Weekly Update - 07/05/2013

Date of Record: 2013-06-20



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, July 16, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.


Summer Shuttle Launch:  Today marks the beginning of a free Coronado Summer Shuttle bus service that will run through September 30. The City and officials with the Metropolitan Transit System invited the community to check out the brightly decorated buses for the inaugural loop around Coronado's scenic Village area. Brochures that include a map, with major stops along the way highlighted, will be distributed around town. They will be available at most City facilities, including the Library, Police Station and City Hall. The City Council agreed to fund the free Summer Shuttle bus service. Each bus is "wrapped" with special graphics that promote Coronado and the most popular shuttle destinations. The buses will run every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week, with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights. Special bus stop signs have been installed.  The Summer Shuttle doubles the frequency of the current 904 bus service route. 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.



Fourth of July Coronado celebrated the Fourth of July with running, swimming, a concert, parade and fireworks.  The crowds were estimated to be larger than last year.  It was a normal busy day with medical aid calls, beach assists, vehicle tows and continual servicing of parks and temporary sanitary facilities. No major incidents were reported.



City Surveys:  Friday, July 12, is the final day to take the City of Coronado Second-Hand Smoking Ordinance Survey. To take an online version, click on, type or cut-and-paste the following link into your computer: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MS6NQXM. To take a paper version, click here for a copy that may be printed then either mailed or delivered to City Hall c/o Jerome Torres, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.  The City also has a Bike Corral Survey that it would like residents, businesses and visitors to take. This survey must be taken online. Here is a link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TL2KJRK.



Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, July 6, through Friday, July 12. 





Wedding Ceremony

Bay View Park

July 6

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

July 10

Junior Lifeguard Competition

Central Beach

July 11

Birthday Party

Spreckels Park

July 11

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

July 12





Street Overlay Project
 Construction on a major street overlay project in Coronado is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 8.  It is expected to start on Seventh Street with the majority taking place between Orange and D avenues.  Construction efforts also will include pedestrian ramp replacement along Seventh Street. Parking along Seventh Street in construction zones will be temporarily removed to accommodate the work.  The scope of the project includes installation of an asphalt overlay along the entire length of Seventh Street, Soledad Place, Pine Court, and Palm Avenue between Third and Sixth Streets, as well as Pine Street between Alder and Ocean. This project was delayed until after school testing and the busy Fourth of July weekend. Signs will be installed a few days before the work begins.  The project should be complete by September 30 or sooner. The following photos show the work that will be occurring along the streets receiving the overlay. The City appreciates your patience.


Vactor Waste Enclosure:  Construction continued this week with the contractor beginning work on the enclosure walls. Once completed, the vactor waste enclosure will provide the City with a place to dump wet material, such as debris from cleaning storm drains, and will allow the liquid to decant and be discharged into the sanitary sewer system.  The solid material will dry and then can be hauled off for disposal.


15th Tee Renovations:  The contractor is set to begin work on modifications to the 15th Tee at the Coronado Golf Course on Monday, July 8, to help reduce the number of errant golf balls from entering the tennis facility. July 8 was selected to avoid the Fourth of July holiday.  The contract period is 45 working days. A sign noting the project has been installed, as shown below.


Children's Summer Programs:  The Children's Library held a two-part "Fourth of July T-shirt Craft" starting last Thursday and ending Tuesday, July 2.  Coloring of the basic T-shirt design was conducted first and finish decorations were completed on Tuesday.


Teen Summer Reading Club:  So far, 132 teens have signed up for the Summer Reading Program and have collectively read 355 books.  During Teen Wednesday, the film "Men in Black III" was shown.


Cultural Arts CommissionThe Coronado Cultural Arts Commission met on Monday, July 1.  The Commission reviewed the "Art Forum" it held on Thursday, June 20, and the launch of the Coronadoarts.com website.  The Commission also is planning an "Arts Under the Umbrellas" event at the Coronado Golf Course on Sunday, August 4.



DUI Enforcement:  On Saturday, June 29, Coronado Officers along with deputies from the San Diego Sheriff's Department, as well as Police Officers from Chula Vista, La Mesa, National City, Oceanside, San Diego County Probation Department, San Diego, San Diego State University, and University of California San Diego, participated in a joint DUI enforcement patrol. The patrols were conducted in the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego and Solana Beach to crackdown on drunk driving in an ongoing effort to lower deaths and injuries in and around the San Diego County Fair. Participating agencies conducted 147 traffic stops during which 24 drivers were evaluated for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; six were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and one was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.  Fifty-one citations were issued to drivers for various traffic infractions, including five who were cited for driving without a license and one cited for driving on a suspended license. Four vehicles were stored.  Funding for this program is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Summer Registration:  A total of 762 participants are enrolled in day camps, swimming lessons, and enrichment programs this week. Banners show beach and park visitors where City-sanctioned camps are operating.


Party in the USA:  Campers, ages 5-7, participated in the new Party in the USA camp in the Coronado Cays this week.  On Monday, they celebrated their "Un-Birthday" with cupcake decorating and party games. For Tuesday's Fiesta, the kids played with confetti eggs and made their own pinatas and maracas. On Wednesday, they prepared for the Fourth of July by building and launching rockets, designing water bottle holders and visors, and having their own parade.  Today, they enjoyed a water day to celebrate the week. The highlight of the week was meeting firefighters from the Cays station and checking out their fire engine.

Crazy Chem Works Camp:  Fifteen scientists, ages 7-12, participated in the new Crazy Chem Works Camp this week. This camp was filled with educational and exciting experiments, which included thermal cups, learning the periodic table, blowing up balloons with the carbon dioxide from dry ice and crystal growing.


COPS  Camp:  This week at COPS Camp, located at the Club Room and Boathouse, 18 campers between the ages of 7 and 12 learned all about police work.  Highlights of the week included a police academy obstacle course, learning law enforcement lingo, and deciphering between different classes of fingerprints. On Wednesday, a San Diego Police Officer visited the camp to tell participants all about life on the force.




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.