Thanksgiving poster winners light up council meeting

“Best Ceremonial Presentation of the Year,” Mayor Bailey noted ahead of the annual ceremony Thanksgiving poster coloring contest winners were presented. Program supervisor Stacy Berman agreed as she helped council members present the nine prizes for the annual turkey coloring contest. This fall event is sponsored by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, for children in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Berman pointed out that this year they received 250 colorful submissions, more than ever, and that the public can see the entries posted on the walls of the community center.

The three winners for Kindergarten and Grade 1 were first place to Ava Lehner, a first grade student at Christ Church Day School; second place to Emily Birch, a kindergarten student at City Tree Christian School, who lives in Coronado; and third place to Teo Alvarez, a freshman at Christ Church Day School. The second and third year winners took first place for Lucca Loforti, a second year student at Silver Strand Elementary; second place to Pepper Stephens, a third grader at Silver Strand Elementary; and third place to Jimi Chapple, a third grade student at Village Elementary. The winners for the fourth and fifth graders took first place for Piper Gaisford, a fourth grader at Silver Strand Elementary; second place to Keanna Prentiss, a fifth grade student at Village Elementary; and third place to Elena Braga, a fifth grade student at Village Elementary.

In the ongoing saga Senate Bill (SB) 9 zoning Density laws, which come into effect Jan. 1, 2022, senior planner Jesse Brown gave a presentation on staff and planning board compliance recommendations. A baseline review of SB 9 shows that it requires approval of two residential units on a single-family zoned plot and approval of urban lot splits in single-family areas, which could result in up to four units where a house is located.

He pointed out that three city codes should be amended to reflect SB 9 requirements for applicable plots, which are single-family, non-historic areas, no existing guesthouses, not occupied by tenants in the past three years, and at least 2,400 square feet for a divided lot. Brown stressed that the recommendations for front and street side yards should be maintained and a minimum of four feet for side and back yard setbacks. He also noted that with regards to FAR and site coverage, the standards of the underlying area remain unchanged and must allow at least two 800 square foot units, vehicle access to the right-of-way is required, the existing ban on lane-only plots and parking requirements will remain as SB 9 does not replace the Coastline Act. Occupancy requirements include that the required owner occupancy for two units on a lot be owner occupancy for three years, and no short term rentals – with minimum stays of 30 days. As previously mentioned, none of the Council members are happy with these state-imposed demands, with Council Member Heinze saying, “It’s just bad city planning thousands of miles away.” Council unanimously approved these municipal code changes for state compliance.

“Crossing Paths” is the new art project that will be located near The Shores.

“Crossed paths” is the new hybrid public art project Kelly Purvis, Senior Management Analyst, proposed to the Board. She pointed out that this would be in addition to the more than 75 permanent and temporary installations in Coronado’s collection, noting that 88% of residents responded positively in favor of public art in the Coronado 2021 National Citizens Survey.

Artist Amos Robinson is well known for his “My Bike” art in Tidelands Park.

The piece, initiated by residents of the Coronado Shores Alliance, would stand 10 to 11 feet from the baseplate and be made of stainless steel and other environmentally corrosion resistant components. The artist is Amos Robinson, well known for “My Bike” art at Tidelands Park, from which he has created around 100 similar, but unique, bicycle sculptures.

From San Diego he has created 46 public art installations and created only three other sculptures similar, but with unique characteristics, to the proposed Crossing Paths, one in the United States, one in Costa Rica and one in Costa Rica. Tasmania. It will be located like a beautiful piece of moving art at the junction where Paseo del Mar switches from riding a bicycle in front of The Del to banning biking in front of the Shores. It will be a further signal that cyclists need to get their bikes running, while also incorporating a beautiful piece of public art in the newly redesigned cul-de-sac of Avenida del Sol. This project is unique in that it will be located on private land, but owned and maintained by the city, and funding of $ 50,500 will come from the Hotel del Coronado Development Agreement Fund. The council unanimously approved the project, which will take six to eight weeks to create, and is expected to be installed in the first quarter of 2022.

Allow bicycles at the skatepark was moved to the consent schedule by board member Donovan, and unanimously approved after it was determined that no additional expense would be incurred. This is sure to make those teens who have asked for this at previous council meetings happy.