December 1, 2023
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City News and Updates
State Funds Received to Create More Space at the Library
This week, California State Assemblymember Tasha Boerner presented the City with a $150,000 check for improvements to the Coronado Public Library. This funding is critical in creating more space at the Library to better serve the community.

The funds will be used to create two study rooms in the Library and add doors to the historic reading room to create additional event space. These improvements will greatly benefit residents, students, and military families. The Library was built in 1909 and is one of the City’s oldest and most beloved building in town. The City is grateful to Assemblymember Boerner for securing the funding as part of the 2023 State Budget and for championing this project for Coronado.
It's Time to Officially Start the Holiday Season in Coronado!
It's time to officially start the holiday season in Coronado! The Holiday Parade starts at 6 pm on Friday, December 1. The parade is coordinated by the Coronado Chamber of Commerce and is in its 47th year. Immediately following the Parade, the City Council will help light the Holiday Tree, lighting up the night sky with two miles of LED lights! The tree lighting is a community partnership between the City of Coronado and Discover Coronado.

Residents and parade-goers are advised to plan their commutes accordingly to avoid any unexpected delays. Road closures will be in effect between 4:00 and 9:00 pm. 
Consider Getting More Involved. Serve On A Commission
The City is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on our Civil Service Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, Historic Resource Commission, Mobility Commission, and the Planning Commission.
These volunteer roles provide opportunities to support the City and give back to the community. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 619.522.7320 or check the City website's commission vacancies. 
Family Friendly Ride The Lights Event Creates Holiday Fun
Holiday fun is just around the corner with the Ride the Lights neighborhood bike event taking place on Sunday, December 10. Hosted by the City’s Mobility Commission, this family-friendly bike ride includes decorated bikes, helmets, and holiday cheer. Participants meet at Spreckels Park at 4:45 pm for the 2.5-mile bike ride. Afterwards, participants can enjoy cookies, cocoa, and holiday festivities. The event will be canceled if it rains. 

Please note the route has been slightly modified to ensure the safety of all participants. The route map and rules are on the City website.
Engage In Upcoming Discussions On The Cays Park Design Process and Potential Winn Room Renovations 
The City welcomes the community’s feedback on the Cays Park Master Plan design process at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 5. Your input is an important part in determining the future vision for the park.

In addition, a Special Meeting of the City Council will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday, December 12 to discuss potential renovations to the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room. That agenda report will be posted later next week. Community input is vital to these discussions.
Writing to Santa? Drop Off Letters In The Community Center's North Pole Express Mailbox
The City's Recreation team is working to deliver children’s letters to Santa this year. Parents can drop off the letters in the North Pole Express Mailbox at the Community Center, located at 1845 Strand Way through December 15.

Address your letters to: Santa Claus/North Pole Express Mail. Since Santa is a little rushed this time of year, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the letters. Children will receive a speedy response from Santa Claus.

Questions? Call 619-522-7342.
Construction On The New Parker Pump Station Continues
The construction on the new Parker Pump Station, located at Eighth Street and Coronado Avenue is continuing. This critical infrastructure is responsible for collecting stormwater and sanitary sewer flows.

Once completed, the new pump station will improve operational efficiency and prevent flooding in homes and stormwater. Last week, the City contractor poured the floor slab of the new storm water wet well and partially backfilled the large excavation to the top of the floor slab. Preparations are now taking place to install the wall forms of the structure with an anticipated concrete pour date in January.
Enroll Your Child In Festive Holiday Recreation Programs
Unlock the season's joy for your child and enroll them in Recreation's Holiday Programs. Kids will have fun and create lasting memories. Select from the adrenaline packed Xtreme Dodgeball Holiday Camp, the sweet delights of Holiday Cookies Baking Class, or let your child explore their creativity in the Holiday Craft Workshops.

Keep your child's holiday spirit alive and their energy high with the fun activities led by experienced instructors in a supervised setting. The activities take place at the Community Center. Enroll now as spaces are limited.
Embark on a Magical Journey: Wizard of Oz Live Musical
Follow the enchanting Yellow Brick Road and enjoy a captivating live musical performance at the Coronado Playhouse. The Coronado Junior Arts League's dedicated youth cast and production team have spent the past ten weeks rehearsing at the Community Center, ensuring an extraordinary performance for all!

The weekend performances take place on December 9 and 10. Tickets are on sale now.
Dive Into Holiday Cheer At The John D. Spreckels Center
The John D. Spreckels Center is celebrating the holiday season with Spirit Week between December 18 and 22. It is all about the joy of the season and donning holiday wear while taking part in the many activities of Spirit Week.

Adults 50+ are invited to visit the Spreckels Center dressed in the designated festive attire and receive a raffle ticket each day they visit. Register for the week's many activities including crafting a gnome ornament or enjoying the Coronado Senior Association’s Luncheon. Participants entered in the raffle will have an opportunity to win a prize!
Community Programs & Events

Compete In A Teen Gingerbread House Contest

Compete to see who can make the sweetest gingerbread house using holiday candy and graham crackers on Wednesday, December 6 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Library Winn Room. Prizes will be awarded for the most festive and artistic creations. The contest is for students in 6-12 grades. Learn more.
Craft Your Gnome Ornament Kicks Off Spirit Week

The Spreckels Center will kick off Spirit Week at 10:30 am on Monday, December 18 with a fun craft. Make your own Gnome Ornament to take home. While getting crafty, wear a festive hat to be entered into the Spirit Week raffle. Spirit Week runs between December 18-22. For more information, call 619-522-7343.
Doubles Tennis Clinic I Holiday Cup Soccer Tournaments

Serve up holiday cheer and participate in the Doubles Tennis Clinic on December 7 and 14. Instead of a clinic fee, bring two unwrapped toys ($35 value each) for Toys for Tots San Diego. Call 619-522-2650. Coronado Youth Soccer League annual Holiday Cup runs December 9-10 and 16-17. Call 619-997-1885.
Get Involved: Upcoming Public Meetings
*Meetings are subject to cancellation

City Council Meeting
December 5, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Historic Resource Commission
December 6, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Coronado Tourism Improvement District
December 7, 2:00 pm
City Council Chamber
Street Tree Committee
December 7, 2:30 pm
Public Services Facility
Cultural Arts Commission
December 7, 4:30 pm
City Council Chamber
City Council Regular Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting will take place take on Tuesday, December 5, starting at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 1825 Strand Way.

Watch the meeting live on the City's website or on the City's cable TV channel. You can also review the Council agendas and minutes on the website.

Arts & Culture

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PAWS: Pets of the Week
Koda is a young, German Shepherd Husky mix who needs to be the only pet in his home. He loves walks, playtime, and is searching for an adult only home where his owner matches his energy level.
Xena is a one-year-old female tabby seeking a patient and understanding companion. She is looking for a calm and loving home with an owner who will appreciate her delicate and reserved spirit.
Rocket is a mixed breed dog who is full of energy and adventure! He is a great cuddle buddy and would be a loyal companion. Get ready for him to bring rocket-fueled joy and fun to his new home!
Learn more about these pets online at PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.