Weekly Update - 4/11/2014

Date of Record: 2014-04-11


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, April 15, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 









Navy Noise Alert:  In case you heard gunfire or saw smoke near Silver Strand earlier today, the Navy was conducting training during the morning near the ocean beaches by Fiddler's Cove. The Navy recognizes the importance of being good neighbors with the local communities and makes every effort to abate noise when possible. Noise complaints can always be directed to (619) 545-8233.





USS Coronado Commissioning:  The USS Coronado was commissioned and “brought to life” at a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island on Saturday, April 5. Thousands of local residents attended and tours of the ship were offered. It is the third Navy ship to bear the City's name.

USS Coronado

Above and below: The USS Coronado commissioning ceremony held April 5.


USS Coronado 2


USS Coronado Commissioning Ceremony


USS Coronado Commissioning Ceremony 2






Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and parks events scheduled to be held from Saturday, April 12 through Friday, April 18.








Centennial Park

April 12


Central Beach

April 12

Memorial Surf Contest

South Beach

April 12

















Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, April 9, the Commission approved the exterior revisions proposed for the Shima restaurant, at 126 Orange Ave., (replacing the former Firehouse Bar & Grill). The Commission also approved new signs for the existing Wells Fargo Bank located at 928 Orange Ave.



















Pedestrian Ramp Improvement Project:  Bids on a project to replace the existing pedestrian ramps along E, F, and H avenues with new ramps that meet current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements are being reviewed. A recommendation is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the City Council on May 6. This project is being funded by the Community Development Block Grant program. Construction may begin in early June and take about 60 days to complete.





Pomona, Seventh, and Adella Intersection Improvement Project:  

Bids on a project to replace the existing temporary roundabout at the intersection of Pomona Avenue, Seventh Street  and Adella Avenue with a permanent, fully-landscaped roundabout were opened this week and are being reviewed. A recommendation is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the City Council on May 6. Construction may begin in early June and take 60 days to complete. However, the selected contractor is entitled to receive a financial incentive if the work is completed early. During construction, residents can expect Pomona Avenue to be closed to through traffic. Properties immediately adjacent to the construction zone will most likely not have vehicular access. Some properties will have their driveway aprons reconstructed as part of the project, while others will receive new curbs and gutters. Trash pickup will be accommodated and pedestrian access will be maintained as much as possible. Construction will be limited to the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, but most contractors end operations well before 7 p.m. As the project nears, affected residents will be notified and phone numbers will be provided if there are any concerns with the project.



Temporary Roundabout Pomona Avenue

Temporary roundabout on Pomona Avenue.
















Library BoardThe Board of Trustees met on Tuesday and reviewed the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget and budget narratives. The trustees were pleased to learn that a recent cost estimate for digitizing the Coronado newspaper microfilm has been reduced from an earlier estimate, which means the project can most likely be fully funded by the Judith Bond bequest. Board Trustees had previously approved use of this bequest for the project. The Board also viewed information about Christie Micro Tiles, an innovative digital display system.




Youth Programs:  A Kids' Craft was held on Tuesday, April 8, where children made Easter egg people. The teens fashioned fish out of clothespins on Wednesday, April 9. The big event this week was the Junior Volunteers' play, “The Prince and his Sisters or Royalty Gone Wild,” with two performances given yesterday. The volunteers have been rehearsing since January under the guidance of Youth Services Librarian Ellenjoy Weber, aided by Library Assistant Chelsea Ditler. 






 Above and below: Children holding up or working on their Easter egg people craft.





















Permit Parking Zone Public Hearing:  The Coronado City Council is scheduled to conduct a public hearing Tuesday, April 15, to get community input on possibly reducing the boundaries of the Program Decal Parking Permit Zone located near Naval Air Station North Island. The City received a request from a member of the community to research the continuing need for the permit parking zone. The zone was established about 23 years ago due to Navy base personnel parking in the neighborhoods because they were barred from parking on the base. The Navy has increased parking on base property outside of the security gate to better accommodate those barred from driving on base. The Navy also has modified its base entry procedures, reducing the number of base employees needing to park off base. A staff report on Item 8d can be found in the agenda packet on the City's website. The City Council meeting begins at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. Please direct questions to the Police Department at (619) 522-7355.




Recent Vehicle Burglaries:  In the past week, the Police Department has received several reports of cars being burglarized. Some of the cars have been left unlocked with valuables left in plain sight. Thieves made off with wallets, watches, iPads and purses. Don't be a victim. Do not leave anything in the car that might look like it's worth taking. Lock your car, better yet, alarm it. A thief can steal your valuables in seconds. Don't make it easy for them.





Backseat of Vehicle

Don't leave valuables in plain view in your unattended car to prevent vehicle burglaries.






















New Fitness Machine:  The Fitness Room at the Coronado Community Center has a new abdominal crunch machine to replace the previous one that was nine years old. The new machine provides a better workout. Our fitness customers are getting comfortable with the new machine.





New Exercise Equip 

Above and below: New ab machine at the Community Center Fitness Room.


New Exercise Equip 2







Carpet Replacement:  The carpet in the Nautilus Room will be replaced next week. Work will begin on Monday, April 14, and the room will be ready for the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event, on April 19. The Optimist Club will move to the Coronado Club Room for its Thursday, April 17, meeting.





New Carpet

Worn carpet in the Nautilus Room at the Community Center to be replaced.







Parks & Recreation Commission:  On Monday, April 14, the Parks & Recreation Commission will be discussing dogs in Coronado parks, and the off-leash hours for dogs. The findings from these discussions will be forwarded to the City Council in an upcoming report regarding dog parks and dog regulations. The Parks & Recreation Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.




Community Teens On Monday, April 7, Community Teen participants helped Recreation Staff prepare for the annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza event, which will take place on Saturday, April 19. Teens helped stuff Easter eggs and craft bags, as well as organize materials that help make this event very successful. The Community Center's Easter 2014 events feature Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and the Easter Egg-Stravaganza with egg hunt, Easter Bunny visits and carnival games. Call (619) 522-7342 for ticket purchase information or for more information.


Easter Event Flyer






Friday Night on the Town:  On Friday, April 11, staff will take teens to Skyzone in Chula Vista for an hour of non-stop jumping at the indoor trampoline facility. Activities offered at Skyzone include free jumping, dodge ball, a foam pit, basketball hoops and arcade games. Afterward, staff and middle-schoolers will head to In-N-Out Burger for dinner. This Friday Night on the Town event is full but there are many more planned. Make sure you sign up early.


 Friday Night on the Town Event Flyer












Upcoming Meetings:  
  • Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
  • City Council meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at City Hall.
  • The Historic Resource Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at City Hall.