Weekly Update June 23, 2017

Weekly Update June 23, 2017

   

Weekly Update June 23, 2017


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Short-term Rental Lawsuit: The City has filed a lawsuit against a local property owner who ignored multiple requests to comply with Coronado’s short-term rental ordinance. The City’s municipal code prohibits transient occupancy of homes in residential neighborhoods. As another busy summer season begins, the City hopes to send a clear message that it will prosecute those who violate the ordinance. On Tuesday, the court granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the owners from renting their property on a short-term basis. The City also seeks injunctive relief in the form of civil penalties, fines, court costs and attorney fees. The hearing for the preliminary injunction is set for August 4. The City has previously successfully prosecuted three property owners who failed to comply with Coronado’s ordinances.

 

Fourth of July Events:  The Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year and the City expects big crowds throughout the weekend and all day July 4. The two largest events that day are the Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. along Orange Avenue and the Fireworks Show over Glorietta Bay at 9 p.m. There are many other activities, including a 12K Run and 5K Run-Walk; a rough-water swim; a community concert; and a parachute demonstration in Glorietta Bay. The City has a list of frequently asked questions put together by the Coronado Police Department on parking restrictions, parade and traffic information online. The Free Summer Shuttle will run extended hours on the Fourth of July, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The regular Metropolitan Transit System as well as the shuttle buses will operate on C Avenue via Pomona Avenue during the parade closure starting around 9 a.m. There will be stops at Tenth, Sixth and First streets. See map below. The City also will provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in 30-minute intervals from the bus stop across from the Cays Fire Station to the Community Center. 

Fourth of July Parade
Summer Shuttle Bus
Fourth Bus Sked

Fourth of July Holiday Schedule:  The City of Coronado will observe the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday, July 4, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open. The Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection; there will be a one-day delay in trash pick-up. Here’s the schedule: 

Spreckels Center Sked Grid


Public Workshop on Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Improvements:  A public workshop held Monday, June 19, at the Coronado Public Library was well-attended. More than 100 people provided feedback on proposed active transportation improvements in Coronado. The comments are being reviewed by City staff and consultants to develop a community consensus in the Active Transportation Plan. If you missed the workshop, you can still review materials presented and submit comments, questions, or concerns by contacting Allie Scrivener, Active Transportation Planner, at ascrivener@coronado.ca.us, or (619) 522-2423.

Active Transportation Meeting

 

Ocean Water Testing: The City is working toward placing its its ocean water test results online. The results will be listed regularly beginning in about mid-July. A plan is being formulated to create a webpage, which also will contain information about how and when the City tests and what it tests for. There will be links to the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, which publishes its own results.

Ocean Image

Fire Chief Search: Forty applicants meet the minimum criteria for the position of Coronado fire chief. The application period closed Monday, June 19, with 48 total applications. There are 22 applicants from California and 18 from other states. It is anticipated that up to 10 applicants will be invited to interview. The interview process will consist of three different oral interview panels, one panel will be comprised of fire chiefs and city managers, one panel will represent community interests, and one panel will represent staff peers. Interviews are scheduled to be held July 14. Background checks will be conducted on the top three candidates. Final interviews are anticipated to be held in early August. Fire Chief Mike Blood is retiring after 28 years of service.

 

Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp:  The contractor on the Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp project completed most of the work, allowing the Boat Launch Ramp and its boarding dock to be opened to the public. Dock C should be substantially complete this weekend, pending the installation and approval of the fire line. However, there will be ongoing minor work to fully complete the project and one more closure of the Boat Launch Ramp to paint the parking stripes.

Boat Launch Ramp 

Dock C 

 

Bridge Lane Changes: Beginning July 1, the California Department of Transportation will begin a three-month test of reconfigured weekend travel lanes on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. The test should help ease traffic that can back up in town on weekends, especially as the City enters its ever-busy summer season. The City had requested that the lanes be configured the same way they are during the week: Three lanes heading into Coronado and two lanes heading out in the morning, and two lanes heading into Coronado and three lanes heading out in the afternoon. A final decision will be made following an evaluation of traffic during the test period.

 

Summer Solstice Gathering:  Friends of the Silver Strand and others attended an informal gathering on Tuesday, June 20, the official first day of summer at the site of a solstice clock along Silver Strand State Highway in Coronado. The Solstice Clock is a discovery point along the Nature's Bridge to Discovery interpretive art installation off state Route 75. Some people showed up on Wednesday, June 21, which also can be the longest day of the year. Nature's clock is right twice a year: during the winter and summer solstices. The summer solstice was at 9:24 p.m.

Summer Solstice Clock
Solstice Gathering 

 

South Embarcadero Performance Project: The San Diego Unified Port District’s Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Bayside Performance Park Enhancement Project and Port Master Plan Amendment is out. The project is a proposed 3.47-acre permanent performance and event venue in Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego that is the summer home of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Construction is anticipated to take 10 months. The Draft EIR is available for a minimum 45‐day public review period ending at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 31. The Draft EIR is available online. The community is invited to review the document and share concerns with the Port. The City is reviewing the study, particularly as it relates to impacts on residents, including noise, aesthetics and visual resources. For questions about the draft EIR, call the District Real Estate Development Department at (619) 686‐6291.

 

Pet of the Week:  Mo, one of a pair of 5-year-old black domestic shorthair cats, is this week’s Pet of the Week. The two siblings have had a rough time, being adopted through PAWS of Coronado and returned twice through no fault of their own. PAWS would love to adopt them together but both are ready for homes. Mo is always ready to meet visitors and is playful and frisky. His adoption fee is $50, or $75 for both Miney and Mo. To set up a visit, please call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371. Check out Mo’s full profile at http://www.pawsofcoronado.org/cats-for-adoption/.

 

Noise, Traffic Alerts: 

  • The Hotel del Coronado has requested permits for fireworks displays on June 28, a Wednesday at 9 p.m., and July 1, a Saturday at 8:50 p.m. The displays will last approximately five minutes and be set up in a cordoned-off site on the beach west of the hotel.
  • At the request of the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball, a formation of two MH-60 aircraft will conduct a flyover of Petco Park at approximately 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 25, in support of the Padres’ Military Salute/Navy Appreciation Day.  A practice flight occurred Thursday, June 22.
  • The USS Carl Vinson returned to port at Naval Air Station North Island on Friday, June 23. The homecoming is expected to impact afternoon traffic. The City welcomed the carrier with banners and Coronado Rotary set up U.S. flags.

         Flags on Orange
         Banner Carrier Vinson
         Banner Carrier Air Wing





RECREATION & GOLF SERVICES

Recreation Programs and NewsTo find out about any class or program and how to register online for any programs at the Community Center, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342.

  • Susan Anderson, who helped start Armchair Travel, presented the most recent adventure to Kashmir, India. It was a special evening and a reminder of how popular the presentations are. Armchair Travel meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Coronado Community Center’s Nautilus Room. Cost is $5. The next Armchair Travel is July 18.
  • Free Summer Entertainment on Wednesdays at noon at the Coronado Community Center began this week. The Coronado Pool has recreation swim starting at 12:30 p.m. (admission required).
    • On Wednesday, June 28, Mad Science comes to Coronado to show chemical reactions and combustion in action with erupting volcanoes and the forces of roller coasters in their “Spin, Pop, Boom! Show.”
    • On Wednesday, July 19, USA Jumpstars will demonstrate what happens when you get some of the best jump ropers in the country together for an action-packed show with music and audience participation that gets everyone jumping.
    • Rubio’s Dance Studio brings their Jr. Crew to Coronado on Wednesday, July 26, for a performance that uses household items to create their stomp in style musical beat.
    • The Lizard Wizard comes on August 2 to bring her favorite reptile and amphibian friends including turtles, frogs, lizards, snakes and arthropods for everyone to see and touch.
    • You will be wowed by the magic show performed by John Abrams on Wednesday, August 9. John’s combination of comedy, magic, music, audience participation and live exotic pets will astound and amaze all who attend.

                  Rec Summer Flier

  • As part of the Movies on the Bay Series, on Friday, July 28, kids are invited to take a trip to Polynesia to join Moana and Maui on an ocean adventure as Disney’s film “Moana” is shown on the big screen in Coronado Tidelands Park. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at Tidelands Park with pre-screen activities including crafts, games and contests.  The movie begins at 8. Bring a blanket or beach chair and a jacket to keep warm. Also, families can bring a picnic to enjoy before or during the movie.  The Free Coronado Movies on the Bay Series is sponsored by the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. Future films include:  Illumination Entertainment’s “Sing” at the Coronado Ferry Landing on August 11. For additional information, call the Recreation Department at (619) 522-7342.
  • Here are some pictures from this week’s Recreation Summer Camps

            Summer Rec Camps

         Prekinder Camp and Leaders
         

 




CITY CLERK

Commission VacanciesThe City will have two vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees as of August 31. Applications for these vacancies must be received in the City Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 24. The Street Tree Committee has one vacancy that is available immediately. 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.

Commission Vacancies 





COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Design Review Commission:  At its meeting on June 14, the Design Review Commission approved a new sign for the renovated public Glorietta Bay Boat Launching Facility at 1917 Strand Way. The Commission also approved the design of the proposed traffic signal fixtures at the intersection of Fourth Street and Alameda Boulevard. A public workshop on the signal was held on February 16 and on June 7. The City Council approved the signal as part of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Capital Improvement Project. The California Department of Transportation has approved the design. City Council approval will be required to issue a request for bids.

Boat Launch Ramp sign 

TRaffic Signals





 

FIRE SERVICES

Fire Department Training: Coronado firefighters conducted training with Mercy Air 6 this week. All on-duty Fire  Department personnel, Coronado Lifeguards and members from the department fire academy were included in the training. 
Fire Training







LIBRARY SERVICES

Summer Festival:  The first two programs of the Library’s Summer Festival have been well received. Last Friday’s concert by pianist Richard Glazier filled every seat in the Winn Room. This Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m., “Los Californios” will present the music of early California based on waltzes, polkas and ballads from the days of the haciendas. On Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., Iris Engstrand, who recently retired from teaching at the University of San Diego, will give a lecture and slide show on the history of California before the Gold Rush.

Summer Festival Fliers 

 

Children’s Diorama:  A new exhibit has been installed in the Children’s Diorama. “The General Store” depicts the old small-town general store stocked with items as diverse as patent medicines, canned goods, sacks of flour, animal feed, sewing notions, candy, kitchen supplies, spices, and the daily mail. Captions explain the importance of key items.

Children's Diorama 

 

Youth Summer Reading Programs Begin:  The Children’s Library held a “Kick-Off Campfire” this week to launch the Summer Reading Program. John Abrams and his Animal Magic gave a show, followed by a marshmallow roast on the Library Lawn. Teen artists have their art on display as part of the “Reading by Design” Summer Reading theme and the Teen Library Summer Visual Art Show.

John Abrams Animal Show 

 

Library Programs:  The Mystery Book Club met on Monday, June 19, to discuss “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. A film screening of “Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film” was followed by a discussion earlier this week. Author Laura McNeal spoke about her book, “The Practice House,” on Wednesday, June 21.

 





PUBLIC SERVICES

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

  • The Streets Division was involved in a large project this past week to remove a tree and replace 70 feet of curb, gutter and a driveway skirt. Crews also painted red curbs around the downtown and Glorietta Bay area in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July.

    Red Curb  

    Tree RemovedCurb and Gutter    

    Driveway Apron

  • The Facilities Division sanded and refinished the wood work at the Club Room and Boathouse with a marine grade clear coating. 

     Club Room and Boathouse

  • The Facilities Division painted the office area of Coronado Fire Station 37 in preparation for new carpet installed this week. In addition, the apparatus bay has been converted to LED lighting and heavy duty power cords were installed for the Fire vehicles. 
             Fire Station Work


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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

Fourth of July Parade image
Posted on 06/23/2017
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