______City Manager's Weekly Update
March 25, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
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Community News & Updates
Spring 'Bike Rodeos' at Schools to Highlight e-Bike Safety
The City is co-hosting three bicycle safety clinics, called Bike Rodeos, in April. The rodeos are for all students but there will be a special emphasis on those with e-bikes. Electric bikes have become very popular among Coronado youth who have been using them to get to school in growing numbers. E-bikes are fast due to their motors and there are special rules riders should know to ensure everyone’s safety. The City, Coronado Unified School District, San Diego Bicycle Coalition, and Coronado MainStreet invite students and parents to attend one of three bike rodeos to learn about the rules of the road, register bikes and enter raffle contests. See dates and locations below. Thanks Garage Buona Forchetta, Holland’s Bicycles, Gepetto’s and Blue Bridge Hospitality for co-sponsoring this important event.
Ocean Boulevard Street, Sidewalk Improvements Underway
Second Sea Level Rise Virtual Workshop Set for April 21

The City is hosting its second virtual workshop on Coronado’s Sea Level Rise planning process. The City invites the community to attend the workshop via Zoom at 5 p.m. on April 21 to learn more. The first step was a Vulnerability Assessment that used a model to evaluate how sea level rise could impact the City over time. A Vulnerability Study was completed and presented to the public last summer. The City recently released the second planning document, the Adaptation Plan, which includes a menu of potential strategies. The meeting will review the Vulnerability Study but focus on the adaptation measures. 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.
New Children’s Library Public Art Dedicated This Week

The City dedicated a new piece of public art on Thursday, March 24, at the Coronado Public Library. The bronze sculpture, “Bookworm,” was donated to the City by United Through Reading and Clifford and Carolyn Colwell in appreciation for all that the Coronado Library does to support military families. The 46-inch sculpture, a boy reading a book, is available to view in the Children’s Library Section. The sculpture was created by Gary Lee Price, a noted sculptor. For more information on Coronado’s Public Art Collection, download the Coronado Public Art App on your mobile phone. 
Police Department Announces Recent Arrests
Animal Abuse Arrest: The Coronado Police have an update on an animal abuse report from last summer. Back then, dispatchers received a call of a severely injured dog found in the Coronado Cays. The dog was transported to emergency veterinary services where it was determined that the lab-mix had been stabbed multiple times. Officers, who worked diligently on this case, announced that an arrest was made last week. The suspect, a 30-year-old San Diego resident, currently in jail on an unrelated case, was booked for animal cruelty. Det. Danielle Adams, who made the arrest, also was the patrol officer who transported the dog to the vet that night. The dog has made a full recovery and is now in the care of its rightful owner. 
Police Arrest Burglary Suspect: Coronado Police received a report of a vehicle burglary and window smash at Fiddler’s Cove early on the morning of Monday, March 21. A short time later, Police received a call that a man was caught stealing a bike in the RV area of the park, but dropped the bike after he was confronted by a witness. The witness followed the man until officers caught up with him near Silver Strand State Beach. The 39-year-old suspect was found in possession of the stolen items from the vehicle burglary, and stolen property from four additional victims. He was arrested and charged with vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property and a parole violation. The suspect was transported to San Diego Central Jail.
April 1 Deadline for Community Grant Program Applications
The City's Community Grants program is accepting online applications for the Fiscal Year 2022-­23 program. The deadline 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
Small Water Main Replacement: California American Water’s contractor mobilized this week for work on water main replacement work. Initial tasks include moving equipment that will be staged and stored along the eastern shoulder of Glorietta Boulevard. The water main replacement work activities will take place along Sixth Street from about A Avenue to Glorietta Boulevard. There may be some traffic delays during work activities, which should be completed by May 20.  
Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.

Tuesday, April 5; 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, April 6; 3 p.m.
Historic Resource Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

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

Thursday, April 7; 2:30 p.m.
Street Tree Committee
Public Services Facility

Thursday, April 7; 4:30 p.m.
Cultural Arts Commission
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
Community Read 2022 Events: Programming surrounding the sixth annual Coronado Community Read begins Saturday, April 2, with a fun outdoor concert at the Coronado Public Library Park. This year’s pick is “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge. The Coronado Community Read Kick-off will feature the Coronado Big Band at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The Library will be hosting multiple Community Read events that will be held all over Coronado throughout April. Events beginning the first week in April include book discussions, art activities for children, Storytime with the San Diego Zoo, teen events, lectures and talks. The highlight of the Community Read is an evening with the book’s author at 6:30 p.m. on April 7. Visit the Library’s event calendar for further details. View the printable flyer below.
Public Services & Engineering
Arbor Day 'Plant a Tree' Event Set for March 26: The City invites residents to its annual Arbor Day “Plant a Tree in Coronado” event on Saturday, March 26. The City will provide tools and instructions for the planting that will go on throughout town. The City of Coronado Street Tree Committee and Public Services & Engineering staff will work together to plant about 30 trees this year. To volunteer, arrive at Spreckels Park by 8:30 a.m. Bring gloves and wear tree planting shoes. Tree assignments will be made at 9 a.m. This event will be held rain or shine. The City of Coronado has been a "Tree City USA" since 1984. The program recognizes cities that work to maintain and grow their urban forests. The City has more than 8,500 trees it manages all around Coronado.
Recreation & Golf Services

BMX Riders Using Skatepark: BMX bike riders started using the Coronado Skatepark last weekend and are excited to have the opportunity to practice their skills. Since bicyclists and skateboarders are not allowed in the park at the same time, BMX-only hours are 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays until school is out for the summer; skateboard and scooter hours are Monday through Friday, 2:30- sunset and noon to sunset on the weekends. Specific criteria need to be met for bicycles; please see complete rules online or Skatepark staff. 
Summer Brochure 2022 Update: Detailed registration information for Recreation’s summer programming and dates to remember, will be included in a postcard that residents should expect to receive starting April 6. The Summer Brochure will be posted online on April 13. Online registration opens for residents at 9 a.m. on May 4, at 9:00 a.m. Registration for everyone begins at 9 a.m. on May 18, including online, in person and by phone.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Get your tickets for the annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event before its too late. 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.
Arts & Culture
Florals by Locals: The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork with a floral theme for inclusion in an exhibition and sale of art in the 2022 Coronado Flower Show to be held the weekend of April 22-23. This year will be the Flower Show's 100th Anniversary. Back again after the 2019 lockdown, the Commission will once again mount an exhibition to highlight the work of local artists at the annual community flower show. To apply, visit the Florals by Locals Call to Artists on the Commission's website. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2022. There is no fee this year to enter.

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.

Buster, an 18-pound mature Rex rabbit, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Buster is sweet and highly socialized. He would make a great first rabbit for any family. He has been handled and can be touched and pet. He’s low-maintenance and litter box trained. He is ready for a permanent home. His adoption fee is $50. To find out more about Buster, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, Commission, Committee Vacancies