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Coronado City Council Discovers Beauty Of Brevity, Reviews Portions Of USMCA

The bad news from the Coronado City Council meeting of Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, was the Council emerged from their closed session confab late and the public portion of the meeting started at 4:13 p.m. Since the meeting covered an elapsed time of just 24 minutes, the sun was still shining in Coronado when the session concluded, which is a rarity. All-in-all a victory for the concept of brevity.A couple of items of note were contained in the Consent Calendar, which the council passed unanimously. First, the City Council agreed to authorize City Manager Blair King to award a construction contract to Grace Builders, Inc. for the Cays Perimeter Wall Repair Project in the amount of $197,709.Second, the Council agreed to retain the firm of Emanuels Jones and Associates as the city’s new state lobbyist at an annual cost of $63,700. That total includes pre-approved travel expenses to be reimbursed

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Friday 02/21/2020
Spreckels Center Free Presentations
Posted: February 21, 2020

Are you looking for answers about Medicare or looking for ways how to avoid fraud and scams including the new census scam? The City of Coronado’s Spreckels Center has upcoming presentations by local experts to answer all of your questions.

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CUSD Governing Board Meets, Discusses Budget Woes And Working Together
Updated: February 24, 2020 - 8:07 am

The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Governing Board met last Thursday to honor students, approve its consolidated motion for consent calendar, vote on several action items and hear reports. In all, from the unanimous votes to the Superintendent’s State of the District Address, the theme of the day seemed to be unity.

The meeting began with the board honoring and thanking two Coronado High School (CHS) students for participating with the recently visiting Anne Frank exhibit. Two students, Marlie Meoni and Allison White, won certificates of Congressional Recognition for completing a two-day training with staff from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. They were trained as specialists for the exhibit.

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Thursday 02/20/2020
Celebrate Arbor Day Feb. 29
Updated: February 20, 2020 - 3:42 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020, is Arbor Day in the City of Coronado. As a Tree City USA, Coronado’s Street Tree Committee

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Coronado City Council Discovers Beauty Of Brevity, Reviews Portions Of USMCA
Updated: February 20, 2020 - 3:51 pm

The bad news from the Coronado City Council meeting of Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, was the Council emerged from their closed session confab late and the public portion of the meeting started at 4:13 p.m. Since the meeting covered an elapsed time of just 24 minutes, the sun was still shining in Coronado when the session concluded, which is a rarity. All-in-all a victory for the concept of brevity.

A couple of items of note were contained in the Consent Calendar, which the council passed unanimously. First, the City Council agreed to authorize City Manager Blair King to award a construction contract to Grace Builders, Inc. for the Cays Perimeter Wall Repair Project in the amount of $197,709.

Second, the Council agreed to retain the firm of Emanuels Jones and Associates as the city’s new state lobbyist at an annual cost of $63,700. That total includes pre-approved travel expenses to be reimbursed

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Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... Capt Fred F. Mullins, Jr. (USNR)
Updated: February 20, 2020 - 3:38 pm

Fred Ferguson Mullins Jr., was born Sept. 13, 1919, in Helena, Alabama, and lived there until joining the U.S.

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Monday 02/17/2020
Friends Of The Coronado Library Celebrate 50 Years Of Serving An Important Role In The Community
Updated: February 17, 2020 - 10:32 am

Driving along Orange Avenue you’ll notice that light posts adorn new banners celebrating 50 years of Friends of the Coronado Public Library. Last Friday, the Friends held a 50th jubilee to celebrate their achievements and look to the future.

Founded in 1890, the library didn’t have a permanent building until John D. Spreckels had architect Harrison Albright design and build a classical revival library building on the West Plaza Park in 1909. This original building now serves as the Spreckels Reading Room within the current 40,000 square foot building. In 1970, the Coronado Public Library was much smaller than it is today. The Friends of the Library (FOL) played a crucial role in promoting the first expansion in 1973-1974 and then again in the 2005 expansion.

The original founders of Coronado’s FOL were civic-minded community members eager to assist the library. The idea was to raise funds in support of the library as a non-profit organization through book sales, memberships and member events. In order to apply for tax-exemption status, they asked attorney Phil Andreen for help. His wife, Barbara attended the meeting and eventually became a founding member herself. Barbara Anderson was 25 when she helped get the organization on its feet, and to this day she continues as an active member on the board of trustees.

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Thursday 02/13/2020
Key Points: The 2020 Coronado Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
Updated: February 13, 2020 - 5:29 pm

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report related to the creation of the Naval Air Station North Island Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.

This proposed Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan will have implications on more than 1,000 existing residential units and commercial properties in Coronado that will restrict how they can be developed in the future. If adopted, the Compatibility Plan would impose new development restrictions on properties located in the Clear Zone, Accident Potential Zone I, and Accident Potential Zone II, including new limits on density, allowable land uses, a prohibition of new subdivisions, and requirements for noise attenuation measures in new construction.

Because the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Compatibility Plan was released during the holidays, the City requested an extension to the comment period. The Airport Authority extended the comment period by 10 days and is accepting comments through Feb. 18. At the direction of the City Council, the City will submit its formal comment letter before the end of the extended comment period.

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Your Coronado Chamber Of Commerce Says: Wine & Dine Your Valentine!
Posted: February 13, 2020

As playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food!” Here we look at three delicious and romantic options for your dining pleasure this Valentine’s weekend.

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