______City Manager's Weekly Update
February 11, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Weekly Update Video
Community News & Updates
Mask Mandate Expires Feb. 15 for Those Vaccinated
A California Department of Public Health mandate requiring that masks be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status changes after Feb. 15 to require indoor masking for unvaccinated individuals only. Those who have received the required doses of vaccines are no longer required to wear a mask while inside most facilities. Masks will still be required in schools and in certain settings regardless of vaccination status. For your safety and the safety of our employees, city staff will continue to wear masks indoors. On a related note, Coronado City Hall has reopened following a closure due to employee COVID-19 cases. Walk-in visitors may once again enter City Hall without appointments. 
 Police Share Traffic Information Resources for Bridge Closures
The Coronado Police Department would like to share a few traffic information resources that will come in handy when there are closures of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge or other major incidents. First, residents are encouraged to sign up for Nixle.com alerts as a primary source of information from the City about bridge closures and other important traffic impacts. Second, visit the CHP’s traffic site and click on “Border” under the Communications Center or visit the California Department of Transportation site, both of which post information about disruptions to state Route 75, including the bridge. Third, follow the Police Department on the City of Coronado Police Department’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and the City of Coronado’s Twitter page. We will send information and updates when possible. The City understands how disruptive bridge closures are and ask for the community’s patience. We continue to work on strategies to best resolve these disruptions with our regional public safety agencies.
Police Make Arrest for Drug, Gun Possession
Newcomer Tour at the John D. Spreckels Center
Whether you are new to Coronado, are a longtime resident or want to gather information for an older adult in your life, the John D. Spreckels Center invites you to a tour of the building on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This event was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are happy to offer it now. Attendees will meet facility staff, hear about the programs and classes offered and enjoy light refreshments and hot coffee. Participants will receive a packet containing details that will provide an expanded awareness of the Spreckels Center as a valuable community resource. We’re confident you’ll learn something new. The center has no membership requirements, serves adults 50-plus and is centrally located at 1019 Seventh St. across from Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue. For more information, please call (619) 522-7343. 
Upcoming events and classes at the Spreckels Center include:
  • Community Chorus starts next week. Spots are still available, and the group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $126 for residents/$136 for nonresidents and lasts for 12 weeks.
  • Tai Chi is now on Mondays to accommodate a growing group. Drop-in participation is available or, for a discount, register for the whole month.
  • Armchair Travel is headed to Ethiopia this month. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. to explore the wonders of this landlocked country and its culture. Cost is $6 for residents/$7 for nonresidents.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Visuzet
City to Observe Presidents Day Holiday Feb. 21
The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 21, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.
Coronado Cays Park Master Plan Update
City Launches Cays Park Master Plan Public Outreach
Citywide Project Updates

Backstop Repairs: Public Services Facilities Division completed significant repairs to the backstop at the Cays Park. The repairs included new chain link fencing and wood. 
Golf Course Sustainability: The Golf Course maintenance staff spread a new layer of mulch in the planters around the parking lot and clubhouse areas this week. The mulch will dramatically improve water retention, weed control and add to the beautification of the facility.
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Tuesday, Feb. 15; 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, Feb. 16; 3 p.m.
Historic Resource Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Tuesday, Feb. 22; 3 p.m.
Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3 p.m.
Design Review Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Feb 24; 2 p.m.
Traffic Operations Committee
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Agenda
The City Council agenda for the next meeting is available by clicking the link below.

The next City Council meeting is Feb. 15.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
Live Theatrical Reading: A free live theatrical reading of the play “Tiny Beautiful Things” will be presented by Breakthrough Workshop Theatre in the Coronado Public Library’s Winn Room, on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed, the play was presented at San Diego’s Globe Theatre in the 2018/19 season. The play features a struggling writer who takes on an advice column. It is a play about reaching out when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on difficult life questions. Due to some adult themes, the play is recommended for mature audiences.

Tinker Tuesday: Kids can learn how to make homemade musical instruments such as a pan flute and a popsicle stick kazoo at next week’s Tinker Tuesday. Meet outside in Library Park on Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the hands-on educational program that allows children to explore, create, design, and problem solve focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts.

Swing Concert: Enjoy vocal stylings -- from Motown to swing -- of the Maria Christina Band on Friday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Library's Winn Room. This event will be broadcast live on the Library's Facebook page and will be available on-demand following the event. This is the first vocal group since the fall and first concert at the Library since early January due to COVID restrictions. Registration is strongly recommended. Please register below for this event. All-in person events will be subject to County of San Diego Health Department guidelines.
Recreation & Golf Services
Babysitter Camp: Recreation and Golf Services’ Babysitter Training Camp is back. If your young teen is interested in caring for and mentoring younger children, starting a babysitting business is the perfect choice. Babysitter Training is Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call (619) 522-7342 to register or register online by clicking on the link below.
Glow Pickleball Lights Up Courts: A Glow Pickleball event was held at the Coronado Cays Tennis Courts earlier this month. Impact Activities hosted the event and both time slots for play sold out quickly. Staff set up black lights, provided glowing tape and balls, fun music and snacks. Details about the next event will be coming soon.

Aquatics Center Update: The Aquatics Center will be closed on Sunday, Feb. 20, for all-staff training and will have modified hours on Monday, Feb. 21, from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Presidents Day.
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.
Fostering Opportunities: This week, instead of a Pet of the Week, the City and PAWS of Coronado are asking for the community’s help. The Animal Care Facility is currently over capacity and in need of fosters for both dogs and cats. Fostering can be a wonderful opportunity for people who have lots of love to give to a pet but aren’t able to have one of their own. The placement is temporary and all expenses are covered. Kitten season is coming up and PAWS will need fosters experienced with bottle-feeding neonatal kittens. If you are interested in becoming a foster for PAWS, you can find the application online at PawsofCoronado.org under Support PAWS. To find out more about fostering or animals available for adoption, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies