City of Coronado

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Top News
Public Comments -- COVID-19 Emergency

The City is resuming commission meetings and continuing with City Council meetings.

Most are being held virtually. However, in the interest of reducing the spread of the coronavirus, no in-person public participation is allowed until further notice. The City encourages members of the public to comment in advance of meetings.

The next City Council meeting is set for April 21. Members of the public may submit written comments on City council agenda items online with this form .

There is a second form for board, commission and committee meetings. Both are available online.

All written comments will be posted on the City’s website in lieu of being read aloud at the meeting. City Council and some board, commission and committee meetings are broadcast live on Spectrum Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99 on the day of the meeting and rebroadcast throughout the next few weeks. The meetings can also be streamed live on the City’s website. 
Neighbor to Neighbor

The Neighbor to Neighbor, or N2N, program is a new venture created through a partnership of local volunteers and your neighbors along with the support of the City to help people look out for one another.The program is run by local volunteers and services four areas in Coronado -- the Cays, the Shores, the Village and Navy Housing. Each area has a different approach in organizing. If you are interested in helping or if you need help, call the Cays organizer Dawn Richards at (301) 535-5832 or email her at The Cays has organized by villages. In the Village area there is still a need for 14 more block captains. (See map below of pink blocks) Amy Steward is the contact for the Village and can be reached at or call her at (619) 972-5509. Residents of the Coronado Shores are encouraged to contact building managers for information and assistance. Shores resident Kathleen Hanlon is also attending the N2N weekly leadership briefings and can be reached at Residents in Navy Housing may contact Eve Depree at
Paper Shredding Event Canceled

The City’s annual paper-shredding event originally set for Saturday, April 25, in the City Hall parking lot, has been canceled. 

The program, which is offered at no cost from the City and EDCO, will be rescheduled.

Signs, a COVID-19 Photo Essay

There are many reasons why signs are needed. They can protect property, prevent injury and inform the public. Signs are everywhere, from street signs to stop signs to billboards.
Due to closures during the coronavirus pandemic, there have been even more signs adding to Coronado's landscape. Although posted signs are necessary to convey important messages, we can all hope that they are not needed for long.
PAWS Needs Foster Volunteers
PAWS Helping Paws is a program that PAWS of Coronado is providing to support local pet owners during the COVID-19 outbreak in the event that they become too ill to care for their animals. If you are not well enough to care for your pet, PAWS is available to provide temporary housing and coordinate foster families as needed to make sure your pets are cared until you are able to do so yourself. Please refer to the program application and checklist for more information or contact us at 619-522-7371 or .


Safe at Home but Not Alone
The Safe at Home But Not Alone program was created to let the community know that just because we cannot physically gather does not mean we cannot connect, be enriched and get fit at the same time. Recent additions to the Coronado TV line-up include various yoga sessions, including strength and flexibility, restorative and chair yoga, as well as Tai Chi. The videos are led by local instructors who offer the classes through Recreation Services and the John D. Spreckels Center or at local studios. The City is working to align the airing of the fitness videos to the actual class times at the Spreckels Center so students can feel like they are back in class. The City also produces arts programming in partnership with the Library and Cultural Arts Commission. Be sure to watch Coronado TV on Spectrum 19 or AT&T 99. You can also watch online. New content is being created every week. Tune in to see Library Storyhour and Cultural Arts videos. The City is engaging staff, local creatives and teachers to provide programming that otherwise would not be available to our citizens during this time.
Coronado Call Center
Stay Safe, Shop Local
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce and Coronado MainStreet have pages dedicated to local restaurants and businesses, those that are open, their hours, addresses and websites. Check it out if you need a meal or want to know the hours of gas stations, pharmacies and grocery stores. As things are changing hourly, call in advance to be sure a business is open. Thanks to the Chamber and MainStreet for this service.
You Are Not Alone -- Help is Available
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can provide support for people in distress. Call (800) 273-8255 for help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices and building awareness.
Stay Informed
The City issues this newsletter – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic every weekday via Constant Contact. This is a great way to stay informed with the latest information.

The City's dedicated Coronavirus Information webpage outlines the additional precautionary measures Coronado officials have taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The  page  can be found on the City's website and includes links to the San Diego County Public Health and Human Services Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, which contains information on how to keep safe. Click here to visit the web page.
COVID-19 Health Resources and Links