City Manager’s Weekly Update – November 9, 2018 – Tree Removal

  • Due to the recent failure of a tree in Spreckels Park, an arborist was hired to evaluate all the trees in the park and at least one in danger of failing will be removed soon
  • Coronado’s new Police Chief Chuck Kaye was sworn in at the Nov. 6 City Council meeting
  • UPS storage pod to be placed in Cays Park parking lot to improve holiday deliveries in the Cays
  • Winning entries for the Recreation Dept’s annual turkey coloring contest were announced and winners were awarded turkeys and pies
  • After 30 years with the Library, Christian Esquevin announces his retirement and shares some of the many changes he’s seen and overseen through the years
  • Work to rehabilitate sections of Orange Ave pavement will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and should be completed prior to the Thanksgiving holiday
  • Pedestrian ramps being updated to current ADA requirements
  • Coronado Engine 36 with four personnel aboard responded on November 9, as a part of a strike team to the Hill Fire in Ventura County
  • Work on the Coronado Skatepark to make it more conducive to scooter use to begin this week
  • Upgrade of City Council chamber cameras and broadcast equipment 
  • Silver Strand Fence Project completion celebration at 9am on November 15
  • Free parking in commercial district from December 1, 2018 through January 1, 2019 up to two hours in most locations

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.


Dangerous Tree Removal:  Due to the recent failure of a 100-plus-year-old, large Italian Stone Pine at Spreckels Park, the City hired a third-party arborist to evaluate all the trees at the park. The arborist found most of the Sugar Gum Eucalyptus trees to be a risk, with one designated as being in imminent danger of failing. The Sugar Gum at the corner of C Avenue and Sixth Street was given the high-risk rating. This has prompted the City, with reaffirmation from the City Council on Tuesday, November 6, to remove the tree as soon as possible. It will be removed on Tuesday, November 13. The City has placed a barrier around the tree.

Tree Removal

UPS Storage Pod: The City recently approved a short-term license agreement with UPS for the placement of a portable storage container in the parking lot of the Coronado Cays Park. The UPS pod improves holiday delivery service to the residents of the Cays by allowing UPS to bring packages to a central location for delivery by a seasonal UPS driver. The pod also holds a golf cart to be deployed for local deliveries and reduces the need for larger trucks to travel through neighborhoods. The golf cart will be more environmentally clean than the regular UPS trucks.

Library Director to Retire: After 30 years with the Coronado Library, Christian Esquevin has announced his retirement as director effective December 31.  Click here to read the full press release.

Silver Strand Fence Celebration Event: The City is pleased to celebrate the completion of the Silver Strand Fence Project and invites those interested in checking out the new fencing to attend a simple ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the Coronado Cays Boulevard exit off SR-75 near the entrance to the State Beach kiosk.

Orange Avenue Pavement Repair The California Department of Transportation will begin work to rehabilitate sections of Orange Avenue on Tuesday, November 13. Paving will be done on southbound Orange from Sixth to Eighth streets, and in both directions from Tenth Street to Adella Avenue. One lane will be closed at a time. The Caltrans’ contractor plans to complete the repair work in up to four consecutive nights with minor striping and pavement markings to follow. Construction will be done from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Pedestrian RampsThe contractor on a project to upgrade pedestrian ramps in Coronado will begin work this week. Work will include the existing pedestrian ramps on B and C Avenues from Sixth Street to Ynez Place. Work this week, being done to bring the ramps up to current Americans With Disabilities Act requirements, includes saw cutting and demolition.

Mutual Aid Assignment: Coronado Engine 36 with four personnel aboard responded on Friday, November 9, as a part of a strike team to the Hill Fire in Ventura County. As crews provide this critical support to the communities in Ventura, the Fire Department will maintain normal daily staffing to provide emergency services in Coronado.


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: