Weekly Update October 14, 2016

Weekly Update October 14, 2016

 

 

Weekly Update October 14, 2016

Get up to speed on what's going on in Coronado with the latest edition of the Coronado 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 necessary. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us every Friday at noon.


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Morning Traffic Impacts Felt:  Traffic in Coronado has experienced its routine autumn jump in congestion with summer over, work commuters at full volume and many students heading to schools and universities. Residents, especially those driving their children from the Cays to village schools, as well as weekday commuters, are frustrated in the long delays all over town.  A previous 10-minute commute from the Cays has turned into a 30-minute-plus commute. Both Naval Base Coronado homeported aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vincent and USS Theodore Roosevelt, are in port. A third visiting aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz, arrived this week, further exacerbating commuter traffic, particularly on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. The timing and cycle times of the two traffic signals on the Silver Strand, closest to Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, are the focus of many commuters’ ire.  The principal signal at Tarawa Road and state Route 75 has a pedestrian activated signal, which by law requires a travel time of 3.5 feet per second. For this intersection, that equates to 25 seconds. The California Department of Transportation has increased the duration of the green light signal time for SR 75 traffic, but are prohibited from reducing the pedestrian activated crossing time. The City has requested Caltrans allow the Coronado Police Department to take manual control of the signal during periods of severe traffic congestion. The conditions of this request are currently in discussion.

Morning Traffic
 

Public Safety Open House:  The Fire Department and its Lifeguards welcomed the community to meet firefighters and see live life-saving demonstrations and the Police Department opened its doors to the public during the 24th annual Public Safety Open House last weekend. Officers offered a once-a-year look at the Police Department’s facility, vehicles, training and other tools of the trade. More than 500 people dropped by for a tour. Many in the community participated in activities designed for the whole family. The streets were closed off around the main fire house and Police Department for the daylong event. Other local, state and federal public safety agencies were on hand to provide information on the services they provide. The City’s public safety personnel enjoyed engaging with the public and sharing their passion for public service and safety.

Public Safety Open House 

Public Safety Open House2

Public Safety Open House3

 

City-School District Joint Facilities Use Grand Opening:   A planned grand opening of the Coronado High School track and field to the community has been moved to 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 22. Residents are invited to check out the track and field that will now be open on weekends and holidays from 6 to 10 a.m. thanks to a joint agreement signed over the summer by the City of Coronado and the Coronado Unified School District. City and School District leaders invite the community to the grand opening event.

Track and Field

Ribbon Cutting Flier 


Concert on the Green Update:  Hundreds of people gathered on the Coronado Golf Course on Sunday, October 9, for the “Concert on the Green.” Produced by the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, the concert featured the local band, Ron’s Garage. This concert was first presented on the Golf Course during the City’s 125th Celebration last year. It was such a success that a sponsor was secured for this year. The City of Coronado, the Recreation Department and the Cultural Arts Commission thank Michael B. Copp for sponsoring the event. The Cultural Arts Commission is seeking a sponsor for next year’s event. For more information, please contact the Contract Arts Administrator at (619) 522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us

Concert on the Green

Concert on the Green 2 


High School Homecoming Parade Today:  Coronado High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade today, October 14, with four floats and about 10 vehicles. The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. and travel on Orange Avenue north to Seventh Street and end on E Avenue in the teachers’ parking lot. There will be no parking on the 1000 block of Adella Avenue, between Tenth Street and Ynez Place before and during the parade. The 1000 block of Adella will be barricaded while the parade is being staged. Intersections will be temporarily closed by Coronado Police as the parade moves.

Homecoming Parade Map 

 

Traffic Volumes in Coronado:  The California Department of Transportation provides traffic volume information to the City from two permanent count stations located west of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and near the Naval Amphibious Base along the Silver Strand. The hour-by-hour counts are used by the City to determine peak hour volumes, average daily traffic for both weekdays and weekends, trends and anomalies. The following graphs represent the traffic volumes into and out of Coronado via the bridge and the Silver Strand for August and September 2016.

Bridge – August

Traffic Volume Breakdown

This Month

Last Month

This Month Last Year



Average Weekday Northbound (Outbound, ADT)

47,119

46,535

46,892


Average Weekday Southbound (Inbound, ADT)

47,026

46,590

46,686


Average Weekday Totals

94,145

93,125

93,381


Average Weekend Totals

74,799

74,723

75,453


Average Monthly Peak Hour Northbound

4,699

4,515

4,712


3:00 PM

to

4:00 PM

Weekday

 


Average Monthly Peak Hour Southbound

3,990

3,930

3,919


6:00 AM

to

7:00 AM

Weekday

 


 

Bridge – September

Traffic Volume Breakdown

This Month

Last Month

This Month Last Year



Average Weekday Northbound (Outbound, ADT)

45,076

47,119

42,951


Average Weekday Southbound (Inbound, ADT)

44,370

47,026

42,132


Average Weekday Totals

89,445

94,145

85,083


Average Weekend Totals

68,384

74,799

67,324


Average Monthly Peak Hour Northbound

4,588

4,699

4,415


3:00 PM

to

4:00 PM

Weekday

 


Average Monthly Peak Hour Southbound

3,977

3,990

3,559


6:00 AM

to

7:00 AM

Weekday

 


 

Strand – August

Traffic Volume Breakdown

This Month

Last Month

This Month Last Year



Average Weekday Northbound (Inbound, ADT)

13,840

13,777

13,841


Average Weekday Southbound (Outbound, ADT)

13,088

13,171

12,711


Average Weekday Totals

26,928

26,706

26,551


Average Weekend Totals

18,884

19,290

18,973


Average Monthly Peak Hour Northbound

1,982

1,886

1,965


6:00 AM

to

7:00 AM

Weekday

 


Average Monthly Peak Hour Southbound

1,798

1,724

1,738


4:00 PM

to

5:00 PM

Weekday

 


 

Strand – September

Traffic Volume Breakdown

This Month

Last Month

This Month Last Year



Average Weekday Northbound (Inbound, ADT)

13,855

13,840

13,530


Average Weekday Southbound (Outbound, ADT)

12,495

13,088

12,024


Average Weekday Totals

26,351

26,928

25,554


Average Weekend Totals

17,300

18,884

17,440


Average Monthly Peak Hour Northbound

2,090

1,982

1,937


6:00 AM

to

7:00 AM

Weekday

 


Average Monthly Peak Hour Southbound

1,711

1,798

1,668


4:00 PM

to

5:00 PM

Weekday

 


 

Rideshare Month Going Strong:  Travelers across San Diego County are celebrating the many benefits of commuting alternatives this month. The City of Coronado encourages residents, employees and businesses to try an alternate commute in October to save money, reduce stress, and have fun. Find out more about the program, special prizes and incentives, and corporate challenges your employer may be sponsoring by visiting http://icommutesd.com.

Rideshare Month
 

Pet of the Week:  Pearl is this week’s Pet of the Week. Pearl is a sweet and shy Beagle mix two-year-old female who warms up quickly with people. After coming to PAWS of Coronado as a stray, Pearl is looking for a home with another dog or people who will help her come out of her shell. She weighs 12 pounds and has all her shots, and been spayed and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $125. For more information about Pearl, call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371 to set up a visit.

Pearl PAWS 


John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  The contractor began installing insulation and drywall this week and has completed approximately 50 percent of the work. Next will be drywall taping and finishing. Plastering is scheduled for Monday, October 17. Roofing will take place on the clerestory windows this week and on the high roof the following week. The contractor has cleared the site to begin grading and landscaping east of the center. 

Spreckels Center 

Spreckels Center2

 

First Ashore Dedication:  The contractor installed the sub slab for the stone pavers and concrete mow strip and the donated “Naked Warrior” statue was installed. Crews are finalizing the irrigation lines, and will be mixing soil amendments into the soil in preparation for planting. They will core drill the pedestal for the statue anchors and sandblast the “First Ashore” lettering on the pedestal base this week. The goal is to have the majority of work completed by this week.

First Ashore  


Utility Relocations at First Street, I Avenue: This week, the contractor performing the utility relocations for SDG&E at the intersection of First Street and I Avenue completed the work and started backfilling. California American Water will restore its connection to the irrigation line serving Bay View Park and SDG&E will repave the street by applying a fresh coat of slurry. In the meantime, motorists are asked to drive safely and be aware of people and equipment at all times when passing through the work zone.

Utility Relocations  

 

Street Preventive Maintenance:  The slurry coating phase of this project was completed last week and is being left to cure this week before new striping and legends on the roadways are applied. The bike path along Silver Strand Boulevard will be closed for restriping from Fiddler’s Cove to the Coronado Cays entrance today. Night work is being proposed to complete the striping on First Street, the Coronado Golf Course parking lot, the parking stalls on Strand Way in front of City Hall and the Community Center, and possibly in front of Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

Slurry Seal

Citrus Pest Advisory: A tiny insect no bigger than a grain of rice could have devastating consequences for California citrus if not stopped. The California Department of Food & Agriculture is working to get the word out about the Asian citrus psyllid, which feeds on citrus leaves and stems, and can infect citrus trees with a bacteria that causes a serious plant disease. While not harmful to humans, the disease kills citrus trees and has no cure. No infected trees have been detected in San Diego County. However, they have been detected in Los Angeles and Ensenada in Baja California. When found, trees will be removed and quarantines required. For more information on the insect and how to best protect citrus trees from the disease, visit www.CaliforniaCitrusThreat.org.

Citrus Pest
 

Measure A Ordinance Document:  The San Diego Association of Governments has distributed a copy of the complete “Ordinance for Measure A: San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety and Water Quality and County Counsel’s Impartial Analysis” to the City. The document on the countywide measure, which will appear on every ballot in the region for the November 8 election, can be found at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, for public review. An electronic version also can be found on the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters website at www.sdvote.com/content/rov/en/elections.html.

Noise Alerts:  The Hotel del Coronado has requested a permit for a fireworks show on Saturday, October 22, at 6:45 p.m. The display will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel. The Navy is conducting training exercises on Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. near the Silver Strand Complex ocean beaches.  Individuals in the vicinity may hear blank munitions weapons firing and simulated grenades during this training exercise.

 

Bridge Filming: The California Department of Transportation notified the City that it has issued a permit for a filming event on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge for Sunday, October 23. The filming will occur intermittently, with short traffic breaks, from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Filming crews will be traveling in both directions during that time period.  

 

‘3 on Thursday’:  The Cultural Arts Commission wants you to start planning your weekend with this short “3 on Thursday” list of three featured events happening in Coronado this weekend, as well as show times at the Vintage Village Theatre. Click here or on the logo for a link to this week’s list.

3 on Thursday




RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Recreation Programs: The Reading Rainbow ABC's class hops through the alphabet and colors together. Through cooking, crafts, singing and playing, preschoolers gain insightful knowledge preparing them for kindergarten.

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow2
 

   

CITY CLERK

Commission Vacancies:  There are currently four vacancies, one on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, one on the Transportation Commission, and two on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City has many volunteer opportunities for residents interested in serving on any of its boards, commission and committees. See notice below for details.

Vacacies 


 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

NASNI Airport Plan Meeting:  The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will host a community meeting as it prepares its Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island. The meeting is set for Wednesday, October 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, 640 Orange Ave. The meeting will focus on the overflight compatibility factor, which is a disclosure requirement for new residential properties to let people know they are building a new home near an airport.

NASNI Airport Plan Meeting


 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Digital Newspaper Workshop:  The Coronado Digital Newspaper Collection will be the subject of a workshop at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, October 15, in the Winn Room. Brian Geiger, director of the University of California Riverside California Digital Newspaper Collection will conduct the workshop, along with Frederick Zarndt, content conversion specialist. Using the newspaper database for historical, genealogical, architectural, and other research purposes will be explored. Participants are asked to bring their laptops.


Library Programs:  On Thursday, October 13, David Weil from San Diego’s Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program presented “Medicare Made Easy.” Medicare basics and the various programs were discussed. Friday’s Brown Bag Piano Concert features Mark Danisovsky.

 

Youth Programs:  The Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, October 11, and “Spooky Halloween Trees” were made. The teens painted mini pumpkins at the Teens Create event on Wednesday, October 12.

Halloween Trees 

Halloween Trees2

Halloween Trees3

Halloween Trees4


Library Board Meeting:  The Library Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 11. The Board approved holding the “First Ashore” reception with beer and wine on October 29 at the Library.




POLICE SERVICES

Cite Day:  The Coronado Police Department Traffic Unit held another citywide cite day on Wednesday.  Two Traffic Officers issued a total of 30 citations and made one misdemeanor arrests.

PD Vehicle 



PUBLIC SERVICES

Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:

  • Streets Division restriped three alleys between Fourth and Sixth streets and between A and B avenues and Adella Lane. Crews also repaired a badly broken curb and gutter at 1105 Alameda Blvd. The in-ground attachment to “Ped Xing” signs have been reinforced to prevent them from being pulled up when hit by cars. Crews have reported increasing graffiti, which they address immediately.

Alley Restriped 

Sign Reinforcement 
 
Curb and Gutter

 

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.

   





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