Press Release from the City of Coronado
Contact: Janine Zuniga
Coronado to Close Beach During Public Health Crisis
CORONADO, Calif. (April 3, 2020) – Coronado’s beach will be closed due to the coronavirus spread effective at midnight.
Staff will post the beach access points with closure signs. The public may not enter the public beach until further notice.
At a special meeting on Tuesday, March 31, the City Council ordered the beach closed on weekends. At the meeting, the Council also closed the dog washing station at Dog Beach, playground equipment at all parks, the bandstand at Spreckels Park and the tennis courts. On Thursday, the City also closed Sunset Park due to people congregating there when the weekday beach closure went into effect.
Though many residents were complying with social distancing, the City wants to discourage people from coming to Coronado, creating greater opportunities for the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronado’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) is a program built on neighbors looking out for and helping one another. With multiple help-your-neighbor efforts springing up around Coronado immediately after the declaration of a national emergency, a group of citizens approached the City to propose a unified and coordinated effort to provide support to our citizens and neighbors. Through this partnership, local volunteers, your neighbors, with the support of the City of Coronado, are undertaking initiatives to get the word out to all our citizens; helping deliver food, medications, and other needs to people needing assistance; providing critical transportation for those in need; and coordinating donations to assist those suffering severe financial hardship during these times.
Programs are being organized by volunteers in the Coronado Cays, Coronado Shores, Coronado Village and Navy Housing. Coronado’s N-2-N initiative will enable residents to be better informed and able to take advantage of local efforts and resources. Launching in the next few days, be on the look-out for a neighbor to deliver a letter with program details. This program is entirely voluntary. It establishes a practical, enduring system of communication between neighbors and a simple system to ensure neighbors are OK. It is a conduit for establishing effective communications and neighborly “check-ins” as well as serving as liaisons to make the city aware of needs or trends that may arise in their neighborhoods.
In the days to come, look for a neighbor to reach out to you about this program. Again, the program is entirely voluntary and run by volunteers but during these uncertain times it is important that we maintain our sense of community. If you do not receive information regarding this program and want to participate please contact the Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N-2-N) program coordinator at CoronadoN2N@gmail.com or contact the Coronado Call Center at (619) 522-6380.
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Coronado Presidents’ Day Holiday Schedule
CORONADO, CA (January 27, 2020) – The City of Coronado will observe the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 17, and reminds residents and businesses that some municipal facilities around town will remain open.
Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will perform regular residential trash collection on Presidents’ Day. Certain City of Coronado departments and services will be open with varying hours of operation.
Here is the Presidents’ Day schedule:
Posted on 02/14/2020
All Aboard: Coronado, Flagship to Celebrate New Sixth Ferry Trip
The City of Coronado and Flagship Cruises & Events invite locals, military and the commuting public to come aboard Tuesday, October 1, to learn about free commuter ferry service and an additional, recently approved, new free round trip between Coronado and San Diego. This brings to six the number of free weekday peak-hour commuter round trips aboard Flagship.
The public can help mark the occasion both on the Coronado Ferry Landing Pier at a media event and on the ferry with doughnuts, coffee and fun giveaways, such as helmets, bikes, locks and transit passes. Morning commuters are encouraged to provide feedback on the new schedule that aims to better align with connections to other forms of transit in downtown San Diego and points north. As a reminder, bikes, as always, are free
“The City Council heard commuters loud and clear following a survey the City conducted in May and decided to fund a new sixth round trip,” said City Manager Blair King. “Ferry riders who took the survey said they wanted an additional trip and better connections between the ferry and other forms of transit.”
King said the City believes this low cost, reliable form of alternative transportation has been greatly improved now that morning commuters can link more easily with other forms of transit located within walking and biking distance from the ferry stop to downtown San Diego. For example, if Coronado residents need to be at work in Sorrento Valley by 8:30 a.m., they can catch the 6:30 or 7:10 a.m. ferry boats, walk or bike to the Santa Fe depot in 10 minutes and connect with the 7:39 a.m. North County Coaster train. Commuters to Coronado who start work at 7:30 a.m. now have two schedule options, the 6:10 or 6:50 a.m. boats, out of the Broadway terminal.
City of Coronado supports alternative transportation and encourages commuting by bicycle, transit, rideshare and, in the summer, by using a City-funded free shuttle service because it helps reduce Coronado’s carbon footprint. The City is working to complete a Climate Action Plan to outline how Coronado is already addressing ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, with efforts such as providing free commuter ferry service, and create a roadmap for future actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The fare-free commuter service is provided between Broadway Pier and Coronado in the morning and return trips in the afternoon to the Convention Center Pier. It operates during peak commute periods, except on holidays. The City and Flagship provide roughly 150,000 round trips annually. The last time the city added a new trip in 2014, ridership increased by 50 trips per day, or 6,000 trips per year. A similar result is expected in 2019.
Information provided via Press Release from City of Coronado – CORONADO, CA (September 20, 2019)
Contact: Janine Zúñiga
Coronado, CA (September 9, 2019)
Coronado First Responders 9/11 Tribute
Coronado Firefighters, Police, Lifeguards and local military personnel will gather at Fire Station 36 at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, for a brief 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Coronado’s first responders will mark the attacks on September 11, 2001, with an invocation, a moment of silence and a symbolic ringing of the station’s bell. This will be followed by comments from the Fire and Police chiefs, and Navy Base Coronado Executive Officer Capt. John DePree.
The ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of that day 18 years ago and to remember the loss of life that occurred. The City’s public safety officials especially remember all of the emergency responders and military personnel that lost their lives during their service to others.
The invocation by Chaplain Mickey Stonier will be followed by a moment of silence that begins at 6:56 a.m. and lasts three minutes to mark the time of the collapse of the World Trade Center South Tower. At 6:59 a.m., the bell at the station will ring three sets of five chimes each. Three fives is a common signal in fire service for a Line of Duty Death.
The community is invited to attend the short ceremony, which will conclude at approximately 7:15 a.m. with a performance on the bagpipes, at the Fire Station, 1001 Sixth St.
On Saturday, September 7, more than two dozen Coronado firefighters, police officers, spouses, friends and supporters participated as a team in the annual San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They climbed 110 flights of stairs, the same number as in the twin towers, wearing the name of a fallen emergency responder whose life was lost on that day.
From the City of Coronado Weekly Update:
Labor Day Holiday: The City will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2. Some City facilities will be open with varying hours of operation. Public Services crews will not sweep streets on the holiday. EDCO will not perform regular residential trash collection on Labor Day. As a result, service will be delayed one day. Here is the Labor Day schedule: