September 22, 2023
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City News and Updates
Meet the Design Team at Upcoming Meetings and Learn More About the Cays Park Master Plan
Last week, many residents provided their input on four park design plans with amenity options and potential themes at the City's first open house for the Cays Park Master Plan. There are still two upcoming meetings on Wednesday, September 27 at Cays Park and Thursday, October 5 at the Coronado Public Library to engage on the future of Cays Park. Drop in anytime between 4:00- 6:00 pm to meet the design team, see the design options, and to provide your feedback.

Your input will help refine the initial designs into a final draft concept, which will be shared with the public later this year. The community can also view the design options and provide feedback on the Cays Park Master Plan website.
Community Invited to Public Safety Open House, October 8
Please join the Coronado Fire and Police Departments on Sunday, October 8 at the City's Public Safety Open House. The event kicks off National Fire Prevention Week and takes place between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm around the main Fire Station (1001 6th Street) and the Police Department (700 Orange Avenue).

Meet the Coronado firefighters, beach lifeguards, and police officers and take part in activities for the whole family, including station tours and safety demonstrations. 
Cal-Am Water To Start Water Line Replacement Work
Cal-Am Water is starting construction next week on a water line replacement project which is expected to last through February. The construction activity will affect Star Park Circle, Loma Avenue, the 1000 block of Flora Avenue, and small portions of Orange and Isabella avenues and Ocean Boulevard.

On-street parking will be impacted by the work and notification signs are being placed in the work areas. Please use caution when driving through the work zones and be aware that the traffic control may change from day to day.
Get Involved and Volunteer to Make a Difference in Coronado
Are you interested in making a difference in Coronado? The City is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Civil Service Commission, Historic Resource Commission, and Planning Commission.
These are good opportunities for residents to support the City of Coronado and to get involved in the community. For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 619.522.7320 or check the City website. 
City Reviewing Signal Timing Plans on the Silver Strand
The City is aware of the traffic congestion on the Silver Strand along northbound SR-75 during the morning commute hours. Although traffic counts suggest a change in traffic patterns may be responsible for some of the congestion, City staff is also reviewing signal timing plans and equipment.

The review of the signal timing and equipment will ensure the City’s traffic signal system is moving traffic as efficiently as possible along the Silver Strand.
Update on Coronado Golf Course Tee Leveling Project
The maintenance work at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course to level and re-sod select tees on holes 5, 9, and 11 was completed on Thursday, September 21. The newly sodded tee complexes are expected to open in two to three weeks for use. For more information, contact the Coronado Golf Course at 619-522-6590.

The Coronado Golf Course is one of the City of Coronado’s most treasured assets. Opened in 1957, it is rated as one of the best public golf courses in the nation. Now wonder, it is a favorite destination for local residents and celebrities alike! Tee Times are available daily.
I-5 Bridge Repair Work: Second Phase Begins September 29
Caltrans is reminding residents that the second phase of the I-5 bridge repair work over Route 163 begins next Friday, September 29 at 9 pm. Crews will reduce the northbound I-5 freeway to one lane at I-15 to Route 163.

The closure is expected to continue until 5 am on Monday, October 2. Caltrans is encouraging drivers to plan ahead and add additional time needed to reach their destination.
City Seeking Community Input on Planning Decisions with Respect to Historic Resources
The City of Coronado is in the midst of a years-long and important project that will help the City make informed planning decisions with respect to historic resources. The Historic Context Statement and Survey will guide the preservation of the City’s architecturally significant properties, as well as provide increased clarity to property owners regarding modifications to their properties.
The Draft Historic Context Statement and Citywide Survey is available for review online and in print at City Hall and the Coronado Public Library. Public review of the draft document has been extended through October. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the project website, by email, or in person at the Coronado Public Library at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11. 
Gobble, Gobble! Annual Turkey Coloring Contest Arrives
It's time for Recreation & Golf Services annual Turkey Coloring contest, sponsored by the Coronado Junior Woman's Club. This holiday tradition provides kindergarten through fifth grade students the opportunity to create unique, colorful Thanksgiving masterpieces.

The young artists can use crayons, markers, and colored pencils to create their holiday showpieces. Contest prizes will be awarded at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 21. Contest entries can be submitted in "the contest drop box oven" located in the Community Center lobby through Wednesday, November 1.
Community Programs & Events

Autumn Concert Series Featuring Ron Wheeler

The Library's Autumn Concert Series runs through November 3 and each concert begins every Friday at 1 pm in the Winn Room.

Next week's performance on Friday, September 29 will feature guitarist Ron Wheeler. He will perform popular acoustic tunes from the 60s through today.
Liven Up the Afternoon with a Line Dance Party

Liven up your afternoon with a Line Dance Party on Friday, September 29 at the John D. Spreckels Center from 2:00-3:30 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of line dancing, fun, and refreshments! DJ Rick will queue up his tunes to get everyone moving. To register, contact 619-522-7343.
Tennis & Pickleball Court Windscreens Replaced

Eight additional portable aluminum benches have been installed at the Cays Pickleball and Tennis courts. The degraded windscreens for the courts have also been replaced. The windscreens reduce wind speed, prevent debris from entering the courts, and provide a great contrast to follow the ball!  

Get Involved: Upcoming Public Meetings
*Meetings are subject to cancellation

City Council Meeting
October 3, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Historic Review Commission
October 4, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Coronado Tourism Improvement District
October 5, 2:00 pm
City Council Chamber
Street Tree Committee
October 5, 2:30 pm
Public Services Facility
City Council Regular Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting will take place take on Tuesday, October 3, starting at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 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
Smart and spunky, Harley is a young German Shepherd with an outgoing personality. She is uniquely petite, which makes her a great option for a small residence. Harley does well with other dogs and is ready to start her adventure with a new family. 
Robbie is a mixed breed active dog who likes to play fetch. Robbie enjoys meeting new people and other dogs while taking his walks. He has a lot of love to give and is looking for a family who will provide the attention and training he deserves.
Tulip is a master of the slow reveal. She may take time to warm up to new people, but the patience is well worth it. She is a fully grown cat. If you are seeking a cat with elegance, mystery, and a touch of independence, Tulip is your choice.  
Learn more about these pets online at PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.