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Tina Friend New City Manager
Weekly Update July 23, 2021
07/23/2021
Coronado has a new City Manager. Find out about Tina Friend, who has more than 16 years of management and executive level experience in coastal California local government, and when she is set to start work in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about ridership on the Free Summer Shuttle following a one-year break; the 25th anniversary celebration for Grand Caribe Shoreline Park next week; the importance of this week’s update to the General Plan’s Housing Element; construction work near the Navy gate off Ocean Boulevard; how to participate in a process to develop a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan; the 75 anniversary of the Coronado Playhouse; and Scout, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was recently adopted.
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Council Appoints Tina Friend New City Manager
07/20/2021
The City Council has unanimously appointed Tina Friend, who has more than 16 years of management and executive level experience in coastal California local government, as the City’s new city manager.
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Weekly Update July 16, 2021
07/16/2021
Coronado will host a community workshop this month to understand the potential effects of sea level rise. Find out the process to develop the City’s draft Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the search for a new director of Public Services & Engineering after the announced resignation of Cliff Maurer and the person named to fill in while a permanent replacement can be found; the Citywide Historic Survey and Context Statement project that is underway; the latest arrest involving the City’s remotely monitored bicycle; the Library’s Spice it Up, Coronado! program; Recreation’s Fall/Winter Brochure; the return of the Senior Volunteer Patrol; and in lieu of a Pet of the Week, news of PAWS of Coronado’s Yappy Hour.
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Cliff Maurer
Public Services & Engineering Director Resigning
07/14/2021
The City of Coronado announces the resignation of Public Services & Engineering Director Cliff Maurer, who has accepted a similar position in Santa Barbara. His last day is July 22. Coronado’s former Public Services Director Scott Huth has been appointed to serve in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement is found. Most recently, Huth was the city manager for Del Mar.
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Weekly Update July 9, 2021
07/09/2021
Coronado has several exciting cultural events coming up. Find out about a new chamber orchestra, the San Diego Writers Festival, co-sponsored by the Coronado Public Library, the 75th anniversary of the Coronado Playhouse and other activities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the successful three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend, which included the parade, run, rough water swim, fireworks display in a new location, Navy parachute demonstration, free bus service to the Cays with stops at Lincoln Military Housing, among other events; the new signalized intersection at Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; some Spreckels Center updates; and Angus, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update July 2, 2021
07/02/2021
The Fourth of July long holiday weekend is here. Find out all you need to know about the related festivities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the retirement of the City’s Fire Chief Jim Lydon and his temporary replacement who starts work July 3; a Navy gun salute on July 4; a mobile vaccination clinic at Spreckels Park on July 3; free Cays bus service to the Village on July 3 and 4 with a just-added stop at Lincoln Military Housing; a memorial service for a Vietnam POW which will include a rifle detail and flyover on July 9; and Jax, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Fire Chief Lydon Announces his Retirement
07/01/2021
Jim Lydon, Coronado’s fire chief since September 2017, has announced his retirement effective July 2. An interim fire chief has been named.
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Hotel del Coronado Work
Weekly Update June 25, 2021
06/25/2021
Construction projects have become quite visible at the Hotel del Coronado. Find out what is being built and what to expect in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s Fourth of July festivities and how to get more information on the three-day holiday weekend; the City’s holiday schedule; Free Summer Shuttle ridership numbers and Cays Fourth of July special service; the beginning of Recreation Summer Camps; the nonprofit series of the Orange Avenue Banner Program; and Adelaide, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Fourth of July Holiday Schedule
06/24/2021
The City of Coronado will observe the Fourth of July Day holiday on Monday, July 5. Here is the holiday schedule.
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Weekly Update June 18, 2021
06/18/2021
Most public health restrictions were eased this week. Find out what that means for residents and City facilities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about planning and recommendations for those attending the City’s Fourth of July Celebration; a list of July 4 frequently asked questions; Cays Free Summer Shuttle service on July 3&4; the public art pianos opening up again around town; Library updates and programs and Niko, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Coronado By the Numbers - Pandemic Year
06/15/2021
Despite the pandemic and all it wrought on the region and beyond, the City of Coronado and its dedicated staff, many of whom continued coming in daily, worked diligently to ensure that City services continued to be delivered at levels residents have come to expect. Here is a "By the Numbers" handout the City created outlining most, but certainly not all, of the ways the City stepped up during this extraordinary year. Thanks to all our partners along the way.
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Weekly Update June 11, 2021
06/11/2021
As June 15 quickly approaches, ending most public health restrictions, the City will discontinue its COVID-19 Update. Find out more about changes due to the upcoming removal of the state’s tier system in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about planning and recommendations for the City’s Fourth of July Celebration, including the popular parade; a list of July 4 frequently asked questions; outdoor dining extended for local restaurants and how the City is working to keep sidewalks clear; a “By the Numbers” list of ways the City stepped up during the pandemic; the closure next week of the vaccination site at the Community Center; the reopening of the Spreckels Center; and the recent adoption of BC, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update June 4, 2021
06/04/2021
The Free Summer Shuttle is back. Find out about the program kick-off on Sunday, June 6, in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about recent City Council actions to approve Fourth of July celebrations and extend temporary outdoor seating for local restaurants; the June 16 closure of the Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site at the Coronado Community Center; planning for a new City website; how to watch Monday’s Memorial Day Service; a Library virtual event on EDCO’s organic recycling program; and Kiki, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City Settles Airport Land Use Plan Lawsuit
06/03/2021
The City has settled its lawsuit filed against the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and the Airport Land Use Commission challenging the October 1, 2020, adoption of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island.
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Weekly Update May 28, 2021
05/28/2021
The annual Memorial Day Service is set for Monday, May 31, at Star Park. Find out how to watch the ceremony, which has limited attendance due to public health restrictions, live on TV or online in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; the City’s Memorial Day holiday schedule; planning for the Fourth of July in case related activities are permitted; the reopening of the Village Theatre; the closures in June of several parks for annual maintenance; and three kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2021
05/27/2021
The City of Coronado will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, and reminds residents that some municipal facilities will remain open.
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Coronado Cays Park Master Plan Update
05/27/2021
The City’s Parks and Recreation Committee held a meeting last week that included an update on plans to improve Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and joint-use sports fields. At the May 17 meeting, City staff provided Commissioners and the community with a summary of tasks completed on the project before the pandemic to develop a Coronado Cays Park Master Plan as well as efforts being developed to re-start the project. Many in the community provided input at the meeting. “The City wants to hear from residents,” said Coronado Interim City Manager Mark Ochenduszko. “We plan to continue to listen to community feedback before we identify any conceptual improvements.”
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Weekly Update May 21, 2021
05/21/2021
The City will honor 14 Hometown Heroes on Saturday, May 22, at the Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Dedication ceremony. Find out how to tune in to the virtual event in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the annual Memorial Day service for a limited audience, which will be live-streamed for those at home; the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; planning for the Fourth of July in case related activities are permitted; the new traffic signal on Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; the reopening of the Library’s Second Hand Prose; and Lily, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update May 14, 2021
05/14/2021
The City is preparing for more Fourth of July activities, if local, state and federal health orders allow them. Find out what is being planned and how the City is getting ready in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; the May 22 virtual Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Ceremony; the annual Memorial Day service for a limited audience, which will be live-streamed for those at home; a new informational poster on a kiosk at Central Beach; Bike Month activities; a meeting Monday, May 17, to discuss the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; reinstating fines and fees at the Coronado Public Library, and Charlie, this week’s Pet of the Week. 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.
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Virtual Avenue of Heroes Ceremony May 22
05/07/2021
The City of Coronado invites the community to attend the spring Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on Saturday, May 22. Last year, the City and Avenue of Heroes Committee postponed the spring ceremony, the first of their twice-annual Hometown Heroes ceremonies that are held in May and November. The City pivoted and decided to hold its fall 2020 ceremony via Zoom. Due to restrictions still in place, the City opted to once again hold a virtual ceremony for the spring event. At the May 22 ceremony, 14 Hometown Heroes will be honored with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard, Coronado’s official Avenue of Heroes. The Hometown Hero Banner program began in 2014 to recognize those who call or have called Coronado home and who have honorably served their country.
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Weekly Update May 7, 2021
05/07/2021
The spring edition of the Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Ceremony will be held May 22. Find out all about the virtual event in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about limited attendance at a Memorial Day service, which will be live-streamed; a refresh of the CoraMart public art mural; the 1 p.m. kick-off event for the Free Summer Shuttle program set for June 6; a special Parks and Recreation meeting to discuss the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; the upcoming EDCO Spring Clean-up; work on the new signalized intersection at Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; Recreation Mother’s Day activities; and Harper, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Summer Shuttle Kick-off Planned
05/05/2021
City leaders, supporters and sponsors of Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle will gather on Sunday, June 6, to officially kick off service of the annual program that helps keep residents and visitors out of their cars during Coronado’s busiest season.
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Interior Summer Shuttle Ad Space Available
05/05/2021
Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttle buses to local businesses and groups. Four shuttles will operate from June 6 to September 6. The start date shifted from the usual Memorial Day start, due to COVID-19. During the summer program, the Metropolitan Transit System will enforce existing COVID-19 protocols.
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Weekly Update April 30, 2021
04/30/2021
Blair King said his goodbyes to the community this week. He will be missed. Find out about the recruitment process that has begun for a new city manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about walk-up vaccinations at the Sharp Coronado-operated site at the Community Center; the kick-off celebration for the Free Summer Shuttle, which begins June 6; a construction update near the Hotel del Coronado; a plan to spruce up the temporary mural on the old CoraMart building; and Tucson, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City Manager Recruitment Begins
04/28/2021
Coronado is actively seeking qualified applicants to serve as City Manager. The current City Manager, Blair King, has accepted a similar position in Washington state. His last day is April 29. The City Council has engaged Ralph Andersen & Associates out of Rocklin, California, to provide broad and comprehensive executive recruitment services
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Tennis Community Meeting Q&A
04/27/2021
Recreation and Golf Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 28, to discuss recent changes at the Tennis Center and for an update on all City courts. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Tennis Center, 1501 Glorietta Boulevard. Recreation has this Q&A about the changes to answer common questions in advance of the meeting. The meeting is open to the entire community.
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Weekly Update April 23, 2021
04/23/2021
The City will fund a firework display this Fourth of July if health officials maintain it is allowed. Find out what other July 4 events may be held if restrictions are further eased in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Free Summer Shuttle, which will operate beginning about June 1; an appeal by Coronado and three other cities of a court ruling on the appeal process for Regional Housing Needs Allocation; the establishment of an underground utility district; renaming of the Bayshore Bikeway after Greg Cox; increased Wi-Fi speed at the Library; and kittens and puppies at the Animal Care Facility.
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4 Cities Appeal Ruling on SANDAG Process
04/21/2021
Four member cities of the San Diego Association of Governments will appeal a San Diego Superior Court ruling dismissing their legal challenge to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation adopted by SANDAG on July 10, 2020.
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Dominique Albrecht
Weekly Update April 16, 2021
04/16/2021
The City has appointed Dominique Albrecht as assistant city manager. Find out more about her new role and responsibilities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a community satisfaction survey in progress; reopenings and expanded hours at many City facilities due to a reduction of COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of the Community Center gymnasium and resumption of family swim, among others; plans to be considered for the Fourth of July and the Free Summer Shuttle; a Community Grant update; work on a new signalized intersection near the Hotel del Coronado; and Jay, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Assistant City Manager Appointed
04/13/2021
The City of Coronado has announced the appointment of Dominique Albrecht as assistant city manager effective immediately.
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John Kim
Weekly Update April 9, 2021
04/09/2021
Two new members of the City’s executive team will soon start work. Find out about the new Administrative Services director and Interim City Manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Employee of the Year; Orange Tier updates for City facilities; a recap of the City’s Easter events; work on a new traffic signal and median work at Silver Strand Boulevard and Avenida del Sol as part of the work at the Hotel del Coronado, and Harper, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Interim City Manager Named
04/08/2021
The City Council has appointed Mark Ochenduszko to fill in as interim city manager until a permanent replacement is found for Blair King.
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New Administrative Services Director
04/05/2021
The City of Coronado has named John Kim as its new Administrative Services Director. He is set to start work on April 26.
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Weekly Update March 26, 2021
03/26/2021
Random Coronado residents will soon receive a postcard letting them know that a survey is on its way. Find out more about the community survey and why the City wants to hear feedback on its performance in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the importance of driving carefully with students resuming school at various times; a virtual presentation held this week on renovation plans for the Library’s Winn Room; the return of Coronado Junior Lifeguards; Easter activities; the permanent closure of the City’s COVID-19 testing site; an update on the Administrative Services director position; and the Golf Course parking lot lighting project status.
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Weekly Update March 19, 2021
03/19/2021
City Manager Blair King is leaving Coronado. Find out where he’s headed and when, and about plans to find an interim and a permanent city manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about reopenings at City facilities due to the move to less restrictive COVID-19 tier; a Shark Lab presentation; a virtual town hall being held to view and comment on concept plans for the Coronado Library’s Winn Room; the imminent closure of the COVID-19 testing site in Coronado; candidate interviews for the Administrative Services director position; and Asher, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update March 12, 2021
03/12/2021
The City held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Mathewson Park playground. Find out all about the playground’s new features in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about concept plans for the Coronado Library’s Winn Room on display now; tree vandalism at Spreckels Park; an update on a project to install new lighting at the Coronado Golf Course; a project to install a fiber optic line under Silver Strand Boulevard; and Enzo, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Blair King Accepts City Manager Job in Bainbridge Island, Washington
03/10/2021
After more than a decade of leadership at the City of Coronado, Blair King has announced he will depart April 29 to accept the City Manager position in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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Weekly Update Feb. 26, 2021
02/26/2021
Programming for the City’s 2021 Community Read is wrapping up this week. Find out about the events held and community participation in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about organic recycling that begins for residents next week; the latest “Ride to Live” motorcycle training class; the Centennial Park retaining wall project, updates on the COVID-19 testing and the vaccination sites; work on the fountain between City Hall and the Community Center; public access to police data; a new landscaping contract for City parks and public spaces; and Royce, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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COVID-19 Testing Site
Weekly Update Feb. 19, 2021
02/19/2021
The City’s COVID-19 testing site will reduce operations to one day a week. Find out what day and why the decision was made in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an update at the City and Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site; changes coming to the Coronado Lawn Bowling Green; a new website design in the future; a reminder on dog etiquette; organic recycling coming to Coronado homes; the next free shredding event; and Leroy, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Feb. 12, 2021
02/12/2021
The City’s website was down for an extended period. Find out what happened and how the City is working to address any future outages to this critical piece of infrastructure in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the code of conduct for dogs and their owners at South Cays Park especially in light of youth sports activities resuming; vessels washing ashore in Coronado; heavy traffic earlier this week around Naval Amphibious Base Coronado; a virtual ribbon-cutting set for March 10 for Mathewson Park; and Rex; this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Feb. 5, 2021
02/05/2021
Making appointments to receive vaccinations is required. Find out where to go and news on second doses in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about continued COVID-19 testing in Coronado; a new City-supported website designed to make it easy to order food from local restaurants; field surveyors conducting work to improve the Historic Preservation program; a new Tennis Center pro shop concessionaire; and Champagne; this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Jan. 29, 2021
01/29/2021
Several storms have brought heavy rain and high winds to the region. Find out how the City is faring in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update about the recently lifted Regional Stay Home Order and reopening of outdoor dining and hair and nail salons; the City’s vaccination site and its COVID-19 testing site; start of programming for the Community Read 2021; the Mathewson Park Playground reopening; and Hail and Cloud, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Jan. 22, 2021
01/22/2021
The City of Coronado/Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site is now accepting those 75-plus. Find out how to make an appointment in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update on the City’s COVID-19 testing site; the Mathewson Park Playground renovation; Shark Lab Partnership; the upcoming storm; Orange Avenue palm pruning; Avenida del Sol construction work; a new shredding event; Community Read 2021 events; and Fog, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Councilman Elected to National Committee
01/21/2021
Marvin Heinze, councilmember, City of Coronado has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Heinze was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Kathy Maness, councilmember, Lexington, South Carolina.
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Weekly Update Jan. 15, 2021
01/15/2021
The City and Sharp Coronado Hospital opened a vaccination site in Coronado this week. Find out where the site is and who can receive a vaccine now in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update on the City’s COVID-19 testing site; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule; palm pruning around Coronado; the successful shredding event; a reminder to not overwater lawns; and Teddy, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City, Sharp Coronado to Host Vaccination Site
01/12/2021
The City of Coronado, working with Sharp Coronado Hospital, will provide a vaccination site in Coronado beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, to help the region more quickly move on to the next phase.
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City to Open COVID-19 Testing Site
01/07/2021
The City will soon offer a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado that will be open to the general public. Testing is set to begin the first week of January and will be held every Monday and Thursday, starting Jan. 4 at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse facility, 1985 Strand Way. Testing may be expanded if needed.
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2021 Community Read Announced
01/05/2021
The Coronado Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Coronado Community Read. ​ The nonfiction title, “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi, was selected by a public vote. The book was the 2016 National Book ​Award winner and a critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller.
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Shark Incident Closes Beach for 48 Hours
12/30/2020
Lifeguards have closed the City’s beach for 48 hours after a swimmer had his swim fin nipped by a juvenile white shark Wednesday afternoon.
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2020 Holiday Schedule
12/23/2020
The City of Coronado will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, and reminds residents and businesses that, except for the Golf Course, all municipal facilities will be closed. There will be some adjusted hours for Christmas and New Year’s Eve as noted in the schedule below.
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Weekly Update Dec. 18, 2020
12/18/2020
The City will roll out a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado on Jan. 4. Find out how it will work and where testing will occur in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City Council reorganization meeting on Dec. 15; the upcoming holidays schedule; fun and safe holiday events; a reminder of the ordinance banning gas-powered leaf blowers that goes into effect Jan. 1; the release of the Winter/Spring Recreation and Golf Services Brochure; a free shredding event set for Jan. 9; a parking change reminder; the latest at Mathewson Park; and Oreo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Free Shredding Event for Residents Jan. 9
12/17/2020
The City of Coronado and EDCO are sponsoring a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 9, for Coronado residents at the City Hall north parking lot, 1825 Strand Way.
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Weekly Update Dec. 11, 2020
12/11/2020
The City Council-approved a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado. Find out when testing begins and how to make an appointment as details are being finalized in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about A Regional Stay Home Order in effect and what it means for City facilities; the latest edition of the City’s 6-page, full-color newsletter, Currents, now available; the final day to vote for the Coronado Community Read; fun and safe holiday events for the whole family; sea level rise planning, and Polo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Dec. 4, 2020
12/04/2020
As the holidays approach and COVID-19 cases are still rising, health officials urge everyone to take precautions. Find out about what’s recommended to stay safe and what may be soon on the horizon in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about all the fun and festive and safe holiday events the City is planning for the upcoming holidays, including a festive drive-thru event, two ways to reach Santa, virtual cookie- and mocktail-making show, decorating contests, sandcastle-building contests and more; an update on the work Mathewson Park and on Avenida del Sol; a reminder of the City’s leaf blower ban; and Banjo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Gas Leaf Blowers Banned in the New Year
11/30/2020
Home and professional gardeners be aware: An ordinance banning gas-powered leaf blowers in Coronado will soon go into effect.
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City Promotes Safety for Outdoor Dining
11/24/2020
With San Diego County in the state’s Purple Tier, more restaurants are offering outdoor dining, including in Coronado. As the weather grows colder, some businesses hoping to stay open are turning to tents to house diners. Outdoor tents are allowed, according to state regulations. However, there are many factors to consider before buying a tent, the most significant of which is its flame-retardant capability but there are other important rules. The City wants business owners to be aware of all City and state requirements before they invest money in a type of tent that is not allowed. The Coronado Fire Department has a handout that details the California Fire Code on tent requirements and how to obtain a City permit for their temporary use. Fire Department personnel are available to answer questions.
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Weekly Update Nov. 20, 2020
11/20/2020
COVID-19 cases are still rising. As Thanksgiving nears, find out what you can do and what San Diego County health officials are doing to slow the spread in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Thanksgiving holiday schedule; plans for the upcoming holidays, including a festive drive-thru event; how Administrative Services Director Jim Krueger is moving on; new athletic use fees and a partnership with the Port for management of Tidelands Park fields; playground construction at Mathewson Park; construction at Centennial Park, and Veggies, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Nov. 13, 2020
11/13/2020
The County is now in the Purple tier. Find out what that means for businesses and activities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an exciting new partnership with the Shark Lab out of California State University, Long Beach; an interesting 70-foot sailboat that washed ashore this week; upcoming holiday events being planned; how to view the recent Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony: and Freya, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Nov. 6, 2020
11/06/2020
The City invites the community to attend a virtual Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication ceremony. Find out how to watch the webinar to help honor 16 Hometown Heroes in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about what to expect in election results; next week’s Veterans Day holiday schedule; the City’s Halloween celebrations and more holiday activities planned; work to replace playground equipment at Mathewson Park; a recent Climate Action Plan virtual workshop; the video from the second virtual webinar on electric leaf blowers; a bridge lighting study next week; Coronado Island Film Festival events set for Nov. 11-15; and Crystal, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 30, 2020
10/30/2020
Halloween will be different this year. Find out about the City’s drive-thru trick-or-treating event and social media Halloween contests in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the 100th arrest in the City’s Remotely Monitored Bike Program; the Nov. 7 virtual Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony; mosquito complaints; Daylight Saving Time; an upcoming Climate Action Plan virtual workshop set for Nov. 5; Coronado Island Film Festival events; election information; and Jo, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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'Virtual' Avenue of Heroes Ceremony Set
10/27/2020
The City of Coronado invites the community to attend a very special Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and Avenue of Heroes Committee postponed the first of their twice-annual Hometown Heroes ceremonies of 2020 -- traditionally held in May and November. Recently, the decision was made to hold the canceled spring ceremony in November via Zoom.
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Weekly Update Oct. 23, 2020
10/23/2020
Coronado residents may soon see a demonstration project for the San Diego-Coronado Bridge Lighting project. Find out when and what to expect in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the upcoming Avenue of Heroes virtual banner ceremony; free, healthy and safe Halloween activities provided by the City; the launch of the Comment Coronado engagement platform; a Lifeguard rescue and stingray warning; arrest No. 99 of the City’s remotely monitored bike; parking changes coming our way; a new electric leaf blower webinar set for next week; and details on the annual Turkey Coloring Contest.
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City Launches Online Engagement Tool Comment Coronado
10/23/2020
Community engagement and communication are important values to the City. To further involve residents, the City has launched Comment Coronado, an online engagement platform. ​ Prior to the public health orders prohibiting gatherings, City staff were working to host a course of public meetings to solicit input on a variety of projects. COVID-19 caused us to have to regather, pivot and offer a new approach to pursue public engagement. ​ Via a new platform attached to the City’s homepage, Coronado is rolling out Comment Coronado, a community engagement space that allows residents to get information on current projects and share their ideas. The site offers a variety of ways to connect through surveys and interactive maps, and through discussion forums and spaces to post ideas.
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Virtual Climate Action Plan Workshop Set
10/20/2020
The City is set to meet “virtually” for its second Climate Action Plan workshop to develop a strategic roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Coronado. The City’s recently completed greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast will be discussed at the workshop. The Community Development Department will host the public workshop at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, via the teleconferencing tool Zoom, for community members interested in learning more about and participating in the process.
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Weekly Update Oct. 16, 2020
10/16/2020
Coronado will soon roll out its new community engagement space “Comment Coronado.” Find out how the Comment Coronado platform will allow residents to get information on current projects and share their ideas in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about free, healthy and safe Halloween activities provided by the City; the first public workshop for the Housing Element Update; important election dates and information; median landscaping near R. H. Dana Place and Pomona Avenue; an electric leaf blower webinar; a temporary walking path detour behind the Coronado Shores due to construction on Avenida del Sol; and Tony, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 9, 2020
10/09/2020
Coronado will host free Halloween activities this year. Find out all about the drive-thru trick-or-treating event and social media Halloween contests in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s new direction in parking in the commercial corridor beginning Jan. 1 that includes removing all meters; the City’s new leaf blower ordinance and upcoming virtual electric leaf blower demonstration; the Columbus Day holiday schedule; medal and T-shirt pickup for those who have completed the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; wireless printing at the Library; and Boston, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge
10/06/2020
Coronado is virtually celebrating its 130th anniversary by challenging the community to complete 130 miles of exercise by Dec. 11. It's not too late to sign up.
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Virtual 'Housing Element' Workshop Set
10/06/2020
The City is set to “virtually” kick off the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update to Coronado’s General Plan to incorporate the state’s new requirements into this important policy document and to hear from residents.
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Weekly Update Oct. 2, 2020
10/02/2020
Playgrounds in Coronado are reopening. Find out when and what is required when visiting City playgrounds in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s new Leaf Blower ordinance and upcoming virtual electric hand tool demonstrations; an update on the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; decisions soon on Halloween in Coronado; a cooling center update; the Coronado Police and Fire departments’ participation in the Pink Patch Project; a murder mystery where community members write the ending; and Boogie, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 25, 2020
09/25/2020
Coronado and three other member cities are suing the San Diego Association of Governments. Find out more about the suit and how it relates to housing numbers in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s sustainability efforts; new crime stats that show Coronado is safe; important election dates; annual palm pruning; the Library’s Autumn Concert Series going virtual; and Motts and Bobbie, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Press Release - SANDAG Suit Filed
09/24/2020
For the first time in the history of the San Diego Association of Governments, four of its member cities are suing the agency for its inequitable use of a weighted vote favoring larger cities at the expense of smaller communities.
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Weekly Update Sept. 18, 2020
09/18/2020
The Library and Community Center will serve as mail ballot drop-off locations for the Nov. 3 General Election. Find out more about how ballots will be received in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about three awards City projects and work have earned; a reminder of a new ordinance effective Jan. 1 that prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Coronado; the completion of an experiment to add visual simulations for a proposed recycled water treatment facility at the Golf Course; youth sports practice resuming at City athletic fields; and Dewey, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was adopted.
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Weekly Update Sept. 11, 2020
09/11/2020
The Library welcomed back patrons this week. Find out about the initial reopening hours, what is expected from patrons and safety precautions in place in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the nomination period for the 2021 Community Read; temporary Cays traffic cameras; field use scheduling; story poles in place at the Golf Course to show the outline of the proposed water recycling project; Nov. 3 General Election information; Arts Week; and kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 4, 2020
09/04/2020
More businesses and activities are reopening and resuming due to revised criteria from the governor to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Find out what City facilities, including the Library, and businesses are reopening in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Relief from the Heat program which will go into effect this weekend; sidewalk encroachment and what the City is asking businesses to do; bottle filling stations; the Labor Day Holiday schedule; story poles going in at the Golf Course to show the outline of the proposed water recycling project; upgrades to the median gardens along Orange Avenue; 2021 Community Read program; an update on the final EIR for the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island; and Claire, ​this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Public Library to Reopen
09/03/2020
The City is preparing for the reopening of the Coronado Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 10, following new state criteria issued last week to help reduce COVID-19.
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Labor Day Schedule 2020
09/01/2020
The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7.
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Weekly Update Aug. 28, 2020
08/28/2020
The City welcomed community members 50-plus and those with underlying health conditions to get some Relief from the Heat this week. Find out more about the cooling locations and preparations for more, if warranted, in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about how close the City is to taking ownership of state Routes 75/282 in Coronado; an update on the draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for NASNI and its potential impacts; the cancellation of this year’s 9/11 Ceremony; Police bicycle patrols set for the Cays; equipment still closed due to the pandemic; and June and Cash, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Relief from the Heat Day - Aug. 24, 2020
08/24/2020
The City welcomes community members 50+ and adults with underlying health conditions to get some relief from the heat. Sit in a cool room and enjoy a film while taking respite at the Coronado Community Center and Coronado Public Library. Patrons will be required to maintain social distance, wear a mask, wash hands or sanitize them frequently, and participate in a health screening administered by staff. Hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each comfort space will be sanitized between uses. Patrons will need to bring their own water bottles. For additional information, call (619) 522-7342.
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Weekly Update Aug. 21, 2020
08/21/2020
The Council approved the playground design and equipment for Mathewson Park. Find out more about the complete renovation and what’s next in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about work to protect the City’s logos and seals; a Council request for illustrations of alternatives to improve pedestrian safety along the western sidewalk on Ocean Boulevard; a Tennis Center pro shop update; a new shark awareness page on the City’s website; a new occasional feature on happy pet adoptions; and Martin, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Pet Adoption Stories - Austin and Sox
08/21/2020
Read here about successful pet adoptions that will be featured here from time to time. The following Coronado Pet Adoption Story is the first in an occasional series highlighting the pets and their adopters after they leave the Coronado Animal Care Facility. Austin Burks graciously agreed to share his and Sox’s story.
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Weekly Update Aug. 7, 2020
08/07/2020
As part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the City has banned all gas-powered leaf blowers effective Jan. 1, 2021. Find out about the creation of a Climate Action Plan for Coronado to outline programs to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You also can read about the closure of Grand Caribe Shoreline Park by the Port of San Diego; summer courtesy and the City’s Mask Up! Coronado campaign; how to comment at public meetings; the newly unveiled medals and T-shirts for the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; the first businesses to participate in the Orange Avenue Commercial Public Restroom program; and Crista, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update July 31, 2020
07/31/2020
The City is asking businesses to post fliers asking residents and visitors to Mask Up! Coronado. Find out more about Coronado’s ongoing campaign stressing the importance of wearing masks in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You also can read about the City soliciting for a new Tennis Center pro shop concessionaire; a meeting by the EPA on projects to solve the cross-border pollution; the first business to participate in the Orange Avenue Commercial Public Restroom program; the latest on the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; the next Dine Out! Coronado event this weekend; and Stella, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City Offers Third Dine Out! Coronado Picnic
07/28/2020
The next Dine Out! Coronado is set for this weekend, July 31-Aug. 2. All you need for your organized picnic is a takeout order from your favorite local restaurant and a reservation.
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Weekly Update July 24, 2020
07/24/2020
The City Council allocated funds to 16 local nonprofit organizations this week. Find out how the funds were distributed in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a big change to parking rules in the commercial district; the outdoor picnic venue Part 2; a unique and successful COVID-19 education and monitoring program; masks with the City’s logo now available for sale; outdoor fitness classes on public property; Library programs during the pandemic; and Banjo, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Dine Out! Coronado Part 2
07/23/2020
The City will offer a second chance for residents to enjoy a picnic dinner at an outdoor dining venue at Spreckels Park this weekend.
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City's COVID-19 Education, Monitoring
07/23/2020
Coronado entered into a unique agreement in May with local nonprofit Coronado MainStreet to help local businesses comply with San Diego County’s Safe Reopening Plan during a very uncertain time.
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Weekly Update July 17, 2020
07/17/2020
Coronado residents can enjoy a picnic this weekend at a new outdoor venue sponsored by the City to help struggling restaurants. Find out how to make a reservation and support local businesses in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a special meeting where the Council gave the go-ahead for Coronado gyms to offer classes on certain public properties; a relinquishment update; carpeting and other upgrades at the Library; a Coronado Virtual 130 Challenge Update; help for seniors during the pandemic; and Cookie, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City to Debut Outdoor Dining Venue
07/14/2020
Starting Friday, Coronado residents may enjoy dinner at an outdoor dining venue sponsored by the City in support of local restaurants impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
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Weekly Update July 10, 2020
07/10/2020
With a prohibition on indoor dining, the City is offering restaurants options to continue serving patrons. Find out about relaxed rules for temporary outdoor seating in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about how many people and teams are forming to take on the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge, a fitness trifecta sponsored by the City; new Library book-drop containers; a recent accident involving a vehicle and multiple cyclists; a brief Fourth of July update; a public art walking tour promotion; and Wyatt, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Mask Up! Coronado -- Mask Giveaway
07/06/2020
The City of Coronado handed out 1,500 reusable face masks with the City logo to raise awareness about the importance of facial coverings.
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Weekly Update July 2, 2020
07/02/2020
The three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend is here. Find out what City facilities are open and read a list of Fourth of July frequently asked questions in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge fitness trifecta; a face mask giveaway; patriotic banners along Orange Avenue; a video appeal of a housing number assigned to Coronado by SANDAG; a public art walking tour promotion; a restaurant curfew; a public restroom partnership program; and Violet, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Fourth of July Info and FAQs
07/02/2020
Fourth of July information and list of frequently asked questions.
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Weekly Update June 26, 2020
06/26/2020
The City is planning a Fourth of July mask giveaway. Find out what is planned in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge, to get the community active on the 130th anniversary of incorporation; how the police will begin enforcing the 72-hour parking restrictions, a recent virtual scoping meeting on a plan for suicide deterrents on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge; the Budget Brief for the Fiscal Year 2021; and Periwinkle, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update June 19, 2020
06/19/2020
The City will soon manage and maintain state Routes 75 and 282. Find out what that means for the community in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a upcoming virtual scoping meeting on a plan for suicide deterrents on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge; a Council-approved increase in the business loan program to $20,000; a new commercial public restroom partnership program; and Vader, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update June 12, 2020
06/12/2020
Parking restrictions due to the pandemic have been fully lifted in Coronado. Find out what other restrictions have been lifted and what is reopening, including youth camps, the 50-meter pool and the fitness center, in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the reopening of Silver Strand State Beach and the North Beach Dog Wash Station; what remains closed; planning for the Fourth of July holiday; the Hotel del Coronado improvements to Avenida del Sol; the Library’s Summer Reading Program; and Dusty, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update June 5, 2020
06/05/2020
Dog Beach and Sunset Park have reopened. Find out what else is open and what is still closed in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about who closes the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and why; the City’s monitoring of the public’s safety in light of recent protests and its support of free speech; work to begin soon at Avenida del Sol on the new main entrance to the Hotel del Coronado; a rotation of fire trucks; the next Osher lecture; upcoming blood drives; and Violet, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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