Weekly Update January 20, 2017

Weekly Update January 20, 2017


Weekly Update January 20, 2017

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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Heavy, Prolonged Rain Expected:  Heavy wind and rain storms are expected through at least Monday, January 23. The Police Department reminds drivers that if your wipers are on, your headlights also should be on. Rain may bring flooding to parts of Coronado so be prepared. The City provides sandbags for Coronado residents in need at four locations. (See map below). Public Services crews monitor the City’s storm pump stations and the 8.5 miles of storm drains during every rain event, day or night, every day of the year. Residents are asked to park in driveways and garages, if possible, to leave curbs and gutters unobstructed. This makes it easier for water to flow into the storm drain inlets. Residents and local businesses also can help by notifying the City of minor flooding issues and routine potholes that develop due to rain by using the City’s “Ask Coronado” app. Download the app from the Apple store or in the Google Play store to quickly and easily submit service requests. Residents also may call Public Services at (619) 522-7380 during business hours and the Police Department non-emergency line at (619) 522-7350 after hours to report routine rain-related issues. For more urgent safety hazards, such as a downed tree or power line in roadway, call 911. In addition to Stormwater Division staff, Public Services crews from the Streets and Trees divisions will be working all weekend to monitor the situation and respond to emergencies.

 Headlights On  Rainy Weather

Sandbags for Residents

Graffiti Program:  The City actively monitors for graffiti with the goal of removing it as quickly as possible and not calling attention to the content or vandals. The City has been part of a program to track graffiti throughout the region since March 2011 to help law enforcement catch the biggest offenders and deter people from vandalizing personal and public property. Graffiti Tracker is a web-based program that allows law enforcement and public works departments to compile incidents of graffiti. When a clean-up crew goes to the scene to remove the graffiti, they take pictures of the vandalism using a special camera equipped with GPS. That information is sent to an analyst who then links the graffiti to other graffiti committed by the same vandal. That information is stored in a database that law enforcement investigators can access to build and solve cases. Investigators and prosecutors can use the information to charge individuals with multiple cases of vandalism and request the court to require the vandals to pay restitution to the City for all the clean-up associated with their crimes. To report graffiti in your neighborhood, call the Police Department non-emergency line at (619) 522-7350, use the “Ask Coronado” app available on Apple or Google Play stores, or fill out this form: http://www.211sandiego.org/reporting-graffiti#gform

AED Lifesaving Actions Honored:  The City Council honored at its meeting Tuesday, January 17, four Recreation Services employees who saved a Community Center patron’s life after he collapsed near the entrance.  Recreation Services employees Nate Lohr, Brad Scoggins and Sam Cattel, and Aquatics Supervisor Lori Stucki, were presented with citations for their actions on December 15, when they used CPR and delivered a life-saving electric shock with an automated electronic defibrillator to the patient. According to Project Heart Beat, whose goal is to save lives through early defibrillation, the action was the 150th save this year using an AED through the program. With assistance from Project Heart Beat, AEDs have been installed in City facilities all over town for just such emergencies.

Rec Heroes
Left to right:  Recreation employees Nathan Lohr, Brad Scoggins, and Sam Cattel, and Aquatics Supervisor Lori Stucki.

B Avenue/Second Street Sewer Repair:  The persistent storms have delayed the completion of the temporary repairs to the City sewer line on B Avenue near Second Street. The multiple breaks in the crown of the pipe have been repaired and there is no danger of a sewer overflow. However, the closed venting of the sewer gases, which precipitated the corrosion and failure of the pipe crown, has not been completed. There is a separate and parallel vent line into which the City plans to connect a sewer main vent line to relieve the gas pressure. City crews first need to confirm that the separate vent line is open and functioning properly. This requires some excavation around other sensitive underground utilities and coordination with those providers. Response to the current storms is the priority of all utility providers. The sewer line work will occur as soon as those agencies can make their resources available to support the City’s work. In the interim, there will be periods of medium, and sometimes strong, sewer odors approximately for 15-minute periods every 2-3 hours in the area.

Active Transportation Master PlanThe Stakeholder Advisory Committee held its third meeting on Thursday, January 19, for the Active Transportation Master Plan, a comprehensive identification and prioritization of non-automobile transportation issues affecting Coronado.  Twenty-one people, including 10 committee members and two people in the audience, in addition to staff attended the meeting. The committee worked to plan a public workshop on February 22, which will provide information about the planning process, gather resident input about a community vision, and provide residents an opportunity to raise specific concerns about getting around Coronado. For more information on the plan and how you can get involved, visit https://www.coronado.ca.us/activetransportationplan or call (619) 522-2423.

Active Transportation Plan

Panel Discussion on AgingJohn D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green Recreation Supervisor Wendi Garrison participated in a panel discussion on Friday, January 6, on staying fit and active as we age. The panel discussion was part of hosted wine and lecture, sponsored by the Coronado Historical Association and KPBS San Diego, to highlight a new documentary series, called “RE’FLECT,” which provides insight into the active and engaged world of today’s seniors. Garrison talked about the type of programming planned for the Spreckels Center, which will take a holistic approach to having a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, physical activity and mental growth. Finishing work continues on the Spreckels Center building. 

Wendi Garrison 
Recreation Supervisor Wendi Garrison


Coronado Community Read:  The Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission are planning events surrounding the City’s first Coronado Community Read, a program that aims to bring the entire community together with the shared reading of one book. The first book is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. This month and next month, book discussions and programs will be held throughout the community to bring the community closer together. After these events, the Community Read Committee will begin soliciting recommendations for the 2018 Coronado Community Read.

Immortal LIfe 


New Banners on Orange:  Coronado, with input from its Cultural Arts Commission, has installed new banners on Orange Avenue from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas celebrating the City’s rich history. The banners, the fourth in a series funded through the Coronado Tourism Improvement District’s Community Grant Program, highlight three specific areas where Coronado has made history – books, sports and music. For more information on the banner program and the upcoming Call to Artists for the April banners, visit CoronadoARTS.com or contact the Contract Arts Administrator at (619) 522-2633.

New Banners on Orange 

New Banners on Orange3   

Calling Local Artists:  The City of Coronado and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission announce exhibition opportunities for local artists at the Coronado Community Center or C3 Gallery. The City is seeking Coronado artists for individual and group exhibitions of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks in this very visible public art space. Artists may offer their work for sale. The gallery is in the north wing of the lobby of the Coronado Community Center at 1845 strand way in Coronado. Applications are being accepted online now via Art Call through February 10 at www.c3gallerycall.artcall.org for the next exhibition set to open on February 28.

C3 Logo

Bandel Park Pump Station Rehabilitation:  The contractor poured the concrete pad for the portable generator hookups located in the parkway and began working on the electrical items at the station. 

Bandel Pump 


Palm Pruning:  The City's palm pruning contractor will be taking on southbound Orange Avenue on Saturday, January 21. The schematic below shows the plan. Two crews will be conducting work through the business district. The work should be completed from Adella Avenue to Seventh Street by 11 a.m. but hopefully sooner. Posted signs will be removed as soon as crews complete an area to open parking spots as soon as possible.

Palm Pruning

SDG&E Cays Repair Work:  Cays residents at the intersection of Coronado Cays Boulevard and Port of Spain Road have complained about an open sidewalk, metal plates in the street and the amount of time repair work has taken SDG&E to complete. SDG&E has said gas line repairs have been completed at the site and that, weather permitting, the final pavement work should be completed next week. At that time, the plates and cones will be removed.

SDG&E Work 

Pet of the Week:  Laila, a one-year-old black lab/border collie mix, is this week’s pet of the week. If you are you looking for a canine companion who can keep up with your exercise routine, you must meet Laila. She is full of youthful enthusiasm and eager to find a home. She weighs 45 pounds, has her shots up to date, is spayed and microchipped, and her adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Laila, call PAWS of Coronado, which manages the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Laila Pet of the Week 



Pool Closures, Lighting NoticeRecreation Services would like to let the community, particularly those in the Coronado Shores condominiums, know about two upcoming events at the Aquatics Center that will close the Competition Pool and require the use of the overhead pole lights and referee whistles. Listed below are the dates and activities, and when the Competition Pool will be closed. We appreciate your understanding. Please let us know if you have any concerns by calling (619) 522-2464.

  • The Competition Pool at the Aquatics Center will be hosting a water polo tournament Friday and Saturday, January 20-21. The closure and lighting schedule is as follows:
    • Noon to 10 p.m., Friday, January 20;
    • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, January 21        
  • Filming in the Competition Pool Monday-Friday, January 23-27, will require overhead lights and reduce the number of lanes available for swimming.

Recreation Tag LineEach year, Recreation Services holds a department-wide contest to determine the recreational tag line for the year. The tag line incorporates the values and mission of the City of Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department.  In 2016, the tag line was “Good, Great, Recreate.” This year’s tag line is “Put Some Play in Your Day!”
Rec Tag Line

Gym Closure:  The Coronado Community Center Gymnasium and Dance Room will be closed for annual maintenance February 6-12. The planned maintenance includes duties such as cleaning the floors and changing light bulbs. The gymnasium is in use year-round but has a lower use during this part of the year. We thank the community for its patience.

Gym Floor 


Morning Paddle and Pancakes: The Coronado Boathouse will hold its next Pancake Paddler’s Club on Saturday, January 28, from 7 to 9 a.m. The club will meet every month: on February 25; March 25; April 22; and May 27. Boathouse staff will provide pancakes and coffee at 9 a.m., after a paddle around the bay. The cost is $30 with a rental, or $10 for those who have their own equipment. The event is for paddlers 13 years old and older. Call (619) 522-7342 or (619) 522-2655 for more information.

Pancakes and Paddles 


Community Teens:  On Monday, January 9, Community Teens served food to the homeless at the Third Avenue Charitable Organization. If you are a teen or have a teen looking for an opportunity to volunteer, Community Teens is the program for you. Every Monday, participants are picked up from Coronado Middle School and transported to volunteer for a different organization or cause. The new session of Community Teens begins February 27. This program is now open to sixth-to-tenth-graders. To register, visit www.Coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342. 

Community Teens 


Recreation ProgramsThe Recreation Department has a lot of exciting programs coming up. Find out all about them in the Spring 2017 brochure now online. Resident registration started Tuesday, January 17. Non-resident registration begins on Tuesday, January 24. Call Recreation at (619) 522-7342 for more information.
Rec Spring Brochure



Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado encourages, promotes and welcomes the participation of citizens in the decision-making process. The City has many standing citizen commissions, committees and boards which provide public input into the city government of Coronado. They serve as an important link between the citizens and the City Council by communicating values, attitudes and needs of the community within the special area of their group’s assignment. There are currently about 120 citizens presently serving the city in this capacity and we currently have three vacancies, two on the Cultural Arts Commission and one on the Transportation Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these volunteers and values each one. If you have an interest in serving your community, call the city clerk’s office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.



Youth Programs:  Winnie-the-Pooh’s Birthday was celebrated with a party in the Winn Room Tuesday afternoon.  Songs, birthday cake, and a visit from Pooh were all part of the festivities.  Teen Wednesday, January 18, featured a movie screening of “Napoleon Dynamite.” Youth programs, including special and regular events, are held year-round at the Coronado Public Library. Check the Library’s youth webpage to read about upcoming events.

Pooh Day 

Pooh Day2 

Pooh Day3 


Library Programs:  “What Tomorrow Brings,” a POV documentary about the first girls’ school in an Afghan village, was screened Tuesday, January 17, in the Winn Room.  Today, January 20, mattsmithneujazztrio will give its debut performance in the Winn Room, featuring jazz piano, bass and drums.


Lectures:  Mimi Kirk will give a talk, titled “How to Live a Healthy Life and Slow Down the Aging Process with a Plant-Based Diet,” at 10 a.m. tomorrow, January 21. Later in the afternoon, author Lisa Napoli will give a talk based on her book, “Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonalds Fortune and the Woman Who Gave it All Away,” at 2 p.m. in the Winn Room.


Arizona Explorer Competition:  Coronado Police Explorers Max Stangl and Yannick Peterhans, and Sgt. Rocky Rhys, along with James Courser, visiting Explorer from Escondido Police Department, participated in the Chandler Explorer Competition last weekend. Coronado Police Explorer Advisors Officer Sherri Mannello and Corporal Anthony Flores accompanied the team, who competed with other southwest teams in events including 5-man Hostage Rescue, SWAT fitness challenge and Crisis Negotiations. Congratulations Explorer Post 150 for your hard work and dedication to the Explorer Program.

Explorer Competition
Left to right:  Explorers Yannick Peterhans, James Courser, Max Stangl, and Sgt. Rocky Rhys

Explorer Competition2
Explorer Yannick Peterhans and James Courser being graded by SWAT officers with Chandler Police.

Explorer Competition3
Left to right:  Explorer Advisor Corporal Flores, Yannick Peterhans, James Courser, Rocky Rhys, Max Stangl, and Explorer Advisor Mannello.

Above right: Max Stangl. 4
Above: Max Stangl.  

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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