Weekly Update - 12/20/2013

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Date of Record: 2013-12-02

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 











CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE






 

Outgoing/Incoming Port Commissioners:  Outgoing Port Commissioner Lou Smith was handed a key to the City at the Tuesday, December 17, City Council meeting. The Council thanked Smith for his excellent service. The City welcomed incoming Port Commissioner Garry Bonelli, who was sworn in then thanked the Council for selecting him.

 

Lou Smith receiving a plaque with a key to the City of Coronado Tuesday, December 17.

 

 
 
Garry Bonelli being sworn in as Coronado's new Port Commissioner on Tuesday, December 17.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No Smoking Ordinance:  Beginning New Year's Day, smoking is no longer permitted on outdoor public property in Coronado. The City's new sweeping smoking ban includes public streets, highways, alleys, rights of way, parkways, sidewalks, parking lots and pathways. The City is hoping to spread the word about Coronado's new ordinance, which was approved by the City Council in October and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The City currently prohibits smoking in parks and at beaches and, per state law, within 25 feet of a doorway or window of an enclosed building. But the new ordinance nearly eliminates smoking in most of the rest of the City. There are exceptions. We have created a webpage with all you need to know, sample signs that the public can display and a Q&A that explains in detail where smoking is no longer allowed. The City soon will be posting new signs in the business district and at City parks, and a one-page insert on the new ordinance was placed in the December 18 edition of the Coronado Eagle and Journal newspaper. If you have any further questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at (619) 522-7335.



 

Holiday Schedule:  Most non-public safety facilities in the City of Coronado will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, and Wednesday, January 1, 2014, for the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays. Coronado Police and Fire will be staffed for the holidays. Public Services will be on call over the holidays to respond to emergencies. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Here's the schedule:

 

City

Facility

Christmas Eve

12/24/2013

Christmas Day

12/25/2013

New Year's Eve

12/31/2013

New Year's Day

01/01/2014

Aquatics Center

5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

Club Room and Boathouse

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

CLOSED

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

CLOSED

Community Center

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLOSED

6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLOSED

Golf Course

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Library

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

Skatepark

10 a.m. to dusk

CLOSED

10 a.m. to dusk

1 p.m. to dusk

Tennis Center

Scheduling Center

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CLOSED

 

 

  • Public Services crews will not sweep streets on either holiday.
  • EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Christmas Day or New Year's Day and as a result there will be a one day residential delay in service each week.
  • The next Coronado City Council meeting is set for January 7.

 

 

 





Free Downtown Parking:  While time limits are enforced, the City of Coronado has "bagged" the meters in the commercial zone until December 27, offering free, two-hour parking. It is hoped that the loss of expected meter revenue will be offset by increased patronage at our downtown shops. Happy Holidays!



Meters are "bagged" in Coronado's commercial zone through December 27.

 









Ride the Lights:  The first annual Ride the Lights event took place on Sunday, December 15.  It was sponsored in part by the Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee and the Coronado Recreation Department. The ride started at Walgreens parking lot with upwards of 150 riders of all ages. Many participants had their bikes decorated with lights and festive ornaments. The riders followed Santa, touring the local streets and stopping for some carols along the way. The ride ended with cookies, hot cocoa, cider and a craft for the kids. Two Police bicycle Officers supported the riders.



Bike riders preparing to take off at the Ride the Lights event on December 15.

 








Special Events Permits:  Special events permits issued for beach and parks scheduled to be held from Saturday, December 21, through Friday, December 27. 

 

Event

Location

Date

Wedding

South Beach

December 22

Wedding

South Beach

December 27

 

 














 




 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 



Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting on Wednesday, the Historic Resource Commission approved the designation of the property addressed as 1003 Alameda Blvd. The Commission also approved Historic Alteration Permits for the properties at 1202 Glorietta Blvd. and 555 B Ave. and recommended approval of a Mills Act agreement for 1202 Glorietta Blvd.



1003 Alameda Blvd.


1202 Glorietta Blvd.

555 B Ave.

 

 

 


















ENGINEERING AND

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT







Glorietta Boulevard Bike Lane Striping:  Installation of the rectangular rapid flashing beacon assembly, bike lane signs and bike lane striping is complete. With the exception of a few minor details, work along Glorietta Boulevard is in the final phase of completion.


Newly painted bike lanes on Glorietta Boulevard.

 






 

Safe Routes to School:  Due to an unanticipated schedule conflict, the bike lane striping is being rescheduled to be completed on Friday and Saturday, January 3 and 4.  "No Parking" signs will be re-posted along Sixth Street with the revised dates, at which time parking restrictions will be limited to one side at any given time while the project is underway.

 

 




 

 

 

 

 



















FIRE SERVICES

 

 

 



Christmas Eve Gift Deliveries:  Today at 4 p.m. is the deadline to get a small wrapped gift to the Main Fire Department, 1001 Sixth St., to have Santa, Coronado Rotary members and the Coronado Fire Department make a Christmas Eve delivery to Coronado children. Don't forget to label the gift with the child's name and address. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child in need, which will be donated through Father Joe's Villages. See flyer below for more information.

 



















 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 

 
 





Youth ProgramsA "Tween" craft program was held on Tuesday, December 17, and candy cane pencils were made. The Teen Wednesday program featured a movie showing of "Fred Claus." Santa Claus made his annual visit to Story Hour today.


Santa at Story Hour


Santa's visit to the Library.

 

Exhibit:  The new Library exhibit features the books of Maurice Sendak. Sendak's classic picture book, "Where the Wild Things Are" had its 50th anniversary this year. The exhibit includes posters, memorabilia, and rare first editions. It will be on display through January 31.

 



Image from Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" classic picture book.

 




Concert:  A "Four Hand Piano Concert" will be presented on Saturday, December 21, at 3 p.m. in the Winn Room.  The concert features two pianists playing together.  The pianists, Leo Marcus and Gerald Robbins, will play compositions of Brahms, Faure, Ravel and Schubert. Click on the image for a larger version.

 

 


 















POLICE SERVICES

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

Operation Free Bird:  Coronado Police Officers participated in a two-day felony warrant sweep on Wednesday and Thursday, December 11 and 12, with 23 other law enforcement agencies in the county.  This event, led by the U.S. Marshals Service and supported by the San Diego County Probation Department, netted 102 arrests, five weapons, more than $70,000 in drugs and $13,000 in cash. 

 









Post-Release Offender SweepInvestigators assisted Chula Vista Police on Wednesday, December 11, with checks of post-release offenders in the South Bay area to ensure they were not out committing crimes.  Post release offenders are persons released early from prison for nonviolent crimes due to prison overcrowding in California.  Costs associated with this ongoing effort were covered by a grant.

 








Police Food Drive
:
   The Coronado Police Department is helping with a Food Drive this holiday season to support the San Diego Food Bank. Officers ask that donated food be dropped off any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Coronado Police Department, 700 Orange Ave., through December 31.



Photo: Officer Sam Sellers with his patrol shift bounty for the food bank.

 

 

 






















RECREATION SERVICES




 

Community Teens:  This week, Community Teens traveled to the Coronado Assisted Living Center to host an afternoon of holiday crafts. Teens helped residents make ornaments to decorate their trees and rooms. Community Teens will not be held over the holiday break but will resume again on Monday, January 6, with a cleanup project at Balboa Park.

Community Teens member helping make decorations.








Scholarship Fund:  Recreation staff recently reached out to civic organizations around Coronado to help boost scholarship funds. Many generous donations have been received to date. Donations from individuals at Snow Mountain recently resulted in more than $550 for the scholarship fund. A Coronado SAFE/Coronado Recreation Department event held in November resulted in $140 for the fund. Just yesterday, the Coronado Police Officers' Association donated $250, and $500 was donated recently by the Coronado Jr. Woman's Club.  Thank you to all of these generous donors for creating opportunities for needy Coronado youth to participate in recreation programs. There will be a lot of smiling faces participating in our programs in the New Year.

 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 








ON THE HORIZON


 

 
 

Council Meeting Items 2014:  The first City Council meeting of 2014 is set for January 7. The City Council is set to consider the City's Beach Fire Policy. Later that month, on January 21, the City Council will consider encroachment permits for outdoor dining at restaurants in the 100 block of Orange Avenue.