______City Manager's Weekly Update
Aug. 19, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Community News & Updates
Public Meetings for Cays Resort Proposal
Two public meetings are being held to provide more information about a proposed project the Port of San Diego has received from Cays Resort, LLC to build a mixed-use commercial recreation project on northern Grand Caribe Isle in the Coronado Cays. The proposal includes cottage-style RV vacation rentals and various commercial and public recreational amenities.

The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center, and the second public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association.

The nomination filing period for the Nov. 8 General Municipal Election ended on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10225, there is no extended filing period where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected. The filing period for write-in candidates begins on Sept. 12 and ends on Oct. 25. 

Coronado Golf Course Lake Update
The golf course ponds are in the process of being filled by the onsite brackish water well. The top pond is complete, and the bottom pond is just starting to fill. It is estimated that both lakes will be full by mid-September.
Back to School
The Police Department would like to remind drivers that school is back in session next week. Our roadways will be busy. Navigating through bicyclists, scooters and pedestrians on the way to school drop off and pick up can be stressful. Leave early, slow down and avoid distractions.

Police Phone Lines Down
The Police Department’s non-emergency phone lines and 911 system went down on Wednesday morning for approximately 4 hours. All 911 calls were transferred to National City Police Department’s Communications Center, and Coronado residents were notified via social media to call the Police Department’s business line if they needed assistance with a non-emergency. AT&T determined the entire circuit was down for all lines in Coronado. AT&T technicians were able to resolve the issue by 1:15 p.m.
City Council Authorizes Contracts for the Parker Pump Station Replacement Project
The City Council this week reviewed and approved the City Manager to award contracts for the Parker Pump station replacement project and associated construction services in the amount of $26,842,249. The replacement project includes construction of a new sanitary sewer and storm drain pump station at 800 Coronado Avenue.

Traffic Impacts Expected from the Bike the Bay Event
Drivers, bicyclists, runners, and walkers are reminded that the Bike the Bay event is set for Sunday, Aug. 28. The ride begins in San Diego at 7 a.m. Participants will cross the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and use Glorietta Boulevard and the bike path along Strand Way to get to the Bayshore Bikeway. Regular Sunday morning users of the bike path along the Silver Strand are warned that it will be heavily used as a large group of riders head towards Imperial Beach before continuing around San Diego Bay. 

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Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar

Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m.
Design Review Commission
City Hall Council Chamber
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Traffic Operations Committee
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2 p.m.
Coronado Tourism Improvement District
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m.
Street Tree Committee
101 B Ave.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Cultural Arts Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

City Council Actions
Find out how the City Council voted on Aug. 16.

The Council's next meeting is set for Sept. 6.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
Friends & Flowers: Focus on Table Designs
Author Anastasia Zadeik Discusses New Novel “Blurred Fates” 
The Coronado Floral Association "Friends and Flowers" Summer Design Series continues at the Public Library on Monday, Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Winn Room. This series will feature table designs.

The Coronado Public Library in partnership with Bay Book Coronado will host Anastasia Zadeik, author of “Blurred Fates,” in conversation with Tracy J. Jones, who co-runs the San Diego Memoir Showcase. Attend this free event on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Winn Room.

Summer Festival Jazz Concert Series featuring Joe Bourne
Join the Coronado Public Library for the final Summer Festival Jazz series concert. The final performance will feature award winning vocalist, Joe Bourne, on Friday, Aug. 26 from 1-2 p.m. in the Winn Room.
Recreation & Golf Services
Coronado Community Center Gym and Dance Rooms Closed for Repairs
The Coronado Community Center’s gymnasium and dance room will be closed for a week from Friday, Aug. 19 through Friday, Aug. 26 for annual maintenance.
New Mondays and Fridays Ladies beginner tennis classes
If you are new to the game and interested in a fun and social outdoor activity, the Coronado Tennis Center ladies’ beginner class is the perfect start for your game. This class is designed to teach all the fundamentals of tennis for new or returning players. Students will work on everything from grips, technique, stances, and footwork, including a full array of shots so they can progress their skills on the court and grow their appreciation of the game. Classes start Friday, Sept. 2.
Babysitter Training Camp
Recreation and Golf Services hosted a Babysitter Training Camp this week at the Community Center. Fourteen teens learned how to care for and ensure the safety and supervision of infants and young children. This hands-on class taught them how to diaper babies, to recognize an emergency and to respond to choking. Participants also received an introduction to infant and child CPR along with a Trained Babysitter Certificate. The next babysitter training camp will take place on Monday, Oct. 10.
Arm Chair Travel
On Tuesday, Aug. 23 join speaker Diane Bell, a member of the “Traveler’s Century Club” to hear about her month’s long journey through Western Africa. 
New Recreation classes in September
The John D. Spreckels Center is providing new specialty classes for adults of all ages this month. 

  • Beginning Conversational Spanish – Learn basic conversational Spanish in a fun way! Each month you will learn phrases and vocabulary you can use in real life scenarios.
  • Bodyweight Basics for Core Strength – Use your own bodyweight to exercise and increase your muscle mass and bone density in this short 30-minute class taught by Cynthia Mendolia
“Stitched Together” Exhibition
The Cultural Arts Commission opened a new exhibit, “Stitched Together,” on Wednesday evening at the John D. Spreckels Center. The exhibit features local fiber artists including Ann Goodfellow, Sandy Barkhurst, Candace Tyler and the work of the late Marilynn Crehore. “Stitched Together” will run through Dec. 15.
Arts & Culture
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.

Terry, an 8-year-old foster dog, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Terry came to PAWS as a stray dog who had sustained significant trauma with no veterinary care. After entering PAWS’ care, Terry had to have an emergency amputation of his right hind leg and a veterinary ophthalmologist needed to surgically remove his left eye. Through all of this, Terry still has his bubbly spirit and is always excited to greet his favorite people. His adoption fee is $65. To find out more about Terry, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Board, commission and committee vacancies