Weekly Update February 8, 2019

Weekly Update February 8, 2019

  
Weekly Update February 8, 2019


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Affordable Housing Rehab Celebration: The City celebrated the beginning of work this week to rehabilitate 35 City-owned affordable housing units at four facilities scattered throughout Coronado. The formal commemoration of the makeovers was held in the early afternoon in front of a facility 406-430 Orange Ave. on Thursday, February 7. The City Council entered into a long-term agreement with Interfaith Housing last year to renovate and manage the units as deed-restricted affordable housing. Interfaith Housing officials, City leaders and staff, as well as members of the community gathered to discuss the Orange Avenue project and the other rehabilitation projects. The City has provided assistance or owns 171 deed-restricted affordable Housing units.

Affordable Housing images 



Storm Activity Response:  Three storms hit San Diego County from Thursday, January 31, through Monday, February 4. Despite a good amount of rainfall, there was nothing exceptional to report but minor street flooding and minor tree issues. Early reports of a power line down in the alley in the 800 block between E and F avenues was slightly incorrect. There was a sagging cable or phone line, but not a power line. Streets crews repaired torn banners and flags as well as numerous potholes that were exacerbated by storms. They had to close and place sand bags at Fourth Street and J Avenue in the alley due to flooding. A general water advisory recommending avoiding water contact for 72 hours was issued on Thursday, January 31, for all coastal waters. Out of an abundance of caution, San Diego County health officials closed the beaches, but it was not based upon test results. Sand bags were made available for residents at the four usual locations: First Street and Alameda Boulevard; Fourth Street and Alameda; North Beach; and at the Cays near the Fire Station. If you are interested in water quality or beach closure information, visit the City’s website under Lifeguard Services for a link to the San Diego County website.

 

 

Pothole Repairs: Due to continuous rain from three storms last week, efforts to repair the pavement at Third Street and C Avenue could not begin until this week. Major potholes at Third and C and Third and A Avenue were temporarily filled on Tuesday evening, February 5. A more lasting “hot-mix” asphalt repair has been scheduled for the evenings of February 12 and 13. The City plans to notify the California Department of Transportation about large sections of state Routes 75 and 282 that need full-depth repairs.

 

City Council Meeting Items: The following are noteworthy items from the February 5 City Council meeting:

  • The City Council authorized the City Manager to hire a contractor to analyze and review the California Department of Transportation’s report on the relinquishment of state Routes 75 and 282. For a not-to-exceed amount of $40,000, the contractor will conduct an economic analysis of the benefits versus costs of taking over ownership and maintenance of state Routes 75 and 282. The Council also authorized a request for proposals be issued for engineering and traffic consultants to conduct peer review of the relinquishment report. Following the analysis, which will take about 7 months, the next steps involve consultation and negotiation with Caltrans beginning late this year. A final decision to accept or decline ownership will not be made until early 2020.
  • The City Council accepted the Parking Permit Survey results conducted by City staff and directed staff to leave the trial suspension of the Permit Parking Zone “as is” with the addition of Palm Avenue between Third and Fourth streets going forward. The Council also directed staff to remove the poles in the Permit Parking Zone areas where the program has been indefinitely suspended.

 

Social Media Threats: On Tuesday, Coronado Police Department received information that a Coronado High School student made threats of violence against another student on social media. The City and its Police Department take every threat of violence seriously, and each threat is thoroughly investigated. Officers located and arrested the suspect, at a home, without incident. There was no threat to the students or staff on the high school campus, and the school was not requested to go into lockdown. 



Library Director Update: The application period for the director of Library Services is closed. A total of 38 met the minimum requirements. Of those, 29 are considered to be well-qualified. A select group of top candidates will be invited to interview on February 26. The candidates will be interviewed by panelists from a cross-section of people from throughout Coronado and Library personnel.


 

Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule: The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 18, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open.  Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here’s the schedule:

Presidents Day 2019



Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation:  The contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project made repairs to the temporary construction fence which was damaged by wind last weekend and continued the prep work for the crack repair operations in the dry well.  Crews completed the observation period to identify areas of groundwater infiltration and submitted a report detailing the areas of concern. The report is currently under review. Once it is approved, direction will be provided to move forward with the repairs. 

Transbay Work 

 


Employee of the year: The City of Coronado congratulates Coronado Police Sgt. Mark Harris, who was named 2018 Employee of the Year at the annual Employee Recognition Event on February 1. Harris was recognized in December as an Employee of the Quarter, which placed him in the competition for the annual honor. Harris joined other 2018 Employee of the Quarter winners – Jill Branch from the Police Department, Josh Smith from Public Services & Engineering and Joe Romero from Community Development – who were recognized at the event. Harris has worked for the City for more than 11 years and was nominated by 30 of his co-workers for being an exemplary leader, and for the vital work he does in training all new officers and police service officers. He also is responsible for planning and executing all of Coronado’s 14 major special events. Harris inspires others to do their best and provides the community with the highest level of public service.

Mark Harris 




Navy Air Operations Presentation: The City and Naval Base Coronado held a public meeting last week at the Library. Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy J. Slentz gave an informative presentation on Navy air operations. At the request of some in attendance, Capt. Slentz's presentation can now be found under Recent News on the City's home page.

Air Ops

 

Port Master Plan Update Workshops: As part of the Port of San Diego’s public outreach efforts for its Integrated Planning Port Master Plan Update process, the public is invited to two upcoming board workshops during which the Board of Port Commissioners will discuss future planning for the Embarcadero. These workshops are among a series of public events held to include public feedback in the discussion and drafting of the master plan. The plan will guide the future of approximately 6,000 acres of land and water within the Port’s jurisdiction along the San Diego Bay waterfront. The Board Workshops are being held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, and at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 25, at the Port of San Diego Administration Building, 3165 Pacific Highway.

 


Pet of the Week: Skeeter, a 2-year-old Tabby, was this week’s Pet of the Week but he was adopted. That’s great news. There are many more cats and dogs available at the Animal Care Facility. If you’d like to set up check out who is available for adoption, visit the PAWS of Coronado website (www.pawsofcoronado.com). Then to set up a visit with any dog or cat, call PAWS, which runs the City's Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Skeeter 







CITY CLERK

Commission Appointments: At its February 5 meeting, the City Council reappointed Howard Somers to the Transportation Commission and appointed Alexander Jackson and Jason Paguio to the Transportation Commission.

 

Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: Positions are open on the following board, commission or committees: Bicycle Advisory Committee (1); Design Review Commission (1); and Representative on the Port of San Diego Arts, Culture & Design Committee (1). Applications are being accepted for all open positions.  Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

Vacancies 





 

LIBRARY SERVICES

Adult Library Programs: Popular singer and pianist, Judy Carmichael, performed in concert on Friday, February 1, to a standing room only audience of more than 115 people. A Library App Workshop was held on Monday, February 4. On Tuesday, February 5, “The Art of Chinese Writing” was a featured program celebrating the Lunar New Year. The fifth session of “Poetry for the People: Poets of the American West” was taught by Charles Kamar on Wednesday, February 6. On February 6, “Make a Valentine” Digital Media Lab Workshop was held. The Saturday Book Club will meet on February 9 to discuss “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson.

 

Youth Programs: The 2019 Winter Reading Challenge ran throughout the month of January and concluded on January 31. Public libraries participated in this nationwide challenge and Coronado Public Library registered 83 applicants, ranging in age from preschool to 18 years. Our Library’s participants logged an impressive 30,000 reading minutes or 500 hours. Reading programs such as this are designed to encourage youth to read year-round and increase reading time to improve comprehension and reading for enjoyment.

 

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Storytime sessions were held on Tuesday, January 5, and Friday, January 8. The Library also offered three Preschool Storytime sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Tinker Tuesday was Puzzle Piece Art. The program is designed to encourage STEM and STEAM learning for school-age kids. The Library’s Junior Volunteers met on Thursday, February 7. Children will participate in Valentine Stories and Art Projects on Saturday, January 9.

 

Teens at the Library: On Wednesday, January 30, teens made Bubble Pizza Cupcakes. Teens were given instructions on how to make and bake individual pizzas using healthy ingredients to promote creativity and show how easy cooking can be. On Monday, February 4, the Teen Tech Team helped community members by using used their tech skills to help community members learn to use their mobile devices. On Tuesday, February 5, the Teen Book Club met to discuss “Proxy” by Alex London. Games & Grub for teens was held on Wednesday, February 6.

Teen Event Imags 

Teen Cupcake Event

 





 

PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • In addition to storm clean-up duties, Streets crews also have been working hard to keep up the removal by hand of stickers being posted on public property.
  • The week of February 11, West Coast Arborist, the City’s tree maintenance contractor, will remove and replant six Deodar cedar trees due to poor health. New, locally raised cedars will replace them. The trees are in the 300, 700, 800, and 1000 block of Orange Avenue. It is hoped that the local trees will better withstand the oceanfront conditions better than the last ones.

     Deodars

     




RECREATION AND GOLF SERVICES

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Spreckels Center: Spend your Valentine’s Day with friends and loved ones at the John D. Spreckels Center’s Valentine’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday, February 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come by for lunch, followed by something sweet, and other surprise treats. There is a $12 fee for Coronado residents ($15 for non-residents). To sign up or receive additional information, visit the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh St., call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.



February Arm Chair Travel: The February Armchair Travel program will be an Adriatic Adventure on Tuesday, February 19, at 6 p.m., at the Coronado Community Center. Come along with Coronado’s Phil Garn to Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Venice. You’ll hear tales from lagoons to Alps, waterfalls to war crimes, castles and forts to Roman palaces, and aquaculture to jellyfish. Refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m. followed by the speaker’s presentation. Cost is $5 for residents and nonresidents. To sign up or receive additional information, stop by the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green at 1019 Seventh Street, or the Coronado Community Center at 1845 Strand Way, or call 619-522-7343, or visitwww.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.



Coronado Youth Basketball League: The Coronado Youth Basketball League finished its season with a banquet at the Coronado Community Center on Friday, February 1. Final games were played the following day.

Youth Bball 


 

New Recreation Classes:

  • Math-a-magicians -- February 11 to March 21; five classes on Mondays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; k-third grade. Strengthen your child’s knowledge and aptitude for math with fun, hands-on games that explore computational concepts while building confidence in learning analytical skills. Cost is $80 for residents and $90 for non-residents.
  • Slime Time -- Starting on Thursday, February 28, first to fifth graders are in for some messy fun from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Club Room in Glorietta Bay Park. Mixing formulas to make gak, floam, bio putty, junk or goo, Slime Time will have your child creating oozing crafts and concoctions. Classes are February 28, Tues, March 19, April 12 and May 7.
  • Volleyball -- Bump, set, spike on Mondays beginning February 11. Children in grades 3 to 5 can learn fundamental volleyball skills. Players of any skill level are invited to register for this one-hour-a-week class held on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center Gymnasium.
  • After-school Activity Classes -- After-school activity classes begin Monday, February 11. Children in grades 1 through 5 can participate in classes after school that offer age-appropriate exposure to a variety of enrichment activities like Kids in the Kitchen Class, a rock climbing class called Wall Crawlers and a traveling and exploring class called Spring into Adventure. All of these classes pick participants up at Village Elementary School directly after school ends.

For costs and to register for programs, classes and camps, click here or call (619) 522-7342.






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.

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e 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 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.

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