Weekly Update March 10, 2017

Weekly Update March 10, 2017

   

Weekly Update March 10, 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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Active Transportation Issue MapCoronado residents are invited to identify their transportation opportunities and most pressing concerns using the Active Transportation Master Plan Issue Map. With the WikiMapping tool, users can toggle between Map View and Satellite View, as with Google Maps, and log comments. Users may submit comments anonymously, upload photos, and add feedback to other comments. This interactive map is part of a comprehensive public outreach effort to ensure community concerns are received by the Active Transportation Master Plan project team. “Active Transportation” refers to any human-powered transportation, such as walking, bicycling or using a wheelchair. Providing safe transportation facilities for everyone ensures equal access to mobility and grows healthy communities. The deadline is March 31.

Complaints image Coronado Complaints map

ATP Issue Map flier 

 


Traffic Enforcement Totals:  Here are the totals both for the month and on a special enforcement day:

  • Monthly Traffic Enforcement Activity:  The total number of citations issued in February 2017 was 765. Of those, 412 were hazardous citations broken down as follows: 159 for speed, 155 for signals/signs, six for right of way violations, and 92 other hazardous citations. There were 353 non-hazardous citations with 121 of those being due to license/registration violations and 232 other non-hazardous citations.
  • Maximum Enforcement Day:  The Police Department held a Traffic Enforcement Saturation Patrol on Tuesday, March 7, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. A total of 263 California Vehicle Code citations were issued, three of which were misdemeanors, one of which was a DUI arrest, and four involved vehicle tows. The California Highway Patrol and officers from the San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit assisted with this traffic safety event.

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711 A Avenue Update: Beyond the demolition permit that was requested and issued for the property at 711 A Ave., no other permits have been requested or issued. Questions have come up about allowed uses in the R-1A residential zoning code. Here are the allowed uses:

  1. One single family dwelling
  2. One duplex or two single-family dwelling buildings in the R-1A(E) zone on a minimum lot of 10,500 square feet
  3. Incidental home occupations (See Chapter 20.08 of the CMC)
  4. Accessory Buildings (See Chapter 86.56 of the CMC)
  5. Off-street parking (See Chapter 86.58 of the CMC)
  6. Residential care facility, supportive housing, and transitional housing, as defined in Chapter 80 of the CMC

 

Accessory Dwelling Units:  On Tuesday, March 7, the City Council received a presentation on accessory dwelling units. Recent state legislation requires all cities in California to allow for an attached or detached dwelling unit that is accessory to a single-family home. This will result in increased density. The City Council received information about the new state laws and ways that Coronado could enact local controls, including parking requirements, owner occupancy requirements, and location limitations. The Council directed staff to prepare amendments to the Coronado Municipal Code for future consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.


Little Free Libraries: Eagle Scout Noah Schmid showed one of four Little Free Libraries he built that have now been installed around Coronado to the City Council at the Tuesday, March 7, meeting. Schmid explained that they serve as a depository and exchange for free books to be provided to the public for their leisure reading. The City has collaborated with the Friends of the Coronado Library to install another Little Free Library at North Beach. The four newest libraries have been installed at the following locations:

  • First Street adjacent to the Ferry Landing;
  • Coronado Cays at South Cays Park across from the Fire Station;
  • Near the entrance to the Community Center; and
  • On R.H. Dana Place near the Paseo del Mar to the Hotel del Coronado.


Little Free Library Scout Little Free Library Scout2

  

Beaches Reopened: The ocean shoreline from the border to the north end of Coronado was affected by a sewage spill in Mexico. Coronado’s beach was closed by County Health officials on Tuesday, February 28, and was reopened on Friday, March 3, at 3 p.m. A spill of nearly 250 million gallons of sewage was reported to have spilled into the Tijuana River over a period of several weeks. The river drains into the Pacific Ocean just north of the border.

Beaches


Spreckels Park Restroom:  Work is proceeding on the Spreckels Park Restroom building. The contractor poured the slab for the restroom trailer located off Seventh Street. It will be scored and have a stained finish outlining hopscotch and four-square games. Work is nearing completion on the new power panel in the bandstand, as the old one had deteriorated and was not repairable. The Cultural Arts Commission is working on the designs for the wraps for the portable restroom trailers, including an image of a trolley car and a carousel. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Spreckels Park Restroom

Call to Coronado Artists:  The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission invites local Coronado artists to submit images of original artwork for the “Celebrate Local Artists” banners series. Banners will be displayed on Orange Avenue in April, May and June. All artwork selected will be juried and artists who are selected will be notified by March 27. Artists must be 18 years or older and must meet the Cultural Arts Commission definition of a local Coronado artist. For more information, contact Kelly Purvis at kpurvis@coronado.ca.us or (619) 522-2633 or visit this page.


Masters-inspired Exhibit:  The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission exhibit, “Inspired by the Masters” has opened in the Coronado Community Center Gallery and will run through May 30. Oil painters Lucinda Ribant Swain and Philip Martin, and sculptor Jarose Dufaut are showing their works inspired by the masters. This is the first exhibition of the 2017 season. Go to www.coronadoarts.com for more information.
Inspired by the Masters

 

Pet of the Week:  Bellamy, a 14-year-old Coton de Tulear who was recently relinquished to PAWS of Coronado, is this week’s Pet of the Week. He is well-mannered, handsome and loves to cuddle. He weighs 14 pounds and is ready to be adopted. Bellamy’s adoption fee is $125 or $100 if you are 55-plus.

Bellamy

 

Alameda Storage Shed Construction: Urban Corps of San Diego County was awarded the Alameda Storage Shed project earlier this year. The 80-by-20-foot building will be constructed in the vacant City lot at the corner of Alameda Boulevard and McCain Boulevard and will stand approximately 16 feet tall. The facility will increase the City’s storage capacity to shelter seasonal equipment and materials from the elements that contribute to their accelerated deterioration. Construction began last week. The contractor has worked on mobilizing, installing storm water best management practices devices, and collecting topographic survey data of the site. The project should be completed by early May.

Shed Rendering
 

Upcoming Event – SuperSEAL TriathlonThe 11th annual SUPER SEAL and SEAL Sprint race events will be held on Sunday, March 19, along state Route 75. Event organizers expect up to 1,000 participants. Both swim-bike-run events cover a course along the Silver Strand. The open-ocean swim starts at 6:45 a.m. State Route 75 will be open to vehicle traffic at a reduced speed, and some lanes will be closed until about noon. The Bayshore Bikeway will be closed in the morning. The parking lot at Silver Strand State Beach will close at 6:30 a.m. Event organizers have mailed notification letters to those along State Route 75 impacted by the event. Proceeds go to the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Optimists Club of Coronado and the Islander Sports Foundation.

Super SEAL map


 

RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Golf Fees:  The Coronado Golf Course has a new Golf Pro, Brian Smock, along with new driving range mats, range balls and range ball dispensers, Golf Carts with GPS, golf course logo and merchandise. New rates for some items will go into effect starting Sunday, March 12. For more information, go to www.golfcoronado.com or call (619) 522-6590. The following are new rates:

  • Cart Rental Rate: $18 residents/ $20 non-resident
  • Twilight Cart Rental Rate: $11
  • Small Bucket of Range Balls (35 balls): $6
  • Medium Bucket of Range Balls (70 balls): $9
  • Large Bucket of Range Balls (120 balls): $12

Golf Cart Fee Increase

Golf Cart Fee Increase2 

 

John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green:  Interested in programming and special events at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green? Join the Spreckels Center interest list by calling (619) 522-7343 or emailing spreckelscenter@coronado.ca.us. Below are some upcoming classes for the month of April 2017. Registration is available online or by calling (619) 522-7343.

Spreckels Center

  • Cardio Dance Party! (Barcode: 15315); Mondays from April 3 to 24; from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; fee: $24 resident/$29 non-resident.

    Cardio Dance Party is a low-impact cardio dance class that incorporates fun and appropriate rhythms of music and movement. It enhances range of motion for the joints, balance, flexibility, and most importantly is fun in a care-fee atmosphere. No previous dance experience necessary.

  • Outdoor Adventure: Trails and Ales (Barcode: 15306); Monday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Meet and return to Spreckels Center; Fee: $40 resident/ $50 non-resident.

    Palomar Trails and Ales

    Join us on a pristine hike exploring the Palomar Mountain State Park hiking various trails for a total of 3.8 miles. This is a staff-led hike. The hike is rated as easy. After hiking, the group will head to Nickel Beer Company in Julian for a local craft beer or beverage and lunch. Staff are first aid and CPR certified. Transportation and parking fees are included, lunch and beverages are not.

 

Spreckels Center2

 

Coronado Seniors Out & About Program: The Coronado Seniors Out and About Program began providing rides to Coronado residents with limited or no transportation options last week. The program is currently seeking adult volunteer drivers and would like to hear from people who need rides. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout or call (619) 522-6302.

Out and about
Out and About2 

Out and About3 

 

Community Teens:  Community Teens is made up of youth in sixth through 10th grades who meet every Monday after school and head into the community to volunteer their time cleaning beaches, parks, leading arts and crafts at assisted living care facilities, providing tech lessons for seniors and much more. This week, Community Teens participated in a teen programming brainstorming session and watered oak trees throughout Louis Stelzer County Park. 

Community Teens
Community Teens2 Community Teens3
 

Armchair Travel:  On Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., Armchair Travel attendees be exploring the eternal city of Rome. Former Naval Attache, Bill Green will discuss his tour in Rome. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. Armchair Travel takes place on the second Tuesday of every month in the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center. Admission is $5 and can be paid at the Recreation front desk.

Armchair Travel 


Take a Class:  Coronado Recreation invites you to “Put Some Play in Your Day!” For more information on enrichment classes or to register online go to the www.coronado.ca.us/recreation. For details or to register by phone call (619) 522-7342.  For ongoing information on all recreation programming:

FB logo Like us on Facebook at City of Coronado Recreation Services

Instagram logo follow us at recreate_coronado on Instagram

 

Boathouse and Club Room:  The next Full Moon Group Paddle is set for Sunday, March 12. See flier below for details.

Full Moon Paddle 

 

CITY CLERK

Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission and one vacancy 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.

Vacancies 

 

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan:  On Wednesday, March 8, the San Diego County Regional Authority hosted a meeting of its “Working Group” at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse. Officials presented a draft version of their proposed policies for the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan that they are preparing for Naval Air Station North Island. These policies and their future implementation will affect public and private properties in the City. The Airport Authority staff asked that comments be provided by working group members before the end of the month. Following their review and consideration of comments received, Airport Authority staff indicated another meeting of the Working Group would be held. No date was announced. For more information, see the Airport Authority’s website at www.san.org/nasni.


Historic Resource Commission:  At its meeting last week, the Historic Resource Commission approved a Historic Alteration Permit for the property at 610 First St. The Commission also determined that the site wall at 1030 Loma Ave. is not a Historic Resource, in association with a Notice of Intent to Demolish (Determination of Historic Significance) review.


Design Review Commission:  On Wednesday, March 8, the Design Review Commission approved new exterior paint and awnings for a condominium complex at 857-867 F Ave. and approved a roof deck for a proposed remodel of a single-family dwelling at 1320 Glorietta Blvd.



LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Programs:  The next lecture in the ongoing Osher Streaming Lecture series was held earlier this week. About 40 people attended “Empirical Studies in Conflict: Implications for ISIS and Syria” presented by Eli Berman. “Instagram 101” was offered Tuesday, March 7, geared toward small business owners looking to reach new clients and enhance existing relationships. The workshop was taught by J.R. Mahon. A Healthy Habits program, “Shake the Salt Habit: Limiting Salt in Your Diet,” was presented on Thursday, March 9. A health guide and recipe tips were offered to attendees.

 

Youth Activities:  Today, March 10, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday will be celebrated from 3 to 5 p.m. with games, crafts and fun in the Winn Room. A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, March 7, where children made thumbprint pineapples. The Teen Tech Team was available on Monday afternoon, March 6, to help people with their personal electronic devices, and the Teen Book Club met on Tuesday. The Teen Event on Wednesday, March 8, was Teens Create: Mini Owls.

Dr. Seuss Party

Sunday Concert:  In an early celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the Raggle Taggle Irish Band will perform Celtic jigs, reels, and ballads with special guest, championship dancer Monique Campbell in the Winn Room at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. (See flier above).

Raggle Taggle





PUBLIC SERVICES

Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on several projects around the City. Here is the most recent:

  • The Streets Division repaired a lifted sidewalk along 825 Olive Ave. Faded signs at Sacred Heart were replaced. Finally, potholes following recent rains were repaired.

Faded Signs

Restriped Roads

Sidewalk Work

  • Save the date for the City’s annual paper-shredding event set for April 8 in the City Hall parking lot. Drop off your paper for shredding from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring up to two bankers boxes (10-by-12-by-15-inches) per household and have them shredded on site.


Paper Shredding Event


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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

PD Vehicle
Posted on 03/10/2017
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