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Materials for the City Council agenda, including supporting documents, can be accessed at City Hall, the Coronado Public Library located at 640 Orange Avenue, or online at Coronado's Public Portal. Any writings or documents concerning an open session meeting agenda, received after the official posting and submitted to the Council for consideration, will be available to the public simultaneously. Items received at least 2 hours before the meeting will be included with the online agenda posting. For submission, please forward the materials to the City Clerk’s department at [email protected]. Note that materials not sent directly to this email may be excluded. Hard copies can be viewed at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall during regular business hours.
Members of the public are invited to comment on agenda items during the designated time when the items are discussed. Once the staff report has concluded and before the Council's deliberation, the Mayor will request comments from the audience. Please note that each presentation is limited to a maximum of three minutes, and a timer is provided on the speaker podium for your convenience.
If you wish to address the City Council on matters not included in the current agenda, you may do so during the Oral Communications segment. Under the provisions of the Brown Act, no action will be taken by the City Council on such matters, but they may be referred to the City Manager for possible inclusion in a future agenda. The presentation time for each speaker is also limited to three minutes.
Written correspondence or supplemental items related to an open session meeting agenda should be sent to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected]. If received after the official agenda posting but two hours before the meeting, the correspondence will be distributed to the Council and made available online. Submissions within two hours of the meeting will be posted online the next day. All submittals received before the start of the meeting will be made part of the official record but will not be read aloud.
To ensure your materials are included, forward them to the City Clerk’s department at [email protected]. Please be aware that any materials not sent directly to this email address risk exclusion. Items received at least 2 hours prior to the meeting will be uploaded online with the agenda posting. Hard copies for public viewing are available at the City Clerk’s office during normal working hours.
The City of Coronado Request for Public Records Form is to be filled out by the Requestor. Requests must be focused and specific, and must reasonably describe identifiable records (Government Code Section 7922.600). If the request requires clarification, City staff will assist you in making a focused and effective request.
The requestor then submits the Request for Public Records to the City Clerk who will coordinate the response with the appropriate City department(s).
(Government Code Section 7922.535(a) You will be notified within ten days whether your request seeks copies of disclosable public records in the possession of this agency. The City will provide the copies or the inspection of records at the earliest opportunity consistent with the staff workload.
The City may invoke a 14-calendar day extension of time to determine whether to comply with your request if there is a need to:
Physical inspection of the records shall be permitted within the department's offices and under the conditions determined by the department.
Pursuant to the City of Coronado's Fee Schedule, the physical copies of Public Records Requests will be charged $0.05 for each page. Payment must be made prior to production of copies.
The City may refuse to disclose certain categories of records which are confidential and generally not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. These include, but are not limited to:
No smoking includes use of electronic smoking devices, e.g. vaping and marijuana.
Each board and commission has a web page (linked below) that lists meeting times, agendas and meeting minutes, and other information.
The list of the current, upcoming, and archived meeting notices is on this webpage.
The board members are linked under their commission, board, or committee below.
Vacancies are posted on this webpage.
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The City of Coronado made the decision to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in order to reduce noise pollution and improve air quality. Electric leaf blowers are lighter, cheaper, less noisy, and more sustainable than gas-powered leaf blowers.
The gas-powered leaf blower ban applies to any person, resident, business, corporation, or contractor in the City of Coronado. The City of Coronado also includes the Silver Strand Lincoln Military Housing and The Coronado Cays.
If you see someone using a gas-powered leaf blower or operating a leaf blower outside the hours of 7 am to 7 pm, please call the Coronado 24-Hour Non-Emergency line at 619-522-7350 to report the incident.
If you use a gas-powered leaf blower or operate a leaf blower outside the hours of 7 am to 7 pm, you will be subject to a written warning, and each subsequent incident will result in a $100 fine.
Please consider recycling or donating your gas-powered leaf blower. The Waste-Free SD website includes information about recycling or donating power tools such as leaf blowers.
You can find electric leaf blowers at most home-improvement stores. You can even shop local and find electric leaf blowers at Coronado Hardware and Village Ace Hardware. Both of our local hardware stores carry a variety of electric leaf blowers.
Electric leaf blowers are available in a wide range of prices. You can find them as cheap as $15 or upwards of $300. On average, electric leaf blowers cost less than gas-powered leaf blowers.
A leaf blower’s strength or power is measured by cubic feet per minute or CFM. Leaf blowers are also measured in miles per hour or MPH. MPH refers to the rate at which air passes through the nozzle, while CFM measures the volume of air that comes out of the leaf blower’s nozzle. If you are looking for a powerful leaf blower, look for one with a CFM of 300 or greater combined with an MPH of 100 or greater. Both of our local hardware stores carry leaf blowers that meet these parameters.
If you are hesitant to buy an electric leaf blower, consider using a broom, rake, or lawn sweeper. These are inexpensive alternatives to using power tools and are more efficient than you may think.
La Ciudad de Coronado tomó la decisión de prohibir los sopladores de hojas a gas para reducir la contaminación acústica y mejorar la calidad del aire. Los sopladores de hojas eléctricos son más ligeros, más baratos, menos ruidosos y más sostenibles que los sopladores de hojas que funcionan con gas.
La prohibición de los sopladores de hojas a gasolina se aplica a cualquier persona, residente, empresa, corporación o contratista en la Ciudad de Coronado. La ciudad de Coronado también incluye Silver Strand Lincoln Military Housing y The Coronado Cays.
Si ve a alguien usando un soplador de hojas de gasolina o operando un soplador de hojas fuera del horario de 7 am a 7 pm, llame a la línea de Coronado 24 horas para no emergencias al 619-522-7350 para informar el incidente.
Si usa un soplador de hojas a gasolina o opera un soplador de hojas fuera del horario de 7 am a 7 pm, estará sujeto a una advertencia por escrito y cada incidente posterior resultará en una multa de $100.
Considere reciclar o donar su soplador de hojas de gasolina. El sitio web Waste Free SD incluye información sobre reciclaje o donación de herramientas eléctricas como sopladores de hojas.
Puede encontrar sopladores de hojas eléctricos en la mayoría de las tiendas de mejoras para el hogar. Incluso puede comprar localmente y encontrar sopladores de hojas eléctricos en Coronado Hardware y Village Ace Hardware. Nuestras dos ferreterías locales tienen una variedad de sopladores de hojas eléctricos.
Los sopladores de hojas eléctricos están disponibles en una amplia gama de precios. Puede encontrarlos tan baratos como $15 o más de $300. En promedio, los sopladores de hojas eléctricos cuestan menos que los sopladores de hojas a gasolina.
La fuerza o potencia de un soplador de hojas se mide en pies cúbicos por minuto o CFM. Los sopladores de hojas también se miden en millas por hora o MPH. MPH se refiere a la velocidad a la que el aire pasa a través de la boquilla, mientras que CFM mide el volumen de aire que sale de la boquilla del soplador de hojas. Si está buscando un soplador de hojas potente, busque uno con un CFM de 300 o más combinado con un MPH de 100 o más. Nuestras dos ferreterías locales tienen sopladores de hojas que cumplen con estos parámetros.
Si no está seguro de comprar un soplador de hojas eléctrico, considere usar una escoba, rastrillo o barredora de césped. Estas son alternativas económicas al uso de herramientas eléctricas y son más eficientes de lo que cree.
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SB 272 requires local agencies (excluding school districts) to create catalogs of all enterprise systems that store information about the public, and to post this catalog on their websites, if they have websites. If they do not have a website, they are required to publish the catalog in a way that can be provided to anyone who asks. This law applies to all California special districts, cities and counties, and compliance is required by July 1, 2016.
Governor Brown approved SB 272 in October 2015, adding section 6270.5 to the California Public Records Act (the “Act,” Government Code Sections 6250-6276.48). Because it was added to the Public Records Act, local agencies will not be able to seek reimbursement from the State for costs associated with compliance.
Section 6270.5 defines an enterprise system as a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses that is:
SB 272 requires local agencies to create a catalog of multidepartmental systems or systems containing information about the public that store original records and post the catalog on their agency website.
Enterprise systems do not include cybersecurity systems, infrastructure and mechanical control systems, or information that would reveal vulnerabilities to, or otherwise increase the potential for an attack on, a public agency's IT system. Additionally, section 6270.5 does not automatically require disclosure of the specific records that the IT systems collect, store, exchange or analyze, however, the Act's other provisions pertaining to disclosure of such records still apply.
For each enterprise system included in the catalog list, agencies must disclose:
Sanitary sewer systems and storm drain systems are distinct and must be kept separate. Everything that goes into the sanitary sewer system - from toilets, sinks, and laundry water - is sent to the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant to be treated and discharged into the local receiving waters. The storm drain system helps prevent flooding by transporting water away from developed areas. The City's storm drains typically carry untreated rainwater from the City's streets and release it into the bay or ocean.
Sewage is expensive to treat. Rainwater is much cleaner than sewage. To help prevent sewage treatment plants that treat millions of gallons of raw sewage daily from being overwhelmed during rain events and spilling contaminated sewage into the environment, most stormwater in cities around San Diego County, including Coronado, either freely flows or is piped directly to the local receiving waters.
In addition to overwhelming the Point Loma treatment plant, the City's infrastructure could not handle stormwater runoff. The City of Coronado's sewer system was designed and built to transport sewage and does not have the capacity to handle more without risking system failure. Furthermore, the cost of treating the City's sewage is a huge consideration. Last year, Coronado residents paid $2.1 million in treatment costs. Any increases to the system must be shared by users, Coronado residents.
Stormwater from rain events is itself very clean. However, once it hits the ground, it begins to collect the contaminants and pollutants it encounters on its journey to the bay or ocean. Coronado has a very robust program to capture these pollutants before they reach the receiving waters. The City uses "best management practices," guidelines created to reduce pollutants from reaching receiving waters, including frequent street sweeping, diverting dry-weather flows to the sewer system, use of perimeter runoff controls at construction sites, and other approved techniques.
Coronado has 13 dry-weather diverters on many of the storm drain outlets as an extra protection for its receiving waters. The diverters capture all summertime or dry-season runoff - from home car washing, over-irrigating lawns, and illegally discharged water - and sends it to the sanitary sewer system to be treated so that no runoff besides rain enters the bay or ocean. Additionally, during storm events, the "first flush" of rainwater rushing through the storm drain system, usually the most heavily polluted, also goes to the sanitary system. These systems are continually inspected and cleaned to ensure proper working order.
The sanitary sewer system in Country Club Estates is similar to the rest of the City. However, stormwater there is managed differently because of the existing topography. Country Club Estates was constructed on property that sits at a relatively low elevation and has a high groundwater table. The area under Country Club Estates was once a waterway. In the early 1940s, the Spanish Bight, initially separating North Coronado Island from South Coronado Island, was filled to allow for military runways, housing and training facilities on North Island. Because of the low elevation and flat topography, stormwater will not naturally gravitate toward the ocean; therefore, it must be pumped to the ocean. Some minor flooding may occur.
A storm drain system of new pipes and pump stations was installed in the early 1990s and has greatly reduced flooding in the area. Because the system uses mechanical means to pump the water to the ocean, minor flooding may still occur if there is any type of mechanical problem. Should anyone notice stormwater levels approaching the top of the curb, they should notify the City's Public Services Department. Dozens of homes and roads were built decades ago over the former waterway. Its water table will remain where it has always been. For a time, the City routinely pumped water out of the area to help prevent flooding of nearby streets and property. However, since the City could not guarantee that everything it pumped was 100 percent clean, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board stopped the practice. Now, the City may only pump during rain events. Without constant pumping, the groundwater has returned to its natural level.
In September of each year, the City submits a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, Storm Water Annual Report to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board for review. This report is a thorough analysis of the City's stormwater management program's effectiveness in improving water quality. Specific areas of program implementation address development and construction activity; municipal operations; commercial business inspections; and residential outreach. All cities within San Diego County are required to submit an NPDES report annually. Additionally, the County's Environmental Health Department performs weekly water quality sampling in the City. Should samples exceed safe water quality levels, the City is notified and an appropriate level of public notification and protection is made.
There are multiple layers of safeguards in place to prevent system failures. All sewer stations in the City have alarm systems to notify the City of failure on a 24/7 basis. The system is inspected, reviewed and repaired on a regular basis. The City's main wastewater pump, the Transbay Pump Station, has a permanent generator and portable generators are used at the remaining pump stations. The City has a Master Plan, which evaluates the sewer and storm systems' structure, integrity and capacity. City workers monitor the weather to prepare for major rain events.
A smart city is an informed city. If you witness an unusual event that may impact the storm drains, give us a call. Calls we have received range from cars leaking oil to bad odors and from excessive irrigation runoff to backed-up plumbing. Typical response time for after-hour calls is within 45 minutes. Residents are encouraged to report these unusual events during regular business hours by calling Public Services at 619-522-7380. After hours - from 4:30 pm to 7 am Monday through Thursday, and 3:30 pm Friday until 7 am Monday - residents should call the Coronado Police Department at 619-522-7350. Reportable items also can be submitted through the Action Center of the City's website. Residents are encouraged to use home cleaning practices that minimize or eliminate potential pollutants from entering gutters when they perform tasks such as washing cars, applying fertilizer, tending to their landscaping, washing driveways and patios, and cleaning pools. This San Diego County brochure has some easy steps residents can take.