Weekly Update May 4, 2018

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Weekly Update May 4, 2018


Weekly Update May 4, 2018


Weekly Update:  Check out the City Manager’s Weekly Update video for a quick look at what's going on in town. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Avenue of Heroes Ceremony:  The City of Coronado invites the public to attend the next Avenue of Heroes Dedication Ceremony that will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Coronado High School on Saturday, May 12. Seventeen military Home Town Heroes will be honored. The City of Coronado, VFW Post 2422, the Third and Fourth Streets Neighborhood Association, and the Coronado Historical Association have worked together to develop the Hometown Hero Banner program, which honors men and women from Coronado who have honorably served their country. The City’s website has more information on the Hometown Hero Banner program. The City is actively accepting applications for future banner candidates living or deceased, active duty or retired, who live or have lived in Coronado and honorably served in any branch of the military.

 Avenue of Heros

New Library Hours:  At the direction of the City Council, the Library began opening at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, and will be open at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, a decision made by the Library Board of Trustees at its December 12, 2017 meeting. The Library schedule is now 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.

 Library Image


Budget Workshop:  The Fiscal Year 2018-19 has been released. City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday, May 8, for a Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget workshop. The draft budget is online.

Cays Median Project: The Cays Median project Phase II began demolition work on Monday, April 30. Crews will remove the declining shrubs throughout the 17 planter areas in the medians on Coronado Cays Boulevard. The City’s Public Services Department will oversee the work that will be conducted by contractor Aztec Landscaping, who will set up traffic controls along the medians. The project is expected to last 30 to 45 days. Planter areas will receive a combination of drought tolerant plants, aloe, a drip irrigation system, and hardscape such as cobble. The City thanks the Cays community for its patience.

 Cays Median all


Spring Community Clean Up: Bulky Trash Curbside Collection and Free Mulch will be offered during the week of May 7-11. This year’s Spring Community Cleanup event will take place on the regularly scheduled residential curbside collection day. Please put items out on the curb with your regular collection carts by 6 a.m. The Cleanup event gives residents an opportunity to place unwanted bulk items curbside, such as broken appliances, water heaters, furniture, old mattresses, yard waste, and other miscellaneous household clutter. All yard waste will be recycled and must be bagged or bundled. In addition, free mulch will be available for self-load/self-haul at the 100 block of B Avenue by the Little League field. Bring a shovel to get your compost while it lasts. If you plan to haul your compost in an open truck or trailer, please remember to bring a tarp to cover your material.


Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Event:  The City will host a gathering on Friday, May 25, to officially kick off the 2018 Free Summer Shuttle program. The popular service 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. After the kick-off ceremony, the community is invited to take a ride. Refreshments will be served. 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.

WHO:        City leaders, supporters, sponsors

WHAT:     Free Summer Shuttle Kick-off Event

WHEN:     10 a.m.

WHERE:   Coronado Rotary Plaza (Orange and Isabella avenues)

 Shuttle Image

Country Club Infiltration Project:  The Country Club Infiltration Project has begun. The project consists of the rehabilitation of the storm drain system in the Country Club area to eliminate infiltration from groundwater. This week, staff began discharging groundwater to the North Beach outfall in anticipation of construction. 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 at the outfall to inform patrons of the project and that the water is being tested regularly to ensure it complies with the discharge permit issued by the San Diego Regional Quality Control Board. All test results associated with the project will be posted to the City’s website. A preconstruction meeting with the contractor, Nu-Line Technologies, was held on Thursday, May 3. 



Storm Drain Inlet Improvement Project:  On Monday, May 7, construction will begin at Ocean Boulevard and Loma Avenue to replace existing storm drain inlets and pipes. Once completed, the contractor will move to the cul de sac at the west end of Ocean to complete similar construction activity. The 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 but farther away from the high-traffic area adjacent to the beach. Please use caution when driving through construction zones.

 Storm Drain


May is Bike Month:  Every May, Coronado and the community celebrate National Bike Month by bicycling to work or school, and logging miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. Participants also can attend one of the many bicycling events planned for Bike Month in Coronado. Join the City in all the planned events or just ride your bike. Visit the City’s Active Transportation page on the City’s website page to find out how you can get in on the fun. Coronado is proud to have been designated as both a Bicycle Friendly Community and a Bicycle Friendly Business (City Hall) at the silver level by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike month activities include:

  • Bike to School Day: Wednesday, May 9
  • Mayor’s Ride: Saturday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 17
  • Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Friday, May 18; pre-movie events 6 p.m.; movie 8 p.m.

 Bike to the Movies


Employee of the Quarter: Jill Branch, a Police Department Dispatcher, has been selected as the recipient of the City Manager’s Employee of the Quarter award for January to February 2018. Branch has worked for Coronado for nearly two years as a permanent employee and two years as a temporary hire. She was nominated by her co-workers for her role in creating a new Dispatch Training Manual used for new and existing employees. The manual resulted in enhanced efficiencies for the Police Department. She also was honored for her dedication to the continued improvement of the Dispatch Center; and her strong work ethic, compassionate nature and professionalism.


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 Run

Pet of the Week:  Teemo, a 1 1/2-year-old handsome Bengal mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week.  He’s an interactive young brown tabby who is fun and interactive. He lived in a house with cats and dogs but would be happiest with another cat and caretakers who are willing to play with him. To set up a visit with Teemo, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

 Teemo PAWS


San Diego County News ReleasePlease see the News Release below from the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters concerning the upcoming June 5 gubernatorial primary election. The deadline to register is Monday, May 21. The news release contains information concerning re-registering if you recently moved or recently changed your name. More information can be found on the County’s website at http://www.sdvote.com/.

 Election Info.



Library Events:  A piano concert was presented on Sunday, April 29, in the Winn Room.  Baroque, classical, and romantic compositions were performed by accomplished pianist Robyn Carmichael. On Friday, May 4, “U.S. Historical Novels: A Great History Lesson” will be presented by Blaine Davies in the Winn Room.  He explored how historical novels can help up vicariously experience dramatic events in American history.

Youth Programs:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, May 1, and straw rockets were made. Games & Grub for Teens was held on Wednesday, May 2. On Saturday, May 5, the annual Mother-Daughter Tea, renamed Alice’s Tea Party, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. Tea will be served from silver tea sets, and attendees are encouraged to wear their fanciest hats.

 Tea Party  

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New School Resource Officer: Officer Grace Del Bagno has been selected to be the Police Department’s new School Resource Officer. Like her predecessor, Officer Sherri Mannello, she will teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training, or G.R.E.A.T., classes at Strand Elementary, Village Elementary, Coronado Middle School, Sacred Heart Parrish, and Christ Church Day School as well as have a presence at Coronado High School. She will begin in August at the start of the school year. (Photo: Officer Grace Del Bagno)

     Del Bagno


Council Presentations:  On Tuesday, May 1, at the City Council meeting, Special Olympics presented Chief Jon Froomin with an Award of Excellence plaque thanking him for his tireless work with Special Olympics in both Northern California and Southern California over the past 13 years. Also at the May 1 City Council meeting, a proclamation was presented to the Police Department for National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. On May 2, a San Diego County ceremony was held to honor all San Diego County Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Coronado’s only officer killed in the line of duty was Lt. Frank Greene, killed during a traffic stop on October 12, 1954. Officer Grace Del Bagno accepted.

Froomin honored

L to R:  Jinx Hack-Ring, Special Olympics Southern California Board of Directors member; Brian Richter, Regional Director of Special Olympics San Diego; Chief Jon Froomin; and San Diego Police Captain Bernie Colon, a member of the Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Committee.



Public Services Work Updates: City crews worked on several projects around the City, most recently:

  • Streets Division repainted all of the red, yellow and white curbs along Orange Avenue this week, in anticipation of the Fourth of July.
  • Streets repaired a bad section of gutter and asphalt at the R.H. Dana Place bus stop on Orange Avenue.
  • New footings were installed at F Avenue along Fourth Street for a permanent Ped Xing sign. New footings will go in soon at Third Street and F.

   PS All work

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Posted on 05/04/2018
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