Weekly Update July 10, 2020

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Weekly Update July 10, 2020

Weekly Update July 10, 2020, 2020

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Outdoor Dining Help for Restaurants: Effective Tuesday, July 7, restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, and movie theaters, among other businesses, were ordered to close if they operated indoors. This per the latest San Diego County public health order. In May, the City agreed to waive Coronado’s parking code requirements to allow local restaurants to temporarily serve dining patrons outdoors due to limits on dine-in services. With the new prohibition on indoor dining, the City is going business to business to help approve temporary outdoor seating. Restaurants must maintain not exceed their previously approved seating occupancy and may offer seating on a sidewalk, within an on-site outdoor space or in a privately-owned parking lot subject to certain conditions and limitations. Find an application and handout on the Community Development web page. There is no fee. Submit the application with a seating plan to communitydevelopment@coronado.ca.us for faster service. The City also is working on a special outdoor dining venue for the entire community. More information will be released once details have been worked out.

Outdoor Dining Help

Public Health Order: Coronado would like to remind residents to be safe during the COVID-19 era. Follow the public health order. Wear a mask in public. Wash your hands often. Maintain your distance.

Mask Wearing family

Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge: People are signing up to participate in the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge, a fitness triple crown to get people active during the pandemic while practicing social distancing; build community; and celebrate the City’s 130th anniversary. The “Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge: Actively Celebrating 130 Years of Community” is an initiative by the City of Coronado. So far, 287 people have signed up, 32 teams have registered and 31 participants have logged miles.  The challenge celebrates 130 years since Coronado’s incorporation as a city on Dec. 11, 1890. The Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge runs for five months to December 11. Finishers can receive a medal and certificate. Since the event is a fun but virtual challenge, participants are encouraged to post photos of their progress while out exercising in beautiful Coronado or wherever they are by using the hashtag #Coronado130. Easy Day Sports, based in Coronado, will manage the registration, the website tracking workouts and T-shirt sales. For information on registration, email Easy Day at contact@easydaysports.com or click here for more details.

130 Virtual Challenge Logo



Library Book Drops: The Library is replacing its three street-side book-drop containers. The old book drops, one on Orange Avenue and two on Sixth Street, were corroded at the base and the locks were in poor working order. The Library is making full use of its book drops as the only way for patrons to return books and DVDs during the current closure. Patrons are still able to reserve items that have been quarantined and cleaned for contactless curbside pickup. Twice as many items were checked out through the curbside pickup program in the month of June compared with May. To place a book on hold for curbside pickup, visit cplcatalog.org.

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Accident Involving Vehicle, Multiple Cyclists: On July 7, at about 4 p.m., Coronado Police Officers received a call about a driver passed out at the wheel of his vehicle at First Street and Orange Avenue. Before officers could arrive on the scene, the driver who had just struck four bicyclists from behind, drove away. Officers detained the driver, who was found to be suffering from a medical emergency. Meanwhile, Coronado Firefighters arrived and began evaluating multiple patients. Due to the number of patients, a triage scene was set up. Ambulances were staged on the 700 block of First and were called in once the three patients were able to be transported to a hospital, all with minor to moderate injuries. Each was conscious and talking to officers. Another two patients were released at the scene. Traffic Division documented the scene and the area was reopened to vehicles at about 6:40 p.m.

Third, Fourth, and I Avenue Storm Drain Project:  This week the pipe crossing at Fourth Street was completed on the Third, Fourth and I Avenue Storm Drain Improvement project. Work will now begin on construction of the curb inlets on either side of Fourth Street. In addition, construction of the pipe crossing at First Street was started. This work requires a road closure, 24/7, in order to complete the work as efficiently and safely as possible. Please be aware of detour signs and traffic control in the area.


Avenida del Sol Improvements (Hotel del Coronado):  The contractor on a Hotel del Coronado project to improve Avenida del Sol completed the nighttime work in Orange Avenue and will continue water line construction in Avenida del Sol next week. Work next week will be performed during the daytime hours. The water line installation should be completed in the next two weeks. Please be aware of traffic control in the area and note it is subject to change daily depending on the work being conducted.


Fourth of July: The City was well prepared for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. There were few calls for service and crowds did not exceed the City’s ability to respond at the parks, beach or anywhere in town. An aerial display by the Navy Leap Frogs on the Fourth of July could be viewed from anywhere in Coronado. (Image below: Navy Leap Frog display.)

Navy Leap Frogs

Social Distancing Markers: Beach Division crews pressure washed the outside showers at Central and North Beach and removed and replaced markings to help people lining up to maintain social distancing.

Social Distancing Markers Beach

USS Roosevelt: The City welcomed the return of the USS Theodore Roosevelt to its home port of Naval Air Station North Island on July 9 after a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. The City placed welcome banners on Orange Avenue greeting the officers and sailors, and their families.

Roosevelt Banner on Third and Orange


Regional Housing Allocation Appeal: The San Diego Association of Governments distributed its allocation of planned housing units under the Regional Housing Needs Allocation to Coronado and other San Diego County cities, as well as San Diego County, in January. Coronado was assigned a stunning 1,001 new housing units, up 2,000 percent from the previous cycles. Coronado notified SANDAG of its intention to appeal, a process that provided Coronado 10 minutes to make its case. The City prepared an eight-minute video to explain its position. Although Coronado had the support of the majority of SANDAG members, the City lost is appeal based on a weighted vote of participating jurisdictions. The City Council will consider its options in closed session at its July 21 meeting. Here is Coronado’s appeal video.


Public Restroom Program: The City is accepting applications for businesses willing to provide restroom facilities to the public in the commercial district. The City Council approved the Orange Avenue Commercial Public Restroom Partnership program with the goal of fulfilling the continuing need for accessible public restrooms in the downtown area. The program allows for a partnership with downtown businesses to offer clean and safe public restrooms. In return, businesses will receive an annual lump sum payment and a monthly subsidy for maintenance costs. Participating businesses will display a sign signaling an available public restroom and keep them open for an agreed-upon period of time. Restrooms must meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. To receive an application, contact Dominique Albrecht at dalbrecht@coronado.ca.us or by phone at (619) 522-7305.

Public Restroom Partnership Program


Public Art Walking Tour Giveaway: The Coronado Public Art Walking Tour Giveaway  celebrates the release of a new smartphone app designed to guide residents and visitors to more than 75 works of public art throughout Coronado. The giveaway has some great prizes donated by local restaurants and merchants and runs through July. If you want to participate and be eligible for the giveaway, download the walking tour app onto your smartphone by searching for Coronado Public Art on your app store, take a walking tour as you like, and take at least three selfies at different pieces of art and post them on a special Walking Tour Giveaway Facebook page. You will then be included in a random drawing of winners in early August. The app will guide you to various works of art, map your route, and tell you about each piece of art and the artist who created it. To learn more click here to watch a video.

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Orange Avenue Banners: The deadline to submit entries for the next nonprofit series of banners for the Orange Avenue Banner Program installation is Aug. 1. Banners will be installed the week of September 15 and will remain up through the Thanksgiving holiday. The program, initiated in 2016 and funded through a Discover Coronado grant, displays banners on the Orange Avenue corridor from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. Two of the five annual banner installations are open to local nonprofit organizations. Applications are available on CoronadoARTS.com. For more information, call (619) 522-2633.

Orange Avenue Banner


Osher Lecture Virtual: This week's Osher Lecture is provided by Professor Matthew Herbst who presents “Environmental Humanities: Present and Future.” The video will be available for viewing online now through Sunday, July 12. This series explores historical and cultural perspectives on the human relationship with the natural world, from prehistory to the present, and considers plausible futures for both. Presenter Herbst directs Making of the Modern World, a general education world history program at UC San Diego, and is affiliated faculty in the Department of History and the Classical Studies Program. He also teaches in Environmental Studies. All our Osher lectures are brought to you through the Spreckels Center’s continued partnership with UC San Diego’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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New Waiver: The recently implemented new Recreation Services waiver covers the use of all facilities, camps and programs. It is available to be completed, signed and submitted digitally via the registration program, PerfectMind. All patrons of Recreation and Golf Services must create an account in PerfectMind. Participants or their parent/guardian must complete the new waiver before the first day of a camp or activity. All patrons of any Recreation facilities, camps, and programs must sign this waiver even if they signed a waiver earlier in the year. For more information or help creating a new account call (619) 522-7342.

Sports Field Use Requests: The City is currently accepting field use requests for the remainder of this year, 2020. Applications are accepted now through Tuesday, July 14. Find the application at the on Recreation web page. For more information, contact Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342.


Recreation Sports Camps: Due to the “safer at home” health order currently in place because of Covid-19 concerns, sports camps are canceled for the weeks of July 6 and July 13. All parents/guardians will be notified of any changes. The City will reevaluate the remaining planned summer sports camps over the next week. Participants in canceled camps will be contact directly by Recreation and Golf Services staff. For more information reach Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342 or email recdept@coronado.ca.us.


Recreation and Golf Services Reservations: Recreation and Golf Services is currently taking reservations for limited use of certain facilities. Here is a reference list of who to call for booking:

  • Aquatics Center Competition Pool Lap Swim – Call (619) 522-7342
  • Club Room and Boathouse – Call (619) 522-2655
  • Coronado Community Center Fitness Room – Call (619) 522-7342
  • Coronado Tennis Center – Call (619) 522-2650
    • Booking for all tennis courts, lessons and pickleball
  • Coronado Skatepark – Call (619) 708-8341
  • Coronado Golf Course – Call (619) 522-6590


Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following position is open on the Design Review Commission (one vacancy for a design professional). Applications are being accepted for this position. 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.

Vacancies Ad


Pet of the Week: Wyatt, an 18-month-old yellow Labrador Retriever, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Wyatt was found outside the Animal Care Facility and is playful and affectionate. He is looking for a fun and active family to adopt him. Wyatt weighs 56 pounds. His adoption fee is $125. To find out more about Wyatt, call PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility, at (619) 522-7371.

Wyatt Pet of the Week

COVID-19 Information: The City is working diligently to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus pandemic. The City issues a newsletter on an as-needed basis with news, resources, features and information on how Coronado is working to help stop the spread of the virus. To subscribe to the COVID-19 Update, click on this link to see a copy of the newsletter than click subscribe and provide your email address. News may also be found on the City’s website: www.coronado.ca.us. You can follow the City on social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) and check the Coronavirus Information webpage to get City updates throughout the day and weeks.

COVID-19 Page


Stay Informed CoronadoDo 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.


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Posted on 07/10/2020
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