February 23, 2024
City Manager's Update
City News and Updates
Assistance Available For Residents & Businesses With Storm-Related Losses
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering assistance to residents and businesses with storm-related losses. Assistance is available for damage that occurred between January 21-23 and is available online and through the FEMA hotline at 1-800-621-3362.

On Monday, February 26 at noon, FEMA will open a Small Business Recovery Center to provide in-person guidance on available resources. The Center is located at Southwestern College Center for Business Advancement at 880 National City Boulevard in National City. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Once more locations are determined, they can find them on this map. 
Public Invited To Next Winn Room Subcommittee Meeting
The public is invited to the next Winn Room subcommittee meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chamber.

The Winn Room subcommittee will continue the discussion on the potential renovations to the Coronado Library’s Winn Room. Community input is vital to these discussions and the public is encouraged to participate..
City Will Share Cays Park Preferred Design Option At Upcoming Meetings
Thank you to the community in engaging in the series of Cays Park Master Plan workshops held last year. The Design Team has compiled the feedback from the public and the City Council. The City will share the preferred design option with residents at two upcoming public meetings.

Please join the Design Team at a Community Workshop on Thursday, March 14 at 5:00 pm in the Coronado Library Winn Room or at the Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 pm in the Council Chamber. Share your thoughts and ideas on the preferred plan!
Plant a Tree! City Offers Free Trees To Residents
The City is inviting residents to plant a tree and enjoy the benefits for a lifetime! In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Canopy program, the City is offering a limited number of free trees to homeowners. The tree registration begins on Friday, March 1 and the tree pick-up event will be held on Friday, April 26.

Property owners can reserve up to three trees that will be provided by a local San Diego nursery. The available tree species, selected from the City's approved street tree list, must be planted on private property, not in the parkway adjacent to the street. Register online to reserve your tree and enjoy the benefits!
Crews Busy Demolishing Recreation Pool and Deck
Last week, construction started on the Aquatics Center and Pool rehabilitation project. Built in 2006, the Center is in need of a complete overhaul. Currently, the City contractors are busy demolishing the recreation pool and deck. With these construction activities, the parking at the Community Center is limited. As soon as the demolition phase is completed, additional parking spaces will become available. 

The Aquatics Project Team thanks the community for their patience while the improvements are underway. The anticipated reopening for the Center is in August.
Hop Into March With EGG-citing Holiday Activities
Join the Recreation staff on Tuesday, March 12 for the St. Patrick’s Day Drop-In Holiday Craft workshop between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Participants will create their own crafts and search for a pot of gold!

Five-to-eleven-year-olds can register in advance to attend the Shamrocks and Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day workshop on Thursday, March 14. This activity involves cooking, science experiments, treasure hunts and more from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Don't miss the Easter Bunny Tails and Treats workshop on Tuesday, March 26 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for five-to-eleven-year-olds. The time will be full of eggs, bunnies, games, contests, crafts, and more! 
Parker Pump Station Will Transition Back to Normal Construction Operations in Early March
The damaging rainstorm in January severely impacted the Parker Pump Station, interrupting the sewer and storm drain service to the Country Club area. Since then, the City’s contractor has been assisting the City's Engineering Team in its recovery efforts.

A complete bypass of the storm water system was designed and installed to prepare for subsequent storms. The repairs on the storm water pump are on track to be completed in early March. This will allow the construction crews to then return to their normal construction operations on the Parker Pump Station Replacement project.
Get Ready for the Annual Breakfast with the Bunny Event
Bring your family to the Nautilus Banquet Room at the Community Center on Saturday, March 30 for a delicious breakfast buffet at 9:00 am. Young children will have fun creating crafts, spinning the prize wheel, visiting with the Easter Bunny, and participating in an egg hunt.

Tickets for children aged 12 and under will be on sale starting on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 am.

Community Programs & Events

Get ready For the Coronado Flower Show Workshop

Each April, Coronado’s beloved Flower Show brings the community together to celebrate spring. This year, the Coronado Library is hosting an interactive workshop on how to enter a container plant in the show.

The workshop will be held on Monday, February 26 at 6:00 pm in the Winn Room. Attendance is limited, so register soon! Learn more.
Spreckels Classes & Events at the Community Center

Bridge players with experience can sharpen their bridge-playing abilities with “Popular Bridge Conventions” from March 20 to May 15. Then on Tuesday, March 12, embark on a journey at the “Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch”. Walk among acres of vibrant, beautiful blooms and indulge in a delicious lunch at the Pizza Trolley. Learn more or call 619-522-7343.
March into Tennis Season at the Coronado Tennis Center

Register for the St. Patrick's Day Adult Mixed Doubles Round Robin on Sunday, March 17, from 11 am-3 p.m. Players register for the event individually and will change courts and switch partners in a "top court" style. Elevate your child's game with the Coronado Spring Break Junior Tennis Camp, running April 1-5. The camp offers personalized instruction in small training groups based on age and experience. Register here..
Get Involved: Upcoming Public Meetings
*Meetings are subject to cancellation

City Council Meeting
March 5, 4:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Historic Review Commission
March 6, 3:00 pm
City Council Chamber

Coronado Tourism Improvement District
March 7, 2:00 pm
City Council Chamber
Street Tree Committee
March 7, 2:30 pm
Public Services Facility

City Council Regular Meeting Schedule
The next City Council meeting will take place take on Tuesday, March 5, starting at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 1825 Strand Way.

Watch the meeting live on the City's website or on the City's cable TV channel. You can also review the Council agendas and minutes on the website.

Arts & Culture

Five on Friday: Plan your week ahead with the five hottest upcoming arts and cultural events going on in Coronado with "Five on Friday," a feature brought to you by CoronadoARTS.com. Click on the logo to view this week's edition.
PAWS: Pets of the Week
Rocket is a one-year-old mixed breed who is full of energy. He is a loyal companion and would provide a loving home with a rocket-fueled journey of fun!
Drax is a delightful seven-year-old mixed breed with an adventurous and energetic spirit. If you are looking for a fun-loving, affectionate, furry friend, then Drax is your guy!
Happy has a personality that matches his name. He is an easy-going senior dog, and he loves to go on walks. Happy would do best as the only pet in the household.
Learn more about these pets online at PAWS of Coronado, which operates the City’s Animal Care Facility.