Wednesday, November 25, 2020

City Manager’s Weekly Update – January 26, 2018

  • John D. Spreckels Center architect Robert Coffee was awarded a 2017 California Parks & Rec Society Facility Design of Excellence award
  • Navy has rescheduled the public meeting regarding V-22 Osprey to Wed. Feb. 7 to provide info on environmental assessment; the community is encouraged to attend
  • City received report on sales tax receipts for July- Sept 2017; numbers are flat; actual sales were down .4%; restaurants & hotels are Coronado’s biggest sales tax generators
  • Ready Player One is the 2018 Coronado Community Read running Feb 21-March 31; activities include music, lectures, book discussions, films and workshops related to the theme and book ideas
  • New pedestrian crossing sign installed at Prospect & Second Street with lights to illuminate the crosswalk and blinking lights for safety
  • Sunset Park improvement construction began this week; turf abatement process started; project to regrade and improve irrigation; a sidewalk will be added as well. The park is expected to reopen by end of April
  • Osher Institute free lecture series to be held at Spreckels Center on the first Thursday of the month from February through May
  • Work to improve the Boat Wash area of the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch ramp has begun; the ramp and parking lots are open during construction
  • Still time to participate in the city’s Active Transportation Plan online questionnaire – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TV83N3Q
  • Community Center gym will be closed Monday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 11 for maintenance and repairs

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.

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Pedestrian Crossing Sign Installed:  Public Services’ Streets Division has installed a new pedestrian crossing sign at Prospect Place and Second Street, with lights to illuminate the crosswalk and blinking LEDs in an effort to improve pedestrian safety. The crossing sign was prompted in response to community concerns over the high levels of commuter traffic in the mornings in the area.

Ped Crossing

Active Transportation Plan: There is still time to participate in the online questionnaire for the Active Transportation Plan proposing programs and projects to improve walking and bicycling in Coronado. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TV83N3Q to take the questionnaire. On Wednesday, February 7, drop by the Winn Room between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to review the proposed projects and programs for the Plan.

Sunset Park Improvements: Construction to improve Sunset Park began this week. Operations began with the set-up of screened fencing and other measures to prevent construction dirt and debris from leaving the area. Contractors also started the turf abatement process to allow for the removal of the existing grass from the site over the next two weeks. Work also will include the installation of a new sidewalk and pedestrian ramps along Ocean Drive. Sunset Park will be closed for public use during and after construction for a short period of time so that the new sod can take root. The park is expected to reopen by the end of April.

Sales Tax Third Quarter Report:  The City has received a report on its sales tax receipts for its third quarter sales, from July to September 2017. The numbers are flat. Receipts were 2.9 percent below the same period in 2016. However, the major factor in the decline was a one-time tax allocation posted in the prior comparison year for a large general consumer goods purchase. Excluding that aberration, actual sales were down .4 percent. The report is produced by HDL Companies, which tracks sales and makes sure the numbers are correctly reported. The company also produces a quarterly report. Restaurants and hotels remain Coronado’s biggest sales tax generators.  San Diego County as a whole saw an increase of 2.1 percent over the same time last year. The City receives one cent on the dollar in sales tax, contributing to the City’s General Fund revenue. 

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

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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: manager@coronadotimes.com
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