Weekly Update April 27, 2018

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Weekly Update April 27, 2018

Weekly Update April 27, 2018


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Third and Fourth Streets Design Improvements:  A public workshop was held on Tuesday, April 24, to solicit input on the conceptual decorative lighting design and other improvements along the Third and Fourth Streets corridor. The meeting was attended by 22 residents. The first phase is expected to be a two-block segment on Fourth Street from Alameda Avenue to I Avenue. The project proposes installation of decorative street lights and banner poles, painted bulb-outs, and small hardscaped areas adjacent to intersections of avenues and alleys. The design also incorporates a blue star at the intersections. This project will have minimal impacts within the travel lanes, which should lend itself to quick approval from the California Department of Transportation. 

Third and Fourth


Coronado Entrance ImprovementsPublic Services is overseeing some long overdue upgrades this week on select California Department of Transportation rights of way. The City recently signed a Delegated Maintenance Agreement with Caltrans, which allows the City to work on the maintenance and grooming of certain roadways. A contractor will soon begin planting new landscaping, repairing the irrigation system, and freshening up the monument sign at the entrance to Coronado. Crews also are landscaping the small planter at northbound Glorietta Boulevard near Tidelands Park. The rendering below represents the area after several months when the new landscaping has had a chance to take root and mature.

Monument Rendering

Noise Across the Bay: Last week, the City began to receive complaints about loud noise coming from concerts across the bay. The concerts were held on the Port of San Diego’s Embarcadero and permitted by the Port of San Diego. They included a concert sponsored by Texas Road House and a Taco and Tequila Music Festival. While the permits for the events have specific language preventing loud concerts, apparently the event organizers set the stage and speakers to directly face Coronado. The stage and sound equipment for San Diego Symphony concerts in the same area are placed facing away from Coronado. The Port has represented that in the future, speakers will be directed away from Coronado. Another concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. If residents hear excessively loud noise, you are encouraged to contact the non-emergency number for the Port of San Diego Police at (619) 686-6282, while the event is occurring.

Coronado Flower Lady: To create an active and lively commercial corridor, the City has permitted the sale of flowers at Coronado Rotary Plaza. The City Council first issued a commercial use permit for a flower stand in Rotary Plaza in 1985. There have been three different owners. The Coronado Flower Lady stand has been updated following an accident installed at Coronado Rotary Plaza. A grand reopening is being planned by the owner. The stand was destroyed after a vehicle crashed into the plaza in November. The design of the new stand was approved by the Design Review Commission. The Coronado Flower Lady is open for business and is planning a grand reopening in early May.

Flower Lady 

May is Bike Month: Every May, Coronado and the community celebrate National Bike Month by bicycling to work or school, and logging miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. Participants also can attend one of the many bicycling events planned for Bike Month in Coronado. Join the City in any and all the planned events or just ride your bike. Visit the City’s Active Transportation page on the City’s website page to find out how you can get in on the fun. Coronado is proud to have been designated as both a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Bicycle Friendly Business (City Hall) at the silver level by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike month activities include:

  • Mayor’s Ride: Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 17
  • Bike to School Day: Wednesday, May 9
  • Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Friday, May 18; pre-movie fun 6-8 p.m.; movie: 8 p.m.

Bike Month

New Trash, Recycle Receptacles: Public Services will begin the first of three phases next week to install 108 new trash and recycle bins on Orange Avenue, starting at the southbound 800 block. The City and Coronado MainStreet tested the bins last year and got positive feedback from the community. No Parking signs have been set out for Tuesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 3. A contractor has been hired to remove the existing receptacles. They will be sent to EDCO for recycling. The new concrete receptacles will be delivered on a large semi truck and placed with a hydraulic crane by the contractor. The goal is to have all the receptacles in place by Memorial Day weekend. There will be 77 new trash bins and 31 new recycle bins.

Bin Sked

Bins images

Bins Map

MotorCars on MainStreet:  The 28th annual MotorCars on MainStreet event is Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around Coronado Rotary Park. The event, which attracts custom car enthusiasts, will feature 400 pre-1973 restored classic, rod and custom cars and trucks and will be held downtown on Isabella and Orange avenues. Expect increased traffic and parking impacts. Affected residences and businesses near Isabella, Park Place and Star Park Circle were notified twice in advance of the event. The event is presented by Coronado MainStreet.

Motorcars image


Florals by Locals:  For the fourth year in a row, the Cultural Arts Commission sponsored “Florals By Locals,” an exhibition in the Flower Show that highlights local artists. More than 70 paintings with a floral theme were on display throughout the weekend. Local art gallery Emerald C and the Emerald C Garden Center collaborated with the Commission to display paintings from local artists and featured native-California plants available in the new garden center. Several local painters conducted demonstrations during the weekend including Phil Martin, Trisha Ross, Mary Hale, Karrie Jackson, Sydney Abageal and Doris Besikof.

Florals by Locals

Florals by Locals2 

Coastal Campus Entrance Road Work: Signs have been installed along the Bayshore Bikeway to warn bicyclists and others of congestion related to construction of the entrance to the Navy’s Coastal Campus, which is in the southern stretches of the Silver Strand. There has been an increase in road work related to ongoing construction at the intersection where the main gate to the Coastal Campus facility will be located at SR-75 and Old Fort Emory Boulevard. Due to the elimination of shoulders in the area, more cyclists are using the Bayshore Bikeway. Bicyclists who use the roadway are usually biking at higher rates of speed. The signs advice bicyclists to slow down and be safe.


Budget Workshop:  The City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday, May 8, for a Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget workshop. The City is anticipating the release of the draft budget on May 1.


Council Meetings Canceled: The City Council traditionally cancels two regularly scheduled Council meetings in July and August due to the Fourth of July Holiday and to provide summer recess. The meetings are July 3 and August 7.


Pet of the Week: Bethany, a 4-year-old Black Mouth Cur, is this week’s Pet of the Week. She was found wandering Seventh Street and was calm and sweet. She will make a loyal and loving family dog. She is 88 pounds and is ready to go home. Her adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Bethany, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Bethany POW 



Commission Vacancies:  The City has vacancies on the Transportation Commission. See flier below for the details.





Library Events:  An author talk was presented in cooperation with Bay Books.  Lisa K. Shapiro discussed her book, “No Forgotten Fronts: From Classrooms to Combat,” on Thursday, April 26, in the Winn Room. A Digital Media Lab Workshop was held on Wednesday, April 25, featuring audio cassette conversions. The Spoilers Book Club will meet tomorrow, April 28, to view the movie based on Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” 

Library Fliers 


Youth Activities:  A Kids Craft was held in the Ruby Room on Tuesday, April 24. Children made beaded wind chimes. The Teen Advisory Board met on Tuesday, and the Teen Event on Wednesday, April 25, was a cooking competition: Crescent Roll Wars.

Kids Craft 




Summer Staffing Outreach: The City of Coronado is hiring Recreation Services staff for summer 2018. Work at the beach, pool, Community Center, day camp, Skatepark or Spreckels Center. Apply today for the following positions: aquatics instructor, beach lifeguard and assistant pool guard, recreation assistant for day camps, recreation leader and recreation specialist. Find out more about the positions on the City's website (www.coronado.ca.us) or by calling (619) 522-7300.


Full Moon Paddle:  The next Full Moon Paddle is on Sunday, April 29.  See flier for more details, or call the Boathouse at (619) 522-2655.

Full Moon Paddle 


Public Services Work Updates:  Next week, Public Services will oversee a crew from Urban Corps as it conducts trimming and weed removal along the Bayshore Bikeway. The work will start at the south end and head north to Fiddlers Cove. Crews will begin Monday, April 30, and work through Friday, May 4. They will be trimming the native plants and removing any weeds that are within three feet of the edge of the path. Below is a map of the maintenance area.

Bike Path Work

Stay Informed Coronado:  Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.


Monument Entrance Area
Posted on 04/27/2018
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