Weekly Update February 24, 2017

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Weekly Update February 24, 2017


Weekly Update February 24, 2017

Get up to speed on what's going on in Coronado with the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update. Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary. For more information, visit www.coronado.ca.us every Friday at noon.

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Active Transportation WorkshopOn Wednesday, February 22, residents weighed in on transportation issues in Coronado at a public workshop for the new Active Transportation Plan being prepared to address walking, bicycling, skateboarding, and other non-vehicular transportation issues in the community. More than 30 residents attended the meeting, learned about the plan, met with the project team, and provided feedback about transportation issues in Coronado. Two more workshops, a series of Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings, which also are open to the public, community walk and bicycle tours, and online surveys will be held for this project. Visit the City’s Active Transportation page or call (619) 522-2423 for more information.

Active Transportation Workshop 

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Active Transportation Workshop3

Community Walk and Bike ToursMeet with members of the Active Transportation Plan project team in Spreckels Park tomorrow, February 25, and share your transportation concerns for Coronado at the Community Walk/Bike Tours. Visit the City’s Active Transportation page or call (619) 522-2423 or more information.

Walk and Bike Tour

John D. Spreckels Center:  The John D. Spreckels Center is now offering programs. Here’s an outline of the upcoming programs. Registration is available online or by calling (619) 522-7343. Also, call the number above to get added to an email list of upcoming events.

  • Luxury Charter Trip to The Getty (Barcode: 15308) on May 18. This all-inclusive day trip includes luxury bus transportation, with a restroom aboard, all gratuities, lunch, optional architectural tour, parking and entrance fees. Spots are limited. Must pre-register. The fee is $125 for residents; and $150 for non-residents. Participants will meet at the Spreckels Center at 8 a.m. Return to Spreckels Center approximately 5 p.m.

         Spreckels Center Sign

  • Outdoor Adventure: Trails and Ales (Barcode: 15306) on April 17. Join us on a 3.8-mile hike to Palomar Mountain State Park. After the hike, the adventure leads to Nickel Beer Company in Julian for a local craft beer or beverage and lunch. Staff are first aid and CPR certified. Transportation and parking fees are included, lunch and beverages are not. The fee is $40 for residents; and $50 for non-residents. Participants will meet at the Spreckels Center at 8 a.m., and return to Spreckels Center at 3 p.m.
  • Don’t Get Hooked: Fraud and Scam Prevention Seminar (Barcode: 15290) on April 26. This is an interactive, 60-minute presentation for older adults and family caregivers on preventing financial abuse, scams and fraud. The Coronado Police Department also will do a short presentation about scams affecting residents. Refreshments will be provided by the Coronado Woman's Club. There is no cost; however, pre-registration is required. The seminar will be held in the Grand Room at the Spreckels Center at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Coronado Seniors Out and About Program will begin providing rides on March 1 to Coronado residents who have limited or no transportation options.  For more information about becoming a volunteer driver or if you are in need of a ride, call (619) 522-6302 or check online at www.coronado.ca.us/outandabout.

         Out and AboutOut and About2




Answers to Rumors and Questions Page:  The City Council this week adopted a Social Media Policy to provide guidelines for the planning, management, and the efficient use and control of the social media sites used by the City. The City uses several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Nixle and YouTube. Not contained within the policy, but as a companion to its development, the City Manager has prepared a more robust response to comments, questions and rumors posted on various social media platforms. Beginning Monday, February 27, the “Fact or Fiction: Answers to Rumors and Questions” page will make its debut. The page will be managed by the City Manager’s Office. When the City becomes aware of a rumor or question circulating in the community, a designated administrator will develop an appropriate clarification or answer, which will be a more in-depth explanation, and post it on the page. This will keep information consistent and constant. The page can be found on the City’s website under the heading “Government” then “News Center” or under “I Want To” under “View.”

Answers to Rumors Questions 


Golf Carts Replaced:  New EZGO Textron Golf Carts with GPS have arrived and are now being used at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. The remodel at the pro shop will be completed Friday, February 24, and the Coronado Golf Shop under the direction of Coronado Golf Pro Brian Smock will be open for business. 

Golf Carts Replaced

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Golf Carts Replaced3 

B Avenue Sewer Issues:  The City is working to find the cause of odors reported near an 18-inch sewer main under B Avenue, where odors have been detected and a leak found and repaired. Based on the number and locations of complaints, it is assumed that the crown of the sewer line is failing and sewer gas is escaping. A specialized contractor will begin work on Monday, February 27, to conduct a video inspection of the line so immediate repairs can be made as quickly as possible. The City is doing all it can to find the issue to make permanent repairs to the line. Traffic controls will be in place during excavation work on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1. On Thursday, March 2, the roads will be back-filled and reopened. Night work is anticipated to get at the line. 

Sewer Main Work 

Storm Update:  A storm that hit San Diego County last weekend, brought gusty winds and heavy rain, bringing some damage. Public Services crews on call over the weekend responded to several incidents, including two downed palm trees, and performed clean-up as needed of branches and other debris. Due to moderate tides, flooding was minimal and concentrated in the usual areas, such as the “five points” intersection near Pomona Avenue and Glorietta Boulevard. A Nixle alert that was issued during the storm about some flooding was sent in error. Another storm is expected this weekend but it is expected to be milder but with gusty winds. Residents and business owners should be prepared before, during and after a storm. In Coronado, sandbags are available for residents in need, while supplies last, at four locations: First Street and Alameda Boulevard; Fourth Street and Alameda; North Beach; and at the Cays near the Fire Station. (Photos from left: Crews removing fallen tree branches and SDG&E crews removing small branch from overhead line.)

100 block of H
Ynez and Glorietta

Pet of the Week:  Bandit, a beagle-terrier mix who came to PAWS when his owner could no longer care for him, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Bandit is 7 years old and enjoys walks, meeting new people and other dogs. He is looking for a home. His adoption fee is $125. To set up a visit with Bandit, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Bandit Pet of the Week 


Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp:  Notices have been emailed to the Coronado Shores informing them that they may hear construction noise during the removal and installation of piles for the Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp project. Work will proceed on the demolition of a portion of the parking lot for the installation of a new and larger boat wash-off area as well as other land side improvements. The project is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, May 29.

Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp 

Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp2 

San Diego Waterfront Park Event:  The County of San Diego has notified the City of an annual music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego, on the weekend of March 4-5 from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people. 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 [email protected].



Pool NewsLast Friday, February 17, Coronado experienced weather that included high winds and rain. High winds create a safety risk for the Aquatics Center Lifeguards and they were not able to tarp the pool that night thus leaving the pool exposed to a temperature drop and debris. Arthritis and water aerobics classes were canceled on Saturday, February 18, to clean the pool and bring the water back to its optimal temperature for group classes. Classes resumed on Sunday, February 19.

Pool Closed 


Recreation ProgramsRecreation has some fun programs coming your way and invites the community to “Put Some Play in Your Day!” For information on enrichment classes or to register, call (619) 522-7342 or visit us online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation.

  • Adult and Child Holiday Cooking Classes will hold a “Luck of The Irish” class from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, in the Club Room and Boathouse in Glorietta Bay. Register yourself and your child, 5-years and older, for this fun, interactive cooking class. Cost is $20 per person.
  • An upcoming Volleyball Clinic is for grades 3-5, and is a new class that has quickly become quite popular. The clinic is offered from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through March.

    Volleyball image 

  • Little Yogis is a new class offered on Thursday mornings for preschoolers, ages 3-5. This class is playful but still follows a structured yoga class format.  Each class includes yoga, a craft and a healthy snack.

  • Coronado Skatepark is open and shredding into new Skate Classes, Skate Club and Skate Escapes. Skate class is for youth, ages 6-10, and is open to skaters of all levels. Experienced instructors assist in developing young skaters bowl and street skating skills. Skate Club takes youth, grades 6-12, to skate at different San Diego parks each week. Skate Escape is where youth, grades 6-12, get to leave Coronado and visit skate parks around Southern California. The next Skate Escape is set for tomorrow, February 25. Skaters will be heading to Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forrest.



Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these volunteers and values each one. If you have an interest in serving your community, call the City Clerk’s Office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.




Design Review Commission: On Wednesday, February 22, the Design Review Commission approved a request from Boney’s Bayside Market to construct a storage structure within the most northeasterly corner of their secondary parking lot at 170 C Ave. The primary purpose will be to store baled recyclable cardboard awaiting pickup. Below is a photo simulation of the structure.

Boney's Market 



Youth Programs:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, February 21, and dog puppets were made by the children. At the Teens Create program on Wednesday, February 22, the teens made Inspirational Signs.

Dog Puppet Craft 

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Dog Puppet Craft3 


Library Programs:  The Coronado Public Library’s “After Hours Concert” featuring the smooth Jazz of Anita Hutchinson and CBF Trio will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room. Tomorrow, February 25, Leslie Crawford will present “Flower Show Know-How” at 10 a.m. in the Winn Room. Earlier this week, the PBS-produced POV documentary “The Return” was shown Tuesday, February 21. As part of the Coronado Community Read programming at the Library, special guests from the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute joined the book discussion on “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on Wednesday, February 22. “Healthy Hearts at Any Age: A Cardiologist’s Advice” was presented Thursday, February 23.

Anita Hutchinson 

Flower Show Know-how



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

  • Fleet Division worked this week to repair the ladder on the Tiller Fire Trucker. The aerial ladder failed due to a sensor malfunction and a break in the main wiring harness which communicates the control demands. The harness repair required most of a day to remove, repair and replace. Having the work done in-house allowed for a quicker repair pace and return to service.

Tiller Fire Trucker 

Tiller Fire Trucker2 

Stay Informed Coronado:  Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.



Spreckels Center Sign
Posted on 02/24/2017
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