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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2020 2:25 pm

City Manager’s Report of the Coronado City Council’s 2019 Accomplishments presented at the Council Meeting, Dec. 17, 2019.

2019 in Review

Adopted a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20

Oversaw a FY 2019 year-end with $2,054,650 in excess General Fund revenue over expenditures.

Oversaw the ninth consecutive year of year-over-year growth in Coronado’s net financial position.

Received the Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Made the first “Turbo” payment of $1,390,000 to accelerated the retirement of the former RDA loans to help the school district reach full funding status.

Continued the City’s commitment to future facilities replacement with a Facilities Replacement fund balance of $24.5 million.

Continued to aggressively address unfunded pension liability contributing an additional $2.15 million to the 115 Irrevocable Trust Fund.

Endorsed and directed the development of Coronado’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Received an Institute of Local Government Beacon Award for sustainability best practices.

Oversaw the City’s transition from gas-powered hand tools to electric

Initiated a State Planning Grant to assess sea level rise vulnerability.

Continue to drought-proof the golf course and improve the stewardship of potable water.

Endorsed the hiring of an additional police officer.

Enhanced emergency preparedness with an Emergency Preparedness coordinator.

Addressed the increased demand for technology support with an additional Information Systems Network administrator.

Accelerated the delivery of Capital Projects with the authorization of a second Capital Projects manager.

Addressed the increased technical complexity of the city’s fleet with an additional fleet mechanic.

Improved cybersecurity with implementation of multi-factor verification and new cybersecurity software.

Continued the City’s emphasis on its world-renowned beach with the purchase of trash handling equipment for the beach.

Endorsed paramedic response in warm zones with approval of ballistic equipment.

Advocated and sought solutions to cross border sewage.

Addressed the stewardship of the historic boat house with a management plan and sea level rise protection.

Provided $1 million in grants to Coronado-based community organizations.

Celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Coronado Bridge.

Increased the sense of community with a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coronado Cays.

Fully funded the streets preventative maintenance program.

Fully funded the Free Summer Shuttle and Fourth of July services to the Cays and Cays bus vouchers.

Expanded ferry service with a sixth commuter ferry trip.

Celebrated Coronado’s citizen boards with the annual Commissioners Dinner.

Addressed sidewalk vending in response to changes in State Law.

Authorized the commencement of construction plans for safer Ocean Boulevard sidewalks.

Initiated a new method of historic structure verification and cataloguing.

continued to build community via the Community Read Program.

Endorsed traffic calming improvements.

Invested in the City’s IT via a new financial and management system and new computer aded dispatch.

Expanded the use of technology with License Plate Readers on all police cruisers.

Accepted independent relinquishment studies evaluating the relinquishment of SR 75 and 282.

Continue to promote improvements to the Toll Plaza area.

Advanced the upgrades to the City’s storm drain system pumps.

Initiated an effort to accelerate the undergrounding of overhead utilities.

Responded to the extraordinary high Regional Housing Needs Allocation.

Clarified the parking requirements for counter-oriented eating and drinking establishments.

Accepted grants to support children’s services at the library.

Approved shade structures in Spreckels Park.

Endorsed efforts to reduce organic waste entering landfills.

Oversaw the City of Coronado’s signature Fourth of July celebration and traditional holiday events.

Supported the suicide deterrent system for the Coronado Bridge.

Adopted a framework to address small cell sites and joined the effort to provide local government input to the Federal Communications Commission.

Continue to guard land use authority from the Regional Airport land use Commission overreach.

Advocated the reprograming of $25 million of TransNet Funds to reduce congestion.

Improved the gutters and streets along Country Club Lane, Coronado Avenue, and Cajon Place.

Dedicated 35 rehabilitated affordable housing units.

Provided for the continuation of multi-year labor agreements.

Approved standby pay for key police department positions.

Continued to promote the Hometown Banner program.

Renewed and celebrated the successful partnership with PAWS.

Approved the construction of a sewer line to provide service to the southern end of Coronado.

Authorized work to improve the median from R.H. Dana Place to Pomona Avenue.

Provided comments on the Draft Port Master Plan.

Evaluated possible improvements to the Five Points intersection.

Approved a new roof for the Community Center.

Oversaw improvements to the City’s fire risk rankings.

Accepted the Award for Excellence in Information Technology Practices.

Monitored the implementation of the Hotel del Coronado Development Agreement.

Reaffirmed commitment to development of barrier free playgrounds

Continued to celebrate the success of the “Remotely Monitored Bicycle” anti-theft program (96 arrests).

Completed the construction of signals at Fourth and Alameda.

Completed the installation of beach access mats on four beaches.

Maintained the title of Tree City U.S.A. for the 34th consecutive year and planted 48 new trees.

Recognized World War II hero Staff Sergeant Thomas Rice.

Continued to honor local Vietnam era veterans with sponsored tours of NASNI and “The League of Wives” author lecture.

Sponsored the VADM Edward H. Martin Distinguished Community Service Award at the Salute to the Military Ball.

Hosted the “All Things Seuss” art exhibit at the Library and Community Center.

Provided five different series of banners in the commercial district.

Abated abandoned and derelict vessels through a state grant.

Accepted a new Pierce fire ladder truck.

Approved a renovated Golf Course Club House Restaurant.

Eliminated all fees to check out material from the library - all checked out items are free.

Improved the quality of the City Council meeting broadcast with upgrades to Council Chamber cameras and sound equipment.

Reduced the cost of doing business locally by suspending the business tax in-lieu of the Business Certificate Program.

Provided $1.339 million to the Coronado Hospital Foundation.

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