Weekly Update August 23, 2019

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Weekly Update August 23, 2019


Weekly Update August 23, 2019

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Community Grant Process: At its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 20, the City Council awarded $1 million in financial aid to 16 different Coronado organizations. The Council budgeted $1 million in grant funds in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget which was adopted in June.  Grant applications were due July 15. Applications were categorized in four areas: community pride/sense of place, economic development, social services, and the arts. The City Council did not award but embargoed funds for the Fourth of July and Memorial Day activities.

Grant Allocation General Amounts

Community Grant Chart2

Cays 50th Anniversary Celebration: The City will host the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Coronado Cays. Next month, the Coronado Cays community turns 50 and the City is partnering with the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association and volunteer Cays residents to plan a community celebration at Coronado Cays park on Saturday, September 28. Events will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude with a family friendly outdoor movie. The celebration is free and open to the public. The Cays is a unique and important part of the City and the intent is to honor residents with an appropriate free community event. An aerial photo capturing the residents spelling out “50” will be taken to memorialize this day. Programming will include four hours of music by two popular local bands, kids’ activities including face-painting, obstacle courses, carnival games, a dunk tank, and local food vendors and a beer garden. All of Coronado will be encouraged to attend this special celebration to mark this milestone in the Coronado Cays history.

Cays Sign Image 


Back to School Week: Wednesday, August 21, was the first day back to school for Sacred Heart and Christ Church students and Thursday, August 22, was the first day back for public school students. Coronado Police Officers were on hand to welcome students and hand out gift cards to those demonstrating bicycle and scooter safety, as well as following other safety rules. Bicyclists please wear your helmets. Drivers please be sure to keep an eye out for our students. The City prepared for students by painting crosswalks around schools that needed new paint. One section of sidewalk was repaired on G Avenue and Sixth Street and two sections on H Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets. Additionally, signs were replaced arounds schools that required better reflection.

Bakc to School PD images Back to School image



Tree Removed: A severely pruned eucalyptus tree near Coronado High School was removed just before the start of classes this week. Upon removal, it was discovered that the tree had hollow areas inside. The tree had been growing under utility lines and had been pruned severely over the years, leaving it with poor structure. An arborist that evaluated the tree found that it had internal decay, a near horizontal branch that protruded over the school football field and roots that damaged a busy sidewalk and route to school. Due to the high risk this tree presented to the community and being at a location where there is a high density of children, it was removed and will be replaced with a more appropriate tree species for the space.

Tree Removed Rot


Coronado History, Architecture Project: The Community Development Department will hold a public workshop on September 12 to kick off the City’s Historic Context Statement and Survey project. Coronado Historic Preservation Planner Tricia Olsen and a consulting firm, who will be working with the City, will make a presentation at the meeting and gather input on what the community considers important to Coronado’s history. This input will help formulate a “historic context statement,” which will be used to inform a survey of potentially historic resources in Coronado as part of the City’s Historic Preservation Program. The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center.

Historic Context and Survey



Fire Truck in Service: The City’s newest $1.3 million Pierce Ladder Truck is now in service. Operators received training and new radios and computers were installed. The new single chassis truck replaced the former ladder truck. The new truck is known as a Quint, which indicates 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 Fire Truck 2 images 


Free Library Concert: Local soprano Diane Alexander performed to an audience lined up in the Library’s lobby on Saturday, August 17. The location was a first for the Library and the acoustics made the experience special. Alexander, a Coronado resident and former Library employee, was accompanied by a pianist. The concert was free, but registration was required due to limited seating.

Library Concert in the Lobby 



Climate Action Plan Workshop: Coronado invites the community to the first of two public workshops it will hold related to the development of a Climate Action Plan. The first meeting is set for Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Library's Winn Room. The second meeting will be held following a City Council update in October and a community questionnaire in November. Once a date has been selected, the community will be informed. A Climate Action Plan will provide a road map for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and plan for a sustainable future.

Climate Action Plan flier 


Community Center Roof Repair: The Coronado Community Center roof project contractor is waiting for a material delivery date from the manufacturer for the remaining work left on the Coronado Playhouse. Completion of the Playhouse roof will be delayed until the material is received. The Community Center will remain open to the public throughout the roofing project; patrons are advised to please use caution and keep out of areas that are taped off by the contractor.

Community Center Roof Project 

Community Center Roof Project2 



Traffic Signal at Fourth and Alameda: Construction and installation of the poles for the new traffic signals at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street have been delayed. The City is waiting to hear from the contractor.


Bike the Bay Event: Drivers, bicyclists, runners and walkers are reminded that the Bike the Bay event is set for Sunday, August 25. The ride begins in San Diego at 7 a.m. Participants will cross the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and use Glorietta Boulevard and the bike path along Strand Way to get to the Bayshore Bikeway. Regular Sunday morning users of the bike path along the Silver Strand are warned that it will be heavily used as a large group of riders heads toward Imperial Beach before continuing around San Diego Bay. Signs have been posted to alert the community about the upcoming event. The ride is sponsored by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition. The bridge will remain open with one lane of vehicle traffic in each direction using westbound lanes. State Route 75 will remain open in both directions. All restrictions will be removed at approximately 10 a.m. Please plan accordingly.


2020 Coronado Community Read Top 5: The Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce the five finalists for the 2020 Coronado Community Read. A subcommittee of the Literary Arts Working Team read through more than 100 titles nominated by the community and narrowed the field down to five finalists.  Now it’s time for the community to vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced at the Music Festival scheduled for September.  Voting will take place throughout the month of August and conclude on September 13. Vote here.

2020 Coronado Community Read 

Pet of the Week:  Pepper, a fun and frisky nearly 4-month-old black kitten, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Pepper is socialized and enjoys people and other cats. He is loving and affectionate, and would do best with a second cat in the home. His adoption fee is $50 or $75 for two. To set up a visit with Pepper, call PAWS, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Pet of the Week 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following positions are open on the 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 for Vacancies


Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, August 21, the Historic Resource Commission approved a Historic Alteration Permit for 744 B Ave. and designated 519 Ocean Blvd. as a Historic Resource. (Photo: 519 Ocean)

519 Ocean home 



Yoga for Kids: The Library is partnering with Kid Island to a provide free yoga class for kids on Thursday, August 29. A qualified instructor will lead kids ages 3 to 5 at 10:30 a.m., and there will be another class for kids 6 and older at 3:30 p.m. Parents are invited to take part with their children or sit and watch. There will be movement, creative expression through art activities and mindfulness exercises with an emphasis on fun.


Tinker Tuesday: Tinker Tuesday, the Library’s weekly program of hands-on activities intended to foster science and art skills, resumes on Tuesday, August 27. The first project will be a chalk drawing project on the Children’s Patio. Tinker Tuesdays will be at a new, later time of 3:30 p.m. to better accommodate after-school participation.


Games & Grub: Three big screen televisions are available for Games and Grub at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28. The program allows teens to play games like Super Smash Bros on either Wii U or Nintendo Switch. Snacks are provided.


Computer Workshops: Workshops for adults in the coming week include Google Drive Basics on Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Introduction to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m.



Presidential Awards:  On Wednesday, August 21, several Senior Volunteer Patrol members were recognized for their hard work and dedication. They received Presidential volunteer awards honoring the amount of volunteer hours they have served to the City of Coronado. One of our volunteers had over 1,200 hours.




Fall Pool Hours: The Aquatics Center’s fall/winter pool hours begins Monday, August 19, and are good through January 31, 2020. Visit the Aquatics page on the City's website at www.coronado.ca.us/Aquatics for the complete fall/winter pool schedule, as well as for scheduled pool closure dates and lap swim availability. Call Recreation at (619) 522-7342 with any questions.


Gymnasium Closure: From September 1 to 8, the Coronado Community Center gymnasium and dance room will close for floor refinishing. Programs affected by the closure have been relocated to other rooms in the facility. Check the lobby for signs or speak with the front desk staff with any questions, call (619) 522-7342.

Community Center Furniture:  The Coronado Community Center has new lobby furniture. The new chairs and coffee table have a modern design and feature an easy to clean fabric.

Community Center Furniture 


End of Camp Run, Fall/Winter Programs Ahead: The annual Camp Coronado Color Run marked the last day of camp and the end of summer but also the beginning of fall and winter programming. The City would like to thank all campers and Recreation staff for a great summer and remind everyone that fall registration begins August 28 for Coronado residents, who may only register online. Registration opens to everyone and becomes available by phone, mail, in person and online beginning September 4. A reminder that City has a new registration software. Watch this video to find out how to sign up using it. Call (619) 522-7342 if you need help.

Color Run images 
Rec Fall/Winter Brochure



Free Presentations at the Spreckels Center:

  • UCSD Osher Lecture: On Wednesday, September 4, at 2:30 p.m., the Spreckels Center will be streaming the pre-recorded lecture, “Are Term Limits Interminable?” in partnership with University of California San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This lecture will examine the history and politics of term-limits reform, which our current president has reintroduced to the political debate. This free event will feature UCSD professor Dr. James Ingram.

  • Sharp Women’s Health Lecture: On Thursday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day with a panel of healthcare experts from Sharp Coronado Hospital. Learn about the importance of regular physical activity and health screenings, and how to support health with vitamins and supplements. Drop on in for this free informative presentations.

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Posted on 08/23/2019
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