City Manager’s Weekly Update – March 23, 2018

  • Enforcement of dockless bicycles left in public rights of way
  • Call to local artists to submit art with floral theme for Florals by Locals exhibition and sale at the 2018 Flower Show, April 21 & 22
  • New Community Development Director should be announced within two weeks
  • City Council recap: Sandy Downes honored, Rosie the Riveter Day, multi-year financial forecast through 2023, policy on Community Grants
  • Funds requested for bridge through the California State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP)
  • Breakfast with Easter Bunny and Easter Egg-stravaganza on March 31
  • Arbor Day tree planting was held March 17 and more than 50 people helped to plant 33 trees

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.

  • Enforcement of Dockless Bicycles:  Last December, the City Council considered a request from LimeBike for a Business Operations Permit to use public property and public rights-of-way to operate a dockless bicycle share business. The Council did not grant LimeBike’s request. Representatives from two other bike sharing companies, Ofo and Urban Cycle, also requested that they be allowed to operate. Consequently, LimeBike and all other dockless bike share companies do not have permission to operate in Coronado. Subsequently, and despite the denial, dockless bicycles have appeared in all parts of Coronado. To address this scofflaw type of behavior, the Police Department has been tasked with posting the bikes that are left on public property or rights-of-way.  Bicycles that remain unclaimed are picked-up the next day by the Public Services Department and stored until they are retrieved by the owners. Coronado is home to 11 bicycle rental companies and is designated a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

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  • Florals by Locals – Call to Artists:  The Cultural Arts Commission is calling local artists to submit artwork with a floral theme to be included in an exhibition and sale in the 2018 Flower Show, on April 21-22. For the fourth year, the Commission will mount an exhibit, Florals by Locals, to highlight the work of local artists at the annual community event. To participate, artists must be 18 or older and qualify as one of the following: 1) a Coronado resident; 2) an employee, teacher or property owner in Coronado; or 3) operator of a gallery in Coronado. All artwork must be the original work of the registered applicant. Work must be floral or floral-themed and not exceed 24” x 36” in size (including frame). To register, visit www.coronadoARTS.com and use the Opportunity drop-down menu. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on April 10. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact the Contract Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at (619) 522-2633.

Florals by locals

  • Requesting Funds for San Diego-Coronado Bridge: Following a letter signed by Mayor Bailey and endorsed by the City Council, Councilmember Sandke and the City Manager attended the California Transportation Commission meeting in Orange, California on Thursday, March 22, to request California State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP) funds for the bridge. The goal of SHOPP funds are to reduce collisions, improve operations and mobility, and to provide for bridge preservation.   SHOPP funds are appropriated on a rolling, two-year cycle. The hope is that future funds will be made available for the bridge.

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