Public Comments During The COVID-19 Emergency
As several public meetings are set to occur over the coming weeks, some virtually, to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the City encourages members of the public to submit their comments in advance.
Governor Newsom’s executive order permits members of the Coronado City Council/Successor Agency, City Boards, Commission and Committees and staff to participate in public meetings via teleconference.
If you wish to register your position on an agenda item without attending, you may do so using one of two forms on the City’s website. Please submit your comment no later than 2 hours before the start of the meeting. Written comments will be posted on the City’s website in lieu of being read aloud at the meeting.
Board, Commissions, Committees
The next few meetings include the Historic Resource Commission meeting set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, and the Design Review Commission meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. The agenda for the Design Review Commission has not yet been published.
Commissioners will be using an internet-based meeting app that allows them to participate without being physically present. Each meeting will be shown live on Coronado TV (Spectrum 19/AT&T 99) or on the City’s website.
The City Council will next meet on Tuesday, April 21. If you wish to register your position on a City Council agenda item without attending the meeting in person, you may do so using the form below. Please submit your comment no later than 2 p.m. on the day of the Council Meeting.
The City Council meets every first and third Tuesday of the month. All comments received from the public will be made part of the record of the meeting. Please note that this form is defined as a public record under the California Public Records Act and is therefore subject to public disclosure upon request.
The agenda for the April 21 meeting is published Thursday, April 16.
Restaurant Pick-up Zones Established
The City Council directed staff at its April 7 meeting to establish curbside restaurant pick-up locations on Orange Avenue to help local businesses that can no longer offer sit-down dining and are suffering a significant decline in sales.
Due to County public health orders, some Coronado restaurants have transitioned to providing pick-up and delivery to continue operating. As a complement to suspending parking enforcement on Orange Avenue, pick-up zones for customer and delivery driver pick-up can make it easier to access restaurants and encourage ordering.
Coronado is home to approximately 80 restaurants, most of whom have either closed or substantially reduced their business. A large number of businesses on Orange Avenue have temporarily closed while pedestrian traffic is nearly nonexistent as the community observes the Governor’s stay at home executive order.
Curbside pick-up locations were established for the following restaurants who made a request: Garage Buona Forchetta; Burger Lounge; High Tide Bottle Shop & Kitchen; Little Frenchie Bistro & Wine Bar; Starbucks; Swaddee Thai Restaurant of Coronado; Villa Nueva Bakery Cafe; and Yummy Sushi. The zones have been posted with signs and are just outside of the restaurant.
Free eBooks with Cloud Library
The Coronado Public Library remains closed until further notice. However, the Library has just joined a new service that will provide patrons with even more eBooks and eAudio items.
This week, the Library became a part of Cloud Link, a cooperative eBook sharing project with other libraries, operated by Cloud Library. Patrons can still get Overdrive content in the usual way, which has about 20,000 available titles.
Now, however, patrons will have an additional and expanded choice of eBook and eAudio items by clicking on the Cloud Library link on our homepage, or the link below, or downloading the Cloud Library by Bibliotheca app from any app store.
Once the app is downloaded, follow the simple steps to select “Coronado Public Library.” The Cloud Link has a warehouse of 147,000 titles, although actual availability will vary depending on demand.
Neighbor to Neighbor
The Neighbor to Neighbor, or N2N, program is a new venture created through a partnership of local volunteers and your neighbors along with the support of the City to help people look out for one another. The program is run by local volunteers and services four areas in Coronado -- the Cays, the Shores, the Village and Navy Housing. Each area has a different approach in organizing. If you are interested in helping or if you need help, call the Cays organizer Dawn Richards at (301) 535-5832 or email her at DawnRichardsN2N@icloud.com. In the Village area there is still a need for more block captains. Amy Steward is the contact for the Village and can be reached at email@example.com or call her at (619) 972-5509. Residents of the Coronado Shores are encouraged to contact building managers for information and assistance. Shores resident Kathleen Hanlon is also attending the N2N weekly leadership briefings and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents in Navy Housing may contact Eve Depree at email@example.com.
The City of Coronado issues a daily newsletter – the COVID-19 Update – which contains the latest on the pandemic every weekday via Constant Contact. This is a great way to stay informed with the latest information.
The City’s dedicated Coronavirus Information webpage outlines the additional precautionary measures Coronado officials have taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The page can be found on the City’s website and includes links to the San Diego County Public Health and Human Services Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, which contains information on how to keep safe. Visit www.coronado.ca.us and click the COVID-19 button.