City Manager’s Weekly Update – July 6, 2018

  • 4th of July recap, online parade viewing, breakdown of public services, staff, police, fire, and lifeguard numbers and efforts
  • Big crowds expected throughout warm weekend
  • Family calls police after nighttime break-in
  • Over 100 dockless bikes have been impounded
  • Brian Smock has qualified for PGA Pro Championship for second year in a row
  • Water quality advisory in effect through July 7-8 weekend
  • Storm drain inlet improvements project info and Country Club Infiltration project update
  • Improvements to library’s heating, ventilation and AC
  • Go Play, Get Fit Youth Day for 650 campers and staff from San Diego will take place at Tidelands Park on July 11
  • Community Center’s fitness center windows that open to the bay will be closed during the summer to keep the room air conditioned

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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Dockless Bicycle Recovery: More than 100 dockless bicycles from three different businesses are being stored at Public Services storage yards, impounded after being cited and removed from the public right of way. The City requires businesses using the City’s rights of way for commercial purposes to have a permit. No dockless bike sharing company may operate in Coronado. A person riding a dockless bicycle into town is not in violation of the Municipal Code; however, abandoning the bicycle, which is commercial property, in the public right of way, or facilitating a financial transaction to rent that bicycle, are violations. Dockless bicycles are tagged by the Police Department then impounded if not retrieved by the owner. Once impounded, the companies must pay a fee per impounded bicycle to reclaim their equipment. The fee covers the City’s cost for implementing the program. The City must hold the confiscated bikes for 90 days to allow the property owners reasonable time to retrieve their property. Once that has expired, the City no longer has an obligation to retain the property. The City started impounding dockless bicycles in late March. A final formal notice will be provided to the dockless bike sharing companies to let them know about the City’s plans to dispose of the confiscated bikes with its private waste hauler. Coronado has 11 bicycle rental companies. The permit process protects those businesses, who provide all the bikes residents and visitors need. The local rental companies do not brand their bikes or allow them to be abandoned in town. Many local businesses will sell their bikes at used-bike prices at the end of the season. Coronado is designated as a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community and Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists.

Dockless Bikes

Hot Temperatures Expected: Lifeguards are seeing big crowds this week due to the Fourth of July holiday and more are expected as temperatures are set to rise through the weekend inland. An excessive heat warning has been issued by the National Weather Services until 9 a.m. Friday, July 6, for parts of east San Diego County, where temperatures will exceed 104. County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions during extreme heat conditions and keep an eye on children, the elderly and pets. If you go to the beach, Lifeguards say they expect higher than normal surf, which typically means some strong rip currents. They remind swimmers to stay near a lifeguard tower. Every lifeguard tower has a conditions board and flag that provides information on potential hazards. As a reminder, no alcohol or glass is allowed at the City’s beach or parks, and fires must be in a contained fire pit, not in the sand.

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