City Manager’s Weekly Update – March 1, 2019

  • A new sign is being installed in Spreckels Park that includes local churches and local groups, i.e. Chamber of Commerce, PAWS, MainStreet and more
  • Catch a rare glimpse of Dr. Seuss’ work with “All Things Seuss: Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2” twin exhibits
  • Navy will activate a new traffic signal at entrance to Coastal Campus on March 5, be prepared to stop and watch for cross traffic
  • New permanent flooring to be installed at John D. Spreckels Center after Dec. 6 storm that caused flooding and damage
  • Parks & Recreation commission to consider shade structure type and style for Spreckels Park playground area after recent removal of shade trees that were at risk of failure
  • Construction on the repair of the subsurface void at 8th and Coronado is expected to take six weeks
  • City completed second phase of Art Outside the Box wrapping Caltrans signal boxes along Silver Strand with graphic art film showing images of indigenous flora and fauna
  • Beach Division keeps the beaches clean and smooth by sanitizing the sand about 2 to 3 times a week.
  • City continues to work toward getting beach mats for better accessibility to the sand for all
  • Glorietta Bay park has lost nearly 100 cubic yards of sand due to recent storms and it will be replaced on March 6
  • Senior Out and About has completed second year of service and the program is growing and needs more drivers
  • A propane tank is being removed from NASNI and the vapors will be burned on March 6 and 7 and may be visible from a distance

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.

  • New Sign Installation: A new sign is being installed at Spreckels Park. The sign features local churches as well as local groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, Paws of Coronado and Coronado MainStreet. The sign maintains the characteristics of the former sign with the wood frame but accommodates more names and blends well with its park surroundings.

New Sign Rendering

New Sign Names

  • Visible Flame Notice: The Navy has advised the City that Naval Base Coronado is removing an 18,000-gallon propane tank at Naval Air Station North Island. The removal requires burning any vapors remaining after the propane is removed. Burning will occur for 10 hours each day on Wednesday and Thursday, March 6-7. The top of the flame will reach approximately 22 feet, which includes the flame plus the stand height, and will be visible from a distance. Federal fire crews will be onsite for this activity. The flame may be visible to residents in Coronado.
  • Subsurface Void Repairs:  The contractor on the project to repair the subsurface void at Coronado Avenue and Eighth Street erected a temporary construction fence this week around the intersection to better secure the area. The dewatering wells were drilled on Thursday, February 28, and dewatering operations began on Friday, March 1. Once the groundwater table is lowered, the excavation can begin. It is expected that construction will take approximately six weeks. The intersection will continue to be closed until the repairs are completed.

Subsurface Void

  • New Signal Activation: The Navy has announced that it will activate a new traffic signal at the entrance to its Coastal Campus on Tuesday, March 5. The Navy has been working on the entrance to the Coastal Campus, a SEAL training complex that is being built along the ocean south of the Coronado Cays, since late 2017. The improvements to the entrance include the traffic signal, as well as turn lanes, gates and a pedestrian connection from the Bayshore Bikeway to the Coastal Campus on the ocean side of SR-75. Drivers in the area should be prepared to stop and watch for cross traffic beginning early next week. Signs in the area are being used to let drivers know of the change.

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: