LimeBike and Community Grants Top Tuesday’s City Council Ageda

Here’s what the Coronado City Council will be discussing at its meeting next Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

LimeBike: Consider a request to operate a dockless bicycle share program here in Coronado. The company has contracts with Imperial Beach and National City. They are also in discussion with Naval Base Coronado to operate at Naval Air Station North Island. The bicycle advisory committee supported the concept, with one abstention. A number of residents oppose the project, including Eddie Warner, former owner of Holland’s and current owner of Bikes and Beyond.

Business License tax. Replace the tax with a business certificate that would cost $25 a year. The money would be used to administer the program.

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Business District Trash Bin Replacement. After complaints from business owners and the public, a committee was formed with members of The Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Coronado MainStreet and city staff to come up with a design for trash bins that were practical and met the community’s aesthetic sensibilities. Based on criteria developed by the group, a bin model was selected. Examples of it were placed at Tenth and Orange in August 2017. The public was asked to give feedback on social media. The new bins cost $1,100 each.

Community Grants: Create an ad hoc working group to develop a new mechanism for funding community groups. Sixteen nonprofits currently receive funds from the City of Coronado to operate. Last year the city council approved $990,000 for these organizations. The working group would include representatives from the city council and the community.

Basement Construction Rules: Review current regulations and determine if changes are necessary. Once a rarity in Coronado, basements are becoming more popular. In the past few years a dozen buildings with basements have been built, according to city staff. This has led to questions about zoning, construction methods and how basements impact the ground water table.

Climate Action Plan (CAP): Bring in technical experts from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to help the city develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of climatologists have linked these emissions to sea-level rise in coastal regions across the globe.

Golf Course Walkway: Send a written request to the Port of San Diego Commissioners asking them not to approve a public walkway on the bayside of the Municipal Golf Course. The land is managed by the Port of San Diego and it has jurisdiction over its use.

 

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