______City Manager's Weekly Update
March 18, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
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Community News & Updates
City Council Approves Coronado's Climate Action Plan
The City Council approved Coronado’s Climate Action Plan on Tuesday, March 15, and directed staff to move forward with preparing a draft implementation plan. The Climate Action Plan, which can be found on the City’s Comment Coronado page, outlines ways the City can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions within the City to support the state’s strategy.
The plan documents current and ongoing sustainability efforts, and provides a roadmap to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Coronado has a long history of implementing sustainability practices, including constructing green buildings, conserving water, developing a bike and pedestrian friendly community, and other environmentally friendly practices. Reduction measures may include promoting rooftop solar installations and increased use of electric vehicles and charging stations. The community participated along the way by providing comments online or at three public workshops on how the community could reduce its carbon footprint.
The implementation plan with recommendations, related costs and benefits is planned for presentation to the City Council by this summer. The Council also asked staff to come back with information on Community Choice Aggregations, or CCA’s, which are entities that allow member cities to purchase cleaner or alternative sources of energy for residents and businesses inside the city limits. For more information, contact Howard Lee (619) 522-2423 or at hlee@coronado.ca.us.
City Releases Sea Level Rise 'Adaptation Plan' for Public Review
In summer 2020, the City of Coronado began a planning process to understand the potential effects of sea level rise and to identify possible adaptation strategies to respond to anticipated climate change impacts. The first step of the sea level rise planning process was a Vulnerability Assessment that used a model to evaluate how sea level rise could impact the City over time. The Vulnerability Study was completed and presented to the public in summer of 2021. The City is now releasing the second planning document, the Adaptation Plan, which includes a menu of potential adaptation strategies. The plan is a voluntary guidance document only and does not impose any new regulations or obligations. The combined draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan document is available on CommentCoronado.org. Please provide any comments to Project Planner Jane Thornton at jthornton@coronado.ca.us by May 18. Stay tuned for information about public meetings, which are planned for April.  
BMX Sessions Begin at Coronado Skatepark March 19 
BMX bike users now have access to the Coronado Skatepark beginning March 19. Bikers and skaters are not allowed in the park at the same time so BMX-only hours will be 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays until summer. Recreation staff members are working on summer hours and will share the schedule as soon as it is available. There are specific criteria that need to be met for bicycles, including that they have wheels that measure 26 inches or less, have no suspension, and no baskets or kick stands. See complete rules online or ask the Skatepark supervisor. As a reminder, park hours for skateboard and scooter users during the school year remain Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. to sunset and weekends from noon to sunset. 
Stencils Installed to Encourage Courteous Cycling
American Red Cross Holds Blood Drive; More Dates Ahead

The Coronado Community Center hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sixteen units of blood was collected from 21 people. The next blood drives are set for June 1, Sept. 13 and Dec. 28. To learn more about different types of donation, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call (800) RED CROSS.
Ocean Boulevard Street, Sidewalk Improvements Continue
Work continues on a project to make major improvements to Ocean Boulevard. The contractor will complete the work in phases beginning with the sidewalk improvements (completed in four segments) which includes relocation of lights and installation of new curb, gutter, sidewalk, and pedestrian ramps, and will be followed by an asphalt overlay of Ocean Boulevard. The community can see significant construction that will last through May. The project will improve access and pedestrian mobility on the sidewalk along the ocean side of the roadway and include Ocean Boulevard pavement rehabilitation. Traffic impacts can be expected, including parking restrictions on both sides of the street and lane closures during working hours. Traffic may be reduced to one lane for both directions during pavement rehabilitation. The work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, May 30. Find out more abbout the project on CommentCoronado.org.
City Accepting Online Community Grant Program Applications
The City's Community Grants program is accepting online applications for the Fiscal Year 2022-­23 program. The deadline for submittals is April 1. The Community Grants program supports local organizations that administer events, 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 to determine eligibility. Once qualified, applicants will receive a link to an online application. 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.
Public Services & Engineering Project Updates

Golf Course Restroom Renovation: The Coronado Golf Course exterior restrooms, located near the snack bar, have undergone a full renovation and are now open. The scope of the renovation project included new tile, paint, plumbing fixtures, and partitions. Due to shipping delays, temporary faucets and soap dispensers have been installed to keep the project on schedule. Permanent faucets and soap dispensers will be installed as soon as they are received.

Concessionaire Roof Upgrades: Facilities Division crews replaced various broken shingles at the City’s restaurant concessionaire, Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, due to water intrusion following recent rains.
Damaged Sidewalk Repairs: Streets Division crews recently replaced damaged sidewalk sections on Sixth Street in the Village area and on Trinidad Bend in the Cays (see images below). Streets Division also hired a contractor to remove and replace large portions of damaged sidewalk at various locations. Work is scheduled to start March 21 and be complete on April 7. No-parking signs will be posted 72 hours prior to work commencing. Notices have been sent to residents in the following area:
Churchill Place (431 feet of sidewalk)
966 I Ave. (61 feet of sidewalk & driveway skirt repair)
944 I Ave. (63 feet of sidewalk)
945 I Ave. (10 feet of sidewalk)
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Monday, March 21; 3 p.m.
Naval Complexes Coordinating Group
City Hall Council Chamber

Tuesday, March 22; 3 p.m.
Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, March 23; 3 p.m.
Design Review Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, March 24; 2 p.m.
Traffic Operations Committee
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Actions
Find out how the City Council voted at its March 15, 2022, meeting by clicking the link below.

The next City Council meeting is April 5, 2022.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
San Diego Storytelling Festival: A popular storytelling festival is back after a two-year hiatus, and in Coronado for the first time. The Coronado Public Library will be presenting the 12th annual San Diego Storytelling Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. It takes place on World Storytelling Day and celebrates oral storytelling with workshops, “story concerts” and open mic storytelling for all ages. Highlights include student storytellers from Silver Strand Elementary; “Art & Stories” with weaver Jeanine Ertl of Creative Weavers; veterans stories spotlighting military veterans; and storyteller and musical educator Angela Lloyd.

Library on Architectural Tour: The Coronado Public Library is one of a handful of Coronado buildings included in the Open House San Diego architectural tour on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20. There will be a display in the lobby regarding the different architectural periods and features of the Library along with a handout for a self-guided tour. Other local buildings on the tour include the Hotel del Coronado, Village Theater and 1906 Lodge. For more details, visit the San Diego Architectural Foundation online.

'Engaging Your Kids with Shakespeare': How to engage your kids with Shakespeare will be the topic of a talk aimed at parents and educators Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. An author of Shakespeare books for children, Brendan Kelso, will be speaking in partnership with the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Find the Zoom link below.

Author Talk: Two political science professors from San Diego State University will discuss their new book, “Unequal Neighbors,” regarding perceptions about San Diego and Tijuana in the Winn Room on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. Authors Kristen Hill Maher and David Carruthers examine the role that stigma has in reinforcing real and imagined inequalities in San Diego and Tijuana. The book looks at the ways the cities have been represented through media, everyday talk, economic relations, and local tourism discourses to show how these differences result in asymmetric borders between places.

Documentary Screening: Filmmaker Amber Edwards will host a screening of her documentary, “The Dancing Man – Peg Leg Bates,” at the Coronado Public Library on Friday, March 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. At 12, Clayton Bates’ leg was amputated on his mother’s kitchen table. At 40, he was a world-renowned tap dancer and a regular on the Ed Sullivan show. As a disabled African American, he fought discrimination to become jazz dance royalty. This documentary and filmmaker talk is being held in partnership with the Coronado Island Film Festival.
Public Services & Engineering
Paper Shredding Event: A City and EDCO free document shredding and e-waste recycling event is set for Saturday, March 19. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Coronado residents at the City Hall north parking lot, 1825 Strand Way. EDCO limits items so check the City’s website for more details. Residents also may drop off, unwanted electronics, including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players and answering machines. No household hazardous waste material, appliances or trash please. However, the City will host its next two Household Hazardous Waste Collection events on March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Services facility, 101 B Ave. For more information, please call Public Services at (619) 522-7380.

Recreation & Golf Services

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event are now available to be purchased. 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.

The Star Lighters April Fools' Show: Enjoy an afternoon of laughs and entertainment by the Star Lighters performers. This group of talented senior actors will perform monologues, songs and improvisation. The free performance will be held on Friday, April 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the John D. Spreckels Center, 1019 Seventh St. No RSVP needed.
New Spring Programming: The next session of spring programming for Recreation Services starts March 14. Spots are still available for Lil’ Jammeroos, Jump Rope, Hip Hop, KinderTots and Character Illustration. More information about these enriching activities can be found at www.coronado.ca.us/register.
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.

Tayla, a beautiful 2-year-old Siberian Husky, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Tayla is an athletic, smart and charming dog looking for a breed-savvy family who will keep her active and loved. She has blue eyes and a loving personality. She would be a wonderful addition to any active family or individual. Her adoption fee is $125. To find out more about Tayla, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies