______City Manager's Weekly Update
July 1, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.

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Community News & Updates
City Prepares for Busy 3-day Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The Fourth of July is the City’s largest holiday event of the year. This year, the holiday falls on a Monday, making it a three-day-holiday weekend. The City is expecting many residents and visitors to attend Fourth of July activities. As the City prepares for all of the weekend’s events, it wants the community to be ready. A list of frequently asked questions can be found on CommentCoronado.org.

Parking throughout the Fourth of July weekend will be at a premium. Locals and visitors are asked to take alternative transportation, such as the Free Summer Shuttle and bicycles. Please pay attention to no-parking signs and do not block driveways or park in red zones. If your vehicle is towed, please contact the Police Department at (619) 522-7350 or stop by the Police Department’s main lobby, 700 Orange Ave., for information on how to get your vehicle back.

Public transportation via the Metropolitan Transit System will continue to be provided at the usual bus stops. Routes normally located within the parade route, including the Free Summer Shuttle, will be relocated and reopened after the parade ends. Keep in mind, the buses will be full over the weekend and there will be a lot of traffic so plan ahead.

The City has contracted with the Metropolitan Transit System to provide special free bus service on Monday, July 4, for Cays residents. It will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. in 30-minute intervals from the northeast corner of Coronado Cays and Grande Caribe to the southeast corner of Avenue de las Arenas and Silver Strand Boulevard. Stops will be made upon request at Silver Strand Military.
It will be quite a busy weekend with a number of events being held all weekend. A planned rough water swim, the Crown City Classic 12K/5K run and an unofficial bike-riding event around Coronado will be held on Saturday, July 2. There will be a concert at Spreckels Park on Sunday, July 3, at 6 p.m. Then, on Monday, July 4, the main events include the 73rd annual Fourth of July Parade down Orange Avenue; three concerts – one at Spreckels Park and two at the Golf Course; Adrian Empire demonstration and San Diego Star Wars Society photo opportunity; a Navy parachute demonstration; and the fireworks display at 9 p.m. 
If you are planning to watch the fireworks from the Golf Course, there will be a firework safety zone near Stingray Point that must be kept clear for the fireworks display. The Golf Course will be closed to golfing on the Fourth of July so people can set up their viewing spots any time. Starting at 6 p.m. on the Fourth, anyone inside the 700-foot firework safety zone emanating from the fenced fireworks launch area will be required to move. This also applies to boats. The fireworks display will occur at 9 p.m. over Glorietta Bay. The most direct access to the concerts, food trucks and fireworks display viewing spots is by entering the Golf Course from Glorietta Boulevard between Vista Place and Monterey Avenue (on the Tennis Center side) of Bay Circle. Most of the activities will be on and around the 16th fairway. 
The City will observe the Fourth of July holiday on Monday, July 4. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. Due to the holiday falling on a Monday, there will be a delay in collection service. Certain City departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation. Check out the schedule.
County Announces New Water-Safety Category

Following the recent change to a new, more sensitive ocean-water testing technology that closed Coronado’s beach for 17 days, San Diego County health officials announced they would begin using a new beach water-safety category and sign at local beaches. Effective Friday, July 1, the County’s new “warning” category will join the existing “advisory” and “closure” categories. When a blue “warning” sign is posted, beachgoers may make their own decision about entering the water.
Community Grant Allocations Finalized
At a special City Council meeting on July 23, 2022, the Council reviewed and finalized allocations for the FY 2022-23 Community Grant Program. Since 2000, the City has awarded grants in support of local nonprofit organizations. On Feb. 15, 2022, the Council reviewed and approved the program documents for the FY 2022-23 grant cycle. 
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Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Thursday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Coronado Tourism Improvement District
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, July 7, 2:30 p.m.
Street Tree Committee
Public Services Facility
City Council Actions

Find how the City Council voted June 21 and June 23, 2022.

The City Council meets next on July 19, 2022.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
Summer Salads Discussion by Award-Winning Author
Summer Salads with an award-winning author will be on the menu at the Library's Winn Room on Thursday, July 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. Wendy Jo Peterson is an Imperial Beach-based registered dietitian, and the author of nine books, including “Bread Making For Dummies,” “Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies,” and “Born to Eat.” In her upcoming class, Peterson will share highlights from her upcoming book, “Salad Recipes for Dummies” (out in November 2022), including the basics of a great homemade dressing and two of her favorite Mediterranean inspired salads. 
Recreation & Golf Services
Cooking Camps at the Community Center

Dish of Disney cooking camp started this week at the Community Center. All junior chefs made flapjacks from The Princess and The Frog, pizza from Toy Story, and sugar cookies. More cooking camps are coming up this summer, including Marvels Superh Heroes/Super Foods, Food à la Cart-oon Network, Harry Potter Taste the Magic, and Star Wars: May the Fork be With You. For more information, call (619) 522-7342, visit Coronado.ca.us; or go directly to the individual camp registration page with the following links:

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.
Boards, Commissions & Committees
Board, Commission and Committee Vacancies