Weekly Update - 06/07/2013

Date of Record: 2013-06-01


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, June 18, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Meet the Chief:  Locals were invited to meet the City's new Police Chief at any of three Community Coffee events set up for yesterday and today. The last one is being held today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Calypso Café in the Coronado Cays. A flyer was distributed to let the community know about the events. Click here to see the flyer: http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/documents/1370019407_08471.pdf


A little one-on-one time with Chief Froomin and a few citizens.



Chief Froomin and a few of Coronado's finest at host Café 1134.


Bike Corrals Survey:  The City hopes to hear from residents, businesses and visitors about the recently installed bike corrals. Eight bike corrals were installed last week along Coronado's commercial corridor as a trial and we need feedback. A press release on the City's website has more information. After experiencing the bike corrals, please take this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TL2KJRK. You need not have used them to take the survey. In addition to the survey, feedback also may be provided to Anthony Colarossi at (619) 522-2424 or via email at acoloarossi@coronado.ca.us.

Navy/Marine Corps Exercise June 12-28:  The Navy and Marine Corps will be conducting training exercises at the Silver Strand Training Complex from June 12-28. The exercises will involve the loading of vehicles and equipment from a ship.  Some of the items will be taken from Silver Strand Training Complex North to Silver Strand Training Complex South via State Route 75 during non-peak traffic hours. Some of the equipment will then be transported to Naval Base San Diego via Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, also during non-peak hours. The Navy has assured the City that it will work diligently to ensure minimal impact to traffic on SR-75 and to Coronado and Imperial Beach residents.


Best Beach for Kids:  Jetsetter online travel community named Coronado the Best Beach for Kids, saying Coronado "caters to families with its gently lapping waves and strict ban on alcohol and smoking." Here's the piece, which came out last week. 


Proposed Second-hand Smoking Ordinance WorkshopThe City will host a public workshop on a proposed second-hand smoking ordinance. The community is encouraged to review and comment upon elements of the ordinance that would prohibit smoking in enclosed and outdoor public places as well as places of employment. City staff will take the suggestions to the City Council. A notice has been placed on the City's website. For information, contact Jerome Torres at (619) 522-7305 or jtorres@coronado.ca.us.


Storefront Etiquette:  The City, Coronado Chamber of Commerce and Coronado MainStreet recently sent a letter to properties in the business district reminding them of the City's longstanding policy that the pedestrian pathway must be kept clear of any signs or merchandise.  Business owners are expected to keep their tables, chairs, umbrellas, planters, signage and any display merchandise as close to their building as possible and at no times should these items intrude into the pedestrian pathway or City street tree/furniture area.  The letter also advises business owners that offsite signs down the street, around the corner or at the curb are not allowed.  These restrictions are necessary to keep our sidewalks clear and attractive, and create a safe shopping experience. City officials will begin monitoring the areas after businesses have an opportunity to clear the pathway of their items.



Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, June 8, through Friday, June 14. 





Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

June 8

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

June 8

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

June 8

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

June 8 (Grandfathered in through a wedding coordinator)

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 8


Spreckels Park

June 8

Birthday Party with Astro Jump

Spreckels Park

June 9

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

June 10

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 14



Historic Resource Commission
On Wednesday, June 5, the Commission approved nominations for historic designation for 1017 Park Place, 301 Alameda Boulevard, and 516 I Avenue. They also determined, through the "Notice of Intent to Demolish" review, that the properties at 416 Fifth Street and 700 I Avenue are not historically significant.


1017 Park Place

301 Alameda Boulevard


516 I Avenue




Street Preventive Maintenance
 Slurry operations are finished and the contractor has reinstalled all pavement markings.  A Notice of Completion will be sent to the City Council at an upcoming meeting.


Glorietta Bay Pump Station Repairs:  The contractor finished cleaning operations and is demobilizing the site this week.  All equipment and fencing will be removed in time for the beginning of summer recreation camps.


Water Main Repair:  Work to repair a water main on Silver Strand Boulevard, or State Route 75, just south of Pomona Avenue was started. This is a U.S. Navy project. The contractor was able to keep two lanes of traffic open in both directions by shifting the travel lanes.  This work is expected to be complete by Monday, June 24.  Please drive carefully around this construction site.


 Navy work at Silver Strand Boulevard at Pomona Avenue.



Hotel del CoronadoThe Library's exhibit celebrating 125 years of the Hotel del Coronado is currently being installed. Although the majority of the artifacts and photos are on loan from the Del's Heritage Department, some very special items come from elsewhere. Various original drafts of the notarial records documenting the sale of Coronado, including the original draft deed, will be on display. These privately-owned documents trace every owner of Coronado, from Pio Pico to Elisha Babcock, H.L. Story and the Coronado Beach Company.  On loan from San Diego State University's Love Library is the first Hotel del Coronado guest register dating from 1888.  The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, August 3.

The Hotel del Coronado stands the test of time at 125.


Book into Film:  The Library held another successful "Book into Film" discussion group on Sunday, June 2.  The topic of the meeting was "Rear Window," both the Hitchcock-directed film and the Cornel Woolrich story upon which it was based.


Poetry Reading:  The Coronado Library will host a Poetry Reading from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Winn Room. The event features the poets and poems from the 2012-13 "San Diego Poetry Annual: The Best Poems of San Diego."


Motorcycle Officer Qualification Course:  Two officers completed the rigorous Motorcycle Officer Qualification Course and will be on the streets of Coronado soon to help ensure our community's motoring and pedestrian safety.



Summer Staff Training:  The summer staff training continued this week with preschool and Coronado Skate Park training sessions on Tuesday, June 4; Inclusion Staff Training on Wednesday, June 5; Camp Coronado Staff Training on Tuesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 6;  and CPR, First Aid and Rockwall trainings today.  Topics covered included: staff expectations; customer service; Recreation Department policies and procedures; goals of the camps; safety first; respectful accommodations for participants with and without disabilities; how to talk to campers and parents; and the cognitive, physical, social and emotional developmental stages of children. All this training is in preparation for the start of summer programs on Monday, June 10.



Golf Course Changes: Modifications to the 15th Tee at the Coronado Golf Course have been approved and changes will be coming soon to help reduce the number of errant golf balls from entering the tennis facility.

City Budget
The Budget is set to be adopted by the City Council at the June 18 meeting.

Major Maintenance Street Work:  Work on a major maintenance project to resurface pavement along Seventh Street, Palm Avenue, Pine Street, Pine Court, and Soledad Place, and make sewer improvements along Seventh Street may begin in July. Residents and business owners should be aware that the streets will be completely removed and replaced, which is work that will impact driving and parking in the area. Notifications will be sent out advising the community of the work in advance.

Sidewalk Cleaning:  The selection of a new contract for a sidewalk pressure cleaning operator for the maintenance of sidewalks along Orange Avenue has been delayed to allow for a re-bid on the work. However, the current contractor will continue cleaning on a month-to-month basis.