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Happy Thanksgiving
Weekly Update Nov. 19, 2021
11/19/2021
Most City facilities will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26. Find out what facilities will remain open, such as the Tennis Center, and their hours in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the Turkey Coloring Contest winners; 2021 Holiday Events, such as the Holiday Parade, lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah, Breakfast with Santa and Ride the Lights; the design for the Parker Pump Station and how to submit comments; a rescheduled Spreckels Center art exhibit delayed due to the pandemic; a sculptural exhibit on monumental art at the Library; and Rose, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Nov. 12, 2021
11/12/2021
The Coronado Island Film Festival is back to in-person. Find out all the details about where events are taking place and about the stars along the downtown sidewalks in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday; hot weather and places to retreat from the heat; how a public forum for candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Port Commission went; how to see videos of the most recent Climate Action Plan workshop and Hometown Heroes Banner ceremony; the deadline being extended for the Community Read; how to comment on the Port Master Plan Update; and Astro, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Leon Firsht
Weekly Update Nov. 5, 2021
11/05/2021
The City has a new Public Services & Engineering director. Find out all about Leon P. Firsht in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s first “live” Hometown Hero Banner ceremony in two years on Saturday, Nov. 6; a public forum for candidates for the upcoming vacancy on the Port Commission; tar balls washing ashore in Coronado; a successful Halloween weekend in Coronado; Veterans Day Holiday schedule; how to take an informal survey on how to improve the City’s website; and Indy, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Port Commission Candidates Informational Forum
11/02/2021
The City’s representative on the San Diego Unified Port District Board of Port Commissioners, Garry Bonelli, will speak to potential applicants for the position at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
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City Hires Public Services & Engineering Director
11/01/2021
The City of Coronado has named Leon P. Firsht, current public works director for the City of La Mesa, as its new Public Services & Engineering director.
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Weekly Update Oct. 29, 2021
10/29/2021
“Halloween Happening” events will take place today, Friday, Oct. 29! Find out about all the City- and community-sponsored holiday events and where they will be held in the latest edition of the City Manager’s Weekly Update. You can also read about how to apply for a vacancy on the San Diego Port Commission representing Coronado; the Hometown Hero Banner ceremony set for Nov. 6; field closures due to heavy rains earlier this week; a new Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy; the results of Prescription Drug Take Back Day; banner applications being accepted for a local artist banner series; and deadlines for nominations for the Community Read 2022 and for comments on the City’s Draft Climate Action Plan; and Red, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 22, 2021
10/22/2021
City Manager Tina Friend has appointed Former Fire Chief Mike Blood to the vacant position. Find out when he officially starts in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the 2022 Community Read program, which launched this week; Halloween Happening activities around Coronado set for Oct. 29; an exhibit that opens at the Library Oct. 28 featuring portraits of World War II heroes including Coronado’s own Tom Rice; the Armchair Travel program, which continues with a trip through Myanmar; $4 millions in available funding for property owners interested in dedicating their property to affordable housing; and Pepe, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 15, 2021
10/15/2021
The City will host an in-person Hometown Heroes Banner Ceremony on Nov. 6. Find out more about the first “live” ceremony honoring out local heroes in two years in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about Halloween activities around Coronado; Prescription Drug Take-back Day on Oct. 23; the deadline for the annual Turkey Coloring Contest; Community Clean-up Week; a turf aerification project that will close the Golf Course for most of next week; and Meilani, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Hometown Heroes Banner Ceremony Nov. 6
10/15/2021
The City of Coronado is excited to announce that it will host its first “live” Hometown Heroes Banner ceremony in two years on Saturday, Nov. 6, and encourages the community to attend the in-person event. For our fall 2021 ceremony, 13 Hometown Heroes will be honored with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets, the City’s “Avenue of Heroes” from Orange Avenue to Naval Air Station North Island. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Ave.
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Third Climate Action Plan Workshop Set
10/15/2021
The City invites the community to attend its third Climate Action Plan workshop, which will be held virtually on Nov. 4. The Climate Action Plan is designed to be a strategic roadmap to help Coronado reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The City’s recently completed draft Climate Action Plan will be discussed at the workshop.
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Weekly Update Oct. 8, 2021
10/08/2021
Heavy rain and lightning hit Coronado this week. Find out about the power outages, tree fires and flooding in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about pink patches being worn by public safety personnel for breast cancer awareness; a newly approved public art piece, “The Knot,” Golf Course aerification set to begin Oct 18; the upcoming Community Clean-up Week; new computers at the Library; and Flute, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 1, 2021
10/01/2021
The Village Theatre is reopening. Find out when, what will be screened and more about the limited opening in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Columbus Day Holiday schedule; this year’s “Halloween Happening” at three City facilities; a Navy fence project near Dog Beach; a celebration of Coronado employees by the Chamber of Commerce; a performance by the Padres organist; an update on the Vons expansion into the old Cora-Mart building; a Blink Charging station upgrade; and Pippin, this week’s Pet of the Week who was adopted.
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Weekly Update Sept. 24, 2021
09/24/2021
Halloween is a month away, but the excitement is building. Find out what the City is planning for the haunting holiday in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an update on the Vons expansion into the old Cora-Mart building; an award the City received for promoting alternative commuting choices; a two-day closure of the Golf Course for fall maintenance; palm pruning around town; an armed robbery arrest; a special author talk featuring Lacy Crawford and her book “Notes on a Silencing;” and Cheeto, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 17, 2021
09/17/2021
The new city manager started work this week. Read a personal note from Tina Friend in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a 9/11 ceremony held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; the Employee of the Quarter; annual palm pruning in the Cays and along Orange Avenue; how to still weigh in on design guidelines for Coronado Cays Park; several park field closures for annual maintenance; and Harmony and Tuba, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 10, 2021
09/10/2021
Residents who responded to a comprehensive community satisfaction survey earlier this year say Coronado is a safe and highly desirable place to live. Find out what else residents had to say about Coronado as part of the survey in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. ​ You can also read about and watch a workshop on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; and find out more about 9/11 ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks; City Council updates from the Sept. 7 meeting, including the release of the draft Climate Action Plan for review and comment; important election information; the Library’s Veterans Resource Center; and Cersei, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was adopted.
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Residents Rank Quality of Life High
09/08/2021
Residents who responded to a comprehensive survey earlier this year say the City is a highly desirable and safe place to live, giving positive ratings to Coronado as a place to live and for its overall quality of life. The National Community Survey, a joint effort between Polco/National Research Center and the International City/County Management Association, helps cities conduct a statistically valid and cost-effective citizen-satisfaction survey. Results for Coronado are measured against those cities that have participated in the survey within the past few years, as well as a subset of peer cities who also want to measure performance. Coronado has commissioned the survey in 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2021. The City Council received a presentation on the survey results at its meeting Sept. 7.
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Tennis Pickleball meeting
Weekly Update Sept. 3, 2021
09/03/2021
A public workshop this week to discuss tennis and pickleball in Coronado drew 70 participants. Find out about the meeting and what’s next for tennis and pickleball in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an upcoming public workshop on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; the Labor Day holiday schedule; items of note on the Sept. 7 City Council meeting, including the possible release of the City’s Draft Climate Action Plan for public review and comment, the results of the 2021 National Community Survey, extending the temporary outdoor restaurant seating permit program and the waiver of parking requirements through Dec. 31, 2021, and how to fill vacancies on the City Council; the Library’s Autumn Concert Series; and Moose, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Aug. 27, 2021
08/27/2021
Mark Ochenduszko has gone back into retirement. Find out who will fill in until Coronado’s new City Manager Tina Friend arrives in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about two important public workshops, one on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan and one on tennis and pickleball improvements; more students heading back to school; the upcoming Labor Day holiday schedule; upcoming Library talks on the 110th anniversary of North Island as the birthplace of naval aviation and on a new bi-monthly film discussion; a BMX pizza night and informational gathering session at the Skatepark; and Macaroni, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Aug. 20, 2021
08/20/2021
Coronado Police are ready to welcome students back to school. Find out how officers are providing positive reinforcement at the schools in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the reopening of the Aquatics Center and a planned expansion of pool hours; the recently activated traffic signal near the Hotel del Coronado; successful parachute jump by Hometown Hero and World War II Paratrooper Tom Rice last weekend; Council-approved Orange Avenue banners; ballot drop-off locations for the upcoming election; and Rocco, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Aug. 13, 2021
08/13/2021
The Weekly Update has a new look. Find out what’s new and what remains the same in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the reopening of the Aquatics Center this week; a new traffic signal at Silver Strand Boulevard and Avenida del Sol near the Hotel del Coronado; a parachute jump by Hometown Hero and World War II Paratrooper Tom Rice on Aug. 15; how to participate in the City’s sea level rise planning; new Skatepark hours; proposed improvements as part of the annual Street Preventive Maintenance project; and the Sushi Kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Aug. 6, 2021
08/06/2021
The City has begun a sea level rise planning process. Find out how to learn more about it and get involved in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the ongoing Aquatics Center closure; images from the 25th anniversary celebration of Grand Caribe Shoreline Park; a parachute jump by Hometown Hero Tom Rice on Aug. 15; how to help protect water resources and reduce storm water pollution; the deadline to apply for the latest nonprofit Orange Avenue banner series; local junior golfers who have qualified for section championship play; a music festival across the bay; and Maisel, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update July 30, 2021
07/30/2021
The Aquatics Center has been closed indefinitely. Find out why and how the City is responding to pool users in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Grand Caribe Shoreline Park; more Spreckels Center classes and programs now available; live theater is back at the Coronado Playhouse this fall; countywide disaster training for City staff; new Police chaplains; soccer tournaments in town; and Luke and Leia, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Tina Friend New City Manager
Weekly Update July 23, 2021
07/23/2021
Coronado has a new City Manager. Find out about Tina Friend, who has more than 16 years of management and executive level experience in coastal California local government, and when she is set to start work in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about ridership on the Free Summer Shuttle following a one-year break; the 25th anniversary celebration for Grand Caribe Shoreline Park next week; the importance of this week’s update to the General Plan’s Housing Element; construction work near the Navy gate off Ocean Boulevard; how to participate in a process to develop a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan; the 75 anniversary of the Coronado Playhouse; and Scout, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was recently adopted.
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Council Appoints Tina Friend New City Manager
07/20/2021
The City Council has unanimously appointed Tina Friend, who has more than 16 years of management and executive level experience in coastal California local government, as the City’s new city manager.
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Weekly Update July 16, 2021
07/16/2021
Coronado will host a community workshop this month to understand the potential effects of sea level rise. Find out the process to develop the City’s draft Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the search for a new director of Public Services & Engineering after the announced resignation of Cliff Maurer and the person named to fill in while a permanent replacement can be found; the Citywide Historic Survey and Context Statement project that is underway; the latest arrest involving the City’s remotely monitored bicycle; the Library’s Spice it Up, Coronado! program; Recreation’s Fall/Winter Brochure; the return of the Senior Volunteer Patrol; and in lieu of a Pet of the Week, news of PAWS of Coronado’s Yappy Hour.
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Cliff Maurer
Public Services & Engineering Director Resigning
07/14/2021
The City of Coronado announces the resignation of Public Services & Engineering Director Cliff Maurer, who has accepted a similar position in Santa Barbara. His last day is July 22. Coronado’s former Public Services Director Scott Huth has been appointed to serve in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement is found. Most recently, Huth was the city manager for Del Mar.
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Weekly Update July 9, 2021
07/09/2021
Coronado has several exciting cultural events coming up. Find out about a new chamber orchestra, the San Diego Writers Festival, co-sponsored by the Coronado Public Library, the 75th anniversary of the Coronado Playhouse and other activities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the successful three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend, which included the parade, run, rough water swim, fireworks display in a new location, Navy parachute demonstration, free bus service to the Cays with stops at Lincoln Military Housing, among other events; the new signalized intersection at Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; some Spreckels Center updates; and Angus, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update July 2, 2021
07/02/2021
The Fourth of July long holiday weekend is here. Find out all you need to know about the related festivities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the retirement of the City’s Fire Chief Jim Lydon and his temporary replacement who starts work July 3; a Navy gun salute on July 4; a mobile vaccination clinic at Spreckels Park on July 3; free Cays bus service to the Village on July 3 and 4 with a just-added stop at Lincoln Military Housing; a memorial service for a Vietnam POW which will include a rifle detail and flyover on July 9; and Jax, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Fire Chief Lydon Announces his Retirement
07/01/2021
Jim Lydon, Coronado’s fire chief since September 2017, has announced his retirement effective July 2. An interim fire chief has been named.
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Hotel del Coronado Work
Weekly Update June 25, 2021
06/25/2021
Construction projects have become quite visible at the Hotel del Coronado. Find out what is being built and what to expect in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s Fourth of July festivities and how to get more information on the three-day holiday weekend; the City’s holiday schedule; Free Summer Shuttle ridership numbers and Cays Fourth of July special service; the beginning of Recreation Summer Camps; the nonprofit series of the Orange Avenue Banner Program; and Adelaide, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Fourth of July Holiday Schedule
06/24/2021
The City of Coronado will observe the Fourth of July Day holiday on Monday, July 5. Here is the holiday schedule.
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Weekly Update June 18, 2021
06/18/2021
Most public health restrictions were eased this week. Find out what that means for residents and City facilities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about planning and recommendations for those attending the City’s Fourth of July Celebration; a list of July 4 frequently asked questions; Cays Free Summer Shuttle service on July 3&4; the public art pianos opening up again around town; Library updates and programs and Niko, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Coronado By the Numbers - Pandemic Year
06/15/2021
Despite the pandemic and all it wrought on the region and beyond, the City of Coronado and its dedicated staff, many of whom continued coming in daily, worked diligently to ensure that City services continued to be delivered at levels residents have come to expect. Here is a "By the Numbers" handout the City created outlining most, but certainly not all, of the ways the City stepped up during this extraordinary year. Thanks to all our partners along the way.
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Weekly Update June 11, 2021
06/11/2021
As June 15 quickly approaches, ending most public health restrictions, the City will discontinue its COVID-19 Update. Find out more about changes due to the upcoming removal of the state’s tier system in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about planning and recommendations for the City’s Fourth of July Celebration, including the popular parade; a list of July 4 frequently asked questions; outdoor dining extended for local restaurants and how the City is working to keep sidewalks clear; a “By the Numbers” list of ways the City stepped up during the pandemic; the closure next week of the vaccination site at the Community Center; the reopening of the Spreckels Center; and the recent adoption of BC, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update June 4, 2021
06/04/2021
The Free Summer Shuttle is back. Find out about the program kick-off on Sunday, June 6, in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about recent City Council actions to approve Fourth of July celebrations and extend temporary outdoor seating for local restaurants; the June 16 closure of the Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site at the Coronado Community Center; planning for a new City website; how to watch Monday’s Memorial Day Service; a Library virtual event on EDCO’s organic recycling program; and Kiki, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City Settles Airport Land Use Plan Lawsuit
06/03/2021
The City has settled its lawsuit filed against the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and the Airport Land Use Commission challenging the October 1, 2020, adoption of the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island.
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Weekly Update May 28, 2021
05/28/2021
The annual Memorial Day Service is set for Monday, May 31, at Star Park. Find out how to watch the ceremony, which has limited attendance due to public health restrictions, live on TV or online in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; the City’s Memorial Day holiday schedule; planning for the Fourth of July in case related activities are permitted; the reopening of the Village Theatre; the closures in June of several parks for annual maintenance; and three kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Memorial Day Holiday Schedule 2021
05/27/2021
The City of Coronado will observe the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, and reminds residents that some municipal facilities will remain open.
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Coronado Cays Park Master Plan Update
05/27/2021
The City’s Parks and Recreation Committee held a meeting last week that included an update on plans to improve Coronado Cays Park, the largest City-owned park and joint-use sports fields. At the May 17 meeting, City staff provided Commissioners and the community with a summary of tasks completed on the project before the pandemic to develop a Coronado Cays Park Master Plan as well as efforts being developed to re-start the project. Many in the community provided input at the meeting. “The City wants to hear from residents,” said Coronado Interim City Manager Mark Ochenduszko. “We plan to continue to listen to community feedback before we identify any conceptual improvements.”
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Weekly Update May 21, 2021
05/21/2021
The City will honor 14 Hometown Heroes on Saturday, May 22, at the Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Dedication ceremony. Find out how to tune in to the virtual event in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the annual Memorial Day service for a limited audience, which will be live-streamed for those at home; the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; planning for the Fourth of July in case related activities are permitted; the new traffic signal on Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; the reopening of the Library’s Second Hand Prose; and Lily, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update May 14, 2021
05/14/2021
The City is preparing for more Fourth of July activities, if local, state and federal health orders allow them. Find out what is being planned and how the City is getting ready in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the June 6 Free Summer Shuttle program kick-off; the May 22 virtual Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Ceremony; the annual Memorial Day service for a limited audience, which will be live-streamed for those at home; a new informational poster on a kiosk at Central Beach; Bike Month activities; a meeting Monday, May 17, to discuss the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; reinstating fines and fees at the Coronado Public Library, and Charlie, this week’s Pet of the Week. Each week, the City Manager's Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when necessary.
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Virtual Avenue of Heroes Ceremony May 22
05/07/2021
The City of Coronado 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, the first of their twice-annual Hometown Heroes ceremonies that are held in May and November. The City pivoted and decided to hold its fall 2020 ceremony via Zoom. Due to restrictions still in place, the City opted to once again hold a virtual ceremony for the spring event. At the May 22 ceremony, 14 Hometown Heroes will be honored with banners hung along Third and Fourth streets between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard, Coronado’s official Avenue of Heroes. The Hometown Hero Banner program began in 2014 to recognize those who call or have called Coronado home and who have honorably served their country.
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Weekly Update May 7, 2021
05/07/2021
The spring edition of the Avenue of Heroes Hometown Banner Ceremony will be held May 22. Find out all about the virtual event in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about limited attendance at a Memorial Day service, which will be live-streamed; a refresh of the CoraMart public art mural; the 1 p.m. kick-off event for the Free Summer Shuttle program set for June 6; a special Parks and Recreation meeting to discuss the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan; the upcoming EDCO Spring Clean-up; work on the new signalized intersection at Orange Avenue and Avenida del Sol; Recreation Mother’s Day activities; and Harper, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Summer Shuttle Kick-off Planned
05/05/2021
City leaders, supporters and sponsors of Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle will gather on Sunday, June 6, to officially kick off service of the annual program that helps keep residents and visitors out of their cars during Coronado’s busiest season.
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Interior Summer Shuttle Ad Space Available
05/05/2021
Coronado is offering interior advertising space on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttle buses to local businesses and groups. Four shuttles will operate from June 6 to September 6. The start date shifted from the usual Memorial Day start, due to COVID-19. During the summer program, the Metropolitan Transit System will enforce existing COVID-19 protocols.
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Weekly Update April 30, 2021
04/30/2021
Blair King said his goodbyes to the community this week. He will be missed. Find out about the recruitment process that has begun for a new city manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about walk-up vaccinations at the Sharp Coronado-operated site at the Community Center; the kick-off celebration for the Free Summer Shuttle, which begins June 6; a construction update near the Hotel del Coronado; a plan to spruce up the temporary mural on the old CoraMart building; and Tucson, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City Manager Recruitment Begins
04/28/2021
Coronado is actively seeking qualified applicants to serve as City Manager. The current City Manager, Blair King, has accepted a similar position in Washington state. His last day is April 29. The City Council has engaged Ralph Andersen & Associates out of Rocklin, California, to provide broad and comprehensive executive recruitment services
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Tennis Community Meeting Q&A
04/27/2021
Recreation and Golf Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 28, to discuss recent changes at the Tennis Center and for an update on all City courts. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Tennis Center, 1501 Glorietta Boulevard. Recreation has this Q&A about the changes to answer common questions in advance of the meeting. The meeting is open to the entire community.
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Weekly Update April 23, 2021
04/23/2021
The City will fund a firework display this Fourth of July if health officials maintain it is allowed. Find out what other July 4 events may be held if restrictions are further eased in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Free Summer Shuttle, which will operate beginning about June 1; an appeal by Coronado and three other cities of a court ruling on the appeal process for Regional Housing Needs Allocation; the establishment of an underground utility district; renaming of the Bayshore Bikeway after Greg Cox; increased Wi-Fi speed at the Library; and kittens and puppies at the Animal Care Facility.
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4 Cities Appeal Ruling on SANDAG Process
04/21/2021
Four member cities of the San Diego Association of Governments will appeal a San Diego Superior Court ruling dismissing their legal challenge to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation adopted by SANDAG on July 10, 2020.
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Dominique Albrecht
Weekly Update April 16, 2021
04/16/2021
The City has appointed Dominique Albrecht as assistant city manager. Find out more about her new role and responsibilities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about a community satisfaction survey in progress; reopenings and expanded hours at many City facilities due to a reduction of COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of the Community Center gymnasium and resumption of family swim, among others; plans to be considered for the Fourth of July and the Free Summer Shuttle; a Community Grant update; work on a new signalized intersection near the Hotel del Coronado; and Jay, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Dominique Albrecht
Assistant City Manager Appointed
04/13/2021
The City of Coronado has announced the appointment of Dominique Albrecht as assistant city manager effective immediately.
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John Kim
Weekly Update April 9, 2021
04/09/2021
Two new members of the City’s executive team will soon start work. Find out about the new Administrative Services director and Interim City Manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Employee of the Year; Orange Tier updates for City facilities; a recap of the City’s Easter events; work on a new traffic signal and median work at Silver Strand Boulevard and Avenida del Sol as part of the work at the Hotel del Coronado, and Harper, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Mark Ochenduszko
Interim City Manager Named
04/08/2021
The City Council has appointed Mark Ochenduszko to fill in as interim city manager until a permanent replacement is found for Blair King.
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New Administrative Services Director
04/05/2021
The City of Coronado has named John Kim as its new Administrative Services Director. He is set to start work on April 26.
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Weekly Update March 26, 2021
03/26/2021
Random Coronado residents will soon receive a postcard letting them know that a survey is on its way. Find out more about the community survey and why the City wants to hear feedback on its performance in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the importance of driving carefully with students resuming school at various times; a virtual presentation held this week on renovation plans for the Library’s Winn Room; the return of Coronado Junior Lifeguards; Easter activities; the permanent closure of the City’s COVID-19 testing site; an update on the Administrative Services director position; and the Golf Course parking lot lighting project status.
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Weekly Update March 19, 2021
03/19/2021
City Manager Blair King is leaving Coronado. Find out where he’s headed and when, and about plans to find an interim and a permanent city manager in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about reopenings at City facilities due to the move to less restrictive COVID-19 tier; a Shark Lab presentation; a virtual town hall being held to view and comment on concept plans for the Coronado Library’s Winn Room; the imminent closure of the COVID-19 testing site in Coronado; candidate interviews for the Administrative Services director position; and Asher, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update March 12, 2021
03/12/2021
The City held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Mathewson Park playground. Find out all about the playground’s new features in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about concept plans for the Coronado Library’s Winn Room on display now; tree vandalism at Spreckels Park; an update on a project to install new lighting at the Coronado Golf Course; a project to install a fiber optic line under Silver Strand Boulevard; and Enzo, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Blair King Accepts City Manager Job in Bainbridge Island, Washington
03/10/2021
After more than a decade of leadership at the City of Coronado, Blair King has announced he will depart April 29 to accept the City Manager position in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
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Weekly Update Feb. 26, 2021
02/26/2021
Programming for the City’s 2021 Community Read is wrapping up this week. Find out about the events held and community participation in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about organic recycling that begins for residents next week; the latest “Ride to Live” motorcycle training class; the Centennial Park retaining wall project, updates on the COVID-19 testing and the vaccination sites; work on the fountain between City Hall and the Community Center; public access to police data; a new landscaping contract for City parks and public spaces; and Royce, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Feb. 19, 2021
02/19/2021
The City’s COVID-19 testing site will reduce operations to one day a week. Find out what day and why the decision was made in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an update at the City and Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site; changes coming to the Coronado Lawn Bowling Green; a new website design in the future; a reminder on dog etiquette; organic recycling coming to Coronado homes; the next free shredding event; and Leroy, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Feb. 12, 2021
02/12/2021
The City’s website was down for an extended period. Find out what happened and how the City is working to address any future outages to this critical piece of infrastructure in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the code of conduct for dogs and their owners at South Cays Park especially in light of youth sports activities resuming; vessels washing ashore in Coronado; heavy traffic earlier this week around Naval Amphibious Base Coronado; a virtual ribbon-cutting set for March 10 for Mathewson Park; and Rex; this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Feb. 5, 2021
02/05/2021
Making appointments to receive vaccinations is required. Find out where to go and news on second doses in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about continued COVID-19 testing in Coronado; a new City-supported website designed to make it easy to order food from local restaurants; field surveyors conducting work to improve the Historic Preservation program; a new Tennis Center pro shop concessionaire; and Champagne; this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Jan. 29, 2021
01/29/2021
Several storms have brought heavy rain and high winds to the region. Find out how the City is faring in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update about the recently lifted Regional Stay Home Order and reopening of outdoor dining and hair and nail salons; the City’s vaccination site and its COVID-19 testing site; start of programming for the Community Read 2021; the Mathewson Park Playground reopening; and Hail and Cloud, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Jan. 22, 2021
01/22/2021
The City of Coronado/Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site is now accepting those 75-plus. Find out how to make an appointment in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update on the City’s COVID-19 testing site; the Mathewson Park Playground renovation; Shark Lab Partnership; the upcoming storm; Orange Avenue palm pruning; Avenida del Sol construction work; a new shredding event; Community Read 2021 events; and Fog, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Councilman Elected to National Committee
01/21/2021
Marvin Heinze, councilmember, City of Coronado has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Heinze was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Kathy Maness, councilmember, Lexington, South Carolina.
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Weekly Update Jan. 15, 2021
01/15/2021
The City and Sharp Coronado Hospital opened a vaccination site in Coronado this week. Find out where the site is and who can receive a vaccine now in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read an update on the City’s COVID-19 testing site; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule; palm pruning around Coronado; the successful shredding event; a reminder to not overwater lawns; and Teddy, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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City, Sharp Coronado to Host Vaccination Site
01/12/2021
The City of Coronado, working with Sharp Coronado Hospital, will provide a vaccination site in Coronado beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, to help the region more quickly move on to the next phase.
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City to Open COVID-19 Testing Site
01/07/2021
The City will soon offer a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado that will be open to the general public. Testing is set to begin the first week of January and will be held every Monday and Thursday, starting Jan. 4 at the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse facility, 1985 Strand Way. Testing may be expanded if needed.
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2021 Community Read Announced
01/05/2021
The Coronado Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of the 2021 Coronado Community Read. ​ The nonfiction title, “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi, was selected by a public vote. The book was the 2016 National Book ​Award winner and a critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller.
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Shark Incident Closes Beach for 48 Hours
12/30/2020
Lifeguards have closed the City’s beach for 48 hours after a swimmer had his swim fin nipped by a juvenile white shark Wednesday afternoon.
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2020 Holiday Schedule
12/23/2020
The City of Coronado will observe the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, and reminds residents and businesses that, except for the Golf Course, all municipal facilities will be closed. There will be some adjusted hours for Christmas and New Year’s Eve as noted in the schedule below.
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Weekly Update Dec. 18, 2020
12/18/2020
The City will roll out a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado on Jan. 4. Find out how it will work and where testing will occur in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City Council reorganization meeting on Dec. 15; the upcoming holidays schedule; fun and safe holiday events; a reminder of the ordinance banning gas-powered leaf blowers that goes into effect Jan. 1; the release of the Winter/Spring Recreation and Golf Services Brochure; a free shredding event set for Jan. 9; a parking change reminder; the latest at Mathewson Park; and Oreo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Free Shredding Event for Residents Jan. 9
12/17/2020
The City of Coronado and EDCO are sponsoring a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 9, for Coronado residents at the City Hall north parking lot, 1825 Strand Way.
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Weekly Update Dec. 11, 2020
12/11/2020
The City Council-approved a COVID-19 testing site in Coronado. Find out when testing begins and how to make an appointment as details are being finalized in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about A Regional Stay Home Order in effect and what it means for City facilities; the latest edition of the City’s 6-page, full-color newsletter, Currents, now available; the final day to vote for the Coronado Community Read; fun and safe holiday events for the whole family; sea level rise planning, and Polo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Dec. 4, 2020
12/04/2020
As the holidays approach and COVID-19 cases are still rising, health officials urge everyone to take precautions. Find out about what’s recommended to stay safe and what may be soon on the horizon in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about all the fun and festive and safe holiday events the City is planning for the upcoming holidays, including a festive drive-thru event, two ways to reach Santa, virtual cookie- and mocktail-making show, decorating contests, sandcastle-building contests and more; an update on the work Mathewson Park and on Avenida del Sol; a reminder of the City’s leaf blower ban; and Banjo, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Gas Leaf Blowers Banned in the New Year
11/30/2020
Home and professional gardeners be aware: An ordinance banning gas-powered leaf blowers in Coronado will soon go into effect.
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City Promotes Safety for Outdoor Dining
11/24/2020
With San Diego County in the state’s Purple Tier, more restaurants are offering outdoor dining, including in Coronado. As the weather grows colder, some businesses hoping to stay open are turning to tents to house diners. Outdoor tents are allowed, according to state regulations. However, there are many factors to consider before buying a tent, the most significant of which is its flame-retardant capability but there are other important rules. The City wants business owners to be aware of all City and state requirements before they invest money in a type of tent that is not allowed. The Coronado Fire Department has a handout that details the California Fire Code on tent requirements and how to obtain a City permit for their temporary use. Fire Department personnel are available to answer questions.
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Weekly Update Nov. 20, 2020
11/20/2020
COVID-19 cases are still rising. As Thanksgiving nears, find out what you can do and what San Diego County health officials are doing to slow the spread in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Thanksgiving holiday schedule; plans for the upcoming holidays, including a festive drive-thru event; how Administrative Services Director Jim Krueger is moving on; new athletic use fees and a partnership with the Port for management of Tidelands Park fields; playground construction at Mathewson Park; construction at Centennial Park, and Veggies, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Nov. 13, 2020
11/13/2020
The County is now in the Purple tier. Find out what that means for businesses and activities in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about an exciting new partnership with the Shark Lab out of California State University, Long Beach; an interesting 70-foot sailboat that washed ashore this week; upcoming holiday events being planned; how to view the recent Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony: and Freya, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Nov. 6, 2020
11/06/2020
The City invites the community to attend a virtual Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication ceremony. Find out how to watch the webinar to help honor 16 Hometown Heroes in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about what to expect in election results; next week’s Veterans Day holiday schedule; the City’s Halloween celebrations and more holiday activities planned; work to replace playground equipment at Mathewson Park; a recent Climate Action Plan virtual workshop; the video from the second virtual webinar on electric leaf blowers; a bridge lighting study next week; Coronado Island Film Festival events set for Nov. 11-15; and Crystal, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 30, 2020
10/30/2020
Halloween will be different this year. Find out about the City’s drive-thru trick-or-treating event and social media Halloween contests in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the 100th arrest in the City’s Remotely Monitored Bike Program; the Nov. 7 virtual Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony; mosquito complaints; Daylight Saving Time; an upcoming Climate Action Plan virtual workshop set for Nov. 5; Coronado Island Film Festival events; election information; and Jo, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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'Virtual' Avenue of Heroes Ceremony Set
10/27/2020
The City of Coronado invites the community to attend a very special Avenue of Heroes Banner Dedication Ceremony, which will be held “virtually” on Saturday, Nov. 7. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and Avenue of Heroes Committee postponed the first of their twice-annual Hometown Heroes ceremonies of 2020 -- traditionally held in May and November. Recently, the decision was made to hold the canceled spring ceremony in November via Zoom.
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Weekly Update Oct. 23, 2020
10/23/2020
Coronado residents may soon see a demonstration project for the San Diego-Coronado Bridge Lighting project. Find out when and what to expect in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the upcoming Avenue of Heroes virtual banner ceremony; free, healthy and safe Halloween activities provided by the City; the launch of the Comment Coronado engagement platform; a Lifeguard rescue and stingray warning; arrest No. 99 of the City’s remotely monitored bike; parking changes coming our way; a new electric leaf blower webinar set for next week; and details on the annual Turkey Coloring Contest.
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City Launches Online Engagement Tool Comment Coronado
10/23/2020
Community engagement and communication are important values to the City. To further involve residents, the City has launched Comment Coronado, an online engagement platform. ​ Prior to the public health orders prohibiting gatherings, City staff were working to host a course of public meetings to solicit input on a variety of projects. COVID-19 caused us to have to regather, pivot and offer a new approach to pursue public engagement. ​ Via a new platform attached to the City’s homepage, Coronado is rolling out Comment Coronado, a community engagement space that allows residents to get information on current projects and share their ideas. The site offers a variety of ways to connect through surveys and interactive maps, and through discussion forums and spaces to post ideas.
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Virtual Climate Action Plan Workshop Set
10/20/2020
The City is set to meet “virtually” for its second Climate Action Plan workshop to develop a strategic roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Coronado. The City’s recently completed greenhouse gas emissions inventory and forecast will be discussed at the workshop. The Community Development Department will host the public workshop at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, via the teleconferencing tool Zoom, for community members interested in learning more about and participating in the process.
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Weekly Update Oct. 16, 2020
10/16/2020
Coronado will soon roll out its new community engagement space “Comment Coronado.” Find out how the Comment Coronado platform will allow residents to get information on current projects and share their ideas in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about free, healthy and safe Halloween activities provided by the City; the first public workshop for the Housing Element Update; important election dates and information; median landscaping near R. H. Dana Place and Pomona Avenue; an electric leaf blower webinar; a temporary walking path detour behind the Coronado Shores due to construction on Avenida del Sol; and Tony, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Oct. 9, 2020
10/09/2020
Coronado will host free Halloween activities this year. Find out all about the drive-thru trick-or-treating event and social media Halloween contests in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s new direction in parking in the commercial corridor beginning Jan. 1 that includes removing all meters; the City’s new leaf blower ordinance and upcoming virtual electric leaf blower demonstration; the Columbus Day holiday schedule; medal and T-shirt pickup for those who have completed the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; wireless printing at the Library; and Boston, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge
10/06/2020
Coronado is virtually celebrating its 130th anniversary by challenging the community to complete 130 miles of exercise by Dec. 11. It's not too late to sign up.
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Virtual 'Housing Element' Workshop Set
10/06/2020
The City is set to “virtually” kick off the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update to Coronado’s General Plan to incorporate the state’s new requirements into this important policy document and to hear from residents.
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Weekly Update Oct. 2, 2020
10/02/2020
Playgrounds in Coronado are reopening. Find out when and what is required when visiting City playgrounds in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s new Leaf Blower ordinance and upcoming virtual electric hand tool demonstrations; an update on the Coronado 130 Virtual Challenge; decisions soon on Halloween in Coronado; a cooling center update; the Coronado Police and Fire departments’ participation in the Pink Patch Project; a murder mystery where community members write the ending; and Boogie, this week’s Pet of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 25, 2020
09/25/2020
Coronado and three other member cities are suing the San Diego Association of Governments. Find out more about the suit and how it relates to housing numbers in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the City’s sustainability efforts; new crime stats that show Coronado is safe; important election dates; annual palm pruning; the Library’s Autumn Concert Series going virtual; and Motts and Bobbie, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Press Release - SANDAG Suit Filed
09/24/2020
For the first time in the history of the San Diego Association of Governments, four of its member cities are suing the agency for its inequitable use of a weighted vote favoring larger cities at the expense of smaller communities.
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Weekly Update Sept. 18, 2020
09/18/2020
The Library and Community Center will serve as mail ballot drop-off locations for the Nov. 3 General Election. Find out more about how ballots will be received in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about three awards City projects and work have earned; a reminder of a new ordinance effective Jan. 1 that prohibits the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Coronado; the completion of an experiment to add visual simulations for a proposed recycled water treatment facility at the Golf Course; youth sports practice resuming at City athletic fields; and Dewey, this week’s Pet of the Week, who was adopted.
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Weekly Update Sept. 11, 2020
09/11/2020
The Library welcomed back patrons this week. Find out about the initial reopening hours, what is expected from patrons and safety precautions in place in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the nomination period for the 2021 Community Read; temporary Cays traffic cameras; field use scheduling; story poles in place at the Golf Course to show the outline of the proposed water recycling project; Nov. 3 General Election information; Arts Week; and kittens, this week’s Pets of the Week.
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Weekly Update Sept. 4, 2020
09/04/2020
More businesses and activities are reopening and resuming due to revised criteria from the governor to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Find out what City facilities, including the Library, and businesses are reopening in the latest edition of the City Manager's Weekly Update. You can also read about the Relief from the Heat program which will go into effect this weekend; sidewalk encroachment and what the City is asking businesses to do; bottle filling stations; the Labor Day Holiday schedule; story poles going in at the Golf Course to show the outline of the proposed water recycling project; upgrades to the median gardens along Orange Avenue; 2021 Community Read program; an update on the final EIR for the Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan for Naval Air Station North Island; and Claire, ​this week’s Pet of the Week.
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