Weekly Update July 16, 2021

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Weekly Update July 16, 2021

Weekly Update July 16, 2021



Weekly UpdateCheck out Interim City Manager Mark Ochenduszko’s Weekly Update videoIf you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly.

Sea Level Rise Community Workshop: The City is undertaking a planning process to understand the potential effects of sea level rise and to explore possible mitigation strategies. It begins with the preparation of a Vulnerability Assessment, followed by an Adaptation Plan. Join Coronado for a community workshop to learn about the City's draft Vulnerability Assessment on Thursday, July 29, at 5 p.m. Register here: https://bit.ly/2TDXPZ0. The Vulnerability Assessment will identify areas in Coronado that are subject to projected sea level rise, rising tides, storm surge, coastal flooding and erosion through 2100. The Adaptation Plan will then provide a variety of possible strategies and approaches that the City and public and private property owners can use to plan for and address the impacts identified by the Vulnerability Assessment. The planning process includes public outreach to engage residents, stakeholders and neighboring agencies.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Survey

Cliff Maurer Resignation: Public Services & Engineering Director Cliff Maurer has resigned his position. His last day is July 22. Maurer, who has accepted a similar position in Santa Barbara, started working in Coronado in June 2014 following his retirement as a Navy captain with a 30-year career as a Civil Engineer Corps officer. He will be greatly missed. The Public Services & Engineering department manages general engineering services, traffic engineering, project development, street maintenance and improvements, storm drain improvements and the Wastewater Utility Improvement Program. A search for a director will begin soon. In the meanwhile, former Public Services Director Scott Huth will serve as the interim director of Public Services & Engineering until a permanent replacement can be found. Read more here.

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Historic Context and Survey Underway: The Citywide Historic Survey and Context Statement project is underway, and you can follow the progress and provide input on the Comment Coronado public engagement site. Tell the City about the places, people and events that have shaped Coronado’s history and built environment. Click here to find the survey. Historic Context Statements and Surveys are planning tools for understanding, identifying, evaluating and protecting the City’s historical resources. Context Statements provide the foundation for successful survey work. Historic Surveys are intended to identify potentially significant properties, provide information needed to make informed planning decisions, prioritize preservation goals and objectives, and increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for the built environment. The goal of the project is to develop these tools for use in the City’s Historic Preservation Program. Currently, any structure in the City that is 75 or older must be reviewed for historic significance as a Historic Resource prior to demolition. Upon adoption of the completed Historic Context Statement and Survey, the number of properties in the City required to go through a Determination of Historic Significance review in association with a project or demolition would be narrowed down to only those properties identified as potentially historic in the Survey, providing clarity to the public and more certainty regarding whether a property may qualify as a Historic Resource.

Historic Survey and Context Statement


Remotely Monitored Bike Arrest: Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, Coronado Police dispatchers were notified that the department’s remotely monitored bicycle was moving away from the location where it had been locked. A patrol officer noticed the bike in the back of a car and attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle, which had been reported stolen. The driver failed to yield and led the officer over the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and into San Diego where the suspect stopped in traffic and fled on foot with a male passenger. Officers located the 44-year-old driver a short distance away and she was taken into custody without incident. The passenger was not located. Officers were able to release the vehicle to its registered owner at the scene. It was stolen in mid-June in San Diego. This was the 107th remotely monitored bicycle arrest.

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Trinidad Pump Station Upgrade:  A city contractor started work to upgrade the Trinidad Pump station, a wastewater pump station located at the northeast corner of Coronado Cays Boulevard and Port of Spain Road. The project will replace pumps, pipes, and electrical service, and install a new water service. The work will require closure of the No. 2 lane of Coronado Cays Boulevard. The City asks that motorists and pedestrians adhere to traffic control signs and avoid the area if possible. The project is expected to be completed in late September.

Senior Volunteer Patrol ReturnsThe Coronado Police Department is fortunate to have an active and engaged Senior Volunteer Patrol. The SVPs have returned and will be easing back into the various duties they perform throughout the City to enhance public safety. The City is happy to have them back.  Duties include general support to the Police Department; car, foot and beach patrols; vacation house checks; citations and written warnings for disable parking enforcement and general parking violations; Animal Control assistance; among other duties. If any member of the public is interested in joining, call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (619) 522-7350.

Senior Volunteer Patrol members Chief Kaye


Gubernatorial Recall Election - The Registrar of Voters is alerting all active registered voters in San Diego County that they will receive a ballot in the mail for the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Ballots will be mailed the week of Aug. 16, giving voters nearly a month to mark their ballot and return it before Election Day. Voters can return their ballot in the mail, no postage necessary, or at one of many mail ballot drop-off locations around the county. In-person voting locations will be open across the County for four days, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, through Monday, Sept. 13. Voters can also take advantage of early voting starting Aug. 16 at the Registrar’s office. Hours will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Election Day, the hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both the in-person voting locations and the Registrar’s office.

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Spice it Up, Coronado! The Coronado Public Library invites the community to discover a new favorite spice with its monthly Spice it Up, Coronado! program. Each month, the Library selects different spices used in dishes around the world and invites the community to try them out. July’s spice is Tamarind Powder. Participants are invited to share their recipes on the Comment Coronado web page devoted to the Spice it Up program. Registrants pick up the monthly spice selection at the Library, cook with it, and join other food enthusiasts in person or on Zoom to talk about what they made and their thoughts about the spice. The program began during the pandemic to encourage Library patrons to do something fun, safely from the comfort of their homes, then share their recipes. Classes fill up fast. Spice enthusiasts may sign up for upcoming programs through the Library’s calendar by clicking on the event which can be found under the date. Now that health restrictions have eased, participants may attend a Zoom meeting with others or go to the Library for the gatherings. to share what they made, what they liked or disliked about the spice, and plans to use it again.

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San Diego Writer’s Festival: The San Diego Writers Festival is a free, community-based event designed to celebrate the power of writing and storytelling. Register and tune into the online festival, co-sponsored by the Coronado Public Library. The festival will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, July 17 and July 31, and free. The events consist of author lectures, poetry, workshops, and will feature authors such as Tayari Jones, Lisa See and James Patterson. Click here for more information on this event and to register.
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Golf and Recreation Services Updates:

  • Recreation’s Fall/Winter Brochure of classes and upcoming events will be available on www.coronado.ca.us/register on Tuesday, July 20.  Online Registration for residents begins Tuesday, Aug. 3.  Nonresident and call-in registration starts Tuesday, Aug. 10.
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  • Coronado Tennis Center Summer Camps are in full swing. The first Golf Tennis and Beach Camp began this week, as well as Bryan and Laila’s Camp at the High School courts and the Coronado High Performance Camp. Visit the Tennis Center page on the City’s website for details.
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  • Aquatics Water Exercise Classes are expanding in size and availability. Beginning Monday, July 19, Water Exercise class is available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.; on Saturday at 8 a.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Low Impact Water Exercise days/times are Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Pool Hours Extended beginning July 26. To get a full listing, go to www.coronado.ca.us/aquatics and click on Summer 2021 Aquatics Schedule and Fees.

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Regional Transportation Plan Update:  This month, the San Diego Association of Governments plants to host two virtual public hearings on the draft 2021 Regional Plan at meetings of the SANDAG Transportation Committee and Board of Directors. Attend virtually to share your comments. The first was held July 16 at 9 a.m. at the SANDAG Transportation Committee meeting. The second is set for the SANDAG Board of Directors meeting on Friday, July 23, at 9 a.m. Residents can provide their comments through July 30. The draft long-term transportation plan was presented to the SANDAG board of directors and posted to SDForward.com. The future of the San Diego region, how it grows, connects people and places, how the environment is protected, are addressed in the plan. The draft Environmental Impact Report will be released summer 2021. The SANDAG board will consider adopting the plan in late 2021.


Pet of the Week: In lieu of a Pet of the Week, PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, wants to notify the community of its Yappy Hour coming up next week. The event will be held at Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, 1701 Strand Way, on Tuesday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. People can enjoy the menu, while treats and mocktails are available for purchase for pups. Proceeds from sales will support PAWS of Coronado. For more information on all the dogs and cats available for adoption, call (619) 522-7371.

Yappy Hour 

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Civil Service Commission and the Parks & Recreations Commission. Responsibilities, qualifications for appointment, term of office and deadline for receipt of applications can be found at the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.


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 COVID-19 information? The City has a COVID-19 page on its website that has news, resources, features and information. Do you want 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 07/16/2021
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