City Manager’s Weekly Update – Jan. 25, 2019

  • Public meeting on Navy air operations – community is encouraged to attend and ask questions – Jan. 31 at 6pm in the Winn Room
  • Rehabilitation has commenced on 35 city-owned affordable housing units at four sites in Coronado
  • Caltrans plans to begin installation on Jan. 29 of bird spikes on the bridge as a simple barrier and interim suicide deterrent until a permanent solution is found
  • Caltrans will be refurbishing the landscaping at bridge toll plaza including irrigation systems
  • County’s post-rain beach closure was lifted last week
  • Those who conduct business in Coronado must get their business certificate by January 31 to avoid penalties
  • Updates on Transbay Pump Station project and B Ave Valve Replacement needed for bypass operations
  • Alley fire lane re-striping continues
  • Central beach restroom wet well pump system is being replaced and restrooms will be closed with a portable restroom trailer set up for the public
  • Six cedar trees in the Orange Ave median will be replaced due to poor health

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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City Hosts Navy Air Operations Meeting:  The City and Naval Base Coronadothe City and Naval Base Coronado invite the community to a public meeting on Thursday, January 31, to hear a presentation on air operations by Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Timothy J. Slentz. The community is encouraged to attend and ask questions. The City will host the meeting at the Coronado Public Library’s Winn room, 640 Orange Avenue, at 6 p.m.

Toll Plaza Beautification Project: The California Department of Transportation recently shared its plans to refurbish the landscaping at the San Diego-Coronado Bridge Toll Plaza area. Crews will reinstall irrigation systems to support the landscaping prior to the 50th anniversary of the bridge later this year. Some of the touch-up work has begun. A schedule will be provided by Caltrans for other landscaping and irrigation work, which the City will share with the community. The City continues with its plans to upgrade the entrance to Coronado near the Toll Plaza to help calm traffic and beautify the area.

Toll Plaza Plan

Affordable Housing Rehab Celebration: The City is excited to announce that Interfaith Housing has commenced the rehabilitation of 35 City-owned affordable housing units at four facilities scattered throughout Coronado. The City is planning a formal commemoration of the official start of the work the first week in February. The City is proud that its affordable housing units fit in with the attractive character of Coronado. The City Council has entered into a long-term agreement with Interfaith Housing to rehabilitate and manage the units as deed-restricted affordable housing. The units were purchased originally with tax increment funds. The state terminated this affordable housing program.

Affordable Housing plan

Precautionary Beach Closure Lifted: Last week, San Diego County health officials extended a beach closure from the border to include Coronado. The City had issued a news advisory to clarify that several beach water samples taken in the days before and after the January 16 closure indicated Coronado’s waters tested within acceptable limits. The County lifted the closure on Monday, January 21. The County issued the closure as a precautionary measure. It was not based on water quality sample results. Out of an abundance of caution, county officials closed the City of Coronado beach due to known sewage flow tracking from Tijuana. Sample results for the Silver Strand beach, which is within Coronado, did exceed acceptable limits. Please note that beach goers should avoid water contact for 72 hours following rain. The City conducts water quality monitoring at Coronado beaches. Read about the programs here.

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