Weekly Update - 04/5/2013back
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.
The next City Council meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
Hotel del Coronado
Bay View Park
Recreation Cottage Improvements: The construction fencing surrounding the Recreation
Cottage was removed and the building painted.
The ramp guardrail is one of the last items to be installed and the
project will be complete.
Street Preventive Maintenance: A preconstruction meeting was held this week to begin
project coordination for Street Preventive Maintenance FY 2012-13. The contractor will be forwarding submittals
to staff with the work anticipated to start the first week of May. Streets to be sealed include Sixth Street,
Eighth Street, Ninth Street from Alameda Boulevard to Adella Avenue, Ocean
Boulevard/R. H. Dana, and Palm Avenue from Alameda to Third Street. This item
serves to remind residents about the City's efforts to maintain its streets
with slurry sealing, which extends the life of streets and improves smooth
conditions. Residents will be asked to
avoid driving and parking on the streets while they are drying.
ADA Compliant Pedestrian Ramps Along
Sixth Street: A
preconstruction meeting is scheduled Monday, April 8, for a project to remove
and replace 47 pedestrian ramps along Sixth Street west of Orange Avenue. The project will bring ramps in compliance
with standards set forth by the Americans With Disabilities Act, and provide a
better surface for wheelchairs and strollers. Although staff is still
coordinating with the contractor to confirm a start date, construction is
expected to begin the week of April 15 and be completed by the end of the month.
Cultural Arts Commission:
The Cultural Arts Commission held its monthly meeting Thursday,
April 4, chaired by Vice-Chair Steve Baker. The Commission is planning several
events, including "Art Under the Umbrellas" at the Coronado Golf Course on Sunday,
May 12; an event with Broadway Producer Don Gregory on a date to be determined;
an Art Forum on Thursday, June 20; and film festival-related events, also in
Book Into Film Program:
The Library will be hosting another session of its "Book Into Film"
series at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in the Winn Room. This session will feature the book and film "Brokeback
Mountain," a film adapted from a 1997 short story by Annie Proulx.
Spring Break Messages:
The Coronado Police Department issued two important messages to the
community this week about Spring Break bicycle and vehicle thefts. The messages
A Message from the Police Department:
Lock Your Bikes!
Enjoy Coronado by bike this week, but remember that bike
thefts are a growing concern. To make sure you are not a victim of bicycle
theft, always lock your bike to a rack using a U-lock, no matter how long you
will be away from it. With the increase in people and bikes in town this Spring
Break week, the bike thieves are out to get yours if you don't take the
appropriate precautions. Cable locks are being cut by bike thieves. Replace
your cable lock with a metal U-lock for a higher degree of safety. Remember
also to lock your bike to a bike rack in a well-traveled area and under a light
at night. Report suspicious people hanging around areas where bikes are parked.
Bike thieves can carry bolt cutters in a backpack. Register your bike with the
National Bike Registry. Contact the Coronado Police Department during business
hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, for a free National Bike
Registry bike license. Enjoy Coronado by bike this week!
A Message from the Police Department:
Lock Your Vehicles, Don't be a Victim
The number of thefts from vehicles parked on the streets
around the Coronado Community Center, Hotel del Coronado and along Ocean
Boulevard has increased since Spring Break began. The Coronado Police Department is reminding visitors and
residents to never leave valuables in your vehicles, to lock your car doors and
to roll up car windows when leaving your car parked on the street for any
amount of time. Recent thefts from vehicles parked on the street indicate that
thieves may be watching people place valuables in the trunks of their vehicle
after parking. Avoid leaving any valuables in your parked vehicles to reduce
the chance of being a victim. Report any suspicious persons loitering in areas
where unattended vehicles are parked. Your tip could stop a theft.
Egg-stravaganza: The annual Easter Egg-stravaganza was a huge
success. Lots of children and their families
enjoyed Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the morning and the carnival in the
afternoon. There were egg hunts, visits
with the bunny, the Candyland game, a jumpee, and lots of carnival games.
ON THE HORIZON
Budget-related Dates: Community organization grant proposals are due on April 15. A Budget/Capital Improvement Projects Workshop is set for May 21 that will include community group presentations. The Budget is set to be adopted by the City Council at a meeting June 4.