______City Manager's Weekly Update
February 4, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Weekly Update Video
Community News & Updates
Initial Study for Bridge Suicide Deterrent Ready for Review
A project to install a physical suicide deterrent on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge is moving forward. On Monday, Jan. 31, the California Department of Transportation, which manages the bridge, released an initial environmental study for the project. It is available now through March 1 for public review. The environmental document lays out the project’s purpose and alternatives being considered, the existing environment that could be affected, potential impacts of each of the alternatives, and proposed avoidance, and mitigation measures. A virtual public meeting will be held via Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10. Visit the project website by clicking the link below for the Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration document for the San Diego-Coronado Bridge Suicide Deterrent project; a link to the Feb. 10 meeting as soon as it is available; and to learn how to submit comments. 
City Investigating Video Featuring Department Director
The City of Coronado is investigating a video circulating on social media featuring the actions of a department director and allegations of racism. The employee is on administrative leave and is relieved of all duties for Coronado, pending the results of the investigation. The City understands this has caused pain and the need to have a resolution as soon as possible. As a public agency, Coronado has a responsibility to make decisions based on the full facts. The City asks for the community’s continued patience. The City of Coronado does not tolerate any form of discrimination. The allegations are extremely serious and do not reflect the City’s culture and values, which are based on professionalism, service and respect. The City of Coronado is a welcoming place for all.
City Hall Closes Again to All Walk-in Visitors
Coronado City Hall has closed once again due to COVID-19. Last month, the City Hall facility had reopened because no new cases were reported after a required two-week closure. An addtional case was reported following the reopening of City Hall but the exposure occurred within that 14-day period, which triggered another two week closure. The soonest City Hall could reopen, barring any new cases, is Tuesday, Feb. 8. As a result, no walk-in visitors are allowed inside. An appointment must be made. The City thanks the community for its patience.
Officers Make 109th Remotely Monitored Bike Arrest
Last Friday, Jan. 28, Coronado Police dispatchers were notified mid-morning that the department’s remotely monitored bicycle was traveling away from the location where it was locked. The dispatcher guided officers to the bike. An officer spotted a man riding the bicycle northbound on the Bayshore Bikeway near Leyte Road. Officers contacted the man at the bus stop and placed him under arrest for grand theft, possession of stolen property, vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 49-year-old man was booked into San Diego Central Jail. This is the 109th remotely monitored bicycle arrest.
Police Seek Help Involving Vehicle-Pedestrian Hit and Run

On Thursday, January 6, at 8:30 p.m., a man was found bleeding in the Tidelands Park parking lot after being struck by a truck. The victim, a 32-year-old male, was exercising in the parking lot when he was hit by the truck’s wheel. The driver then backed over the victim and fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The vehicle is described as a light grey or silver Ford F-150 with dark tinted windows. Please call (619) 522-7350 if you have any information about this incident.
Naval Base Coronado Hosts Annual Force Protection Exercise
Naval Base Coronado has alerted the City that the base will be participating in the annual force protection exercise “Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain.” The exercise, which lasts through the week of Feb. 7, is focused on simulating real-world, emergency situations. This exercise is not related to any current threat. There will be times when the exercise will cause increased traffic around Naval Base Coronado or delays in installation access. Area residents may also see or hear security activities associated with the exercise.
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

Golf Course Restroom Renovation: Work to renovate the Coronado Municipal Golf Course exterior restrooms, located near the snack bar, will begin Monday, Feb. 7. The restrooms will be closed during the work. Construction is expected to last until March 18. The Golf Course Clubhouse lobby restrooms will be available for use during the closure. 

Repairs Begin for Cays Park Softball Backstop: Repair work on the Cays Park softball field backstop has begun. The backstop was badly rusted and degraded. The field is being blocked off for maintenance during the repairs. All other public areas are open and available for use.
Rugby Lighting: Portable lights may soon be used for Rugby on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on Field 1 at Tidelands Park. The shielded lights allow Rugby players to practice after sunset and were purchased by the Rugby team. The Port has authorized them to use the fields until 9 p.m. each night of practice. This will help provide much-needed open space for all scheduled sports throughout the year.
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Tuesday, Feb. 8; 3 p.m.
Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Tuesday, Feb. 8; 3 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees
Library Winn Room

Wednesday, Feb. 9; 3 p.m.
Design Review
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m.
Spreckels Center Advisory Committee
John D. Spreckels Center

Thursday, Feb. 10; 2 p.m.
Golf Course Advisory Committee
Golf Course Board Room

Thursday, Feb. 10; 3 p.m.
Mobility Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Feb. 10; 5:30 p.m.
Civil Service Commission
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Agenda
Find out how the City Council voted at the Feb. 1, 2022, meeting by clicking the link below.

The next City Council meeting is Feb. 15.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library

Service Dogs Presentation: A presentation at the Coronado Public Library on how service dogs help people from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Library Park. The one-hour presentation is geared toward elementary school-aged children, but all are welcome. The “meet and greet” with dogs from “Pawsitive Teams” requires a waiver signed by parents for kids to meet the dogs. Call the Library at (619) 522-7390 for details.
'Through Their Eyes' Book Club: Each month, the Library’s “Through Their Eyes” book club reads and discusses a biography or memoir from a minority point of view, to explore new perspectives and foster empathy through the medium of literature. This month features Dovey Johnson Roundtree, an African American civil rights attorney seeking justice for women and people of color. Roundtree won a 1955 landmark bus desegregation case that would help to dismantle the practice of “separate but equal” and shatter Jim Crow laws. Later, she became one of the first ordained female ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Discuss her autobiography, “Mighty Justice,” in Library Park on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from noon to 1 p.m.

Calligraphy Class: A Library workshop aims to demonstrate the benefits to body and mind of the practice of Chinese calligraphy. Beijing born instructor, Danielle Zhang, will lead a hands-on workshop in the Winn Room on Friday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. Supplies will be provided for in-person attendees and the event also will be broadcast via Zoom for those wishing to take part from home.
Recreation & Golf Services
Tennis Center Offers Round Robin Tournament: On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Coronado Tennis Center will host a One-on-One Doubles Round Robin Tournament, where every player gets to compete against all others. Whoever wins the most matches, wins the tournament. The Round Robin format serves as a great introduction to the world of tournament play without the pressure. The tournament will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $25 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. Registration for the event will be available online through an Impact Activities account.
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.

Suki, a 9-year-old Samoyed mix dog, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Despite her 70 pounds, Suki is a sweet and easygoing girl who gets along with everyone she meets. She enjoys walks and cuddling. She is fully house- and leash-trained and low maintenance as she is well beyond the puppy phase. Her adoption fee is $65. To find out more about Suki, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies