It was a welcome sign of a return to normal Floyd ross returned after more than a year to deliver the opening prayer at the city council meeting, with the audience applauding for his return.
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Returning to the new normal, city council has approved the lifting of some restrictions as COVID-19 health-related ordinances change; which will help businesses by extending outdoor restaurant seating at least until the end of the summer season. Other events have also been approved for 2021, including the 4th of July celebrations, the Coronado Boardwalk (CPC) concerts at Spreckels Park, the Coronado Island Film Festival, and the Holiday Parade and Open House. CPC President Cathy Brown has requested that concerts in the park be extended until September 12, which will be voted on at a later date.
The 4th of July celebration and associated events including the White Water Swimming, Leap Frogs Demonstration, Crown City Classic Race and the Annual Parade are scheduled for Saturday July 3rd, which is typically done when July 4th falls on a Sunday. The fireworks will be fully visible on the evening of Sunday July 4.
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Details of the new Coronado Police Department (CPD) Citizen RIMS Case Management System was presented by Captain Jesus Ochoa. The system, which contains data since July 30, 2020, is an extension of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) / Records Management System (RMS) and provides a new level of transparency for law enforcement activities. “The police are doing more than they seem,” Ochoa said and this website will allow people to search by date, location and categories to see what happened in an area. For example, location searches can include activities within a radius of 500 meters up to several kilometers. The eleven activity categories include: alarm, alcohol / drug offenses, animals, citizen assistance, crime reporting, disturbance, fire / medical, police incident, proactive policing, traffic stops and traffic collisions. road. This system differs from Nixle, which provides real-time alerts, such as bridge closures, in that new information will be available once the incident is resolved. Mayor Bailey commented, “This is a great tool for residents to understand what has happened in their neighborhood. »This new Citizen RIMS program is available on https://coronado.crimegraphics.com/.
Walton returned to the podium to give updated status on the six utility landfill projects. Council finally approved, with Council member Tanaka voting no, that staff go ahead with the first three assessment districts and suspend the other three for the time being.
- Silver Strand Conversion District: This neighborhood conversion is designed by SDG & E; Concept plan (approximately 35% design) submitted and reviewed by staff. The following questions are under consideration in order to move forward with the final design.
- The proposed route must be coordinated with the CalAm Water Company; CalAm is currently designing a replacement line for the main water line that supplies the city from the south. There are required separations between wet utilities and power lines which must be observed.
- Power lines must cross all three crosswalks on the SR 75 and due to the limited coverage to the top of the pedestrian tunnels, lines must be rerouted to the national park property to avoid overhead crossings. This will require easements, which may take some time to obtain.
- Depending on the alignment, a CEQA analysis will be performed which could include a review of susceptible species. The final design will take six to nine months after the above issues are resolved.
- Adella and Ynez underground conversion district: This conversion district was adopted by the Council on April 20, 2021.
- SDG & E was responsible for initiating the design of the new underground system; conception is expected to take up to 12 months.
- The total estimated cost is $ 1.5 million; The cost to the City is estimated at $ 1.35 million.
- The removal of overhead poles and cables is planned by February 2023.
- First Street Assessment District: Residents along First Street have petitioned for an assessment district.
- The preliminary district boundary map was developed and reviewed by SDG & E.
- The estimated cost of the district is $ 8.6 million ($ 2021 without fundraising costs); higher than normal costs are due to utility lines placed on both sides of the street. The city is working with SDG & E on cost reduction options.
- Initial assessment costs average between $ 50,000 and $ 60,000 per plot. The district includes 79 plots.
- Residents have expressed concerns about costs and are looking for ways to reduce them by changing the 50-50 match to a more favorable split, such as a 65% and 35% public rating, and are looking for “credit” for the cost of metro lines that serve the North Island naval air base.
- Alameda / J Avenue Assessment District: Residents living along Alameda Boulevard and J Avenue submitted a petition to have overhead cables and poles removed from the lane between Alameda Boulevard and J Avenue.
- A preliminary map has been developed and reviewed by SDG & E.
- SDG & E decided that the new underground system could not be placed in the lane and would require service from the front of the properties, essentially doubling the amount of trenches required.
- The conceptual cost estimate for the district is $ 5.2 million.
- 77 plots have been included in the proposed neighborhood; this works out to about $ 42,000 per package, if all are treated equally. Individual ratings would vary based on an assessment analysis.
- Ocean, Marina, Avenue G Assessment District: A petition has been submitted to bury overhead electrical wires along portions of streets, driveways and easements in the Ocean Boulevard / Marina Avenue area.
- A provisional boundary map has been developed; however, it has not been reviewed by SDG & E.
- Adella Avenue / Place Maria Assessment District: A petition has been submitted for the burying of public services along portions of Adella Avenue and Marina Square.
- A first boundary map has been drawn up; initial staff review has taken place. Due to the geometry of the streets and the alignment of the utility lines, the boundary map will need to be adjusted, possibly including additional parcels.
Engineer director Ed Walton made a brief presentation on an amendment to the TransNet local street improvement program for projects from 2021 to 2025. The TransNet Project Program (POP) is approved by SANDAG under the Regional Transport Improvement Program (RTIP). Walton pointed out that Coronado follows strict guidelines for receiving designated funds of approximately $ 625,000 to $ 650,000 per year. To comply, the following changes were requested: repair of drainage for preventive maintenance and rehabilitation of streets and roads, and improvement of the sidewalk on Ocean Boulevard. The board unanimously approved this resolution.
Following on from the previous council meeting, city councilor Sandke asked to have the status of Zuniga pier anchor placed on a future board agenda, to discuss current application and regional developments. He also asked to be the board representative on this issue, but board member Heinze felt the appointment was premature and should be decided at a later date. The council granted his request unanimously. He also asked about parking application on the median of avenue Isabella from Rotary Park to the beach, but after discussion he withdrew his request as he is working with city staff on this issue and updated information will come back to council in a future city manager report.
Mayor Bailey’s request to ask municipal staff to consider the possibility of allowing bikes at the skatepark was approved on the consent schedule and will be resumed at a future meeting. CHS student Eddie Reynolds returned to council and asked about it and was happy to hear that the city would be looking into the matter.
Councilmember Sandke reported that Caltrans’ Gustavo said positive developments for the $ 25 million are underway to complete effective suicide barriers that can be built in a timely manner. He will keep Council informed of this matter.
Board member Donovan said at the SANDAG board meeting they released the Regional transport plan for public comment. He encouraged residents to examine him at https://sdforward.com/mobility-planning/2021-regional-plan and submit your comments by July 31st.
the annual budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, as discussed at the last board meeting, was approved on the consent schedule.
Regular council meetings for July 6 and August 3 have been canceled.