City Manager’s Weekly Update – April 12, 2019

  • 97th Annual Flower Show and the FOL Book Fair are this weekend at Spreckels Park
  • City would like to increase participation at the John D. Spreckels Center and will hold an open house on Saturday, April 13 from 9am to 5pm
  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and the Easter Egg-stravaganza will be on Saturday, April 20 at the Community Center
  • Two public workshops regarding off-leash dog park criteria were held this week
  • City to host a 2nd open house on April 23 to share information and seek public input on utility undergrounding
  • Enhanced beach security in the fire ring area overnight from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • High school students were challenged by the County of San Diego to create a public service announcement regarding tsunami preparedness and the winning video was created by CoSA students
  • Coronado was recently re-certified as a Tsunami Ready city
  • Construction began this week on 2nd and Orange parklets project
  • Armchair Travel will ‘travel’ to the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday, April 16

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.

  • Second and Orange Parklets: Construction began on Monday, April 8, on the Second and Orange Parklets project. The contractor has mobilized to the site. The work at each corner of the intersection is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. The project includes new bus stop seating, raised planters to give the space a more three-dimensional feel, tables and chairs to expand the dining experience, and decorative medallions of stamped and colored concrete. The project is designed to provide pedestrians a park-like experience in the business district and beautify the plain concrete bulb-outs. Traffic will be open in both directions during construction with some lane closures as needed. All lanes will be open before 7 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m. Pedestrian traffic flow will be rerouted on sidewalks, and all sections will be accessible.

  • Subsurface Void Update:  The contractor working to repair the subsurface void at Coronado Avenue and Eighth Street backfilled around the new storm drain cleanout structure and excavated and installed shoring for the replacement of the failed portion of the 27-inch storm drain pipe. Once the pipe replacement is completed, the contractor will backfill, replace the water service that feeds the Parker Pump Station, and pave the road. Work is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Subsurface Void

  • POLICE SERVICES – Beach Security: As in years past, Elite Show Services will provide enhanced security in the North Beach and fire ring areas from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Patrols will be conducted from 5 to 11 p.m. throughout the summer from May 27 to September 2. One of the goals is to intercept people bringing illegal wood, such as pallets, to the fire rings. The City seeks voluntary compliance with its rules regarding fires on the beach, including that fires should not exceed a height of 12 inches above the upper edge of the fire pit.

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