Weekly Update - 06/14/2013

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.



Navy/Marine Exercise:  An annual Navy and Marine Corps exercise at Silver Strand Training Complex North and South began this week. Most of the exercise will be transferring equipment from a ship to the beach. Some of the equipment will be transported on State Route 75 and on Palm Avenue during off-peak hours, according to the Navy. Exercise will last through June 28.


Clock Tower Dedication: Mayor Casey Tanaka was present at the dedication of student-produced art installed on the Coronado Plaza Tower. The artists are from Coronado School of the Arts and the tower is at 1300 Orange Avenue between R.H. Dana Place and Churchill Place. The tower is the highest part of the building that takes up the small block and is just above Vigilucci's Ristorante. The local Coronado Eagle & Journal wrote a story on the artwork.


On the upper right is the Coronado Plaza Tower with newly installed art.



Some of the students and an instructor who helped with the project.


Students, dignitaries, arts enthusiasts pose near the Coronado Plaza Tower.


Navy work at Orange/Pomona: A reminder that the Navy is working on a water line at Orange and Pomona avenues. No lanes have been closed on State Route 75 in either direction while crews are working. However, lanes have been shifted away from the work area, which is in the median. Take care when driving in the area.


Work going on at Orange and Pomona avenues.



Crews near the median working on a water line.


Bike Corrals:  The City is hearing from residents, businesses and visitors about the recently installed bike corrals, eight of which were installed last week along Coronado's commercial corridor as a trial. This press release 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.

Storefront Etiquette Notice: The City would like to include a copy of the flyer on Storefront Etiquette it mailed to all businesses in the commercial district. We have heard that some did not receive it.



Fourth of July PreparationsThe City is gearing up for a busy Fourth of July, which will fall on a Thursday this year. Festivities include a parade, 15K race, rough-water swim, community concert and fireworks show. Locals are sure to be impacted by traffic and parking. The City will be issuing a press release early next week that will include important information, including streets that will be closed and details about the fireworks show.

Special Events Permits: Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, June 15, through Friday, June 21. 





Classic Car display

Parking lot adjacent to the Coronado Yacht Club

June 15

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

June 15


North Beach

June 15

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 15

Wedding Ceremony

Spreckels Park w/gazebo

June 15

School Event Celebration

Central Beach

June 17

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 21


New Human Resources Manager:  Amy Reeve has been selected as the City's new Human Resources Manager and will begin her duties on Monday, July 1. Amy has a background in Organization Development and she comes to the City from Windsor, California, where she was Human Resources Manager for the last six years.



Vactor Waste Handling Pit:  Construction is underway and all demolition work is complete.  The contractor encountered an unanticipated conflict with a utility line that will result in minor modifications to the drainage system for the vactor pit.  As a result, construction operations have slowed while staff works with the contractor to identify the best solution for the utility conflict.


Public Services Vactor Waste Pit site near A Avenue.



Public Services Vactor Waste Pit site near A Avenue.


Cultural Arts Commission Website Launch/Arts Forum: The Cultural Arts Committee invites the community to add arts events and profile pages to CoronadoArts.com, a one-stop arts calendar for Coronado events. It launches June 20. Also on June 20, the Commission will present its second "Arts Forum" from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, in the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center. All arts organizations, artists, writers, performers, gallery owners and arts enthusiasts of every genre are encouraged to attend to share ideas for a more arts-friendly Coronado.


Coronado Library Exhibit: The Coronado Library has installed its latest exhibit, which commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Hotel del Coronado. Library Director Christian Esquevin shared exciting news about one of the items on display. Ralph Bowman, a leading dealer in paper antiquities, loaned the Library the original draft documents for the sale of Coronado. These documents trace the ownership history of Coronado back to Spanish Governor Pio Pico and his gift of Coronado, then just known as the San Diego Peninsula, to Pedro Carillo.


The land grant for the City of Coronado dated May 15, 1846.


Camp CoronadoCamp Coronado's "Western Week" began on Monday, June 10, with 90 young cowpokes in Glorietta Bay Park.  The week was filled with cattle wrangling relays, Gold Rush games, a Wild West scavenger hunt, campfire s'mores pops, and concluded with a hoedown on Friday.  Camp Coronado is scheduled for 10 weeks this summer.

Camp Coronado campers and staff at the pool  

Train Dance at Camp Coronado

Pre-Kinder Camp and Playmania:  Thirty, 2- to 5-year-olds played, tumbled, jumped, painted, glued and sang in the tot and preschool camps that started this week in the Community Center classrooms.




 Pre-kinder Camper and staff

Babysitting Class:  Twelve adolescents participated in the first of three babysitting classes that staff is hosting this summer in the Police Department Community Room.  This course, taught by the American Red Cross, certifies young people as babysitters.


Jr. Recreation Leaders:  The Jr. Recreation Leader program started strong on Monday, June 10, with eight teen leaders for the two-week session.  The teens spent the first week participating in leadership challenges; team building exercises; learning camp skills; and shadowing a camp counselor at Camp Coronado.  They are also responsible for making root beer floats for the Camp Coronado Camper of the Week ceremony held on Friday afternoons.  The goal of the Jr. Recreation program is to gain leadership skills and experience working with children in a recreational setting.

Junior Recreation Leaders at Camp


Kayaking and Rowing Classes:  Seventeen paddlers participated in the Boathouse Youth and Adult Kayaking classes this week.  Through technique lessons and fun challenges, participants increased their paddling skills while exploring Glorietta Bay.

Tennis:  The recent Jr. Satellite Tournament produced nine trophy winners from Coronado.  Three USTA Jr. Team Tennis teams qualified for sectionals this past weekend in Orange County, where more than 600 kids from all over Southern California competed.  Three USTA Ladies League teams from Coronado won their divisions this past season.  The Little Stars tennis camp, children from 3 to 6 years old, had 16 participants this week. Cardio Tennis has added another day. The daily drop-in workouts have expanded to seven days a week for the summer.  Coronado hosted the first annual Pickleball Round Robin Tournament this weekend at the High School courts.  This event was very successful and Pickleball continues to gain momentum in Coronado.


Proposed Second-hand Smoking Ordinance Workshop The City's public workshop on a proposed second-hand smoking ordinance is set for 6 p.m. June 27 at City Hall. 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.

Golf Course Changes: Modifications to the 15th Tee at the Coronado Golf Course have been approved and changes will be coming as soon as July 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.