______City Manager's Weekly Update
January 14, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Weekly Update Video
Community News & Updates
Cays Park Master Plan

Cays Park Master Plan Update: The City Council agreed at its Dec. 7 meeting to restart a master planning effort for needed rehabilitation at the City's largest park, Coronado Cays Park, and to identify potential new or updated elements and...

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Cays Park Master Plan Public Outreach: The restart of the project includes a robust public outreach campaign -- Restart, Review, Engage and Approve -- which includes a combination of strategies and platforms with informational materials tied to upcoming public meetings and key project dates and deadlines. These efforts will ensure that the City is reaching the community with information about how to participate in the planning process. Regular updates will be included in the City Manager’s Weekly Update as well as on here, the City’s public engagement site. Residents can expect to see direct mailers, emails if they subscribe to stay updated, videos and other content on the City’s website, social media sites and Coronado TV. Stay tuned for public engagement events coming soon and sign up for updates at upper right.
Community READ 2022 Voting Begins
Voting is now taking place to select this year’s Coronado Community READ from among five final titles. Voting will run through Feb. 6 and the READ and its programs will take place during the month of April. Votes can be cast online at CommentCoronado.org or by paper ballot at the Coronado Public Library, Bay Books and Coronado Historical Association. Now in its sixth year, the Coronado Community READ is designed to unite the community through the shared reading of a single book. The program encourages discussion and participation in planned community-building events around the theme of the title, selected by you, the readers.
New Software to Streamline Agenda Management
The City is implementing a new software program called PrimeGov to automate agenda management and board, commission, and committee applications. Through automation, PrimeGov facilitates a much more streamlined process for easy review and management of staff reports and agendas by key staff members. It is more efficient, creates consistency across departments, and minimizes errors related to Brown Act posting requirements. For the public, the agenda will allow for active links for easier online viewing and navigation on desktops as well as mobile devices. The public may now easily click on specific staff reports and attachments rather than scrolling or using bookmarks. The public also may provide comments directly on each item that will be posted for public viewing. With PrimeGov, agendas and staff reports, from 2019 to date, will be available to search by keywords, which was not available previously. The City is implementing the new program to modernize work related to the business of the City Council and expects increased transparency, better access, and an improved experience for citizens with the new agenda management software. Look for changes in the coming weeks. Speaking of changes, agenda readers may have noticed a new layout of staff reports. This change makes agendas easier to read and understand and gets straight to the issue. 
Increase in COVID Cases Prompts Postponements, Cancellations
From travel talks to Library crafts to local live theatre, events in Coronado are being postponed or canceled as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Due to the current surge of the omicron variant, the City is calling off programs that have high participation numbers or have the chance to draw large gatherings. Programs that have been postponed or canceled include the just-announced Spreckels Center Newcomer Tour, which has been rescheduled to Feb. 24. Other Spreckels Center events are being canceled altogether for January, including Armchair Travel and all bingo, chorus and current events programs. Some events will go on virtually and the facility itself remains open. At the Library for the next few weeks, regular programs such as storytime, crafts, and book clubs will be online only and can be viewed at their regular times on the Library’s Facebook page. While a few special events will still be taking place in-person, some Library speakers and concerts have been postponed. Sign up for Spreckels Center newsletters and visit the Library’s calendar below for the latest information. At least one local theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, announced that its 2022 season has been postponed until April. A statewide mandate requiring masks indoors in all public places regardless of vaccine status remains in effect through Feb. 15. The City requires masks at City facilities and is capping capacity at 50% for public meetings for social distancing purposes. Zoom public comments are available, however, 24-hours advance notice is requested.
Coronado to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
The City of Coronado will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 17, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will remain open. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.
Last Day for Drop-off Christmas Tree Recycling is Jan. 15

Public Services & Engineering Project Updates
Street Preventive Maintenance Work to Begin in Late January
The City is preparing to begin its annual slurry sealing of certain streets in town. The City applies slurry seal to extend the life of its streets. Each street gets a slurry seal every seven years. Minor work such as crack-filling, striping removal, and dig-out repair operations may be observed late January before work begins along those streets receiving the pavement work this year. Slurry operations will tentatively start the first week of February with the goal of completing the work before Presidents Day, Feb. 21. The City also will restore striping and complete several priority improvement projects recommended by the City’s Active Transportation Plan. Exhibits illustrating the proposed improvements can be viewed by clicking the Public Projects link below. Slurry seal is composed of asphalt emulsion, fine aggregates, mineral filler, various additives, and water, all of which are mixed and applied from a truck. It is a cost-effective and proven way to extend the life of roads. Streets and parking lots to receive slurry seal:

  • Orange Avenue from First to Second streets

  • Fifth Street from Alameda to Glorietta boulevards

  • Tenth Street from Alameda Boulevard to Orange Avenue

  • Olive Avenue from D Avenue to Alameda Boulevard

  • Alameda Boulevard from First Street to Olive Avenue

  • J Avenue from First to Tenth streets

  • I Avenue from First to Tenth streets
Recreation & Golf Services Project Updates

Park Field Closures: Park field closures for annual maintenance have begun. From Jan. 3-16, Cays Park and Sunset Park fields will be closed. From Jan. 17-30, Tidelands Park sports fields will be closed. The turf will be closed for aeration and maintenance. All other public areas will be open and available for use.
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Tuesday, Jan. 18; 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Agenda
Find the City Council Agenda for the Jan. 18 meeting by clicking the link below.

The next City Council meeting is Feb. 1.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
Author Event: "The Impossible Road Trip" with Eric...

Author Eric Dregni will discuss his book "The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 States." Dregni gives you an unprecedented look at the breadth of roadside attractions in the US,...

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Recreation & Golf Services

Valentine's Day Card Making Craft at the Spreckels Center: Friday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a craft instructor will lead participants in designing three of their own Valentine’s Day-themed handmade cards. This activity will include ready-cut supplies so participants can maximize their creativity. Cost is $15 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. Class size is limited. For more information, call (619) 522-7343.

Free Junior Tennis Clinics: The Coronado Tennis Center is offering free junior clinics for new players, or for bringing a new player, on Saturday, Jan. 22. Children ages 9 and 10 play free from 11 a.m. to noon and ages 11 to 16 play free from noon to 1 p.m.

Water Exercise Registration Changes: Make the pool your gym. Registration now opens on the 15th of every month. On Jan. 15, click the link below to register for your February classes. It's fast and easy. http://bit.ly/3364ZKa
Arts & Culture
Artists Banner Series Deadline Nears: The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission invites local artists to submit images of original artwork for the “2022 Celebrating Coronado Artists” banner series. Banners will be displayed on Orange Avenue from April through June of this year. Applications are available online or at City Hall. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. For more information contact Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us.
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.

Meenie, a 2-year-old black bobbed tail cat, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Meenie is the last of the Eenie, Meenie and Miny trio of cats. He is sweet and loving and has green eyes. Meenie is fun and loves to play and interact with people. He is still young and looking for a loving household. His adoption fee is $50. To find out more about Meenie, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies