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City Manager’s Weekly Update – January 19, 2018

  • City Council authorized a consultant to develop a citywide utility (electrical, cable, telephone, television) undergrounding master plan to be used as a planning tool
  • The Glorietta Bay Boat Launch boat wash-off area will be closed Jan. 22 through Feb. 2; the boat launch ramp & parking will remain open
  • New business certificate registration system to replace business license tax will be effective Jan. 1, 2019
  • Accessory Dwelling Units public hearing was held to introduce ordinance and changes made to the municipal code
  • The county lifted the beach water closure on Jan. 13th after last week’s rain caused sewage-contaminated runoff to flow into the ocean
  • Active Transportation Master Plan town hall style workshop was held to review proposed projects and receive community input
  • Sunset Park improvement project will begin on Jan. 23 and the park is closed until all construction is complete, estimated through April
  • The Navy will hold a public meeting on Jan. 23 to discuss impacts of the new V-22 Osprey aircraft at NASNI – CANCELED
  • The Navy has an extensive protocol for communicating with the city should there ever be a radiological or nuclear event
  • Local Coronado artists are invited to submit images of original art for the city’s banner program
  • Coronado TV on Spectrum channel 19 and AT&T channel 99 still having technical difficulties but Coronado TV is broadcast live online for meetings

Each week, the 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 necessary.

Get up to speed on what’s going on in Coronado with this video preview of the latest edition of the Coronado City Manager’s Weekly Update, as well as a sampling of the updates below. Read the full update on the City’s website.

Undergrounding Plan Update: The City Council authorized a contract with a consultant to develop a citywide utility undergrounding master plan. Coronado, like many older communities, has an abundance of overhead utility lines including electrical power, cable television, and telephone service. Undergrounding eliminates the skyline cluster, improves the aesthetics of neighborhoods, as well as the safety and reliability of utility services; and increases property values. Moving forward with a citywide effort is ambitious and should be a carefully developed plan. A Utility Undergrounding Master Plan would serve as a planning tool for decision makers to support the community’s vision of a city without overhead utilities and associated poles and equipment. There is a strong community desire to accelerate the undergrounding of all the existing overhead utilities. The master plan could be completed within six months of work beginning on the project.

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Accessory Dwelling Units: In the City’s ongoing efforts to implement recent changes to state law, which facilitate the development of accessory dwelling units, the City Council held a public hearing this week to introduce an ordinance to address transient rental limitations. The Council agreed to limit the rental of accessory dwelling units to a minimum of six months. A second reading and adoption is set for February 6.

Silver Strand State Beach Reopens: The County of San Diego lifted a water contact closure it had extended to include Silver Strand State Beach on January 13 after tests confirmed the water was safe for swimming. Sewage-contaminated runoff in the Tijuana River moved north with ocean currents following last weekend’s rain. A general rain advisory is usually issued for local coastal waters due to contamination by urban runoff following rain. The City encourages residents, especially during and after rain events, to check the County’s Beach and Bay Water Quality Program page for the latest information. Last year, Coronado created a Water Quality Monitoring page on the City’s website as an informational page and to publish the results of the water quality tests the City performs. The web page is updated within 48 hours after receiving test results. The page does not contain updates from other agencies, for example, the County of San Diego. The City provides a prominent link to the County’s water quality page.

For Curious Minds — How would the Navy notify Coronado of a radiological event? From time to time, curious citizens wonder how the Navy would notify Coronado of a nuclear event. Is there a plan in place? Are there protocols for when and how? The answer to these questions is yes. The Navy has developed an extensive protocol for communicating with the City if there is ever an occurrence that might cause public concern due to an unlikely radiological event. This protocol was recently reinforced via letters and office calls within the past month. In brief, notifications related to radiological events are the responsibility of Submarine Squadron 11.  Based upon the incident, either the City of Coronado or the City of San Diego will be contacted first, then the other city, the County of San Diego third, and the State of California fourth.

Sunset Park Improvements: Construction fencing and staging for improvements to Sunset Park will begin Tuesday, January 23, about a week earlier than expected. The project will remove and replace the sod across the entire park, remove and replace the aging irrigation system, and install a sidewalk on Ocean Drive. The park will be closed until all construction is complete and the new sod has had an opportunity to take root. It is estimated the park will remain closed through April. City crews will be in the park in advance of the fence installation to remove old bark and roots that have damaged the playground area. This should take no more than two days. The final day for public use will be Friday, January 19.

For the complete City Manager’s Weekly Update, visit the city’s website.

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Managing Editor
Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: