Weekly Update May 5, 2017

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Weekly Update May 5, 2017


Weekly Update May 5, 2017

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 City Manager’s Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.


Fiscal Year 2017-18 Financial Plan and Budget:  The draft Financial Plan and Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 has been released and is available online. The budget anticipates “All Fund” expenditures of $87 million over the 12-month budget period, which begins July 1. The General Fund, which is the City’s discretionary and largest fund, anticipates $53.59 million in revenues and $53.18 million in expenditures with an end of the year surplus of $411,500. All city services are proposed to be fully funded with a specific emphasis on long term financial stability. The budget provides for an elective additional contribution of $1.2 million toward future pension costs; $1.5 million toward future major facilities replacement; and $1.2 million toward future vehicle replacement. Major Capital Improvements proposed include irrigation and turf replacement at Sunset Park and a perimeter sidewalk along its south side; ongoing street preventative maintenance; and major repair of Bridgetown Bend and Port Royale in the Cays. The budget provides $200,000 in seed money to begin to explore the citywide undergrounding of overhead utilities. The City Council has scheduled a budget workshop for Tuesday, May 9, at 3 p.m.

Budget Image

Spreckels Center Social:  The community is invited to attend a social at the John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green on Wednesday, May 10. The event is being held to acquaint the 50- plus Coronado community with the newest City facility and all it offers. There will be live piano music, refreshments and staff ready to answer questions and show off the building. The event will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 1019 Seventh Street. Join the Spreckels Center interest list or register for classes by calling (619) 522-7343, emailing [email protected] or visiting the Spreckels Center page. The Center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday; and closed on Sunday.

Spreckels Social


May is Bike Month:  The weather is fine, and it’s time to join the nation and get on your bike. 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 to win a chance at some cool prizes. Participants also attend one of the many bicycling events such as “Bike to Work Day,” “Coronado Mayor’s Ride” or the “Coronado Bikes to the Movies” events. Join the City in any and 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.  The free “Coronado Bikes to the Movies” event features “The Secret Life of Pets” on the big screen on Friday, May 19, in Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Drive at 8 p.m. Blankets, jackets, beach chairs and picnic items are encouraged.

Secret LIfe movie flier

Bike Ride


Coronado’s Fire Rings, Beach Fire Rules: As summer approaches, the City would like to remind the community and visitors about its simple fire rings and beach fires rules. Coronado has eight fire rings at North Beach available on a first-come, first-served basis. The rules, which can be found online and at the beach, are simple: The City requires beachgoers to use only clean wood or charcoal; no burning of pallets; no fire materials should be higher than 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire ring; hot coals are to be placed in the proper receptacle; and anything brought on to the beach must be removed when leaving the beach. For more information, visit the Fact or Fiction: Answers to Rumors and Questions page online. Those who witness any beach rule violations are asked to call the non-emergency Police Department line at (619) 522-7350. To report any damage, illegal fire debris or trash that requires clean-up, call Public Services at (619) 522-7380.
Fire Rings


Summer Shuttle Details, Interior Ads:  Coronado’s free summer shuttles are back. Beginning May 27, the City will offer courtesy rides along the commercial district through Labor Day, September 4, to help keep people out of their vehicles during the City’s peak summer season. The Free Summer Shuttle will run at 15-minute intervals along Orange Avenue from the Shores to the Coronado Ferry Landing and Marriott Coronado Island Resort via First Street. Buses will run from 8:57 a.m. to 9:42 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and one hour later Friday and Saturday. This year, the City has teamed up with Loews Coronado Bay Resort to operate the free Cays Curbside Shuttle Service. Cays residents can text (619) 865-2301 to request a Loews courtesy golf cart pick them up at their homes to catch the Loews Free Silver Strand Summer Shuttle into the Village from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Cays residents also can catch a free Fourth of July shuttle bus into the Village. The free July 4 shuttle will run from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes from the Cays Fire Station. The City is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttle buses to all local Coronado businesses and groups. Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for for-profit organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. For more information on the free summer shuttle program or ad details, click here.

Final Shuttle Bus
Cays Curbside
Interior Bus Ads

Dock C/Boat Launch Ramp:  The third of four dock deliveries was received this week for the Dock C and Boat Launch Ramp project. The contractor will be installing the last of the dock fingers for Dock C over the next two weeks. Once that is completed, the dock for the Boat Launch Ramp will be installed. At City Hall, the contractor continued this week to dig the trench for the new water and fire lines for Dock C. This work is anticipated to take another two weeks. 

Boat Launch Ramp 

Boat Launch Ramp2 

Alameda Storage Shed Construction:  Roofing shingles, door mechanics, and hardware will be installed in the following weeks on the Alameda Storage Shed. The contractor plans to also complete soon the exterior insulation finish system.

Alameda Storage Shed

Pet of the WeekPepsi, a 7-year-old Chihuahua mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Pepsi is a sweet boy who weighs 11 pounds and arrived at PAWS of Coronado when his owner could no longer care for him. His shots are up to date. He is neutered and microchipped, and his adoption fee is $125. To schedule a visit with Pepsi, call the Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Pepsi Pet of the Week

Port Master Plan Open House No. 2
: The public is invited to the second of two Open House events focusing on the Port Master Plan Update. The event is set for Thursday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the National City Aquatic Center, 3300 Goesno Place. Attendees will get an update on the proposed draft goals for planning districts, the mobility element and the economic development element presented to the Board of Port Commissioners on April 27. The Port’s Master Plan will consider 6,000 acres of land and water with the goal of setting a blueprint for baywide planning and development. For more information, or to submit an online comment, visit portofsandiego.org.



Recreation Programs and NewsTo find out about any class or program and how to register online for any programs at the Community Center, go to the Recreation Department’s homepage at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-7342. 

  • The Aquatics Center will be closed Wednesday, May 24, and Saturday, June 10, for annual maintenance and preparation for the summer season.

  • Session B Spring classes end next week. Recreation staff is working to put the finishing touches on upcoming Summer Camps. Most Parent/Toddler classes are suspended through the Summer months but will return in the Fall with the exception of Mini-Gymnastics for youth ages 2-4 offered in July and August; and dance classes Twirl, Spin and Jump for youth 3-5 offered in August, and Move to the Beat offered to youth ages 3-5 in June.

  • Skate Escape was held on Saturday, April 29 at the Coronado Skatepark. Staff took youth participants to skate parks in Carlsbad and Oceanside for a fun-filled day of shredding. The Coronado Skatepark is located near Tidelands Park at 2000 Mullinex Drive. Contact (619) 708-8341 for upcoming Skate classes and Summer skate adventures.

     Skate Escape

    Skate Escape2 


  • The Summer Brochure is currently online and will be arriving in mailboxes soon. Registration for Coronado residents begins Tuesday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 16, for non-residents. You can register by calling (619) 522-7342, going online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation, handling it in-person at the Community Center, or by faxing (619) 522-7870. Summer Camps include Camp Coronado, aquatics camps, surf camps and Pre-kinder Camp. We also have various sports camps, adventure camps, Lego, craft, American Girl Doll, drama, skate, Dodgeball, video game, dance, and gymnastic camps.

    Twirl Class

             Hands Toes Class

  • Afterschool Programs for youth are offered at the Coronado Golf Course on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. Instruction on basics of chipping, putting, short game, full swing, fitness and much more all applied in a fun enviorment. No experience or golf clubs needed. Fee is $25. Call (619) 522-6590 for more information or to sign up.

         Golf class



Commission VacanciesThe City of Coronado has one vacancy on each of the following commissions: Cultural Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and Transportation Commission. The City greatly benefits from the expertise and energy of these volunteers and values each one. If you have an interest in serving your community, call the City Clerk’s Office at (619) 522-7320 for more information.




Historic Resource Commission: At its meeting on Wednesday, May 3, the Historic Resource Commission designated 344 J Ave. as a Historic Resource in association with a nomination for historic designation. The Commission also approved Historic Alteration Permits for 1111 Loma Ave. and 211 Alameda Blvd., and determined that 617 Ninth St. does not meet the criteria for designation as a Historic Resource in association with a Determination of Historic Significance (Notice of Intent to Demolish) review.

344 J
Photo of 344 J Ave.



Author Event:  Katharine Nichols spoke about her book, “Deep Water,” Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Winn Room. The book is about the “Coronado Company” and the drug smuggling operation based in Coronado during the 1970s. A full house was present for the event and books were available for signing.

Library Talk


Library Programs:  The Camarada Trio will perform on Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m., presenting a concert of various compositions from classics to tangos. The Saturday Book Club will meet tomorrow, May 6, to discuss “Rise of the Rocket Girls,” by Nathalia Holt. A screening of “Rogue One” was held on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m.


Teen Activities: The Teen Tech Team was open to help all comers with their personal gadgets on Monday, May 1 at 4 p.m. The Teen Book Club met Tuesday, May 2, and “Games & Grub” was held on Wednesday afternoon, May 3. 


Children’s Services:  A Kids’ Craft program was held on Tuesday, May 2, and children made turtle banks. The Junior Volunteers met on Thursday afternoon, May 4.

Turtle Craft 

Turtle Craft2 
Turtle Craft3



Monthly Traffic Enforcement ActivityDuring the month of April, officers made 1,418 traffic stops.  The total number of citations issued in April 2017 was 912. Of those, 635 were hazardous citations broken down as follows: 283 for speed; 190 for signals/signs; two for right of way violations; and 160 for other hazardous citations. There were 277 non-hazardous citations with 121 of those being due to license/registration violations and 156 other non-hazardous citations.

PD Motorcycles




Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on several projects around the City. Here are the most recent:

  • The playground equipment at South Cays Park will be closed to activity and play to allow City crews to make repairs due to significant corrosion. Signs were posted earlier this week notifying patrons of the playground repair dates. Work will begin Monday, May 8, with rust removal. Temporary fencing will be placed around the equipment with dismantling of play equipment occurring the following day. Public Services crews will begin fabricating the new pieces and welding them on Wednesday, May 10, followed by painting. Crews hope to reopen the park by Tuesday, May 16, but hopefully sooner.
             Playground Equipment

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Budget Cover
Posted on 05/05/2017
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