Weekly Update 24, 2020

Weekly Update April 24, 2020

  
Weekly Update April 24, 2020



Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video focusing on COVID-19. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.

 




Fourth of July Events Canceled: In a joint decision made this week, the Coronado Fourth of July Committee and the City have decided to cancel the 72nd annual Fourth of July Parade as well as the fireworks display due to the coronavirus pandemic. All other July 4 events also have been canceled. Due to existing local and state health orders advising people to stay home and practice social distancing, the City and Committee members came to the conclusion that they would not have the proper lead time to acquire the needed equipment, such as barricades, grandstand seating, signage and portable toilets, as well as to make arrangements for and properly regulate the fireworks show by July 4. The annual celebration is estimated to attract, at a minimum, more than 100,000 people who gather in close proximity throughout the day at the various events around Coronado.

Fireworks on the Fourth 

 


Promenade Concerts 2020 Summer Series Canceled: The Promenade Concerts organizer has announced the cancellation of the 2020 summer concert series. Organizers say they are disappointed to have to cancel on this, the 50th anniversary of the popular concerts. If there is a safe way to have a concert or two in the early fall, they may explore the possibility.

Community Band image 

 


Lifeline Business Loans: The City Council approved a lifeline business loan program at its Tuesday, April 21, meeting that will portion out $2 million in City funds in no-interest potentially forgivable loans of up to $15,000 each to eligible local small businesses. Council members said they want the program implemented as soon as possible to help local businesses that have been forced to close or vastly reduce their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City will reserve $2 million in General Funds for the loans and enter into an agreement with CalPrivate Bank, with an office in Coronado, to assist with the loan administration and marketing. The bank is partnering with the City to facilitate a process by which loans can be made quickly to qualified businesses. Applications are available now at the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, 1125 Tenth St. The Chamber is working on creating an online application which may be available soon. The loan terms for three tiers of Coronado businesses are $15,000 for each business, defined as a discrete individual storefront; a maximum loan term of 5 years; zero percent interest with consideration of loan forgiveness depending upon circumstances; no loan to collateral percentage; evidence that a business has applied for federal or state COVID-19 related business assistance; and evidence o paid local sales tax. The Council will review the program in 30 days.

Business Lifeline Loan Program 




COVID-19 Testing: The City Council directed staff at its April 21 meeting to develop and implement a cost-neutral independent Coronado-centered community COVID-19 serology testing program in partnership with a health care provider and that staff collect pertinent aggregate data. The testing program would be a convenient way to have residents, some of whom have expressed an interest in taking such a test, to take it in Coronado. The FDA is expected to approve several rapid serology tests within the next several weeks. Sharp Coronado Hospital has said it is willing to explore partnering with the City. Costs would be recovered via fees or funding by a yet to be identified source or third party.

 


Beach, Reopening: San Diego officials have announced a phased reopening of beaches and bays along the coast. The City of Coronado worked in unison with other coastal cities and San Diego officials for this eventuality so that our lifeguards and others that would enforce social distancing rules would be prepared.




Coronado TV Programming:  The Safe at Home but Not Alone program was created to let the community know that just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect. Recent additions to the Coronado TV line-up include various yoga sessions, including strength and flexibility, restorative and chair yoga, as well as Tai Chi. The City also produces arts programming in partnership with the Library and Cultural Arts Commission. Be sure to watch Coronado TV on Spectrum 19 or AT&T 99. You can also watch online. A new viewing guide can be found online with all the show listings.

Safe at Home

CTV Sked 42720 


 

Library Offers Virtual Programming: Although closed for the duration of the public health emergency, the Library is still offering virtual programming, including:

  • Ms. Mariah’s Music Monday will be broadcast on the Library's Facebook page on Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. Ms. Mariah will conduct her musical storytime for children, incorporating music appreciation with literature. This upbeat session is geared to children ages 3-8. The program will be uploaded to YouTube and will run on Coronado TV in the coming days.
  • April is National Poetry Month and the Library will offer a virtual poetry workshop on Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Coronado local Tania Pryputniewicz, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will show participants how to write poetry at an online class, “Images of Hope: Celebrating National Poetry Month.” The free two-hour class will be conducted on Zoom and class size is limited. To register or for help, send an email to rsvp@coronado.ca.us.
  • Everyone is invited to have “An Afternoon of Language and Laughter” with author, speaker and teacher Richard Lederer from the comfort of home on Wednesday, April 29,at 2 p.m. Lederer will offer a live broadcast via YouTube on an array of language humor and word play to brighten these challenging days. Tune in on your computer or smartphone using this link for an hour of enjoyment. The YouTube event can be found by visitinghttps://tinyurl.com/Coronado-Laughter.

 


Make Some Noise: The Neighbor to Neighbor initiative is continuing with its efforts to connect neighbors block by block during this difficult time. Organizers are promoting the idea of “making some noise” for first responders and hospital heroes who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Every Saturday evening at 7 p.m., join your neighbors in expressing appreciation for ther hard work and courage of those on the front lines and to let your local healthcare providers and neighbors know that we are all in this together.

Make Some Noise Program




Coastal Campus: The contractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project paved the section of the Bayshore Bikeway in the detoured area adjacent to the traffic signal to the Navy’s Coastal Campus. Crews are now fine grading the site in preparation for hydroseeding the areas where the vegetation had been damaged. They also have started repairing the edges of the bike path that were damaged by construction equipment. It is anticipated that the detour will be removed, and the bike path opened up by the weekend.

Bikeway Paving Work 




Pedestrian Ramps: The contractor on a pedestrian ramp project has completed construction of all ramps in the project scope. Crews will finish final paving operations this week.

Ped Ramps two images

 


Third, Fourth and I Drainage Project: Coordination and preparations for construction on the Third, Fourth and I Drainage project continued this week. Additional design modifications are being drafted to account for unforeseen utility conflicts identified during pre-construction potholing. Additional preparations, including the pulverizing and re-compaction of the asphalt above the anticipated trench line, will expected to be made next week with no parking signs deployed at least 72 hours in advance. The contractor hopes to begin actual construction the week of May 4.





Palm Removal: The City’s arborist will remove three overgrown and problematic palms next to the Spreckels Center Lawn Bowling Green. The palms are on the westbound side of Seventh Street between Orange and D avenues. The street and area around the palms will be closed for the crane required for the work. The palms were recommended for removal last year by the Street Tree Committee due to an increase in maintenance they created on the Lawn Bowling Green and cost of maintenance. 

Palm Removals 


  


Tennis Center Upgrades: Tennis Center staff members are taking advantage of the closure of Recreation Department facilities by giving the Coronado Tennis Center Clubhouse a fresh coat of paint. Contractors have been in the facility all week painting the Clubhouse. The City also has purchased and installed new lounge furniture. Tennis staff are looking forward to providing the community an enhanced Clubhouse upon the reopening.

TEnnis Center Painting 

 

 

Library Carpet Project: The City Council approved a carpeting project for the Library while it is closed during the public health emergency. The Council agreed to award a contract on Tuesday, April 21. The project's appropriation was $220,000. With the current closure of the Library, the project can be completed at an accelerated pace. The existing carpet was installed in 2004 and has reached the end of its useful life. Several areas of the carpeting are heavily stained and worn despite regular cleaning and repair. Work may begin as early as June.

Library Carpeting Project


 

Blood Drive: An American Red Cross Blood Drive was held Thursday, April 9, at the Coronado Community Center, and a second one is planned for May 12. A third is planned for June 10 due to the success of the first and pre-registrations on the second. More than 50 people, including 40 first time donors, gave blood. Red Cross officials said they collected 45 units, which can go on to save up to 135 lives. Donors are urgently needed. The events are by appointment only. Click here or on the image below for an appointment.

June Blood Drive 



Public Services Projects: Streets Division set up and monitored no parks throughout the City and installed new crosswalk bumpers and striping  at the Five Points intersection. Potholes were also filled Orange Avenue and Strand way.

Five Points Intersection 

 


COVID-19 Information: The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter twice a week with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than hit subscribe and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. You can follow the City on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage
to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page





Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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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Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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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Fourth of July Parade image
Posted on 04/24/2020
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