______City Manager's Weekly Update
January 7, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
Weekly Update Video
Community News & Updates
New Shark Buoys Offer Real-time Data

Two new state-of-the-art buoys recently installed off Coronado are helping with ongoing efforts by the California State University Long Beach Shark Lab and City Lifeguards to better monitor the local white shark populations. The Shark Lab has...

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Check out this fun video on the new buoys.
Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled by using either the green-waste curbside program or the drop-off program. For the green waste curbside program, place four-foot sections of your tree in your yard waste recycling...

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Mask Requirement Extended to Feb. 15
A statewide mandate implemented Dec. 15 requiring masks indoors in all public places regardless of vaccine status has been extended through Feb. 15. The California Department of Public Health made the announcement this week as the Omicron variant continues to increase in prevalence across the state and country. County health officials follow state requirements and urge county residents to wear a mask indoors. The City of Coronado will operate under the same conditions it did before the mask mandate was lifted June 15, which focused on education and compliance. In addition, 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 Police Seek Hit and Run Suspect
A man was found bleeding in the Tidelands parking lot after being struck by a pick-up truck just before 8:30 pm last night. The victim, a 32-year-old male, was working out in the parking lot when he was hit by the truck’s wheel, then the driver backed over the victim and fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 
The suspect is described as a white male adult wearing a dark beanie type hat, driving a light colored Ford F-150 possible Raptor model. 
Please call us if you have any information about this incident (619)522-7350

Coronado Police Offer 'Ride to Live' Class for Active Military
Orange Avenue Palm Pruning to Begin
Power Outage to Affect Spreckels Park Restrooms

SDG&E is planning to perform maintenance on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 a.m. for up to 4 hours that may require service to be interrupted at the Spreckels Park restroom building. Public Services & Engineering crews will place signs notifying the public about the maintenance around the building the Thursday prior to the outage and ensure the restrooms are locked. The flushers are electronic, not manual, so flushing will not work during the outage. As soon as the power is on, the restrooms will be reopened. 

Public Services & Engineering Project Updates
Aquatics Center and High School Tennis Courts Lighting

All lights that are part of the Aquatics Center and Tennis Court Lighting project were installed by the end of December, including automated light controls at the Aquatics Center. Photometric light level readings taken at all tennis courts confirmed that they exceed International Tennis Federation Class II illumination requirements as specified. Final corrosion resistant paint coating of the light poles has been rescheduled to January due to the rain that occurred during the last two weeks of December. The new LED lights are energy efficient and turn on instantly.
California American Water Asphalt Repairs: California American Water has scheduled asphalt repair work along Glorietta Boulevard between Miguel and Monterey avenues on Wednesday, Jan.12. Traffic controls will be in place. Please use caution when driving through the area.
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. (Photo: Sunset Park)
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Monday, Jan. 10; 3:30 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Tuesday, Jan. 11; 3 p.m.
Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, Jan. 12; 3 p.m.
Design Review Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Jan. 13; 11 a.m.
Spreckels Center Advisory Committee
Spreckels Center

Thursday, Jan. 13; 2 p.m.
Golf Course Advisory Committee
Golf Course

Thursday, Jan. 13; 3 p.m.
Coronado Mobility Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Jan. 13; 5:30 p.m.
Civil Service Commission
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Actions
Find the City Council Actions for the Jan 4 meeting by clicking the link below.

The next City Council meeting is Jan. 18.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library

Free Rose Pruning Workshop: Learn how to prune roses at a free workshop at the Harlow Rose Garden in front of the Coronado Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Bring sharp pruners and gloves to participate in this hands-on workshop. This event is also an opportunity to get information about fertilizing roses, pests and fungal diseases. It’s free, open to the public and will be led by Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener, Rita Perwich, and Master Gardeners, Maria Mata and Carvill Veech.
Introduction to Fashion Design for Youth: Sew Fun...

An introduction to fashion design for teens! We will be upcycling denim to complete our very own custom bell bottoms. (*optional jean jacket, or denim embellishment). In this course you will learn how to use a sewing machine, sew a straight...

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Recreation & Golf Services

Spreckels Center Newcomer Tour: Whether you are new to Coronado, a longtime resident, or want to gather information for an older adult in your life, the City invites you to a one-hour tour of the John D. Spreckels building on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m. You 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 Spreckels Center as a valuable community resource. The center has no membership fees, serves adults 50-plus and is centrally located at 1019 Seventh Street across from Spreckels Park. For more information, please call (619) 522-7343. 

Winter/Spring Brochure: The City of Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Winter/Spring 2021-22 Brochure is now available online. The brochure contains all Winter 2021 programs and the newly posted Spring 2022 activities. Online registration for programs and classes begins Jan. 5. Walk-in, call-in and nonresident registration begins Jan. 12. You will find a multitude of recreational classes, programs, events and workshops. For more information, call (619) 522-7342.
Arts & Culture
Banners Honor Coronado Floral Association's 100th Anniversary: This year, the Coronado Floral Association is celebrating 100 years since its founding in 1922. To mark this important milestone, Coronado has installed banners on 30 street poles along Orange Avenue from First Street to Avenida de las Arenas. The banners are on display through the end of March. The Coronado Flower Show was founded to ease Coronado political unrest. Local resident Maude Taylor is credited by local historians with the idea of hosting a community flower show to unite feuding residents. She recruited her husband, Harold Taylor, who took on the project and the flower show was born. From its inception, the event has been held in Spreckels Park and has grown into the largest tented flower show in the nation. This year’s show is slated for April 23-24. The City Council approved the banner designs and installation in November. The City of Coronado adopted the Orange Avenue Banner Program in 2016. The program is funded through the Discover Coronado Community Improvement Fund. 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.
Tobias and Gob, two adorable guinea pigs, are this week’s Pets of the Week. If you have never considered guinea pigs as pets, you might be surprised how easy they are to keep. Guinea pigs are sweet and social. Tobias is brown and white and a mature male and Gob is black and white and a young adult. Both love snacks and a variety of good and healthy food including timothy hay, pellets, bell pepper, leafy greens and citrus. Their adoption fee is $25 each. To find out more about Tobias and Gob, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies