______City Manager's Weekly Update
April 1, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
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Community News & Updates
Coronado Big Band Kicks Off 2022 Community READ
Ocean Boulevard Street, Sidewalk Improvements Update
The contractor on a project to make major improvements to Ocean Boulevard will complete the sidewalk concrete pours this week. Crews also will form and pour a pedestrian bulb-out at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Loma Avenue. A bulb-out is a curb extension that reduces the effective street width to make it safer to cross. Street light foundations are expected to be constructed by the end of the week and light poles will be relocated within a few weeks. This first phase of construction is planned to be completed by Wednesday, April 13. The next phase of work will occur between Isabella Avenue and Alameda Boulevard. The entire project includes relocation of lights and street furniture, and installation of new curb, gutter, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramps. This will be followed by an asphalt overlay of Ocean Boulevard, all to improve acccess and pedestrian mobility on the sidewalk along the ocean side of the roadway.
The City Council laid out the scope of work in January 2021. After considering the narrow sidewalks made nearly impassable in places with open car doors, people unloading beach equipment, walkers, runners, bicyclists, strollers, and dogs on leashes. A design was approved last August that would widen the sidewalk to provide 8 feet of clear pedestrian space. The Council direction was intended to strike an appropriate balance between desired improvements and the project costs. Approved design features include six curb bulb-outs on the west side of Ocean Boulevard, which will be constructed without reducing on-street parking. Pavement striping improvements along Ocean Boulevard will include high visibility ladder-style crosswalks to replace the traditional two-stripe crosswalks and “share the road” pavement stencils, also known as sharrows, to be installed in both travel lanes of Ocean Boulevard to remind drivers that cyclists may use the full travel lane.

The work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day. Traffic and access will be impacted. Find out more about the project on CommentCoronado.org.
Regional Lifeguard Training Details
San Diego Miramar College and the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Training Program present "Intro to Open Water Lifeguarding," an 80-hour introductory level course for those aspiring to be lifeguards for ocean and inland beaches. Those who successfully complete the course and who have a BLS CPR certification and "American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Response" or a San Diego County EMT certification are eligible to apply for jobs with at least nine agencies, including Coronado. Application and enrollment details can be found by clicking below.
Spring 'Bike Rodeos' at Schools to Highlight e-Bike Safety
The City is co-hosting three bicycle safety clinics, called Bike Rodeos, this month, April 13, 14 and 19 at various schools around Coronado. The rodeos are for all students who ride bikes but there will be a special emphasis on those with e-bikes. Electric bikes have become very popular among Coronado youth who have been using them to get to school in growing numbers. E-bikes are fast due to their motors and there are special rules riders should know to ensure everyone’s safety. The City, Coronado Unified School District, San Diego Bicycle Coalition, and Coronado MainStreet invite students and parents to attend one of three bike rodeos to learn about the rules of the road, register bikes and enter raffle contests. See dates and locations below. Thanks Garage Buona Forchetta, Holland’s Bicycles, Gepetto’s and Blue Bridge Hospitality for co-sponsoring this important event.
Free Summer Shuttle Program Offers Interior Ad Space
Coronado is offering interior advertising space for sale on the City’s popular Free Summer Shuttle buses to local businesses and groups. Four shuttles will operate this summer from Friday, May 27, to Monday, Sept. 5. Ads are highly visible during the three-month program and seen by an estimated 1,000 riders per day. They are an effective way to reach visitors as well as locals. Ads may promote Coronado tourism and the community, and can include services, products and events that appeal to residents and visitors, such as special events, local history and culture, local art and artists, and offerings from local businesses and retail stores where visitors can shop. Ads are displayed for a minimum of one month. They must comply with the stated goals of the Coronado Summer Shuttle program and Metropolitan Transit System advertising regulations. Cost is $125 per month per ad per bus for organizations and businesses, and $75 for nonprofit groups. Ad specifications and deadlines and the order form can be found on CommentCoronado.org. The City offers the free shuttle service to reduce vehicle trips along the Orange Avenue corridor during the peak summer season, and is sponsored by the City and Discover Coronado. For more information, call Howard Lee at (619) 522-2423. 
Second Sea Level Rise Virtual Workshop Set for April 21
The City is hosting its second virtual workshop on Coronado’s Sea Level Rise planning process. The City invites the community to attend the workshop via Zoom at 5 p.m. on April 21 to learn more. The first step was a Vulnerability Assessment that used a model to evaluate how sea level rise could impact the City over time. A Vulnerability Study was completed and presented to the public last summer. The City recently released the second planning document, the Adaptation Plan, which includes a menu of potential strategies. The meeting will review the Vulnerability Study but focus on the adaptation measures. The combined draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan document is available on CommentCoronado.org. Please provide any comments to Project Planner Jane Thornton at jthornton@coronado.ca.us by May 18.
Public Services & Engineering Project Updates
Organics Recycling Update: Notices will soon be mailed to all multi-family and commercial businesses to provide information on how to initiate organics collection services. Organics Waste Reductions legislation went into effect in January of 2022 requiring all residents and businesses to separate organic material (e.g. food waste, yard waste) from trash and other non-organic recyclables (bottles, cans and cardboard). EDCO, the City’s waste hauler, will be sending out the notices. EDCO is available to assist businesses and multi-family dwellings with determining the appropriate level of organics collection services to best meet their needs. Upon service enrollment, EDCO will provide residents or businesses with the appropriately sized green cart or green bin where they can collect all organics materials. Green containers will serve as a repository for all organic materials, including meat, bones, dairy, prepared food, food-soiled paper, and green waste. Green containers will then be serviced on a weekly frequency based upon need, similar to the current trash and recycling collection schedule. Additional information can be found on the City’s website: Organics Recycling or by visiting EDCO Organics Recycling Information.
Small Water Main Replacement: California American Water’s contractor continues work this week on a project to replace water mains along Sixth Street. Initial tasks included staging equipment to the eastern shoulder of Glorietta Boulevard, where it will be stored during the work. Excavation work for lateral connections has begun on Sixth from about A Avenue to Glorietta Boulevard. There may be some traffic delays during work activities, which should be completed by May 20. 
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Tuesday, April 5; 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, April 6; 3 p.m.
Historic Resource Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, April 7; 2 p.m.
Coronado Tourism Improvement District
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, April 7; 2:30 p.m.
Street Tree Committee
Public Services Facility

Thursday, April 7; 4:30 p.m.
Cultural Arts Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

City Council Agenda
The City Council meets on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Find the agenda by clicking the link below.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library

Flower Show Talk: The 100th anniversary of the Coronado Flower Show is the topic of a Coronado Floral Association meeting at the Coronado Public Library on Saturday, April 2, from 10:30 to noon. Join the Coronado Floral Association each month to learn about a new floral topic. Membership is not required, all anthophiles, or people who love flowers, are welcome to attend. This month's topic is “Celebrating 100 Years of the Coronado Flower Show.” Hear about how the show is organized.
Public Services & Engineering
Arbor Day 'Plant a Tree' Event Update: More than 100 people gathered in celebration of Arbor Day 2022 to plant trees last weekend. The celebration was held early due to many events planned for the weeks leading up to Arbor Day, which is April 29. The City provided tools and instructions for the plantings. The City of Coronado Street Tree Committee and Public Services & Engineering staff worked together to plant about 30 trees this year. The City of Coronado has been a "Tree City USA" since 1984. The program recognizes cities that work to maintain and grow their urban forests. The City has more than 8,500 trees it manages all around Coronado.
Recreation & Golf Services

Coronado Golf Course Spring Maintenance: The Coronado Golf Course will be closed Tuesday, April 5, through Friday, April 8. The driving range and Feast and Fareway will be open normal operating hours. We thank you for your patience during this time as we work to maintain this beautiful facility for your use.

Crafting Night at the Spreckels Center: Design three custom handmade birthday cards with local crafter Sherry Hughes Richter on Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. All card materials will be provided. If you have a paper cutter/trimmer and scissors, please bring them to the event. Adhesive will be provided by the instructor. If unable to attend in person, kits with all materials will be available for purchase. Samples will be displayed at the front desk in April. Click below to register for Crafting Night.
Aquatics Spring Swim Lessons: Spring swim lessons are open for registration for different ages and skill levels.
Session 2: April 4 through April 22
Session 3: April 25 through May 13
Session 4: May 16 through June 3
Details about the program can be found in our online Spring Recreation Guide under “Swim Lessons.”
Summer Brochure 2022 Update: Detailed registration information for Recreation’s summer programming and dates to remember will be included in a postcard that residents should expect to receive starting April 6. The Summer Brochure will be posted online on April 13. Online registration opens for residents at 9 a.m. on May 4, at 9 a.m. Registration for everyone begins at 9 a.m. on May 18, including online, in person and by phone at (619) 522-7342.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Get your tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event . The event will be held in the Nautilus room at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, Easter crafts, games, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your camera and an Easter basket. Tickets for children 12 and under are $12, and $16 for everyone else. Call (619) 522-7342 beginning March 1 to purchase tickets.
Arts & Culture
Florals by Locals: The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork with a floral theme for inclusion in an exhibition and sale of art in the 2022 Coronado Flower Show to be held the weekend of April 23-24. This year will be the Flower Show's 100th Anniversary. Back again after the 2019 lockdown, the Commission will once again mount an exhibition to highlight the work of local artists at the annual community flower show. To apply, visit the Florals by Locals Call to Artists on the Commission's website. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2022. There is no fee this year to enter.

Four on Friday: Find out the four hottest upcoming arts and cultural events going on in Coronado with "Four on Friday," a feature brought to you by CoronadoARTS.com. Click on the Four On Friday logo to view this week's edition.

Lola, a sweet and gentle Pit mix, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Lola, a 3-year-old affectionate girl, is looking for a new family who will provide unconditional love. She is quiet but warms up after some loving attention. She is intelligent and needs a family who will be patient with her. Her adoption fee is $125. To find out more about Lola, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies