacancy


Kids Craft ProgramThe Library held its weekly Kids’ Craft Program this week.  Children got to make stained glass mittens. 

Mittens Craft

Children displaying their work at the craft program.




Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:


  • Crews have begun removing four dead Monterey Pines on the 300 block of Sixth Street. The westbound lane near Alameda Boulevard will be shut down and traffic will be detoured to neighboring Fifth and Seventh Streets during the work. Heavy rain may delay the operation.

Trees Removed 

  • Wastewater/Storm Water staff cleaned out a storm line between rain events at First Street and A Avenue.

Wastewater Stormwater



Upcoming Meetings: 

  • Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m on Monday, Jan. 11, at City Hall.
  • The Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at City Hall.
  • The Design Review Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at City Hall.
  • The Coronado Transportation Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at City Hall.
  • The RSIP-3 meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at City Hall.
  • The Civil Service Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at City Hall.
  • The City Council meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at City Hall.
  • Historic Resource Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at City Hall. 
  • The Naval Complexes Coordinating Group meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 25, at City Hall.
  • The Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at City Hall.
  • The Design Review Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at City Hall.
  • The Traffic Operations Committee meets at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at City Hall. 
  • The Golf Course Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Golf Course.
  • The RSIP-3 meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at City Hall.


  • SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY UPDATE:  The Weekly Update can be found on the City’s website every Friday at noon under the home page’s News Center. It also can be delivered via email directly to your inbox. Residents can sign up to receive a weekly notice that the latest edition is online as well as a link to the document. Through the City’s eNotify system, you also can have access to other City publications, such as meeting agendas and minutes, employment opportunities, newsletters, as well as RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and RFQs (Requests for Qualifications). To sign up, click on this eNotify link and type in your email address where directed. Click on the City Manager's Weekly Update or on any of the lists you would like to receive and click “Sign Up.” If you have any questions about the Weekly Update or eNotify, call City Hall at (619) 522-7300. It's all free. Sign up today.


Your News, Your Way:  Are you up-to-speed on what’s going on in Coronado? Being in the know has never been easier. Get your news your way. Whichever way you like to receive news and information, the City of Coronado delivers.

Twitter: Do you have a Twitter account? Coronado (@CoronadoCity) is active on Twitter. Follow us.

Facebook: Perhaps you prefer Facebook? Like the City of Coronado Facebook page to keep up.

Nixle: Maybe you prefer a Nixle text message or email for traffic advisories? Find out first about traffic backups, street closures and accidents affecting traffic. To learn more about Nixle and to sign up, visit this page on the City’s website.

Website Homepage:  The home page on the City’s website also is a place for posting news and information that affect residents. Check out the News Center or the City's Twitter Feed. You can also see upcoming meetings on the Events Calendar.

Coronado TV:  City Council and Planning Commission meetings are rebroadcast on Coronado TV in their entirety beginning the day following the meeting. The rebroadcasts are shown up to five times a day. Watch Coronado TV on Time Warner Cable Channel 19 or on AT&T Channel 99.