Weekly Update May 17, 2019

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Weekly Update May 17, 2019


Weekly Update May 17, 2019

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May is Bike Month: The City celebrated Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16, by encouraging residents to ride their bikes and offering a pit stop along their commute. Dozens of bicyclists stopped by the City’s pit stop near the Community Center to take a break and get their free T-shirts and snacks. As part of National Bike Month this month, the City also will host the annual Coronado bikes to the movies event. Families are invited to ride their bikes to Tidelands Park oFriday, May 17, to see a free showing of “Mary Poppins Returns.” Free pre-screen bike activities start at 6:30 p.m., and the movie at 8. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs and jackets or blankets. The event is sponsored by the City, the San Diego Association of Governments, the San Diego Bicycle Coalition, Holland’s Bicycles and the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. For more information, call (619) 522-7342.

Coronado Bikes to the Movies 



Cays Off-ramp Flooding Fix: The California Department of Transportation and its contractor have begun overnight work on a project to fix the drainage at the bottom of the state Route 75//Cays Boulevard off-ramp. The area tends to flood when it rains. The contractor started work on Monday, May 13, and is expected to wrap up construction within 16 days or sooner. According to Caltrans, construction hours are 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Please note that the area is closed to southbound through-traffic only during construction hours. Those planning to drive south on SR 75 from the Cays or enter the Cays from southbound SR 75 will be diverted to either the Coastal Campus entrance at Old Fort Emery Boulevard or Coronado Bay Road during construction hours.

Cays Boulevard Exit Work 

Hometown Banner Event: Coronado invites the public to attend the next Hometown Banner Dedication Ceremony at Coronado High School at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Sixteen veterans, who have lived in Coronado, will be recognized. Each honoree’s biography will be read, and Coronado’s mayor will present the honoree or a family member with a duplicate of the banner which will be displayed on the Avenue of Heroes along Third and Fourth streets.

Everleigh D Chubs Willems small 



Beach Mats Installation Completed: The City has completed a project to install beach accessibility mats on four beaches in Coronado. The work wrapped up this week following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at Central Beach, the first beach to get the mats. held near the main Lifeguard Tower, so people could see the mats up close. Beach mats are now available to help those with mobility issues at Central Beach, North Beach, Dog Beach and Glorietta Bay Park beach. People with strollers and wagons full of beach gear also will appreciate the mats. The beach mats were installed by Public Services’ Beach Division staff. (Photos: North Beach, Dog Beach, Central Beach and Glorietta Bay Park.)

North Beach mats installed 

North and Central Beach mats installed

Glorietta Bay Park Beach mats 


Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements: Decorative concrete medallions were installed at all four corners last week on a project to add streetscape improvements to the corner of Orange Avenue and Second Street. The Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements project is nearing completion. The next phase of the project should attract some attention. The project’s furniture, including the swivel bus stop seating, tables, chairs, planters and trash cans, have arrived or are on the way and will be installed as soon as possible. The area may be open to the public within a few weeks.

Second and Orange Medallions
Second and Orange Bus Bench Seats


Art Outside the Box Ceremony: The City will hold a dedication ceremony on Monday, May 20, for the now-complete second phase of “Art Outside the Box.” The project involved wrapping six California Department of Transportation signal boxes on the state Route 75 with graphic art film. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Grand Caribe Shoreline Park, 598 Grande Caribe Causeway. The six boxes are located adjacent to the six traffic signals between Naval Amphibious Base and the entrance to the Coronado Cays. The boxes are wrapped in images of flora and fauna indigenous to the Silver Strand taken by local photographers. The project completes the public art wrapping project initiated in 2016 that included 14 Caltrans signal boxes on the Strand and in the village on SR 75. The program features local artists and required reviews and approvals from the Public Art Program and the Cultural Arts Commission, members of the Silver Strand Beautification Committee, Caltrans as well as the City Council. For more information about this program, contact Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633.

Art Outside the Box2 images

Summer Shuttle Kick-off Planned: The City is planning a kick-off event for Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle program on Friday, May 24. The event, held on the first day of service, will begin at 10 a.m. at Coronado Rotary Plaza. Four brightly wrapped buses will be in service through Labor Day weekend. After the kick-off ceremony, the community is invited to take a ride. Light refreshments will be served. Discover Coronado has once again agreed to pay to wrap the four buses. The City will contract with MTS to provide special free bus service on the Fourth of July for Cays residents as well as extended service in the Village. The City is offering interior ads to local businesses inside the buses. Call (619) 522-7340 for details.

Summer Shuttle Bus Wrap Image 2019 

Budget Workshop: The Coronado City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. for a Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Workshop. The agenda contains a link to the draft budget. The new fiscal year begins July 1. The City Council approved the budget Tuesday, May 14 and will consider formally adopting the budget at the June 4 meeting.


Affordable Housing Rehab Work: Work to completely rehabilitate 35 City-owned affordable housing units at four facilities scattered throughout Coronado is on schedule to be completed as early as August. The City entered into a long-term agreement with Interfaith Housing to fully upgrade and manage the units as deed-restricted affordable housing for the exclusive use of qualified residents. The units were purchased originally with redevelopment tax increment funds. Interfaith Housing has an extensive waiting list for the units already. (Photo: 406-430 Orange Ave.)

Affordable Housing image 406 430 Orange 


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: This week, the contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project placed the precast vault structures on their bases, applied the waterproofing material and began installing the mechanical appurtenances. Next week, the mechanical work will continue. The contractor will backfill around the new vault structures and the new wet well hatch will be installed.

Transbay Pump Station Work 

Transbay Vaults Being Installed



Community Center Roof Repair: The existing copper panels on the Community Center’s entrance lobby have been removed and will be recycled as part of the Community Center Roof Repair project. The base sheet waterproofing also was completed last week. The gymnasium’s copper gutters are currently being installed while the lobby’s copper gutters are being fabricated in the Public Service’s shop. Weather permitting, the contractor will start installing the copper PVC roofing after the gutters are completed. The Community Center will remain open to the public throughout the roofing project.

Community Center Work 

Hazardous Waste Holiday Closure: In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, May 27, the Coronado Household Hazardous Waste disposal location at 101 B Ave. will be closed on Saturday, May 25. A reminder that the program is available to Coronado residents only. No business or contractor waste is permitted. Call Public Services for more information at (619) 522-7380 or (619) 756-4464 on Saturdays. Click here for more information about Coronado’s Household Hazardous Waste program, as well as other waste disposal services.

Household Hazardous Waste at Public Services


Upcoming Event – Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk Coronado will experience some delays on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge on Sunday, May 19, due to the Navy’s 33rd annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk. The 4-mile event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Coronado officers, along with other local and federal law enforcement, will provide security for the event. More than 10,000 people are expected to participate. The run/walk begins in San Diego at the Convention Center and makes its way across the bridge and ends in Tidelands Park (see route map). The bridge will remain open throughout the event with one lane open for travel in each direction.

Bay Bridge Run Walk Map 

Memorial Day Holiday: The City of Coronado will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, and reminds residents that some municipal facilities will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Memorial Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Here’s the full schedule:

Memorial Day 2019 Holiday Schedule 


Pet of the Week- An Adoption Update: Since all of the dogs and cats at the Animal Care Facility have already been featured, this week’s Pet of the Week segment will be an update on an adopted dog. Ranger, a senior dog, had a difficult life prior to finding his current home. PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, received an update from Ranger:

“This is a note from Ranger with typing by dad. I am having fun in Seattle. The weather is great! Lots of new places to explore. I met two nice dogs who live on the same street. We sniffed and no barking. Mom and dad carried me up and down these stairs many, many times. Then one day I tried it. Kind of scary at first- I went halfway and asked for help. Next day? No big deal. Now I follow mom up and down whenever I want. Man, I love sitting on laps while my folks read. Hours! Mmmmm. Can’t cuddle too much! We take 2-3 walks a day that I enjoy. Tail up and proud! Not too long for an old guy either. Just enough for pack time and doing my business. They are trying to call me Corey now as one of the nice neighbor dogs is named Ranger. Honestly, what are the chances? We’ll be back in Coronado this summer. Hope you are well. Hi to my friends at PAWS hotel!”

The City thanks Ranger’s new family for the update. The City and PAWS are working on more adoption updates in the future. Visit the Animal Care Facility to see what animals are up for adoption or call PAWS at (619) 522-7371.

Ranger Pet of the Week Update 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the Bicycle Advisory Committee (one vacancy), Discover Coronado (one vacancy) and Design Review Commission (two vacancies). Applications are being accepted for these 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.

Display Ad Vacancies 



Historic Preservation Symposium: On Thursday May 30, a free Historic Preservation Symposium will be held at 6 p.m. at the Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Ave. Architect Ione Stiegler will give a presentation titled “Reconstructing the Past: Peeling Back Layers on the Sikes Adobe Farmstead, Warner's Ranch, and Many More Historic Sites.” Coronado Associate Planner Tricia Olsen will be describing the City’s Historic Resource Ordinance and the process to apply for Historic Designation and Mills Act tax incentives.

Happy Preservation Month Symposium Flier 




Adult Library Programs: The Library screened the PBS POV documentary film “Singing with Angry Bird” on Tuesday, May 14. The screening of the film about a choir in India was followed by a lively public discussion. On Thursday, May 6, local author and Hawaiian history expert, Dr. Sandra Bonura, gave a lecture on Prayer and Politics in 19th Century Hawaii. How to get free eBooks, downloadable audio and streaming movies with a Coronado library card was the topic of a class held on Thursday, May 16. An Edgar Allan Poe impersonator will be the special guest at this years’ Literary Tea in the Winn Room on Saturday, May 18, at noon in the Winn Room.

Youth Programs: Families were invited to make posters welcoming back servicemen and women from the USS Stennis Aircraft Carrier at a pop-up event at the Library on Tuesday, May 14. Some signs were taken home in support of military families and others put on display in the Children’s Library. On Wednesday, May 15, Teens enjoyed a viewing of “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Welcome Home Craft at the Library 



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

  • Facilities Division installed a new water fountain at Dog Beach. The old fountain was corroded and leaking at the base. Muttsy is pictured taking the first drink.

Dog Beach Water Fountain

Dog beach Water Fountain with dog


  • Streets Division installed new Hero Banners along Third and Fourth streets. The sidewalk in front of Panera Bread was repaired on both the Orange Avenue and Tenth Street side. Five asphalt patches were completed at 200 E Ave., 200 F Ave. and 900 Second St. Twenty feet of sidewalk in front of 310 J Ave. was replaced due to heavy root damage. Streets Division also replaced another 20 signs around town with DG3 reflective sheeting. This new sheeting will increase the lifespan of our new signs up to 10 years.

Panera Bread Sidewalk Work

310 J Avenue sidewalk

Asphalt Work Being Performed


  • Facilities crews prepped and painted the Glorietta Bay Park men’s restroom due to recent vandalism and wear and tear. Facilities will be starting the women’s side Thursday, May 16, and complete it Friday, May 17. Once completed, the exterior will be power washed in preparation for the Fourth of July.

Glorietta Restroom Work two images

Glorietta Restrooms Work three images   





Summer Registration: Summer program online registration is now open for everyone. Register in person at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, or online at www.Coronado.ca.us/register.

Summer Registration Recreation Flier


Armchair Travel:  The City invites the community to the Spreckels Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. to hear Coronado residents Bob and Berie Grobe talk about their 4,000-mile adventure from the top of North Island New Zealand at Cape Reinga to the southern tip of South Island at Stirling Point in Bluff. May’s Armchair Travel event will be held in a new location, the John D. Spreckels Center, located at 1019 Seventh St. Light refreshments will be served at 6, followed by the presentation at 6:30. Cost is $5. To register, stop by the Spreckels Center, call (619) 522-7343, or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

Armchair Travel May 21 New Zealand

Tennis Tournament: There will be a USTA Junior Tournament for ages 10-18 at the Coronado Tennis Center May 25-27.  Local Players will be competing against players from all over San Diego County starting at 8 a.m. each day. The Tennis Center Courts will be fully booked for the tournament. The Cays, Library and Robin Adair Courts will not be used for tournament play.

Tennis Tournament May 25-27 pictures


Boathouse: The Coronado Boathouse will host its annual Open House on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy opportunities for prizes, snacks and free demonstrations.

Boathouse Open House Flier


Kinder Explorers: The Kinder Explorers went on their last adventure of this season. The group of TK and Kindergarteners went to Cabrillo National Monument. This class will return in the fall.

Kinder Explorers images

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.


Bike to Work Day pit stop
Posted on 05/17/2019
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