City Manager’s Weekly Update – June 8, 2018

  • Garage fire resulted in hazardous materials cleanup after 24 pounds of mercury found
  • With busy summer season underway, City asks shop owners for help with store-front etiquette for safe and clear access
  • City signed contract with company to provide data on short term rental listings
  • After much research, draft active transportation plan is online for community review and comment
  • Join City for opening reception of C3 Gallery’s new exhibit, featuring Coronado photographers and authors, on June 12
  • Street’s division tested new device for re-using concrete slabs after removing damaging roots
  • Seal pup born along Bayshore Bikeway near the Cays
  • Coronado Police & Fire took part in the Special Olympics Torch Run
  • Security bollard installation almost complete

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.


Short Term Rental Compliance:  The City recently signed an agreement with a company, Host Compliance, to provide data on short term rental listings. This service will provide up to date information on short term rental listings on the internet. This will help the City enforce its short-term rental ordinance, which prohibits residential property owners from renting their properties for less than 26 days at a time.  Over the last several years, the City has taken several property owners to court for violating the City’s municipal code with short-term rentals. Previously, the city used the services of a temporary part-time employee to monitor the listings. The contractor will have better resources and the work will be more consistent. If you have a concern of short-term rental activity, email the City at or call the City Manager’s Office at (619) 522-7335 and City staff will respond.

High Surf Developing: The National Weather Service warns that a dangerous surf zone is developing and is expected to last through Tuesday, June 12. Strong rip currents are forecast. Coronado expects large crowds this weekend due to warm temperatures. Lifeguards remind beach patrons to always swim near a Lifeguard or tower and to be aware of ocean conditions. Please remember to check conditions at a Lifeguard tower and keep an eye on children.

Active Transportation Plan: After extensive research, development, and community input, Coronado’s draft Active Transportation Plan is now posted online for community review and comment. The strategic document includes a Pedestrian Master Plan, a Safe Routes to School Plan, and a Bicycle Master Plan. Infrastructure projects and education, encouragement, and monitoring programs are recommended for further development over the upcoming years at Council’s discretion. The draft Active Transportation Plan will be reviewed by City Council at its Tuesday, June 19, meeting. To submit comments or questions, contact Allie Scrivener at or (619) 522-2423.

Special Events Security Bollards The contractor on the project to install security bollards around Coronado completed installing the base plates and foundations for the Fourth of July parade route. Cleaning operations, including removal of the utility mark-out paint, will be completed next week.

Bike Path Seal Pup Birth: A seal pup was born on the Bayshore Bikeway early on Wednesday, June 6. Coronado Police received a call at about 4:30 a.m. and responded. Officers stayed with mom and pup until they were relocated by SeaWorld San Diego. They were doing well.

Seal PupFor 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: