Weekly Update - June 27, 2014

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Date of Record: 2014-06-20

 

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, July 15, 2014, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way. Please note, the regularly scheduled City Council meeting set for July 1 has been canceled.
 
 
 
 

Fourth of July Celebration:  Coronado’s Fourth of July celebration is one of the biggest and best in San Diego County. Activities include: a 15K Run and 5K Run-Walk; a rough-water swim; and, at Spreckels Park, a community concert, Art in the Park, and fireworks. The bridge will be configured with three inbound lanes, until approximately 8:00 p.m., when the center barrier will be moved to allow three departing lanes from Coronado. Coronado State Beach will be open at 6:00 a.m., and vehicles should not park on SR-75. In the Village, people and property are not allowed on the Orange Avenue median until 5:00 a.m., and a no-parking buffer zone will be established in the surrounding one-block vicinity around Orange Avenue. The Free Summer Shuttle will be running its normal schedule, and it will be using an alternate route during the parade activities. The City is currently working to provide free bus service, on the Fourth of July, for residents of the Cays, which would run from between the Cays and the Village. Additional information will be available to Cays residents through the Cays Homeowners Association. Please remember that the City and private property owners will be towing illegally parked vehicles, so don’t forget to check for parking signs and restrictions throughout the City. Click here to read the full press release on the City's Fourth of July preparations, including a list of the day's events and the parade line-up, plus other important information.

 

 

City Facility

Fourth of July

July 4, 2014

Aquatics Center

CLOSED

City Hall

CLOSED

Club Room and Boathouse

CLOSED

Community Center

12 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Skatepark

Open Regular Hours

Tennis Center

Open Regular Hours

 

 
 
Fourth of July
Fourth of July decorations. 
 
 
 
 
Dog Beach Retrocession:  On Thursday, June 19, the California State Lands Commission agreed to a retrocession of Dog Beach at Naval Base Coronado to allow Coronado to enforce criminal statutes in the area. This action relieves the Navy from enforcement efforts outside its fence. The retrocession, along with an agreement signed in January between the cities of San Diego and Coronado, gives the Coronado Police Department authority to provide law enforcement in the area of Dog Beach, portions of which lie within the city limits of both San Diego and Coronado. The request came on behalf of the Navy and Coronado and has been in process for the past few years. Coronado Police now shares full legislative jurisdiction with the Navy and San Diego over enforcement of all rules governing the stretch of beach outlined in the map below.

Dog Beach Map

Dog Beach showing Naval Base Coronado, San Diego and Coronado boundaries.

 

 

 

 

New Ferry Route Starts Monday:  The new ferry route on the Free Coronado Commuter Ferry starts Monday, June 30. This brings to five the number of weekday commuter routes aboard the ferry between San Diego and Coronado. The new route will leave Broadway Pier at 5:55 a.m. and depart Coronado at 6:15 a.m. The new route is designed to meet the needs of early morning commuters and is aligned with the Metropolitan Transit System’s Trolley schedule to allow for easy transfers. The schedules for all existing routes will remain the same. The Commuter Ferry is a fare-free service provided since 1993 by the City of Coronado, as a way to help reduce the number of cars on the road and impacts to the environment. Research shows that increases in transit service frequency can increase ridership. Commuters ride FREE during the early morning commute hours of 5:15 to 8:50 a.m. Morning commuters will receive a return ticket from the crew to use that afternoon. There is no charge for bicycles on the Commuter Ferry.

Ferry Flier

 

 

 

 

Bluewater Boathouse Restaurant:  Construction crews are working to finish up interior upgrades to the restaurant space formerly occupied by 1887 on the Bay. The City of Coronado leased the space to concessionaire Bluewater Grill, which will convert the historic spot on Glorietta Bay into the sixth Bluewater restaurant and the first in San Diego County. The restaurant features sustainable seafood. The restaurant will go by the name Bluewater Boathouse in reference to the historic structure, which was constructed as a boathouse for the Hotel del Coronado, a year before the Victorian hotel opened. It once served as the first San Diego home of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Bluewater officials plan to open sometime before July 4.

 

Bluewater Boathouse 2

View from inside the Bluewater Boathouse.

 

 

 

 

Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook:  Now that the City is heading into its busy summer season, Coronado officials want to remind residents, businesses and visitors about a few of the many ways to keep up with local news and information. The City of Coronado actively uses social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Like the City on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/CityofCoronado and follow Coronado on Twitter by going to https://twitter.com/CoronadoCity, or click on the icons below. The City posts timely information about upcoming events and news.

Facebook   Twitter

 

 

 

 

Public Service Announcements:  The City of Coronado is working to improve its outreach to the public, using various methods of communication. One of the ways Coronado is keeping the community informed is through the use of Public Service Announcement videos shared through social media, the City’s website www.coronado.ca.us and Coronado TV. The City recently created this PSA and shared it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to explain construction on the permanent roundabout on Pomona Avenue. Just released this week is a PSA about the Free Summer Shuttle Bus service. Yet another PSA on the proper use of the City’s fire rings at North Beach will be released Tuesday, July 1. Take a look at the videos and if you have a suggestion for a City-related Public Service Announcement you would be interested in seeing, please call (619) 522-7340 and let us know.

 

 

 

 

Low Ride Tide and Stride:  Coronado Rotary Club's Low Tide Ride & Stride will be held this Sunday, June 29, along an 8.2-mile course from Imperial Beach to Coronado’s Sunset Park. Coronado Police Officers and Senior Volunteers will be assisting with the event. Personnel will be assisting on the beach and in Sunset Park. Police will have a booth staffed with officers who will be providing bicycle safety information as well as bike security information. A raffle for U-locks will also take place at the event which starts at 7 a.m. and ends around 1 p.m. Participants have a rare opportunity to walk, run or ride on some stretches of beach normally off limits. The event benefits wounded warrior programs. For more information or to register online, visit: http://kathyloperevents.com/lowtide/

 

 

 

 

Tidelands Park, Port of San Diego-Approved Commercial Activity:  The following groups have been approved, by the Port of San Diego, to use Tidelands Park for commercial activity:

Group

Activity

Windstar Adventures

SUP Boarding (Once a Week)

REI Kayak or Paddle Board

Lessons SUP or Kayak, (Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Family Kayak

Kayak rides (Ongoing on Weekends)

 

 

 

 

 

Special Events Permits:  The following are permits issued for beach and parks events scheduled to be held from Saturday, June 28 through Friday, July 4.

Event

Location

Date

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

June 28

Baby Shower

Glorietta Bay Park

June 28

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

June 28

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 28

Wedding Ceremony

Centennial Park

June 29

Paddleboard Fundraiser

Glorietta Bay Park

June 29

Wedding Ceremony

North Beach

June 29

Wedding Ceremony

South Beach

June 29

Wedding Ceremony

Central Beach

July 1

Beach Outing

Central Beach

July 2

Beach Day

North Beach

July 2

Navy Command Picnic

Tidelands Park

July 2

Fireworks (9:00 p.m.)

Hotel del Coronado

July 2

Birthday Party

North Cays Park

July 3

Coronado July 4th 15K

Tidelands Park

July 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERING AND

 

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT  

 

 

 

Permanent Roundabout ImprovementsWork continued this week on a permanent roundabout on Pomona and Adella avenues and Seventh Street with the installation of new storm drain facilities, curbs and gutters, and driveways. In addition, irrigation lines and controller wiring were being installed for the future landscaping. Grading of the center island began with the placement of backfill for the raised landscaped area and the establishment of the retaining wall footing. The intersection remains closed to through traffic with drivers being detoured around the construction zone. Please remember to follow the detours and obey all traffic signs in and around the construction area.For questions regarding construction, click here to see a City of Coronado YouTube video, or contact the City's Principal Engineer Jim Newton, by telephone or email, at (619) 522-7313 or jnewton@coronado.ca.us.

 Roundabout

Project overview as seen from Seventh Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 

 

 

Google Open Gallery:  A few months ago, Google announced its Open Gallery initiative and the Coronado Library asked to participate. This is an international, web-based cultural program that Google offered free to cultural institutions and artists. The Coronado Library was among the first to join and our experience and feedback will be of value to Google. The Google Open Gallery model is based on a collection of web-based, cultural exhibits. The Library’s first exhibit is focused on the Alfredo Ramos Martinez murals, their creation, move, restoration and installation at the Coronado Public Library. See:  http://coronado-public-library.culturalspot.org. To begin, click on the button “View Exhibit.” There are arrows at the sides of the images to navigate or you can use your mouse to scroll. Photos can be clicked on to expand them.  Click on “Details” at the top left of the screen for more information on each image.

 Google Open Gallery

Google Open Gallery for Alfredo Ramos Martinez murals at the Coronado Library.

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Summer Reading:  The Children’s Summer Reading Club has gotten off to a great start.  So far, 275 children have signed up to participate. For the Teen Reading Club, 102 readers have signed up.

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Programs:  A children’s craft program was held on Tuesday, June 24, at which the kids made balloon pets. A teen movie was held on Wednesday, June 25, with a showing of “Jurassic Park,” and a twilight picnic movie showing of “Beethoven” was held for the whole family in the Winn Room on Thursday, June 26. Last Thursday, June 19, Chef Merry, a staff member at the Library, taught eager budding chefs how to make a delicious chicken stir fry.

Balloon Pets 

Above and below: Youth program participants making balloon pets.

Balloon Pets 2

 

Youth Programs

Above and below: Youth program participants learning about “Cooking with Chef Merry.”

 Youth Programs

Summer FestivalA class on the basics of digital photography will be held in the Winn Room on Saturday, June 28, at 10 a.m.  The free presentation, “Digital Photography Basics,” will be given by Victoria Freeman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE SERVICES 

 

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Safety Motor Officer Tony Graytok spoke with the American Red Cross Babysitting class on Wednesday at the Police Department. He spoke on bicycle safety practices such as wearing a properly clasped helmet, making sure to lock bicycles with a U-lock, and being extra careful at intersections.

 

 

 

 

 

“Walk Your Wheels” Program:  The Coronado Police and Recreation departments and the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee have teamed up with Coronado MainStreet and downtown merchants to roll out the “Walk Your Wheels” program. The aim of the program, implemented on Wednesday, June 25, is to encourage people to walk their bikes and skateboards along Coronado’s business districts. Coronado Police Senior Volunteers will be handing out “tokens” this summer to people doing the right thing on Orange Avenue and along other commercial areas. The tokens are good for special discounts in town, free passes or a free entry into special drawings. For the safety of all and as a reminder, the sidewalks in the business districts are dedicated to pedestrians only.

Walk Your WheelsWalk Your Wheels 2

The “Walk Your Wheels” program is underway.

 

 

 

 

 

Dunk the Hero!:  Police Chief Jon Froomin and other on duty Patrol Officers participated in the Coronado Retirement Village's “Dunk The Hero!” event last Friday, June 20, at Coronado Retirement Village. Proceeds from the fundraising event go to Alzheimer's Awareness.

Dunk the Hero 

Police Chief Jon Froomin and Officer Jordan Good participating in “Dunk the Hero!” event.

Dunk the Hero 2

Officer Jordan Good participating in “Dunk the Hero!” event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECREATION

 

 

 

 

 

Aquatics:  The Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division hosted the first summer Family Night on Saturday, June 21. The participants enjoyed a beautiful evening at the pool. Families came together to learn basic dives on the diving boards, play Splashball, have inner tube relay races, create crafts and enjoy a water aerobics class. The Recreation Department received a lot of positive feedback from the families, and they were very excited about the evening event. Another Family Night will be held July 19. Details to come.

Pool         

Above and two below: Family Night at the Community Center pool.

Pool 2

Pool 3

 

 

 

 

Summer Camps:  Summer Camps are in full swing with many different programs to offer the Community. The following is a list of camps that the Recreation Department is offering next week:

 Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE HORIZON 

 

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Meetings: 
 
  • The Cultural Arts Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
  • The regularly scheduled City Council meeting of July 1 has been canceled.
  • The Historic Resource Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, at City Hall.
  • The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at City Hall.
  • The Planning Commission meeting will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at City Hall.
  • The Design Review Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at City Hall.
  • The Coronado Transportation Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at City Hall.
  • The Civil Service Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at City Hall.
  • The Library Board of Trustees meets at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Library.