______City Manager's Weekly Update
Sept. 9, 2022
The following is provided as an update regarding programs, services and issues within the City.
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Community News & Updates
City facilities offer relief from heat wave, high temps



An excessive heat warning was extended through Friday, Sept. 9, for the coast. The Coronado Unified School District called minimum days this week. The City invites students to the Library or the Recreation Pool, which is open and free to the community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Adults may head to the Spreckels Center until 4 p.m. on Friday.

Heavy rain, flooding expected from storm, sand bags available

Hurricane Kay, which weakened to a tropical storm, is bringing increased moisture, strong gusty winds, and showers and isolated thunderstorms to the region. Sand bags are available for residents at the usual places. There will be 3- to 6-foot surf and strong rip currents. A small craft advisory has been issued for San Diego Bay through Monday, Sept. 12.

Nominations being accepted for 2023 Community READ
The Coronado Community READ is designed to unite the community through the shared reading of a single book. The program, now in its seventh year, encourages discussion and participation in planned community-building events around the theme of the title, selected by you, the readers. Do you have a book title to suggest?
‘The Knot’ installed at Promenade Park overlooking Glorietta Bay
A 250-pound bronze sculpture titled “The Knot” was installed this week in its permanent location at Promenade Park near City Hall. The art piece was designed and built by the late artist Jim Wood, a former Coronado resident and lieutenant commander in the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. It is the newest addition to the City’s public art collection. A dedication is planned for Oct. 19. Promenade Park is a popular site for couples who tie the knot.
Public safety personnel to host brief 9/11 remembrance


Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel are set to gather at Fire Station 36 early on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 11, for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony. Coronado’s first responders will mark the attacks of that day starting at 6:53 a.m. with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. The ceremony, which will conclude with bagpipes, is an opportunity to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks.
Whale carcass washes ashore, buried on beach
A whale carcass washed ashore on Monday, Sept. 5, near Lifeguard Tower 2C in the City's South Beach area. Lifeguards observed the carcass floating a half-mile on Labor Day and monitored it until it washed ashore at about 6:30 p.m. Scientists from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries were notified and arrived the following day to take tissue samples. City crews then buried the carcass, the common practice when dead animals wash ashore. 
Coronado Cays Park Master Plan effort gets a restart
The City Council agreed earlier this week to restart the planning process for the Cays Park Master Plan project. The Council authorized the termination of the existing consultant contract for the project and directed staff Sept. 6 to return with a new request for proposals and an authorization to advertise the request for proposals. Staff was directed to present a report on possible near-term programmatic alternatives that could better address use of space in Cays Park. 
Water Line Work to affect Tenth Street, Adella Avenue, Ynez Place


California American Water has begun work on a project to replace a water line. Construction activity will affect portions of Tenth Street, Adella Avenue and Ynez Place starting Monday, Sept. 12. Work should be completed before the end of the calendar year.


E-bike safety campaign to educate the public
The City is taking additional steps to educate the public about e-bike safety in Coronado. An e-bike safety campaign will bring awareness to the potential dangers of e-bikes, remind users of the rules of the road, and offer tips on how to stay safe.
General Election Nov. 8 Update


The filing period for write-in candidates begins on Sept. 12 and ends on Oct. 25. Any person who is interested in write-in candidacy should contact the City Clerk for more information. 

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.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees
Library Winn Room
 
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m.
Planning Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m.
Design Review Commission
City Hall Council Chamber

Thursday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m.
Mobility Commission Special Meeting
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
Avanti Flute Choir Concert


The Avanti Flute Choir will perform works by composers including McMichael, Bartok, Menken, and Zimmer, as well as Broadway showstoppers. The concert will be in the Winn Room on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

Autumn Concert Series featuring Regina Tolley


Violinist Regina Tolley will be playing romantic and popular songs from the 1920s to today for the Library’s Autumn Concert Series, on Friday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.


Recreation & Golf Services
New classes for parents and toddlers/preschoolers

New classes for parents and their toddler or preschooler include topics such as Messy Adventures in Art, Cooking Around the World and Preschool Ballet & Tap. For a complete list of fun and enrichment activities, check out Recreation and Golf Services new seasonal brochure.

Upcoming facility closures
Maintenance work for the Cays Park and Sunset Park fields will start Monday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 25.
The Boathouse will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Coronado Strand Classic & Western Zone Open Water Championships will be held at the Boathouse launch site that day.
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.

Colt, a 2-year-old mixed breed dog, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Colt is a strong and energetic pup with a beautiful black coat with white markings. He is new to PAWS of Coronado and staff are still getting to know him. He loves walks and is always ready for playtime and meeting new people. Colt’s adoption fee is $125. To find out more about Colt, call Paws of Coronado, which runs the city’s Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.
Boards, Commissions & Committees
Board, commission and committee vacancies