City Manager’s Weekly Update – Feb. 16, 2018

  • Auto accident on Silver Strand near Fiddlers Cove caused standstill traffic on Wednesday morning
  • Presidents’ Day Holiday hours for city services and facilities Monday, Feb. 19
  • Naval Base Coronado will render a 21 gun salute in honor of Presidents’ Day on Feb. 19 at 12pm
  • Police Dept has collected over 3,700 lbs of unwanted or expired medication since the collection program started 3 1/2 years ago with the drug box in the police department lobby
  • Update on Sunset Park construction project
  • Coronado Community Read (CCR) event will kick-off on Feb. 22 with BETAMAXX concert of ’80s music. CCR runs through the end of March with many activities over the six weeks
  • Music festival to be held at the Waterfront Park on Harbor Drive the weekend of March 3-4 and 16,500 people are expected
  • Mathewson Park fountain will be replaced on Feb. 21 with a ‘drainless’ style to solve plumbing issues

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.

  • Presidents Day Holiday:  The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 19, but reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities will be open. Coronado Police and Fire will be staffed for the holiday. Public Services crews also will be on call on Monday to respond to emergencies but will not sweep streets on the holiday. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.
  • Navy Noise & Training Alerts:  In honor of Presidents’ Day, Naval Base Coronado will render a 21 gun salute on Monday, February 19.  The gun salute will commence from Pier Juliet on Naval Air Station North Island at 12 p.m.  Residents of Coronado, Point Loma, and San Diego near the Bay can expect to hear the gun salute.  The Navy will conduct dive operations training near Glorietta Bay from January 30 to February 21.
  • Prescription Drug Box: The Police Department has collected over 3,700 pounds of unwanted/expired medications and syringes since installing the prescription drug box in the Department’s lobby three and a half years ago. That’s 3,700 lbs. of medication that will never land in the wrong hands and will not end up in landfills or our sewer system. The prescription drug box allows for a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible means of disposing unused medications. The prescription drug box is available to the public during the Police Department’s regular business hours. All liquids must be placed in plastic, sealed bags. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Prescription Drug BoxFor 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