Weekly Update May 18, 2018

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Weekly Update May 18, 2018

Weekly Update May 18, 2018

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City Repairing Orange Avenue Potholes: Residents may have noticed an increase in the number and speed of road repairs along Orange Avenue in recent weeks. After receiving the permission needed to perform certain repairs on portions of state roadways in Coronado, via a Delegated Maintenance Agreement with the California Department of Transportation, the City got to work. Crews have been filling potholes and installing asphalt patches on Orange. Workers completed southbound Orange from Sixth Street to R.H. Dana Place, which included some pressing concrete gutter work at the R.H. Dana bus stop. Work included 15 locations and was performed on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15. Streets Division began repairing northbound potholes, starting at R.H. Dana, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 16 and 17, and is expected to continue May 21-22. There are 36 locations needing work on Orange heading north. That work is more complicated with business entrances, traffic loops and public transit. The work is conducted from around 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays to consider traffic impacts. This work will help maintain the asphalt over the busy summer season. Caltrans has a larger project to make major road repairs to the structural base from the 600 block to the 1100 block of Orange. This will address the underlying roadway structural problems that are causing the potholes to occur. This work is anticipated to occur in October 2018.

Pothole Repair Work

Pedestrian Crossing SignsNew permanent pedestrian crossing signs have been installed on F Avenue at Third and Fourth streets. The signs are up 24 hours a day, unlike other similar signs on state routes within the City that get removed each night. The poles are flexible but will eventually wear and will be replaced. In-street pedestrian yield signs alert motorists to pedestrian travel. They have a traffic calming effect because they narrow the travel lanes, causing motorists to be more alert and attentive. In addition, they deter motorcycles from ‘lane splitting’ when traffic is backed-up; which is a high-risk behavior regarding pedestrians attempting to cross at those times. They have been installed on Pomona Avenue at Sixth Street and at First Street near the Coronado Ferry Landing, and near the beach. Removable signs have been added during crossing guard hours at various school crossings.

Ped Crossing


Short-term Rental Enforcement: As summer approaches, the City reminds property owners that renting a residential property in Coronado for less than 26 days at a time is prohibited. Short-term rentals can create an intensified use that brings excessive vehicles, noise, and turnover of people in a residential home or condo unit that disrupts the livability of the neighborhood or building. The City actively responds to complaints, monitors properties on popular internet sites, such as VRBO and Airbnb, where short-term rentals are found, and has successfully prosecuted four property owners, including one last year. Property owners can incur fines, civil penalties, court costs and attorney fees. The City’s goal with short-term rental enforcement is to preserve the quality of life for residents and maintain the residential character of local neighborhoods. To report a short-term rental violation, email [email protected] or call the City Manager’s Office at (619) 522-7335.



Upcoming Event – Navy’s Bay Bridge Run:  Coronado will experience some delays on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge on Sunday, May 20, due to the Navy’s 31st 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. Around 11,000 people are set 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 Map 


Historic Preservation Public Forums: A City Council subcommittee tasked with reviewing Coronado’s historic property designation process is asking the community for input at two planned public forums, May 22 and May 30. The Council appointed Council members Carrie Downey and Mike Donovan in April to a subcommittee to review the city’s Historic Preservation Program. The subcommittee will review the application and appeal processes; criteria for historic designation; fees; demolition requests; and Mills Act procedure. The public input will be incorporated into City Council recommendations for potential improvements and the goal of involving more people in the program. The forums will be held in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 30, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the meeting, you may provide your comments online here through May 30.

Public Forums

Public Presentation by City Council: The City Council enthusiastically encourages the community to attend a public presentation of interest to the citizens of Coronado given by the Mayor and City Council. The event is being held to inform the public about the state of the City and plans for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Event:  The City is kicking off the official start to the 2018 Free Summer Shuttle season at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 25, at Coronado Rotary Plaza. The City Council funds the popular service, which keeps residents and visitors out of their cars during Coronado’s busiest season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Four brightly wrapped buses will be in service. Buses will run from May 25-September 3 from 8:58 a.m. to 9:43 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and one hour later Friday and Saturday. Special free Fourth of July bus service will be available for Cays residents from 7:40 a.m. to 11 p.m. in 30-minute intervals from the Cays Fire Station to the Community Center. Village shuttle hours will be extended one hour on each end, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July. For more information, visit the City's Summer Shuttle page.

Summer Shuttle Brochure

Avenue of Heroes Event: The City honored another 17 Hometown Heroes this week with a banner on the Avenue of Heroes along Third and Fourth streets. About 250 friends and family members gathered at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center to recognize these honorees with the reading of their biographies and a presentation of a framed picture of the banner to be displayed along the Avenue of Heroes. The program is sponsored by the City with oversight by volunteers from VFW Post 2422, the Coronado Historical Association, and the Third and Fourth Streets Neighborhood Association. The program recognizes men and women who have honorably served in the armed services and live or have lived in Coronado. It is open to retired and active duty personnel. If you know of a deserving veteran or active duty service man or woman, please nominate them by downloading an application from the City’s website. Type the word “hero” under the search section on the homepage. There is no cost to apply and all costs for this program are paid for by the City of Coronado.

Avenue of Heroes image

Left: Honoree Capt. James Rabun, USN, Retired (fourth from left); Right: Color guard from Coronado's Junior ROTC program. 


Bike to Work Day: San Diego’s Regional Bike to Work Day was held Thursday, May 17. The City sponsored a pit stop near the Community Center and provided T-shirts and snacks courtesy of the San Diego Association of Governments, and a prize wheel courtesy of the City’s Recreation Department. The Bicycle Advisory Committee provided information and assistance for bicycle registration. Some 66 commuters stopped at the pit stop, and another 118 cycled by.

Bike to Work Day


Coronado Bikes to the Movies: The City’s second annual bike-in movie will be held this Friday, May 18, at Tidelands Park. Bike rodeos, prizes, and festivities will take place at 6:30 p.m., and “The Wizard of Oz” will play at 8 p.m. on the big screen. Bring your bike, a blanket, and a picnic. Don’t forget your bike light for the ride home.

Bike to the Movies


Coastal Campus:  The Navy has planned weekend work on Saturday, May 19. The work is set for a Saturday when traffic volumes are reduced to minimize disruption. Please obey the posted speed limits and use caution when driving through the construction zone.


Five Points Intersection Improvements:  The City Council directed staff, with the help of consultants, to investigate improvements that can be made to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Glorietta Boulevard, Pomona Avenue, and Tenth Street, also known as the “Five Points” intersection. On Monday, May 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the City will host a public workshop in the Triton Room at the Community Center to introduce conceptual designs, obtain community feedback, and determine if residents feel any of the concepts are worth pursuing. The workshop will begin with a short presentation, but the remaining time will be available for residents to review concepts, ask questions, and provide feedback. Please feel free to stop by any time during the event.


Five Points Intersection Improvements Workshop

Monday, May 21, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Triton Room at the Community Center

(1845 Strand Way)


Storm Drain Inlet Improvement Project:  Construction activities are continuing along the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Loma Avenue to replace existing storm drain inlets and pipes. Construction of pedestrian ramps, curb and gutter and final asphalt are underway. The contractor is working on demolition activities on the inlet and pedestrian ramp at the west end of Ocean at Naval Air Station North Island. Work is anticipated to be completed before Memorial Day weekend at which point the contractor will continue making storm drain improvements at other locations throughout the Village. Please use caution when driving through construction zones.

Storm Drain Work 

Country Club Infiltration Project: Staff continues to discharge groundwater to the North Beach outfall to prepare for construction on the Country Club Infiltration Project to rehabilitate the storm drain system in the area to eliminate infiltration from groundwater. The contractor continued to furnish submittals for the project and a preconstruction inspection of the site was completed to document the existing conditions. The Contractor is expected to mobilize his equipment and start construction mid- to late-May. The groundwater that is entering the system must be diverted to the outfall as the volume of water would exceed the capacity in the sewer system and the storm drain system must remain dry for the repairs to be made. Signs are posted informing people of the project and reminding them that the water is tested regularly to ensure it complies with the discharge permit issued by the local water quality board.


Memorial Day Holiday Schedule: The City of Coronado will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, 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 is the Memorial Day schedule:

Memorial Day 


Sit a Spell and Play a Tune: Public pianos have returned to Coronado. A piano will return to Coronado Rotary Plaza. Look for new pianos at Adella Plaza near the El Cordova Hotel and the Coronado Ferry Landing. The pianos are wrapped with artwork by local artists Jody Esquer, Karrie Jackson and Tina Christiansen. See flier for concert dates and times at each of the sites. The final concert will be in conjunction with the Coronado Community Band at the Coronado Ferry Landing. For more information, contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633.

Piano Concerts 
Pianos All

Pet of the Week: Samantha, a 1-year-old brown Tabby, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Samantha was abandoned in Coronado, and came to PAWS unsure of people. Her sweet and playful nature is starting to shine through, and she is ready to find a home. Due to her rough start, Samantha is looking for a quiet home environment with cat savvy people who will continue to help her blossom and grow. Her adoption fee is $50. To set up a visit with Samantha, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Pet of the Week 


June 5 Primary Election:  The Coronado Library will serve as a Mail Ballot Drop-off location for the June 5 Primary Election. The hours are May 29 through June 4 during the Library’s hours of operation, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. On Election Day, June 5, the drop off hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please see the new release below from the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters concerning important deadlines for the June 5 election.

Election Info. 


Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, May 16, the Historic Resource Commission denied a Historic Alteration Permit at 1127 F Ave. and recommended approval to City Council regarding a Historic Alteration permit at 711 A Ave. The Commission also determined that 310 Third St., 325 B Ave., and 415-425 Fourth St. are not historically significant, in association with Notice of Intent to Demolish reviews.


Historic Resources Interactive Map: A new interactive map of the City’s Designated Historic Resources is now available on the City’s Historic Preservation Program website: www.coronado.ca.us/preservation. The link is under the Additional Resources section and is titled, “Map of Coronado Historic Resources.”



Youth Programs:  “Coco,” the film, was screened for children on Tuesday, May 15. The Teen Movie on Wednesday, May 16 was “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The regular toddler time and preschool story hours were held on Tuesday and Friday mornings, and Spanish story hour was held on Wednesday morning.


Friends of the Library:  The Friends Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, May 14.  Board members met Elizabeth Page, the new head of Youth Services. They also reviewed new investment options, budget support for the library, and plans for the future.


Summer Festival Plans:  The Library has planned its 19th annual Summer Festival of cultural programs. It will begin Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. with a concert performed by the Coronado Big Band with a medley of swing music from the 1930s to the 1960s. The concert will be on the library lawn, and an ice cream social will be provided. The Summer Festival will include concerts, exhibits, movie screenings, lectures and demonstrations. The Summer Festival is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Hotel del Coronado.


Library Programs:  A Library App Workshop was held on Thursday, May 16. On Saturday, May 19, a Spring Craft for adults will be held and spring wreaths will be made. The following fliers list upcoming events at the Library, including an educational presentation on better hearing, the next meeting of the Mystery Book Club, the COSA Senior Showcase, and the Spoilers Book Club showing of “Terms of Endearment.”

Library Events 



Boathouse Open House:  An Open House will be held at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse on May 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to show the community all the facility has to offer. There will be a raffle, board demonstrations, a PaddleFit fitness class demonstration, and safety and educational materials from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. See flier below for more details.

Boathouse Open House

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.


Pothole Repairs
Posted on 05/18/2018
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