Weekly Update August 31 2018

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Weekly Update August 31, 2018

Weekly Update August 31, 2018

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Vandalism at City Facilities: There were two reported cases of vandalism to City facilities this week. Someone drove a vehicle across the newly re-planted turf at Sunset Park over the weekend, leaving deep tire marks. No sprinkler heads were damaged. Repairs will be gradual and involve over-seeding and adding fertilizer to the burned grass. The recovery is expected to take up to four weeks. The park will remain open. The portable restroom trailer in South Beach at the end of Avenida del Sol also suffered damage when someone tried to rip off a door to a mechanical area. The door was left swinging on its hinges. Crews were making repairs. The City asks residents to be vigilant and to call (619) 522-7350 if they see anyone causing damage to City property.

Vandalism Cases 


Former Redevelopment Agency Bond Refinance: The last major hurdle has been cleared to refinance the City’s former Community Development Agency bonds and loans. The bonds and loans required approval by the California Department of Finance, which the agency granted Tuesday, August 28. There are no further impediments to the refinancing of the bonds. The refinancing of the former redevelopment agency bonds should benefit the Coronado Unified School District by directing back to the School District its full share of tax increment revenues by about 2027. This is a Successor Agency bond issue and not a City bond issue. Pricing should occur September 18. The bonds should close a month later. Residents interested in purchasing the bonds, may contact Pat Toutant at Piper Jaffray at (612) 303-5537 any time after Wednesday, September 5.

Labor Day Schedule 2018The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3. Here’s a list of those City facilities that will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule:

Labor Day Sked 


Summer Shuttle Ends Labor Day:  Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle service is set to end on Labor Day, Monday, September 3.  Ridership is consistent for the fifth consecutive year.  Final numbers should be in within a few weeks after the program ends. The City contracts with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System to operate the Free Summer Shuttle for Village bus service at 15-minute intervals along the existing MTS 904 route. The service offers free rides to passengers around the Village area.

Free Summer Shuttle 


Pomona Avenue Water Main Break:  Repair work resulting from last week’s water main break at Pomona Avenue and Sixth Street was completed this week. Early last week, a water line was broken during construction operations at the intersection resulting in water service disruption and construction in the area to repair the line. Traffic in the area was detoured and, due to the beginning of school, a Police Services Officer was stationed in the area to help with getting bicyclists and pedestrians safely through the area.

Water Main Break 

Police Chief RecruitmentThe City continues its efforts to select a new Police Chief. This week, eight candidates for Police Chief were interviewed by three panels representing a range of people, from law enforcement professionals to citizens.  A select group of finalists has been recommended to interview with the City Manager. Initial reference checks and background investigations have begun on the finalists. A final selection is expected prior to the end of September for this vital position.


Vote for Community Read 2019: The Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission are asking the community to pick one of the five finalists as their pick for the third annual Coronado Community Read. The selected book for the Coronado Community Read 2019 will be announced in September at 92118 Day. Stop by the Coronado Public Library booth for a chance to win a copy of the 2019 book. Voting will take place throughout the month of August and conclude on September 14. Vote in person at the Library or online at: https://goo.gl/a1qY9y. The Coronado Community Read brings the community closer together with the shared reading of one book. Activities and programs themed around the selected book will take place in February 2019.  The Read is made possible by the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. The nominated titles are:

  • “Manhattan Beach: A Novel” by Jennifer Egan
  • “News of the World: A Novel” by Paulette Jiles
  • “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson
  • “The Practice House: A Novel” by Laura McNeal
  • “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore

Community Read 

Call to Artists: The City’s Cultural Arts Commission has issued a call to local artists for two projects.

  • Locals are asked to submit artwork for an exhibition in the Coronado Community Center, or C3, Gallery for the fall exhibition “In Defense of Art.” The application deadline is September 15. The exhibition will open November 7 and run through February 15, 2019, and feature the work of local artists who are active military, veterans and or their immediate family members. For more information, visit CoronadoARTS.com or contact Kelly Purvis, contract arts administrator, at (619) 522-2633 or [email protected]

         Call to Artists Defense

  • Artists and artist teams are encouraged to apply for one or a combination of public art projects to be installed at the Coronado Animal Care Facility, 1395 First St. There are three projects slated for installation in early 2019. The first is a sculpture with a cat theme to be installed over the decorative overhang on the front west-side façade of the facility. The second is a two-part project, a base and sculpture project with a dog/canine theme. For more details, download the Call Packet at CoronadoARTS.com. The documents may be found on the drop down menu under Opportunities. You may also contact Kelly Purvis, contract arts administrator at (619) 522-2633 or[email protected].

      Call to Artists ACF           

Country Club Infiltration Project:  The contractor was back on site this week on the Country Club Infiltration Project. Crews started grouting the existing pipe and structures (manholes and inlets) to seal areas of active infiltration. This is expected to take up to two weeks to complete, then lining operations will occur, which is the final portion of the project. 


Annual Tree Trimming to Begin: The City’s tree trimming contractor has started its annual tree trimming service for publicly owned trees in the area bounded by Alameda Boulevard, Alder Street, Tenth Street and Naval Air Station North Island. The area is called Sector 2 and is outlined in the map below. The City asks residents to please be aware of no-parking signs throughout that sector and plan ahead. There are approximately 1,000 trees to be trimmed in Sector 2. The work may take up to 90 days. The tree trimming contractor will have a crew of about five members with several large trucks moving throughout the area. 

Tree Trimming Map 


Pet of the Week: Brutus, a handsome, 5-year-old big black dog, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Brutus was found wandering the 100 block of Alameda Avenue and was taken to the Animal Care Facility, where he has become a fixture at the front desk. Despite his 85 pounds, he’s easygoing, good-natured and loves human attention. He gets along well with dogs but not cats. His adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Brutus, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Brutus Pet of the Week 


Planning Commission:  At its Tuesday, August 28, meeting, the Planning Commission voted to recommend that the City Council adopt an ordinance amendment to require a minimum 3-foot side-yard setback for all basements in Coronado. The City Council will consider the proposed ordinance amendment at a September 18, hearing.



Children’s Programs: “Bob Ross Cookie Decorating Day” was held on Tuesday, August 28.  Kids were tasked to create Bob Ross-inspired landscapes on cookies using frosting and popsicle sticks. Participants learned about elements of nature and practiced hand-eye coordination while icing their cookies and learned about the pop-culture icon Bob Ross.

Bob Ross Cookie Craft 


Children’s Library:  New easy chairs were received for the Children’s Library this week. The brightly colored chairs are magenta and azure blue.


Teen Programs:  The “Teen School-Year Kick-Off Party” was held in the Winn Room on Wednesday, August 29. The Teen 3D printer challenge also ended on Wednesday.



SVP Member Honored, Volunteers Needed: Senior volunteer and longtime resident Carol Pastor was recognized Thursday, August 30, by the San Diego Crime Commission at their annual Police Senior Volunteer Awards. Pastor was honored for her commitment and dedication to the City of Coronado. If you are 50 years or older and want to give back to the Coronado community, you should consider joining the Police Senior Volunteer Patrol. Duties include patrolling the city in marked police cars, issuing disabled parking citations and 72-hour parking warnings, assisting with traffic control, conducting vacation house checks and helping with community events. Applicants need to possess a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, be physically able to perform duties, complete classroom and field training, and dedicate a minimum of 120 hours per year to the program.  You do not need to live in the City of Coronado to apply. For more information, please contact the Senior Volunteer Patrol Administrator John Meyers at (619) 319-0861 or [email protected]. 

SVP images



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

  • Streets Division recently replaced the old poles along the medians for flags and banners. The new hardware is made of stainless steel and is longer for better flag or banner display. The poles have “no tangle” brass fittings to allow the flags to swing freely. The process to switch over to new hardware is time consuming as new holes need to be drilled and rusty bolts need to be removed or cut off. With the new hardware for flags and banners in place, Public Services expected to spend less time repairing individual faulty hardware and improve the general look of the display.

Flag and Banner Hardware
Flag and Banner poles along Orange Avenue showing old set-up (left) and the new set up (right).


Recreation Programs The Fall/Winter Recreation brochure offers opportunities to explore arts, math and adventure for the youngest community members. Babies and toddlers ages 6 months to 3 years can participate in classes that offer age appropriate exposure to a variety of enrichment activities. Check the brochure for specific classes, pricing and dates. Many of the fall/winter programs begin the week of September 17. Register for programs, classes and camps here or call the Recreation Department at (619) 522-7342.


John D. Spreckels Center: The Spreckels Center programs continue to offer a diverse schedule of events and programs, some free and some with costs, as we enter the fall season. To register or receive additional information about these programs call (619) 522-7343, visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels, or visit the City of Coronado’s John D. Spreckels Center & Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh St.


Tennis Center: Tennis fall youth programs begin September 4. The Coronado Tennis Center offers programs and tennis professionals for kids ages 5 to 18 and for every level of ability. Check out the Tennis Center section of the Recreation Fall/Winter Brochure for more details today or call (619) 522-2650. Online registration is encouraged at www. coronado.ca.us/recreation – or drop in at the tennis center.

TEnnis Center 


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Sunset Park Vandalism
Posted on 08/31/2018
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