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Traffic Safety Measures Approved by Coronado City Council; New Housing Appeal Letter Sent to SANDAG

During the first meeting of 2020 for the Coronado City Council, City Manager Blair King reported that a seven-page appeal letter had been sent to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), which serves as the region’s planning agency, from the city. The topic is the now-infamous SANDAG mandate to construct 1,001 new homes in the city for the Regional Housing Needs Assessment Sixth Cycle, which runs from October 2021 through October 2029.In addition to the fact the mandate represents a 2,000 percent increase over Coronado’s housing quota from Cycle Five, the City has direct land use authority over just 2.2 square miles, which is already 95 percent built-out. If the math from that previous sentence doesn’t seem to work, there’s more. SANDAG allocated all of the military personnel who work on Naval Base Coronado to the City of Coronado, but

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Monday 01/20/2020
International Boundary And Water Commission To Host Meeting
Posted: January 20, 2020

The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, extends an open invitation for the public to attend the public session of Meeting.01 of the Binational Core Group (BCG) of the Tijuana River Basin (TRB), to be held Jan. 28, 2020, at 10 a.m., in Tijuana, Baja California.

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Islander Society Event At Art & Frames Of Coronado
Posted: January 20, 2020

Coronado public schools rely on annual donations from the Coronado Schools Foundation’s (CSF) endowment and annual fund to fuel two pathways - science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the Arts. CSF will celebrate those who are currently members of the Islander Society who have included Coronado’s public schools in their estate plans at a special evening at Art & Frames of Coronado, 936 Orange Avenue, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.

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Coronado Chamber Of Commerce Salute To The Military Ball Scheduled For April 18, 2020
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 1:08 pm

The Coronado Chamber of Commerce’s 36th Salute to the Military Ball will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020. The theme of this year’s Ball, event which affords the citizens of Coronado the opportunity to celebrate the military, is ‘The Young & The Brave-Applauding Our Military Kids.’ The event will again be held in the Hotel Del Coronado’s Crown Room. The title sponsor of the Military Ball is Hilton Worldwide, with the Hotel Del Coronado also serving as a sponsor.

Serving for the fifth year as either Chairman or Co-Chairman of the Military Ball is Mike Woiwode, who discussed the recent history of the black-tie event. “We honored Vietnam Veterans two years ago and that resonated with the community. I would say we have gotten better connected with the community each of the last two years, with more community members attending. Some came due to their Veteran status and some came as sponsors. We like that trend and hope we can do more of that. Coronado is honoring the military and the more local participation we have, the better. We are anticipating hosting 100 military couples and in addition, we are hoping to host the spouses of some deployed military. One of our sponsors, Bob and Gail Barden, sponsored a table for themselves, one table for the Coronado Island Film Festival and one table for the spouses of the deployed. And they are doing that again this year. That helps us out a lot.”

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Thursday 01/16/2020
Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” ... VAdm Paul D. Stroop, U. S. Navy (ret)
Updated: January 16, 2020 - 10:14 am

Paul “P.D.” Stroop was born in Zanesville, Ohio on Oct. 30, 1904 and moved to Mobile, Alabama with his mother and father in his early youth. He earned an appointment to the Naval Academy with the

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Traffic Safety Measures Approved by Coronado City Council; New Housing Appeal Letter Sent to SANDAG
Updated: January 16, 2020 - 9:45 am

During the first meeting of 2020 for the Coronado City Council, City Manager Blair King reported that a seven-page appeal letter had been sent to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), which serves as the region’s planning agency, from the city. The topic is the now-infamous SANDAG mandate to construct 1,001 new homes in the city for the Regional Housing Needs Assessment Sixth Cycle, which runs from October 2021 through October 2029.

In addition to the fact the mandate represents a 2,000 percent increase over Coronado’s housing quota from Cycle Five, the City has direct land use authority over just 2.2 square miles, which is already 95 percent built-out. If the math from that previous sentence doesn’t seem to work, there’s more. SANDAG allocated all of the military personnel who work on Naval Base Coronado to the City of Coronado, but

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Arts Education Seeks Volunteers
Posted: January 15, 2020

Are you interested in promoting music and the arts in Coronado? Mariah Gillespie, Coronado’s Arts Education and Performing Arts Commissioner, is seeking volunteers to join her committee. Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Avenue, at 10 am. Parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers… any and all art-and-music-loving citizens are encouraged to attend. No experience necessary, just a love and appreciation for the arts.

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Monday 01/13/2020
Senior Volunteer Patrol: Detached Non-Motorized Vehicles
Updated: January 16, 2020 - 10:15 am

In the Eagle Journal edition of Sept. 24, the Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) provided you with information regarding our use of the 72 hour notices. I am happy to report that I now know that some of our readership also reads this column. I recently received a request from one of our readers to provide you all with more information, this time regarding the detached non-motorized vehicles three hour notice as well as oversized vehicle ordinances. The information on both ordinances comes from the Coronado Municipal Code.

What has become known as the three hour rule is really one of two ordinances with a three hour warning notice. The one in this discussion refers specifically to any detached non-motorized vehicle which is not self propelled such as any trailer not attached to a motorized vehicle. It is prohibited from stopping, standing, or being parked in any one location upon any public street, alley, or highway, within the City for a period of more than three consecutive hours. The trailer must move more than 500 feet from the original parking position to constitute a change in

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Jennifer Ekblad Takes Over As Coronado City Clerk
Updated: January 16, 2020 - 10:38 am

“Escondido born and bred,” was new Coronado City Clerk Jennifer Ekblad’s response to the first question I asked her during our interview earlier this week. Ekblad, we will soon discover, has been a success at every juncture of her life. She continued and said, “I attended Escondido Adventist Academy from first through 12th grade. We had a graduating class of 30 and I started with 16 of them in first grade. We were more like cousins when we graduated. I really enjoyed it and it was a great opportunity being at such a small school.”

Extracurricular activities played a large role in Ekblad’s high school experience. “I was ASB president, volleyball and basketball team captain, and super involved in school. My coach then, Bill Davis, is now principal of the school. I was the tallest girl on the team, and I played outside hitter in volleyball and center

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