Weekly Update May 10, 2019

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Weekly Update May 10, 2019


Weekly Update May 10, 2019


Weekly Update:  Check out the City Manager’s video update 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.


Beach Mats Ribbon-cutting Event: The Coronado community came out to see the new beach accessibility mats on Thursday, May 9, at Central Beach. A ribbon-cutting event was held near the main Lifeguard Tower, so people could see the mats up close. The City is installing mats at Central Beach, North Beach, Dog Beach and Glorietta Bay Park beach to help those with mobility issues or who have strollers or beach gear. Central Beach and Glorietta Bay Park were the first to get the mats. They will be installed on Friday, May 10, at North Beach and Dog Beach. The beach mats are being installed by Public Services staff.

Beach Accessibility Mats Central Beach location 

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 Memorial 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 will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. for a Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Workshop. Here's the agenda: http://bit.ly/2HbyYm9. Click on the image below to view the proposed budget document. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Proposed Budget 2019-20 Front Page 



Currents NewsletterThe latest edition of the City’s 6-page, full-color newsletter “Currents is in mailboxes. It is also available on the City’s website and at some City facilities. Check out this new, interactive format. Here is the table of contents for the newest Currents volume:

  • Beach Accessibility Mats
  • Free Summer Shuttle Returns
  • Community Center Additions
  • Important Reminders
  • Arts & Culture in Coronado
  • Undergrounding Open House Forums
  • What’s Going on Around Coronado?
  • Bridge to Celebrate 50th

Coronado Currents Vol. 46 Page 1

Port Draft Master Plan: The Port of San Diego released a draft Port Master Plan and has invited the public to review and provide written comments. According to the Port, the master plan “includes and addresses allowable uses and activities, future development, and management of water and land within the Port’s jurisdiction by providing a mix of goals, policies and standards supported by written narratives, figures and tables.” The Port has given the City a limited number of hard copies. The community may access the master plan online and submit comments for the next 90 days. The deadline is July 31. Here is a link to the Discussion Draft.

New Ladder Truck: The City’s newest $1.3 million Pierce Ladder Truck is on site. However, it has not yet been commissioned for service. Operator training is underway to ensure personnel can operate day or night in all kinds of weather. Radios and computers will soon be added. The Fire Department plans to have the vehicle in service prior to July 1. The new single chassis truck will replace the current ladder truck. The new truck is known as a Quint. This terminology is used in the fire service to indicate a type of apparatus that has multiple capabilities. In addition to the aerial ladder, the truck also has a fire pump, a water tank, fire hose, and ground ladders. It also has a slightly larger water tank and is equipped with the necessary equipment for Firefighters/Paramedics assigned to the truck to provide Advanced Life Support medical treatment prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

New Ladder truck 


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



Silver Strand Boulevard Median Work: Contractors hired by the City worked on Thursday, May 9, in the Silver Strand Boulevard medians from R.H. Dana Place to Rendova Road to remove weeds and perform cleaning. There were slight traffic delays due to the work. The southbound lane closest to the median was closed while crews worked.

SR 75 Median Work Signs


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: Additional lining work was added to the original contract on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project and the subcontractor completed the work this week. The material successfully passed the testing requirements.  The contractor formed, installed reinforcing steel and poured the base slabs for the three new vault structures. Next week, the precast structure will be placed on the base slabs, waterproofed, then the mechanical appurtenances will be installed.

Transbay Work Week of May 6


Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements:  The contractor on the Second and Orange Streetscape Improvements project completed the base concrete and rebar work on all four corners and is awaiting delivery of the medallions this week. The next steps after setting the concrete medallions will be to stain, then wash and seal them. Furniture, planters, and trash cans will be installed after the medallion installation.

Second and Orange Streetscape Work


Community Center Roof Repair:  The existing copper panels and gutters have been removed on the Community Center Roof Repair project and the waterproof base sheet has been installed on the gym roof. The lobby entry roof demolition is in progress. The Community Center will remain open to the public throughout the roofing project.

Community Center Roof Image


May is Bike Month: May is National Bike Month and activities include:

  • Mayor’s Ride: This event is set for Saturday, May 11. Meet at Spreckels Park at the corner of Orange Avenue and Second Street at 12:30 p.m. The Mayor will lead the ride around Coronado.
  • Bike to Work Day: Thursday, May 16. Join thousands of commuters in San Diego region who will bike to work. Be sure to log miles with the San Diego Association of Government’s iCommute program. If you register, you can get a free T-shirt at the pit stops, including one in Coronado near the Community Center. For more information, call 511 and say “iCommute,” or check out the full Weekly Update for links.
  • Coronado Bikes to the Movies: Families are invited to ride their bikes to Tidelands Park on Friday, May 17, to see a free showing of “Mary Poppins Returns.” The City will have free pre-screen bike activities starting at 6:30 p.m., including a mini-bicycle rodeo, walk-up bike mechanics and a Bike to Spin Prize Wheel. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic, chairs and jackets or blankets. Coronado Bikes to the Movies is sponsored by the City of Coronado, the San Diego Association of Governments, the San Diego Bicycle Coalition and Holland’s Bicycles. As part of the Coronado Movies on the Bay series, this outdoor movie is sponsored by the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program. For more information, call (619) 522-7342.

          Coronado Bikes to the Movies

Coronado Community Read 2020Nominations for the 2020 Coronado Community Read are now being accepted. Nominate a book at the Coronado Public Library or online. The Coronado Community Read is a program of the Coronado Public Library made possible through funding from the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission. For more information contact Franklin Escobedo at [email protected]or (619) 522-2470.

Community Read 2020 Logo


Public Art Piano Concerts: The “Sit A Spell and Play A Tune” interactive piano art program is back for its third year. The City’s Cultural Arts Commission places three brightly wrapped pianos at outdoor locations around Coronado and is having a series of kick-off concerts planned at Coronado Rotary Plaza on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and Adella Plaza on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be canceled due to rain. For more information contact Kelly Purvis, Senior Management Analyst/Cultural Arts at [email protected] or (619) 522-2633. If you are interested in performing, please contact Arts Education and Musical Arts Commissioner Mariah Gillespie at [email protected].

Sit a Spell PUblic Art Piano 


Pet of the Week: O’Malley, a 13-year-old black short-haired gentleman, is this week’s Pet of the Week. O’Malley came to PAWS when his owner could no longer take care of him. He is ready to be a companion and keep your lap warm. O’Malley’s adoption fee is $35. To set up a visit with O’Malley, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

O'Malley Pet of the WEek 



Council Appointments: At its May 7 meeting, the City Council reappointed Sue Godwin to the Discover Coronado (CTID) Board and appointed Helen Kupka to the Cultural Arts Commission.


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 


May is National Preservation Month: Communities all around the country are celebrating their unique heritage. Coronado MainStreet, the Historical Association, and the City of Coronado are again celebrating preservation in Coronado, using the national theme “This Place Matters.” Throughout the month, celebrations will be held for historic places that are meaningful in Coronado. The City Council proclaimed May as Historic Preservation Month, and distributed plaques to recent historically designated homes. Additionally, there is the annual Historic Home Tour on Mother’s Day, May 12. 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: There was a Practical 3D Printing workshop on Thursday, May 9, which offers a one-on-one introduction to 3D printing for beginners or skilled advice for more advanced practitioners. Have you had a dream you are convinced is a message from your subconscious? Dream interpretation was the subject of a class by author Rose Maria Rubinetti Capiello on Friday, May 10, in the Winn Room. In “The Blind Judge,” a veteran blinded in combat in Vietnam tells the story of his incredible life journey. Author David Szumowski will talk about his life at the Winn Room on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. A book signing will follow the presentation. Joyful Journaling is the topic of a workshop led by Joyce Chapman on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. Bring a journal and a pen. The Anime Club will be screening “My Hero Academia” at 2 p.m. in the Ruby Room. The events are free and open to the public.

Library Author Event flier 

Journaling for Joy event flier


Youth Programs: On Monday, May 6, the Teen Tech Team provided mobile device help on a drop-in basis to those who needed it. More volunteers are sought for this opportunity to teach technology skills to older adults. Teen volunteers performed an original play for an elementary school age audience at the Library on Thursday, May 9. After two months of rehearsals, the Library’s Junior Volunteers group performed a short play written by Library assistant Jennifer Herring. The teens dressed up as fairytale characters and participated in a Mad Hatter Tea Party where a villain took the keys that would return them back to their stories. The audience helped solve the mystery. (See cast photos below). At the Teen Book Club on Tuesday, May 7, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was discussed. On Wednesday, May 8, at Teens Create, teens made tissue paper flowers for Mother’s Day.

Library Junior Volunteer Cast 



Police Activity: On Saturday, May 4, Coronado Police received a radio call at 9:40 p.m. of a street robbery in the 1700 block of Silver Strand Boulevard. Three suspects, armed with handguns and a knife, approached two men sitting in their parked vehicle. The victims were held at gun point and knifepoint, while the suspects ransacked the victim’s vehicle stealing property. The suspects then left the area in a black sedan. An officer located a vehicle matching the description heading eastbound on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and initiated a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit began into San Diego and ending in the 3700 block of Federal Boulevard, where the three male suspects fled the vehicle. Two juvenile females in the vehicle were detained and later released. The suspects were not located. Some of the victim’s property was recovered. The suspects have been identified.


Senior Volunteer Academy:  The Police Department’s new Senior Volunteer Academy started this week. During the academy, volunteers learn the ins and outs of being part of the Senior Volunteer Patrol team. The Senior Volunteers are a huge asset to the Police Department. Some of their duties include conducting vacation house checks, writing parking tickets, and assisting with traffic control.


Law Enforcement Honors: On Tuesday, May 7, the Coronado City Council presented officers from the Coronado Police Department with a proclamation in honor of Law Enforcement Memorial Day. The Department’s Honor Guard was also on hand to present colors and lead the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance. Earlier this week, Sgt. Ralphy Garcia and Officer Joshua Strange attended the Law Enforcement Memorial in Sacramento. They attended the candlelight vigil held on Sunday, May 5, and the memorial ceremony that took place on Monday, May 6.  Both events honored officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Police Department Honors 




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

  • Streets Division repaired tree grates this week around the Community Center that were being affected by tree roots. Streets also worked on some red curb and parking lines on Park Place. New signage continues to go up around town. Currently, more than 70 new signs have been replaced in the last 3 weeks.

         Streets Division Work

  • The portable restroom trailer at the end of Avenida del Sol in South Beach has been out of service since late last week due to a construction accident during work at the Hotel del Coronado. The restroom is locked until the repairs to a broken water line that feeds the trailer are made. Temporary toilets are available at the end of the road. The trailer was recently removed and received a thorough maintenance right before a car show where it was used. Several leaks were repaired. Facilities Division will let the community know when the restroom is available for use.

Portable Restroom Trailer Work

  • Facilities crews painted the exterior restrooms this week at the Golf Course. They also received new paper and soap dispensers. Facilities also painted the restrooms at North Beach. Due to cleaning required to remove recent graffiti on the walls, the paint was damaged and had to be scraped off by hand. The walls were primed and repainted. The paint used is a washable type that will aid in removing and future vandalism. Facilities removed a lighting fixture in front of the administration building due to corrosion and the potential to be a safety hazard. Facilities and Streets divisions will be modifying the pole by removing the affected section of pipe and welding on a new mounting base and reinstalling the fixture in house. Facilities also replaced the water fountain at the main Lifeguard tower due to heavy corrosion and leaks at the base. The replacement fountain is made out of stainless steel with a glass bead finish that should hold up well in the elements.

         REstroom Painting Work

North Beach Restroom After Painting






Summer Registration: Summer program online registration is now open for Coronado residents. Registration opens to everyone online and in person on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Visit the registration page at www.Coronado.ca.us/register to view the summer brochure.

Summer Recreation Brochure Resgistration



National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month: May is National Drowning Prevention Awareness month. Did you know drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1 and 4? According to the Center for Disease Control, 10 drowning deaths per day occur across the country. Here are some tips to follow from our Aquatics Team on how to stay safe around the water this swimming season! Follow Recreation and Golf Services on Facebook @putsomeplayinyourday and Instagram @recreate_coronado for more tips from our Aquatics Team and Safety Duck this May.

Drowning Prevention List of Tips 



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 


Trails and Ales: On Monday, May 20, 2019, the Spreckels Center team is hosting a hike at Cabrillo National Monument. The walk is 2-3 miles long and go through the sage scrub forest while taking in the views of the harbor, the city of San Diego, Pacific Ocean and the New Point Loma Lighthouse. For ales and bites post hike, the group will head to the Famous American Tavern. This day trip is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Advanced registration is advised to secure a spot. Call (619) 522-7343 for information.


Fifth-grade Preview Night: Fifth-grade Preview Night is Friday, May 10, at the Coronado Club Room & Boathouse from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12 and includes all activities including a bonfire with s'mores, Dodgeball in the park, soccer on the beach and a movie. Call to register at (619) 522-7342 or register and pay at the door. Only fifth graders allowed at this event. Contact Ashley at [email protected] or Brooke at [email protected] with questions.

Fifth Grade Preview Night flier


Great Pool Review: A first-grade teacher from Christ Church Day School brought in a project her students were assigned. They were asked to write a review of a place they like in Coronado. The reviews are hanging all over town. The Aquatics Center was reviewed by one student. We appreciate the great review.

Recreation Pool Review

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Beach Accessibility Mats at the beach end
Posted on 05/10/2019
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