City Manager’s Weekly Update – September 14, 2018

  • Community is invited to Cafe 1134 from 8-9:30 am Tuesday 9/18 for “coffee with a cop”
  • City will expand the use of Alert San Diego emergency notification system and will promote increased participation in the community
  • Coronado Fire and Police held a memorial ceremony on 9/11
  • Fire Dept will get a new ladder truck in early 2019
  • City will be recognized at the bronze-level for the iCommute Diamond Awards program
  • Update on replacement of city’s gas powered lawn equipment with battery powered alternatives
  • Bonds can be purchased for the refinancing of outstanding debt by the successor agency
  • New Orange Ave banners celebrate the Coronado Island Film Festival (Nov. 9-12)
  • Kitchen drain line broke at Bluewater Boathouse Grill and released approximate 150 gallons of greasy water into Glorietta Bay on Sept. 7
  • New speakers at Coronado aquatics center have been installed
  • 92118 Day street closure information

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.

Emergency Notification SystemThe City Council agreed earlier this month to expand the use of Alert San Diego, an emergency-notification system for community or regional disasters. Staff was tasked earlier this summer to recommend alternatives to a siren-based emergency alerting system. Staff evaluated what other communities are using in Southern California and the system currently available in San Diego County and determined that the county’s Alert San Diego can provide the best way to reach the community quickly, with information as to the specific emergency and what protective action is expected. Alert San Diego is just one of the many tools that will be used during a major emergency. The City will remain reliant on resources such as the news media, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Nixle), the City’s website and, in some cases, police and fire personnel going through the neighborhoods. The City already has access to the use of Alert San Diego, through its participation as a member agency of the Unified Disaster Council. Alert San DiegoInitiation of a campaign to encourage increased participation in the Alert San Diego system will begin this month to coincide with National Preparedness Month. Sign up your mobile phone to receive alerts at http://www.readysandiego.org/alertsandiego/. You can download the app in the App Store and on Google play. Information will be available at the Public Safety Open House set for October 7.

Successor Agency Refunding Bonds: The City notified the community via the August 31 City Manager’s Weekly Update of recent action taken by the Successor Agency to the former Coronado Development Agency to refinance its outstanding debt. This refinancing is being undertaken by the Successor Agency, an entity separate from the City of Coronado, however City staff is being asked by Coronado residents how they can purchase these bonds. For those interested in purchasing the successor Agency  Refinancing Bonds, contact Pat Toutant at Piper Jaffray at (612) 303-5537. This is not a solicitation. Residents interested in purchasing the refinancing bonds, should read the most recent News Center item on the City’s website for more information.

Boathouse Restaurant Pipe BreakOn Friday, September 7, a kitchen drain line broke under the Boathouse Restaurant, which is operated by the City’s concessionaire Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill. The line has since been repaired, but kitchen-related grease was released into the waters of Glorietta Bay. The City contracted with a company specializing in environmental clean-up, which used absorbent booms to capture the approximate 150 gallons of greasy water that was released into the surrounding bay waters. The City immediately contacted San Diego County health officials, who advised the City that posting signs near the leak was not necessary because it was not sewage-related. The problem initially appeared to have been a result of a clog in an internal drain line. The City and a plumbing contractor are still investigating. The cleanup lasted several days but the spill was contained quickly. The restaurant remained open.

Major Special Event – 92118 Day: 92118 Day, an upcoming major special event, is set for 3 to 8 p.m. on September 21, 2018. The event includes festivities, including a beer garden, on the beach and on parts of Ocean Boulevard, and Isabella and Loma avenues, which will be closed to traffic. The roadways will reopen late that day. “No parking notices” will be placed on event area sidewalks by Tuesday, September 18. Here is a link to the schedule of events. Below is a map of the event location and layout. The red lines indicate the no-parking areas. Towing will begin at 6 a.m. Isabella will be closed from Tolita Avenue to Ocean starting at 7 a.m. and Ocean will close from Flora Avenue to Alameda Boulevard starting at 8:30 am. Loma between Star Park Circle and Ocean will also close at 8:30 am. The only other closure is F Avenue at Ocean.

To see 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