Monday, September 21, 2020

Highlights from the City Manager’s Weekly Update: Teddy Bear Drive continues through December 9

Each week, the City of Coronado City Manager’s Office provides an update that includes information on programs, services and issues within the City, as well as news, project updates and follow-up information when applicable. Featured below are highlights from that update. The entire City Manager’s Weekly Update can be found on the City’s website.

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Orange Avenue Accessible Pedestrian Signals & Tenth Street Left-turn Lanes

The new signal phasing scheme was implemented this week and the contractor is on site to finish the concrete repairs. The concrete finish work will be completed over a three-day period; this task will require detouring of pedestrians around the work areas.

Teddy Bear Drive

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The Police Department will be collecting new stuffed animals for Rady Children’s Hospital for the annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Caravan on December 9. Donations of teddy bears and stuffed animals will be distributed all year long by hospital staff and police officers to children who are admitted into the hospital. The Coronado Police appreciates the community’s support over the year and hopes people continue to donate new and unused stuffed animals. Donation bins can be found at participating Coronado grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants, and of course, the Police Department. For additional information or if you are a local business and would like to sponsor a donation bin, please contact Officer Sam Sellers at (619) 522-7350 or

Historic Resource Commission

At its meeting on Wednesday, November 19, the Historic Resource Commission approved a nomination for historic designation for the property at 1010 Glorietta Blvd. The Commission determined that the properties at 175 H Ave. and 217 Alameda Blvd. do not meet the criteria for Historic Resource designation. The Commission also approved a Historic Alteration Permit for the property at 757 Alameda Blvd. and recommended approval of a Mills Act Agreement for 1027 F Ave.

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Central Beach Restroom

The Central Beach restroom will be closed until approximately the end of February 2015 for refurbishment of the interior spaces and to repair and replace rotted and termite damaged roof, pending City Council approval. Coronado’s portable restroom trailer has been moved to the location and will be fully operational to serve the public during this repair period.

ADA Transition Plan Meeting

As part of Coronado’s efforts to refine the accessibility of City services and facilities for all residents and visitors, a public meeting was held on Wednesday, November 19 to discuss a draft plan that evaluates and suggests Americans With Disabilities Act improvements. The plan will be presented to the City Council for approval at an upcoming meeting.

HERO Program Offered in Coronado

Coronado is among seven cities in San Diego County that launched this week Home Energy Renovation Opportunity programs. The award-winning program partners with local governments to make energy efficient, water efficient and renewable energy products more affordable for home owners. The Coronado City Council approved a resolution in June to make the program available to local property owners. The HERO program allows home owners and commercial property owners to install energy and water efficiency improvements without any capital outlay. It provides repayment of financing to be made on individual’s property tax bills. To learn more, visit or call 855-HERO-411. Or stop by City Hall for more information.

Library’s WWI Exhibit

This is a reminder of the Library’s main exhibit commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, which began in August 1914. The exhibit, which was installed in October, features text panels from the Library of Congress, as well as historic photographs, objects and memorabilia from WWI. Many of the items are on loan from the family of the late Walt Heinecke, whose father served in the war.

Employee of the Quarter

In recognition of the outstanding contributions of City employees, City Manager Blair King has selected Cheryl Grove, the Coronado Library’s Head of Circulation, as Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2014. Cheryl has been in her current position for the past eight years. She was nominated by several of her co-workers, who say she is an inspiration to everyone that enters the Library. The “orchid lady” as she is known because of her practice of personally purchasing flowers for the Library, is the first to arrive and the last person to leave most days. Many of her orchids are on display at the Library.

Upcoming Meetings

  • The Planning Commission meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, at City Hall, 1825 Strand Way.
  • The Design Review Commission meeting is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, at City Hall.
  • The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 3, at City Hall.
  • The Traffic Operations Committee meeting set for Thursday, November 27, has been canceled.
  • The RSIP-3 Committee meeting set for Thursday, November 27, has been canceled.
  • The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 1, at City Hall.
  • The City Council meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, at City Hall.
  • The Historic Resource Commission meets at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, at City Hall.
  • The Coronado Tourism Improvement District meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, at City Hall.
  • The Cultural Arts Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, at City Hall.
  • The Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, at City Hall.
  • The Planning Commission meeting meets at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, at City Hall.
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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to:


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