City Manager’s Weekly Update – November 30, 2018

  • After the city re-evaluated all 95 trees in Spreckels Park, the high risk tree was removed and remaining four moderate risk trees will be removed
  • Traffic officers from around SD County conducted a maximum enforcement day in Coronado on November 28
  • Orange Ave repair work to repair striping is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9pm to 5am Dec. 3
  • Final performance of Sit a Spell pianos before they go into storage will be a sing-a-long in Rotary Plaza on Friday, Dec. 7 at 5pm
  • Holiday events on December 7
  • Decorate your bike and meet at 4:45pm in Spreckels Park on Sunday, Dec. 16 for Ride the Lights bicycle event
  • City Council: will consider the preparation of an updated operations plan for the Coronado Aquatics Center operations, receive video inspection of Parker pump station, consider amending municipal code for historic preservation program
  • City to apply for funding and issue a request for consultant qualifications to prepare a sea level rise vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan
  • Construction of all 27 pedestrian ramps has been completed

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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High-Risk Trees: After the September 16 failure of a large Italian Stone pine tree at Spreckels park, the City reevaluated all the trees in the park. There are currently 95 trees, including palms, in Spreckels Park. There have been four tree failures since 2014. The latest evaluation placed five Sugar Gum Eucalyptus trees in the moderate-to-high-risk category. A high-risk Sugar Gum tree at the corner of C Avenue and Sixth Street was removed on November 13. The remaining four high-risk trees will be removed the week of December 17. Spreckels Park playground, curbside parking, and various locations within the park will be closed for safety reasons.

Sugar Gum RemovalsStorm UpdateA Pacific storm hit San Diego County on Thursday, November 29, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall, high surf and gusty winds. A general water advisory was issued for all coastal waters of San Diego County due to contamination by urban runoff following rain. Beachgoers are warned that bacteria levels can rise significantly in ocean water, especially near the City’s storm drains.

Sea Level Rise Plan: At its November 20 meeting, the City Council authorized the City Manager to apply for funding through the California Department of Transportation Adaptation Planning Grant Program and to issue a request for qualifications for a consultant to prepare a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan. Over the past decade, the City has received a significant amount of guidance and direction from regional planning and policy organizations. A library of these documents can be found under the Community Development Department, Planning and Zoning or by clicking here. The City has recently received written support from the San Diego Unified Port District for its application for the grant and called for a coordinated approach to planning for sea level rise along San Diego Bay.

Holiday Events:  Coronado begins the City’s holiday events season with the annual lighting of the civic holiday tree and menorah at Coronado Rotary Plaza on Friday, December 7, in conjunction with the annual Coronado Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade and Open House. The fun begins at 2 p.m. with Coronado’s annual Snow Mountain at the Ferry Landing, 1201 First St., where Santa and his elves will arrive via ferry at 3:20 p.m. Snow Mountain activities are provided free thanks to funding from the Port of San Diego Tidelands Activation Program and the support of the Coronado Ferry Landing and Coronado Chamber of Commerce. The downtown shopping Open House begins at 5:30 p.m., the parade begins at 6 p.m. and the Tree Lighting and Community Concert begin at 7 p.m. The Coronado Community Band Concert begins at 7:15 p.m. All events are free. The holiday lights will remain on through December at the plaza at Orange and Isabella avenues near Tenth Street. For more information on Snow Mountain call (619) 522-7342.

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