______City Manager's Weekly Update
Sept. 16, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
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Community News & Updates
Coronado Community READ nomination deadline Oct. 6

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Coronado Community READ, which is designed to unite the community through the shared reading of a single book. Vote online or at the ballot box. The deadline to nominate a title is Oct. 6.
Coronado Ferry Landing to host second public meeting

The Coronado Ferry Landing will host a second public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, to allow the community to review updated concepts for proposed enhancements to the property.
USS Coronado decommissioning ceremony held this week

The USS Coronado (LCS-4) was decommissioned this week in a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego across the bay. The ship’s sponsor is Coronado resident, Susan Keith, a former City councilwoman. She attended the Sept. 14 decommissioning ceremony, where she was recognized for her ongoing support.
Fall nonprofit banner series installed along Orange Avenue

A new installation of the fall Orange Avenue Banner Program’s nonprofit series marks major milestones for two local organizations. The banners, which were installed this week, feature banners for Soroptimist International of Coronado and the Coronado Arts Association.
Beach closure of Coronado, Silver Strand shoreline
State Parks seeks input on sea level rise plan, meetings planned

California State Parks has begun work on a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan. The agency is asking for community input on what parts of the coastal state parks are most important. Silver Strand is part of the study. There are also several meetings planned, including one in Coronado. The Coronado meeting date and time on the flyer is wrong. The meeting was canceled last week due to rain. As soon as the date is established, the City will inform the community.

Events of note in the community:
The County of San Diego has notified the City of the twice-a-year two-day music festival at its Waterfront Park, on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The music festival will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Organizers expect 15,000 people per day and will work with an independent sound monitoring company to manage sound. Concerns can be directed to the event’s Community Relations Manager Christian Clark at (619) 471-4916 or christian@CRSSDfest.com.
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Community Meetings
Public Meeting Calendar
Please note, all meetings subject to cancellation.
Monday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m.
Naval Complexes Coordinating Group
City Hall Council Chamber
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m.
City Council
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.
Historic Resource Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Traffic Operations Committee
City Hall Council Chamber
City Council Actions
Find out how the City Council voted on Sept. 6.

The Council's next meeting is set for Sept. 20.
Community Programs & Events
Coronado Public Library
4 Upcoming concerts scheduled at the Library:
At least four concerts will be held over the next week at the Coronado Library. On Friday, Sept. 16, violinist Regina Tolley will play romantic and popular songs from the 1920s to today as part of the Library’s Autumn Concert Series. Looking ahead, guitarist Fred Benedetti will perform, as part of the same concert series, on Friday, Sept. 23. Both concerts will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. On Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon to 1 p.m., the Coronado Community Band will perform a concert of patriotic music at Library Park. Finally, on Sunday, Sept. 18, six talented musicians will bring the melodies and rhythms of samba and bossa nova to the Winn Room from 3 to 4 p.m.   
Author Talk: Craig Johnson
Top author Craig Johnson will discuss his newly released novel "Hell and Back" at the Coronado Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for “Longmire,” the hit Netflix original drama. The books have won multiple awards.
Recreation & Golf Services
New Spreckels Center specialty classes in October

  • Early Morning Senior Fitness: Jump-start the day beginning in October with an 8 a.m. Senior Fitness class taught by Ethyanne Andres.

  • Beginning Acrylic: Students will learn fundamental painting techniques such as how to use water as a medium and how to control paint using acrylic.

Upcoming Recreation Services activities/events:
Mommy, I think I’m good at skateboarding: This fall and winter, introduce your children to skating lessons in a safe and controlled environment with expert instructors from SD Skatelife. These Monday classes are designed to teach skateboarders of any skill level.
Lil’ Rascalz Soccer Practice: Glorietta Bay Park has been reserved for Little Rascalz soccer practice on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the morning and afternoon while the Cays Park and Sunset Park seasonal turf maintenance is completed.
Old Town Ghost Tour: October can be hauntingly fun at a Ghosts & Gravestones Old Town Tour. Travel with staff to the "Trolley of Doom" on Oct. 6 and walk the grounds of 10 haunted sites while hearing about the stories, history, mystery, and legends in San Diego.
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.

Hansel and Gretel, a bonded pair of cats, are this week’s Pets of the Week. Hansel is just over a year old and Gretel about 3. Both came to PAWS as strays and are adjusting to life with everything the facility and staff offers. Hansel loves socializing and Gretel is still learning but it doesn’t take her long to warm to new people. PAWS believes they should stay together. Their adoption fee is $100 as a bonded pair. To find out more about Hansel and Gretel, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Board, commission and committee vacancies