Weekly Update May 7, 2021

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Weekly Update May 7, 2021

Weekly Update May 7, 2021

Interim City Manager Personal Message: I am honored to be back in Coronado. I served as Coronado’s City Manager from 1999 until 2010. My plan is to help keep the City running smoothly until a permanent city manager is found. The process should take about four months. There have been many great changes since I left, but some things are very much the same, such as the wonderful community spirit that is very much alive.


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Avenue of Heroes Spring Ceremony: The City invites the community to attend the spring Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on Saturday, May 22. Last year, the City and Avenue of Heroes Committee postponed the spring ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City decided to hold its next ceremony, in the fall of 2020, via Zoom. Due to restrictions still in place, the City will once again hold a virtual ceremony for this spring’s event. On May 22, 14 Hometown Heroes will be honored with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets, Coronado’s official Avenue of Heroes. The City, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2422, the Avenue of Heroes Neighborhood Association, the Hometown Banner Committee and the Coronado Historical Association worked together to develop the Hometown Hero Banner program in 2014 to recognize those who call or have called Coronado home and who have honorably served their country. The virtual ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Click here for the Zoom link.



Memorial Day Service: A special Memorial Day Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at Star Park. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be limited. Only 100 chairs will be set up for guest speakers and participants in the program. However, plans are being developed to show the program live on Coronado TV and online. The program also will be re-broadcast on Coronado TV after the ceremony. The annual service, sponsored by the Coronado VFW Post 2422, the Marine Corps League, Coronado detachment, United States Navy League and the Military Officers Association of America, Silver Strand chapter, honors fallen military with guest speakers, taps and the singing of the National Anthem. The City asks that the community tune in to Coronado TV or on the City’s website at 10 a.m. May 31 to view the event.

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May is Bike Month: Love to Ride Coronado is the City of Coronado's virtual platform for documenting Bike Month and encourage biking around Coronado and in the San Diego region in general. Register for free, ride for 10 minutes or more, recruit friends and colleagues and win prizes. May is Bike Month in Coronado. It’s spring and that means the weather is perfect for getting outside. Let’s ride, Coronado. https://www.lovetoride.net/coronado?

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CoraMart Mural Refreshed: The City has refreshed the existing mural on the former CoraMart building next to Vons. The mural was fading and peeling after outliving its useful life when the Vons remodel was delayed. Vons is set to continue plans to remodel its store, including the old CoraMart space, but until then, the City wanted to ensure the mural with its Volkswagen bus and surf theme looked its best. New permanent art is slated to be featured on the façade when the remodel is complete. A big thank you to Senior Management Analyst Kelly Purvis for spearheading this request.

Coramart Art


Free Summer Shuttle Update: The Coronado summer shuttle bus kick-off will begin on Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Spreckels Park. The shuttles will be running on 15-minute intervals along the existing 904 Route. Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the shuttles, lasting from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. Here are the ad specifications and deadlines, and the order form. Advertisers must provide all artwork for ads. For more information or to place an ad, contact Howard Lee at (619) 522-2423 or email hlee@coronado.ca.us.

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Coronado Cays Park Master Plan Update: The Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a special meeting Monday, May 17, to provide an update on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan. The update will include a review of what steps have already been completed as well as next steps as the project gets back underway following a COVID-related pause. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and provide comments in-person or in writing via  may submit written comments here no later than two hours before the meeting. Comments received will be provided to the commissioners and posted on the website in lieu of being read aloud. Call (619) 522-7342 or send an email to recdept@coronado.ca.us for questions.

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Improvements to Avenida del Sol: Roadway paving on Silver Strand Boulevard and Strand Way related to the work being done by the Hotel del Coronado has been completed. The hotel is preparing to reopen its former entrance off Avenida del Sol and will install a new traffic signal and make street improvements to the cul-de-sac. A new sidewalk along Orange Avenue from R.H. Dana Place to Avenida del Sol is expected to be complete by the end of the week. Installation of new streetlights along Orange and Avenida del Sol should begin this week.

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Golf Course Lighting Improvements:  This past week, 10 more hardwired light bollards were installed. Safety and security continue to improve in the parking lot and pathways as the lights installation progresses. There will be no contractors onsite until the remainder of lights are delivered.

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Solid Waste/EDCO Updates:

  • Coronado Spring Cleanup: The City’s annual Spring Cleanup event will be held May 17-22. EDCO asks that residents place bulky items on the curb with their regular trash containers on their regularly scheduled collection day during the event. Residents may dispose of unwanted items such as broken appliances, water heaters, furniture, old mattresses and other items that are too large or heavy to place in the trash carts on collection day. Debris from contractors, landscapers or commercial businesses will not be accepted.

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  • Free Mulch: EDCO will have mulch available, beginning May 17, at 9 a.m., at no cost for self-load/self-haul on the corner of A Avenue and Second Street, by the Little League field, for Coronado residents only. Come early and remember to bring a tarp to cover your material if in a truck bed.


Recreation and Golf Services Updates:

  • The City of Coronado congratulates the Coronado Golf Course’s assistant pro, Mark Geddes, who finished 17th at the National Club Pro Championship in Port Lucie, Florida.  Geddes will be representing Coronado in the 2021 PGA Championship next month.

         Geddes, Mark PGA


  • Coronado Aquatics Center is in the process of scheduling summer programs, including swim lessons. Details and registration information will be available May 19 on the Aquatics webpage at www.coronado.ca.us/aquatics and on social media.

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  • Online summer program registration opened Wednesday, May 5,  for residents. To find the right camp for your child or an activity for adults, check out Recreation’s eBrochure at  www.coronado.ca.us/register. Registration will open to all Wednesday, May 19. There are many programs and camps to choose from.

          Summer Brochure Cover


Mother’s Day Events: The City of Coronado Recreation & Golf Services and the Coronado Arts Commission are offering activities to celebrate Mother’s Day.

  • Mother’s Day Brunch: Laura Plumb will provide an Ayurvedic cooking presentation for viewers who wish to make their own Mother’s Day dishes. Watch her instructional cooking demonstration on Coronado TV or CoronadoARTS YouTube.

    Mother's Day video


  • Mother’s Day Magnet Craft Kits: Children, teens and adults can create and paint their own 3D refrigerator magnet. The magnet kit includes 5 plaster cast shapes with magnets embedded in them, assorted acrylic paints, instructions and a paint brush.  Call (619) 522-7342 to reserve the $3 kit.

         Mother's Day Magnet Craft


Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: The following position is open on the Civil Service Commission. Responsibilities, qualifications for appointment, term of office and deadline for receipt of applications can be found at the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

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Pet of the Week: Harper, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Harper was previously featured as Pet of the Week and is still available for adoption. Harper is fully grown at 60 pounds and is vaccinated and microchipped. She’s a sweet and smart dog who is looking for a permanent home. Harper has advanced hip dysplasia and needs a home to help her support and manage the condition as she ages. She will reward her new family with devotion and loyalty. Her adoption fee is $125. To find out more about Harper, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371. 

Harper Pet of the Week

May Blood Drive: The City and American Red Cross have scheduled a blood drive on Sunday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. In 2020, the City sponsored nine blood drives, that attracted 367 participants of which 159 were first time donors. Coronado had the highest collection total for the year in the Central-South San Diego region. Click here to schedule an appointment.

May Blood Drive

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, then click "Join Our Email List" 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 Coronado:
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Posted on 05/07/2021
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