Weekly Update Feb. 28, 2020

Weekly Update Feb. 28, 2020

  
Weekly Update February 28, 2020



Weekly UpdateCheck out the City Manager’s video update for a quick look at what's going on in town. 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.




 

Motorcycle Training Course: The Coronado Police Department will begin offering a free “hands-on” motorcycle training class to teach riders the skills they need to avoid or minimize collisions. The Ride to Live course, which begins in March, is taught by certified Coronado motor officers and will focus on the same riding techniques they use. The City hopes the program will help participants be more careful riders and provide officers a meaningful way to positively interact with the motorcycle-riding community. The program will target riders who regularly travel in Coronado with an emphasis on reaching members of the military. Research shows that most riders involved in collisions have no formal motorcycle training beyond the required basic course to get a license. If cost is a factor, the Police Department wants to eliminate that barrier. The program is based on the Ride to Live program in Hawthorne, California. The City will offer four classes a year. The City is applying for funding through the California Office of Traffic Safety. Contact Traffic Cpl. Anthony Flores at aflores@coronado.ca.us for more information.

Ride to Live images 

 

Arbor Day Tree Plantings: The City will plant 35 trees this year at its annual Arbor Day “Plant a Tree in Coronado” event on Saturday, Feb. 29. The City will provide tools and instructions for the planting that will go on throughout town. Public Services and the Street Tree Committee will work with residents and groups who show up to plant trees. It is important to note that the City plants trees annually to increase the age diversity of its urban forest so that trees mature at varying times. To volunteer, arrive at Spreckels Park by 8:30 a.m. Bring gloves and tree planting shoes.

Arbor Day 2020 flier

 

Coronado TV Live, Rebroadcast Schedules: Coronado TV is the City of Coronado's government access channel which the City uses to provide the community with timely and informative content 24 hours a day seven days a week. Programming includes live City Council, Planning Commission and four other board, commission or committee meetings per month. The City recently updated its schedule of rebroadcasts of the meetings and can be found here.  Operated through the City Manager's Office and a contractor, Coronado TV produces all its content, including the City Manager's Weekly Update video and other special events, public service announcements and short features. Coronado TV can be found on Spectrum Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99.

CTV Schedule 2020



Coronado Lifeguard Training: The City’s Lifeguards and other first responders trained this week to help prevent needless injuries and death from being trapped under sand. It is dangerous to dig large holes in the sand because it may collapse. Coronado Lifeguards coordinated sand entrapment training for first responders. Firefighters, lifeguards and police personnel spent the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, learning proper skills on how to safely rescue a victim out of a collapsed sand tunnel.

Sand Entrapment Training 

 

Coastal Campus Sewer Main: A subcontractor on the Coastal Campus Sewer Main project finished the last two sections of pipeline installation by horizontal drilling. Work continues on the air vacuum assemblies and manholes. The eight-inch diameter sewer pipe will be pressure-tested next week to ensure there are no leaks. The contractor also will begin connecting the new sewer main to the two associated pump stations at each end: Pump Station No. 1 on the Coastal Campus and the Coronado Cays Pump Station. Work inside the wet well of the Coronado Cays Pump Station will require the contactor to bypass the wet well with temporary pumping from an adjacent manhole; this may result in minor traffic control on Coronado Cays Boulevard around the pump station near the north end of the street.



Pedestrian Ramps: A contractor will begin demolition and reconstruction of pedestrian ramps next week. This work will bring non-compliant pedestrian ramps up to current standards using Community Development Block Grant funding.  Work will occur on A, B, and C avenues between Fifth and Tenth streets beginning the week of March 2. The work is expected to be completed by mid-April.



Spreckels Gallery Exhibition: A new exhibition in the Spreckels Gallery opened this week with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 27, featuring the four local artists taking part in the show. The exhibition at the John D. Spreckels Center features the art of Susan Bartsch, Doris Besikof, Philip Martin and Carol Young and will remain on exhibit through Sept. 1. The Spreckels Gallery is one of two City-owned and Cultural Arts Commission-operated galleries dedicated to featuring local artists. For more information, visit CoronadoARTS.com or contact Kelly Purvis at kpurvis@coronado.ca.us.

Spreckels Gallery Exhibition 


City Facilities Featured in Open House Event: Three City buildings will be featured as part of OH! San Diego, a region-wide open house highlighting local architecture. Coronado is participating for the first time in the program set for March 7-8. The civic buildings are the Coronado Public Library, the John D. Spreckels Center and the Coronado Boathouse and Club Room. Seven other Coronado properties or tours are also included. On Saturday, March 7, the architects of each facility will conduct tours and answer questions. On Sunday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Boathouse will host a "Come Sketch at OH!" program where students can observe and sketch architecture under the guidance of architects and urban sketchers. OH! San Diego offers participants an opportunity to learn about innovative architecture, urban planning and design. The concept began in London in 1992. OH! San Diego was founded in 2015 and was the third U.S. city to become an official Open House Worldwide City. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to see other venues in Coronado visit their website.

OH San Diego Coronado facilities 



San Diego Waterfront Park Event: The County of San Diego has notified the City of the twice-a-year multi-stage music festival, CRSSD Fest, at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The music festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people per day. Questions can be directed to the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation at (619) 232-7275. Complaints or concerns regarding the event can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (858) 337-8001 or christian@CRSSDfest.comThe City is notified but not consulted about the event. The approving authority is the County.


 

Pet of the Week: Jessie, a sweet 4-year-old mixed breed dog, is this week’s Pets of the Week. Jessie is social and loves company and affection. She is a bit shy but comes out of her shell with some attention. As part of her adoption, PAWS of Coronado will provide three training sessions to make sure she gets a good start with her new family. To set up a visit with Jessie, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Jessie Pet of the Week 


 

Library Mail Ballot Drop-off Location: The Coronado Public Library is an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the March 3 primary election. San Diego County Registrar of Voters staff will be on site during normal Library hours from Monday, Feb. 24, through Monday, March 2.  On Election Day, Tuesday, March 3, Registrar staff will be at the Library from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All mail ballot voters may drop off their ballot not just those from Coronado. The Coronado Public Library is a non-polling location. Please do not drop ballots into the book return container.

Library Ballot Drop off Location 

 

New Electric Vehicles, Charging Station: Public Services recently replaced two City vehicles with electric vehicles to help Coronado reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. A dual-port charging station was installed at City Hall in two parking stalls now dedicated for the two new vehicles. A plan has been developed to replace existing sedans with electric vehicles when they are identified for replacement, reducing the overall emissions produced by the City’s fleet.

EV Charging Station

City Hall EV Charging Station 

 

Bike Repair Station Updates: Public Services Facilities Division replaced the bike tire pump and repair tools on the Bike Repair Station located along the Bayshore Bikeway at Fiddlers Cove. Cyclists can access tools and a pump at one of two Bike Repair Stations to make quick repairs along the bike path. Another station is located at the end of Glorietta Boulevard near the Golf Course and entrance to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge.

Strand Bike Station

 

Sidewalk Repairs: Public Services Streets Division repaired an alley at 811 Second St. and a walkway at 270 B Ave. using the new Vacu-Lift, a piece of equipment used to lift large slabs of concrete and replace them without having to break them up. The slab was removed and replaced after removing the roots underneath. This repair was completed in about an hour. A section of sidewalk also was replaced at 260 B Ave.

Alley and Sidewalk images 
Vaculift Sidewalk work

 

City Hall Landscape Lighting: Public Services Facilities Division has installed all new LED low-voltage landscape lighting to the entry of the Community Center. LED’s replaced the aged and damaged halogen lighting that was original to the building.

Community Center LED lighting

 

 

Cays Park Dog Run: Maintenance on the Cays Park Dog Run is underway. All problem areas were seeded for new growth. To allow for rest and recovery of the grass, some sections of the dog run remain closed. The areas needing the most recovery are sectioned off and secured by green fencing. The drinking fountain is still accessible to the public. If improvements are not visible within 45 days, steps will be taken, such as laying turf on the areas. City staff will continue to inspect the area regularly and provide updates on the condition. For more information contact Recreation and Golf Services via email at recdept@coronado.ca.us or call (619) 522-7342.

Dog Run Grass

 

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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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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Posted on 02/28/2020
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