Weekly Update June 26, 2020

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Weekly Update June 26, 2020

Weekly Update June 26, 2020

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Face Mask Giveaway: The City will give away 1,500 reusable face masks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend to raise awareness about the importance of facial coverings. Coronado expects to see large crowds on the Fourth of July with many people coming from San Diego and out of state. The Coronado Police Department provided masks to people in the commercial district in May to those who were not wearing them. Officers noticed people, particularly those from out of state where masks are not required, were within six feet of others without masks. For the protection of Coronado residents and all visitors, the masks will be handed out by volunteers, staff and Police Service Officers. The City  hopes people will appreciate and be more inclined to wear the masks. They are a nice quality and have the City’s logo. The masks will be provided free to people in the City’s commercial district. More face covering giveaways are planned.

Face Mask Giveaway

Fourth of July:  The City reminds the community that the traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Coronado have been canceled due to the pandemic. However, the City is preparing for the long holiday weekend and expected large crowd. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday but the holiday is observed on Friday, July 3. Many City facilities will be closed but some, such as the 50-meter pool and Skatepark, will be open with limited hours.

Holiday Sked July 4 

Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge: Coronado is looking to achieve a fitness triple crown: getting people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; building community; and celebrating the City’s 130th anniversary. The Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge: Actively Celebrating 130 Years of Community” is an initiative by the City of Coronado to inspire residents to come together, challenge themselves and their neighbors, and commit to completing 130 miles of any physical activity, all while meeting COVID-19 public health guidelines. The challenge celebrates 130 years since Coronado’s incorporation as a city on Dec. 11, 1890. Coronado is home to the U.S. Navy SEALs, is an active community and is fortunate to be the home address for many Olympians and sports stars. We hope to entice our elite, professional as well as our amateur athletes to sign up and help us build fitness, raise community spirit and honor the City’s history. The Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge begins Saturday, July 11, and runs for five months to December 11. Online registration opens July 1. Since the event is a fun but virtual challenge, participants are encouraged to post photos of their progress while out exercising in beautiful Coronado by using the hashtag #Coronado130. Easy Day Sports, based in Coronado, will manage the registration, the website tracking workouts and T-shirt sales. For information on registration, email Easy Day at [email protected] or click here for more details. Visit the web page to register here. However, registration opens July 1.

130 Virtual Challenge Logo

Budget Brief 2020-21: Find copies of the City’s 2020-21 Budget Brief on the City’s website. The Budget Brief provides residents with quick facts about the City; the City’s financial highlights during this difficult year; major sources of revenue, which pay for the services the City provides and the infrastructure the City maintains and rebuilds; as well as major areas of expenditures. The City Council approved next fiscal year’s spending plan earlier this month.

Budget Brief 2021



Parking Enforcement: Beginning Friday, June 26, 2020, we will resume enforcing the 72-hour parking restrictions.  Please ensure vehicles are not parked on a public street for more than 72-hours at a time.  If you know of someone who has health related issues and is not able to move their vehicle, please assist them in getting their vehicle moved to an off-street location or moved more than 200’.  If you have any questions, please call the Coronado Police Department at 619-522-7350. Parking meter enforcement resumed on May 28. Parking restrictions were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-9 stay-at-home order.  

New Motor Officers: Officers Steven Snodgrass and Samantha Gearlds have completed the police motorcycle academy. This motor academy graduation brings the City is first female motorcycle officer. Both officers have been training for several months to be able to attend the grueling two-week academy which consists of safety techniques such as low speed maneuvers, collision avoidance, emergency breaking, emergency driving, traffic stops, counter steering and curve negotiation.

New Motor Officers



Business Lifeline Loan Program Update: The City is receiving additional requests for loans from current Business Lifeline Loan program borrowers after the City Council approved an increase in the loan amount to $20,000 per business. The Council approved the additional loans last week for local businesses who have been forced to close or vastly reduce their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. For existing loans, borrowers can receive an additional amount of up to $20,000. So far, the City has approved 43 applications, a total of $220,000 in supplemental funding to businesses. The Coronado Chamber of Commerce is issuing and receiving new loan applications. Contact Sue Gillingham at  [email protected] or (619) 435-9260. Current borrowers can contact the City Manager’s Office at (619) 522-7335.


Suicide Barrier Virtual Meeting: The California Department of Transportation hosted a virtual public scoping meeting on Thursday, June 25, as it proposes to install a permanent suicide deterrent on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. As part of the process, Caltrans will  prepare an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment to analyze potential effects the proposed project may have on the environment. The meeting was held to solicit public input into the development of the scope of the project and the environmental review. Comments will be accepted during the 30-day public scoping period, which ends July 14. Comments may be submitted via mail or email.  

Fourth of July Sked  



Public Restroom Program: The city is accepting applications for businesses willing to provide restroom facilities to the public in the commercial district. The City Council approved the Commercial Public Restroom Partnership program last week with the goal of fulfilling the continuing need for accessible public restrooms in the downtown area. The program allows for a partnership with downtown businesses to offer clean and safe public restrooms. In return, businesses will receive an annual lump sum payment and a monthly subsidy for maintenance costs. Participating businesses will display a sign signaling  an available public restroom and keep them open for an agreed-upon period of time. To receive an application, call (619) 522-7305. Restrooms must meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. To receive an application, contact Dominique Albrecht at [email protected] or by phone at (619) 522-7305.

Public Restroom Partnership Program

Library Re-carpeted: Re-carpeting the Coronado Public Library is underway. The project to replace floor coverings that are 16 years old and in a state of poor repair was approved by the City Council in April. Although the work was delayed by supply chain issues related to the pandemic, the materials are now all on site and work is able to proceed at an accelerated rate due to the Library’s closure. The work is anticipated to be completed in public areas of the Library by July 16. The Spreckels Room is completed and crews are moving around the rest of the Library in phases designed to minimize disruption. As much work as possible is planned prior to the Library reopening. 

Library Re-carpeting



Hotel del Coronado Avenida del Sol Improvements:  Night work in Orange Avenue, including utility potholing and installation of dewatering wells, began this week and will likely continue for the next two weeks according to the contractor’s schedule. Please be aware of traffic control in the area and note it is subject to change daily depending on the work being conducted.


Third, Fourth, and I Avenue Storm Drain Project:  Trenching operations along the 300 block of I Avenue and at the intersection of I Avenue and Second Street are nearly complete on the Third, Fourth and I Avenue Storm Drain Project. This week, the contractor also began trenching across Third Street and should complete the work early next week. After some delay, trenching operations across Fourth Street are planned to begin next week with work beginning as early as 5 a.m. Monday  through Thursday), as required by the California Department of Transportation.

Storm Drain Improvement Storm Drain Improvement  



Recreation Summer Programming: Registration is now open and available to all. The Recreation brochure will be updated and re-posted each week as needed. Patrons can check their PerfectMind accounts for updates, days, times and costs. Once logged in, just visit the “Schedule” page. Visit www.coronado.ca.us/register for access to the brochure and the registration software, PerfectMind.

New Recreation Waiver: Recreation has a new waiver with language that addresses COVID-19-related matters at all facilities and activities. It is available to be completed, signed and submitted digitally via the registration program, PerfectMind. Participants or their parent/guardian must complete this waiver before the first day of a camp or activity. All patrons of any Recreation facilities, camps, and programs must sign this waiver for the summer session even if they signed a waiver earlier in the year.

Ladies Golf: Rental clubs are now available at the Coronado Golf Course. The ladies clinics will be on the online system. Thursday morning and Wednesday evening classes were recently added to meet demand. The clinics are temporarily being held from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday and from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. There are four maximum per group for the time being.

Summer Junior Golf Camps: The safety of participants is of the utmost importance to camp organizers. Camps are limited to an eight-camper maximum per session to comply with COVID-19 protocols and safety guidelines. The sessions are expected to sell out. Each session is $299 and will consist of short game instruction then supervised course time each day. Cost includes range balls, prizes, healthy snacks and water. The sessions are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Ages 7 to 13 may sign up beginning July 1. Call the Coronado Golf Course to register (619) 522-6590. Below is the list of camp sessions this summer: July 27-30; Aug 3-6; Aug 10-13; and Aug 24-27.

Tennis:  The hours of instructional play led by tennis professionals will expand to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Pros will hold lessons on the Library Tennis Courts only. The booking window for tennis pro instruction is now 72 hours in advance. All instruction and reservations are booked through the Coronado Tennis Center at (619) 522-2650. The Coronado Tennis Center is available to receive reservations, Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aquatics Center’s Competition Pool: The Aquatics Center’s competition pools hosted the first day of summer lap swim Wednesday, June 24, as part of the soft reopening. Reservations for use are available Monday- Friday, 6 to 11 a.m. The last available reservation at the 50-meter pool as of now is 10 a.m. The pool is open until 11 a.m. to allow the 10 a.m. reservations to complete their one-hour reservations. On July 6, the Aquatics Center will expand the hours to allow for one more reservation slot. The pool will remain open until noon with the last reservations scheduled at 11 a.m. Patrons can begin making those reservations on Tuesday, June 30. 

Fitness Room: The last available reservation for the Community Center’s Fitness Room as of now is 6 p.m. The facility is open until 7 p.m. to allow for those people with the 6 p.m. reservations to complete their one-hour reservations.

Pickleball: Court five of the Coronado Cays Tennis Courts will be designated for pickleball only beginning June 29. Interested players must call the Coronado Tennis Center to reserve the court for a fee. Reservations must be made in advance and court fees must be paid with a credit card. Cash payments are not accepted at this time. Call the Coronado Tennis Center at (619) 522-2650 to book a reservation.

Reservation Contact Information: Recreation and Golf Services is currently taking reservations for limited use of certain facilities. Here is a reference list of who to call for booking.

  • Aquatics Center Competition Pool Lap Swim – Call (619) 522-7342
  • Club Room and Boathouse – Call (619) 522-2655
  • Coronado Community Center Fitness Room – Call (619) 522-7342
  • Coronado Tennis Center – Call (619) 522-2650
    • Booking for all tennis courts, lessons and pickleball
  • Coronado Skatepark – Call (619) 708-8341
  • Coronado Golf Course – Call (619) 522-6590

Pool and Fitness Room Reservation Process: The lead-time for new Pool and Fitness Room reservations is six days. Patrons are encouraged to call in to make reservations as early as possible on Tuesdays. Reservations are timestamped. Reservation messages and requests will be addressed in the order that they were received. Reservations for Monday-Friday, 6 – 11 a.m., will be available beginning the Tuesday of the prior week. Patrons may only book three slots per booking week. As long as the desired slots are within an eligible week, previous reservations do not need to be completed before booking more reservations. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, but no more than 6 days in advance. All users of the facility must purchase an annual, monthly or punch pass via credit card. Cash payments are not accepted. Recreation is available now to take reservations. Call (619) 522-7342. Please note that Recreation staff is working hard to provide services to the community during the pandemic. Staff has had to adjust the process. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following position is open on the Design Review Commission (one vacancy). Applications are being accepted for this position. Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.


Osher Lecture Virtual: This week’s virtual Osher Lecture, “Marc Chagall: A Master of Dreams and Storytelling,” comes from a series by Guri Stark titled “The Life and Art of Great Artists.” The video will be available for online viewing now through Sunday, June 28. All Osher lectures are brought to you through the Spreckels Center’s continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The lecture will discuss the life and artistry of Mark Chagall (1887-1985).  His unique expressive and poetic paintings include images of childhood memories, floating people, flying goats, brides and grooms and fiddlers on the roof. His works include paintings, tapestries, and mosaics. Guri Stark was born in Israel and moved to the United States 32 years ago. He earned a degree in engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa and had a career as an executive in the high technology industry in positions ranging from marketing to chief executive officer.  He has been delivering art history lectures for more than 20 years.

 Osher Lecture image

Pet of the Week:  Periwinkle, a sweet 1-year-old Blue Tortoiseshell cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Periwinkle was found as a stray at Tidelands Park. She has a blue cream coat and green eyes. She would like a second chance with a new home that will appreciate her mellow vibe. Periwinkle has a playful side and would appreciate a family who will interact with her through pets and play. Her adoption fee is $50. To find out more about Periwinkle, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Periwinkle Pet of the Week


COVID-19 Information: The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than click subscribe and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. You can follow the City on social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page

Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Posted on 06/26/2020
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