February 9, 2024
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City News and Updates
City Continues to Prepare And Plan For More Winter Storms
The City has received nearly five inches of rain since the first storm on January 22. This is a tremendous volume of water pouring into the City's storm drain system. The heavy rain created challenges for the stormwater to drain quickly, given Coronado's flat topography and position at sea level. Fortunately, the weather is forecast to be drier next week, providing a break from the rain for Coronado residents. During that time, the City will continue to review its past procedures and learn how it can improve future storm related operations. 

A heartfelt thanks to the residents in the community for your patience and preparations. Every effort will be made in preparing and planning for future storms to keep the community safe. A special thanks to the Public Services and Engineering crews and Fire and Police Departments for proactively preparing for these storms and quickly responding to the needs of Coronado residents.
Building Services Provides Flood Damage Repair Permit Applications For Homeowners
The City of Coronado is working to help homeowners handle their flood damage and water intrusion issues by providing useful resources and guides.

The Building Services Division is now accepting flood damage repair permit applications by email. Check the following application links for more information on how to apply for a permit or call Administrative Services at 619-522-7300.

County Election Ballot Drop Boxes Are Out Across Region
Registered voters can return their mail ballot for the March Presidential Primary Election to any one of 146 official ballot drop boxes located around the county, including two drop boxes in Coronado. These are located outside of City Hall and inside the Coronado Library.

Mark your ballot, seal your completed ballot inside your return envelope, date and sign your name on the return envelope, and return it in the mail or to one of the Registrar’s official ballot drop boxes. Remember, your signature is required for your vote to count.
Review Period Open for Amendments To City Land Use Element Amendments Of The General Plan
Since 1969, California law has required that all cities and counties demonstrate how they will meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. Every eight years, the State of CA, via the San Diego Association of Governments, informs cities how many homes they must plan for to accommodate people of varying income levels.

The draft 2021-2029 Housing Element Update requires amendments to the City's Land Use Element of the General Plan. The amendments establish a New Housing Element Opportunity Site Overlay Zone and consolidate existing single family residential categories into one Low-Density Residential Land Use designation. The draft amendments are available for a 45-day review period, from February 7 to March 23. The City is anticipating holding public hearings before the City’s Planning Commission on March 26 and at the April 16 City Council meeting. 
Coronado Aquatics Center & Pool Closed For Construction
The Coronado Aquatics Center and Pool, built in 2006, is in need of a complete overhaul. Most of the Center’s concrete, tiles and equipment have greatly exceeded their life expectancies, and this has significantly impacted the facility’s operations.

The construction is taking the pools offline for several months, and the pools are closed, as of Friday, February 9. The Project Team anticipates the Aquatics Center and Pool will reopen in mid-August, weather permitting. The City understands the substantial impact the closures will have on the aquatics community and appreciates everyone's patience while the improvements are underway. All aquatics passes have been temporarily suspended until the pools reopen. The City Aquatics team is expanding programming at the Boathouse and collaborating with the BBMAC to increase lap swim opportunities.
Community Read 2024 Choice: Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Coronado Library is pleased to announce the 2024 Coronado Community READ selection is Remarkably Bright Creatures by New York Times bestseller, Shelby Van Pelt.

Remarkably Bright Creatures is an exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope, tracking a widow's unlikely connection with an octopus. Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus is reluctantly living in the Puget Sound's Sowell Bay Aquarium and is befriended by Tova, a widow who cleans the aquarium. Through their friendship, she finally uncovers the truths about her son's disappearance 30 years ago.

Remarkably Bright Creatures is available at the Coronado Library.
What Can We Do With Our Sandbags After The Storm?
Many residents took advantage of the free sandbags available to the community so they could fortify their homes and property before the heavy rainstorms arrived. More than 10,500 sandbags were used across the city. For now, the storms have passed, and clear skies have returned. That has led many to ask, "What should I do with my sandbags now?"

  • Since the rainy season is not over, consider keeping your sandbags for reuse. Store them filled or empty out the clean sand and store the bags away from sunlight in a covered, above-ground location.
  • If the used sandbags are unusable, rake the sand into soil, add it to planters, or use it for flowerbeds as a soil amendment.
  • If you choose not to reuse them, empty the bags and place the bags in your trash bins. Do not place the empty sandbags in the recycle bin.
  • Please do not drop off used sandbags at the sites where you picked them up.
New Little Dribblers & Volleyball Youth Programs Added
Two new programs have been added to the Recreation Division's spring activities lineup: Little Dribblers and Volleyball Night. The Little Dribblers program is designed for the youngest basketball players, aged 3-5 years old. Register for five days of skill-building sessions on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm, starting March 13. Another session begins April 24. Your little ones will learn fundamental basketball skills tailored to their developmental stage, including throwing, catching, passing, dribbling, and shooting.

Volleyball enthusiasts are invited to join the new Volleyball Night, Friday, March 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm where 8 to 12 year-olds can enjoy an evening packed with serves, spikes, contests, pizza, and loads of fun!  Secure your spot now, and let the adventure begin!
Community Programs & Events

Coronado Philharmonia Orchestra: Harmony of Three

The Coronado Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with the Coronado Library, is hosting a free concert on Friday, February 16 at 1:00 pm in the Winn Roon. A flutist, cellist, and a viola player will perform during the entertaining “Harmony of Three” program.

The last concert was standing room only, so arrive early to get a seat! The doors will open at 12:30 pm. Learn more.
Party Bridge & Other Games at the Community Center

If you are familiar with party bridge or other games, space is now available at the Community Center for adult players, while the John D. Spreckels Center undergoes repairs. The Nautilus Room is reserved for game play on Tuesdays, beginning February 13 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

For more information or to learn about other programs or events, please call 619-522-7343.
Community Survey: Recreation & Golf Fee Study

Help shape the future of Recreation & Golf Services. Participate in a community survey on the comprehensive fee study. The aim is to increase clarity, transparency, and equity in the fee structure and policy development of recreation programs and facilities. The community's input will help the development of a fee structure that aligns with the diverse needs of the community. Learn more.  
Get Involved: Upcoming Public Meetings
*Meetings are subject to cancellation

Parks & Recreation Commission
February 12, 3:30 pm
City Council Chamber

Library Board of Trustees
February 13, 3:00 pm
Coronado Public Library 

Design Review Commission
February 14. 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

City Council Meeting
February 20, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Historic Resource Commission
February 21, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Traffic Operations Committee
February 22, 2:00 PM
City Council Chamber
City Council Regular Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting will take place take on Tuesday, February 20, 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

Five on Friday: Plan your week ahead with the five hottest upcoming arts and cultural events going on in Coronado with "Five on Friday," a feature brought to you by CoronadoARTS.com. Click on the logo to view this week's edition.
PAWS: Pets of the Week
Coretta is a one-year-old grey doodle with a charming and affectionate nature. She is the epitome of sweetness, making friends effortlessly with both dogs and humans alike. With her easy-going demeanor, Coretta will bring joy and sweetness to her new forever home.
Zemo is a six-month-old bundle of joy will find his way into your heart. He has a personality as vibrant as his spirit. This charming social butterfly forms instant friendships with other dogs, making him the perfect companion for a family that is looking to add another furry member to their pack.
Sophie is a wonderful 15-year-old feline who will bring a lifetime of experience and wisdom to her new home. She is looking for a loving and relaxing environment where she can spend her golden years. Sophie would be an ideal friend for someone seeking a serene and loving presence in life.
Learn more about these pets online at PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.