______City Manager's Weekly Update
February 25, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Weekly Update Video
Community News & Updates
Community Grant Program Offers Online Applications
The City's Community Grants program is now accepting online applications for the Fiscal Year 2022-­23 program. The Community Grants program supports local organizations that administer events, such as the Fourth of July Parade, as well as services and activities for the benefit of the Coronado community. The City launched an online application process this year to make it easier to submit a request for funding. Applicants begin with a pre-screening of four online questions to determine eligibility. Once qualified, applicants will receive a link to an online application. The deadline for submittals is April 1. The estimated grant funding available for this year’s program is $1 million, to be finalized at the June 7 City Council meeting. The Council will make awards at its June 21 meeting. The City appreciates all previous grant recipients and the positive impact of their services on Coronado. Applicants can find documents on the City’s website on the City Manager’s page. To learn more, contact Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or communitygrants@coronado.ca.us.
Arrest Made in Series of Violent Armed Robberies
With the assistance of federal and local law enforcement partners, Coronado Police announced the arrest last week of a 19-year-old man following a string of armed robberies that occurred in Coronado on Feb. 12. The man, an Oceanside resident, was booked into San Diego Central Jail, charged with 14 counts of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with injury and carrying a loaded firearm. The series of armed robberies began on Saturday, Feb. 12, at about 10:30 p.m. and lasted no more than six minutes. He first robbed seven people at Centennial Park before running to the Ferry Landing, where he robbed a woman and hit her with his gun. Three bystanders who witnessed the attack, also were robbed. A group of five earlier victims then found the suspect at the Ferry Landing and struggled over the gun which they were able to get but the suspect escaped. Two victims sustained minor injuries and the woman struck on the head was taken to a hospital. Coronado Police, who arrived within 90 seconds of the 911 call, conducted a search along with a Chula Vista canine unit, but could not locate the man. The incidents were highly unusual for Coronado and public safety officials are pleased with the Feb. 17 arrest and regional cooperation to apprehend the suspect. The City will continue to be proactive and work with the community to keep Coronado safe. 
Sales Tax Update for Third Quarter 2021 Shows Rebound
The City of Coronado receives 1 cent of sales tax for every transaction that occurs within the city limits.  Coronado’s July through September 2021 sales tax update report shows that sales tax increased by 42.3% for the third quarter as compared to the same quarter in 2020. This strong percentage gain signifies the continued rebound from the pandemic impacts of a year ago. The rebound is positive news as it suggests returning economic health for our local businesses and stable jobs for our local employees. If this continues through the fall, we will have moved to economic recovery sooner than forecasted. A copy of the third quarter sales tax update report, describing Coronado sales by business group as well as state-wide results, can be found on the city’s website.
City Seeks Input on Pickleball, Tennis Survey
The City is preparing to gather public input on pickleball and tennis in Coronado. Residents can expect to see a survey to be released very soon asking players to weigh in with their experiences. The City wants to know how many people are playing, where they are playing and how often. The City will ask the community what it thinks about existing facilities and what is envisioned for improvements. The City encourages players to take the survey on the City’s website and CommentCoronado.org as soon as it is released.

Tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event may be purchased beginning March 1. 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.
Coronado Cays Park Master Plan Update
City Launches Cays Park Master Plan Public Outreach
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Monday, Feb. 28; 3 p.m.
Naval Complexes Coordinating Group
City Hall Council Chamber

Tuesday, March 1; 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, March 2; 3 p.m.
Historic Resource Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, March 3; 2 p.m.
Coronado Tourism Improvement District
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, March 3; 2:30 p.m.
Street Tree Committee
Public Services Facility

Thursday, March 3; 4:30 p.m.
Cultural Arts Commission
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Agenda
Read the City Council agenda for the March 1 meeting.

The next City Council meeting is March 15.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
Coding Class: Play, build and code video games with Game-gineers, STEAM activities for those who love games, at the Library on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will play games, learn game-design principles, and enjoy building and coding in the Teen Area of the Library. For grades 5-9, or ages 10-14. No prior coding experience necessary. Class size is limited and registration is required.

Flower Show History, Gardening Tips: The Library invites the community to a Coronado Floral Association meeting in honor of the Coronado Flower Show's 100th anniversary this year. The community can learn about the history of home front judging and get gardening tips from past ribbon winners. "Home Front Appreciation" is this month’s topic at the Coronado Floral Association’s regular open public meeting in the Winn Room on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Poetry for the People: Poetry for the People continues its look at the poetry of Indigenous American men and women in the Winn Room on Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. Participants in the class are encouraged to share their thoughts and insights into the poems.

Sewing for Teens: An introduction to sewing and fashion design for teens will be held in the Winn Room on Thursday, March 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will be "upcycling" denim to complete custom bell bottoms or an optional jean jacket or denim embellishment. In this course, teens will learn how to use a sewing machine, sew a straight stitch, sew on patches and make fashion drawings. Participants are encouraged to bring in a pair of denim pants from home or the thrift store. If you do not have a pair of jeans, you can bring a denim piece of clothing or choose from a selection of our jean jackets. Sewing machines provided.
Recreation & Golf Services
City of Coronado Tennis Center Activities: Impact Activities Coronado, the City’s Tennis Center concessionaire, will host a wine and cheese social mixer on Friday, March 11, to allow people to meet other players. Impact Activities held a successful 1-on-1 doubles tournament over the weekend for both men and women. Congratulations to the Women's Champion, Jen Kaminski, and the Men's Champion, Richard Baez. Follow Impact Activities on Facebook (@tenniscentercoronado), and Instagram (@coronadotenniscenter ) for more details. 
Recreation Services Jobs: Recreation & Golf Services employees Dana Welch, Bree Conser and Orlando Vales attended a student job fair at San Diego State University hosted by the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. More than 45 industry booths represented employers in government, hotels and amusement parks. Recreation & Golf Services hires part-time employees throughout the year to fill various positions such as front desk, skatepark supervision, lifeguards and aquatic instructors, and special event coordinators. See what's available by clicking the link below.
iPhone Workshop at the Spreckels Center: Learn more about your iPhone at this hands-on interactive presentation that covers iPhone features and popular topics. Bring your phone and your questions and get helpful answers. This program is offered in partnership with both Recreation and Golf Services and the Coronado Public Library with thanks to staff presenter, Nick Burmeister. Join us on March 3 from 2-3:30 at the Spreckels Center. Cost is $10 for residents, $12 for nonresidents. Register by calling (619) 522-7343.
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.
Jinx, a 6 1/2-year-old orange medium-haired cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Jinx was adopted six years ago with his friend Dipstick as kittens from the Animal Care Facility. Their adopter went into a nursing home and there was no one to care for the cats. When they were first returned, they were both shy. With the help of PAWS volunteers, both are starting to come out of their shells. Jinx would do well in a quiet home. His adoption fee is $50. To find out more about Jinx, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies