Weekly Update - 4/25/2014

Date of Record: 2014-04-25


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, May 6, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. 












Coronado Flower Show:  The 2014 Coronado Flower Show will be held this weekend in Spreckels Park. On Saturday, April 26, the show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “No Parking Tow Away” signs will be placed on portions of Orange Avenue, Sixth Street and C Avenue around the park before and during the event. Because of the large crowds that attend this event, please use caution driving in the area this weekend. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use extra caution when crossing streets due to increased congestion. Using the traffic signal light, at Sixth Street and Orange Avenue, is the recommended way to cross Orange Avenue.


Flower Show  



Flower Show parking map

Above: Map of “No Parking Tow Away” zones for the Coronado Flower Show.





National Bike Month:  National Bike Month 2014 includes a number of events in communities nationwide, including Coronado. However, the biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2014, Bike to Work Week will be May 12-16, with Bike to Work Day on May 16. The City of Coronado encourages residents to bike to work on May 16. More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. The City of Coronado has taken on the Bike to Work Corporate Challenge, where the City asks employees to bike to work. For more information, call Mariah VanZerr, the City's Active Transportation Planner at (619) 522-2423.





Employee of the Quarter:  In recognition of the outstanding contributions of City employees, Stacy Berman, Recreation Program Supervisor, has been named Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2014. Stacy has worked for the City for 25 years and was nominated for her tireless work as an ambassador for Coronado and Recreation Services. Stacy personifies the ideal of city service and is a true recreation professional in her creativity, passion and genuine love of people and what she does. Congratulation, Stacy.

Berman and Rahn 

Above and below: Stacy Berman with Recreation Director Linda Rahn and City Manager Blair King

Berman and King





Mother's Day EventThe Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is sponsoring a Mother's Day “Art Under the Umbrellas” event. Art pieces from several local artists will be featured on the patio of the Coronado Golf course on Mother's Day, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Locals are invited to bring their mothers to the Golf Course for brunch and to shop for a special gift.

Arts Under the Umbrellas






Navy-Sponsored Event:  The Navy will host the Sea-Based Defense Support of Civil Authorities event on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30, in Coronado. The event will showcase Navy, US Marines, National Guard air, medical and amphibious capabilities on April 29 at Silver Strand Training Complex North and additional displays and demonstrations on April 30 at Naval Air Station North Island. Traffic impacts are expected with military vehicles arriving up to two days before and after the event. On Tuesday, April 29, the right lane and the shoulder of State Route 75 heading south toward Imperial Beach will be closed at 2:30 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. while seven buses are being loaded and unloaded for the event. Three Coronado Police Traffic units will be aiding the Navy for safety reasons. A sign trailer will be used to direct traffic.





Cays Park Soccer Goals Storage Project:  City staff is working with Coronado Youth Soccer League representatives to create an area to store soccer goals in an out-of-sight but easy-to-access location.  The proposal is to extend the fencing of tennis court 5 on both long ends of the court west towards the retaining wall, creating an open-ended corral into which the goals can be rolled. The fencing, with windscreen like the tennis courts, will shield the view of the goals from most vantage points in the park, improving the aesthetics. The sand volleyball court, currently the storage yard for the goals, will be removed and returned to grass. The new soccer goal “pen” will be resurfaced with decomposed granite. Irrigation lines will be modified and drainage in the area will be improved.





EDCO Free Paper Shredding:  EDCO and the City of Coronado will be sponsoring a free Paper Shredding and E-Waste Collection event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. This free event gives Coronado residents an opportunity to safely dispose of personal documents and electronic waste. The event is open to residents only. Bring up to two bankers boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per household and have them shredded on site. Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players and answering machines. For more information, call (619) 287-7555. Please no household hazardous waste material, household appliances or trash. Such items will not be accepted at this event.

Paper Shredding EVent 

Free Paper Shredding event to be held at City Hall Saturday, April 26. 






OZ CON High School Poster Contest:  Coronado students in grades 9-12 are invited to create an original poster design for the OZ CON Poster Contest to mark the unique relationship between Coronado and "Wizard of Oz" author L. Frank Baum during OZ CON, an annual gathering of Oz aficionados who will meet in San Diego. Coronado will host many events related to the convention. Read about the details on the poster contest here. Contest is open to public, private and home-schooled children.

OZ CON Flier 





Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and parks events scheduled to be held from Saturday, April 26, through Friday, May 2.





Wedding Ceremony


April 26

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

April 26

Birthday Party

Mathewson Park

April 26

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

April 26

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

April 26

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

April 28


















Community Center Carpet and Panel Fabric Replacement Completed:  Work to replace the worn carpet in the Nautilus Room and main corridor with new carpet tiles was completed last Friday, April 18. The project completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and also included the replacement of fabric on the moveable wall panels. 



 Above and Below: New carpet in the Nautilus Room and main corridor at the Community Center.


















Emergency Siren Testing:  The Coronado Fire Department conducted a test of the City's Emergency Siren Warning System on Tuesday, April 22, as part of a routine test of the City of Coronado's emergency sirens that occurs every year during the month of April. All three sirens sounded properly and the test was deemed a success. The Fire Department thanks the community for its understanding and patience during the test. In addition to the sirens, the City would provide notification to citizens in the event of an actual emergency using the AlertSanDiego system. The system uses the region's 9-1-1 database, provided by local telephone companies, to reach all land-line telephones and any registered cell phones or email addresses. You may register your contact information at ReadySanDiego.org under the Red Emergency tab. The City of Coronado also has a Twitter account, @CoronadoCity; a Facebook page, City of Coronado; and Nixle (sign up at https://local.nixle.com/register/) that it will use to relay important information in the event of an emergency.





Junior Lifeguards, Surf Awareness 2014:  Registration for Coronado Junior Lifeguards and Surf Awareness 2014 opened April 21 for residents. Non-resident registration opens May 5. See flier below for more information. Click on flier to get a larger image.
















Blue RibbonThe Coronado Library received a “Best Municipal Garden” ribbon from the Coronado Floral Association during its annual judging for the Coronado Flower Show. The ribbon and certificate are on display at the Circulation counter. The Public Services yard, Animal Care Facility, City Hall, Community Center, Golf Course, Police Station and the park next to the Coronado Yacht Club all received blue ribbons.





Friends Book Fair:  The Friends Book Fair begins today with a member-only sale from 1 to 6 p.m. The Fair will be open to the general public on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.





Youth ProgramsA “Kids' Craft” program was held on Tuesday, April 22, where children made giant bugs. The “Teen Scene” program on Wednesday, April 23, featured a craft with the teens making button initials.


Giant Bug Kids Craft

Above and Below: Kids working at the “Kids' Craft” program.

Giant Bug Kids Craft2
















Prescription Drug Take Back DayOn Saturday, April 26, the Police Department will be accepting your unused prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with no questions asked.  Please note, however, that Sharps will not be accepted.

Drug Take Back Day






Vehicle versus Bicycle:  On Monday, April 21, at 2:45 p.m., a cyclist was struck by a vehicle near Fourth Street and B Avenue, at 2:45 p.m.  The 15-year-old cyclist was transported to a San Diego area hospital. Two lanes on Fourth Street and the 300 to 500 blocks of B Avenue were temporarily closed while officers completed their investigation.






Vehicle versus MotorcycleShortly after 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 22, eastbound lanes on Fourth Street between I Avenue and J Avenue were closed for approximately one hour due to a collision between a motorcyclist and a vehicle. The motorcyclist was transported to a San Diego area hospital.


















Portable Restroom Update:  The portable restroom the City Council approved last November has been ordered and should arrive sometime in early July. On April 1, the Council authorized the purchase contract in the amount of $88,000 for a portable restroom to be used at the Avenida del Sol street end at South Beach to provide restroom services during summer months and for special events around the City throughout the year. In April, the City estimated the ongoing operating costs at $70,500, a figure that included the maximum use of the restroom for six months. However, the City anticipates a much lower operating cost on a yearly basis based on much less use and will report the actual cost when the figures become available. Creative designs of the exterior of the portable restroom are being reviewed by the Design Review Commission and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. The two groups are working together on an attractive and appropriate design.


Portable Restroom





Plant a Tree:  Join the fun and celebrate Arbor Day in Coronado on Saturday, May 3, at Spreckels Park. Participants can watch planting demonstrations and help plant trees in Coronado. Families, individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Call Public Services at (619) 522-7380 for details. Click image for a larger view.

Arbor Day 















Summer Registration:  Summer registration for Recreation programs began online for Coronado residents on Monday, April 21. At the end of the first day, 2,040 of the 9,397 total camp spaces available were taken. Nine weeks of Pre-Kinder Camp were filled by Wednesday, April 23, and a total of 94 children have been placed on waiting lists. Disney's newest blockbuster move, “Frozen,” is the theme of two more camps that were immediately filled. Nonresident registration begins on Monday, May 5.




Tennis:  The Tennis Center is gearing up for the USTA Jr. Satellite tournament, which will be held on May 17-18, and May 24, 25, and 26. The tournament brought in more than 200 children last year. After the International Pro Challenge, which will be held on May 3, at 2:30 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet reception with the owners of San Diego's New World Team tennis team, the Aviators. Both of these events are open to the public.




Friday Night at the Club Room:  This is the last teen night of this school year so don't miss it. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to come hang out by the bonfire and roast s'mores with your friends. We hope to see you there.

Friday Night Club Room 


















Upcoming Meetings:  
  • The Coronado Tourism Improvement District meeting normally scheduled for Thursday, May 1, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, has been canceled.
  • The Cultural Arts Commission meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at City Hall.
  • The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 5, at City Hall.
  • The City Council meeting meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at City Hall.