SB 9, special events, parking application discussed at city council


Halloween events, the 2022 calendar of special events, committee appointments and affordable housing costs were all part of the discussions at the October 19 city council meeting. Police Chief Chuck Kaye provided an update on the Application of License Plate Reader (LPR). The LPR Parking Enforcement started on January 1, 2021 and resolved startup issues such as camera malfunctions, audience confusion, establishment of a geofence, and dedicated employee engagement. He said companies reported good vehicle rotation with better sidewalk appearance and reduced parking complaints. From 01/01/2020 to 10/01/2020, there were a total of 2,286 citations issued for expired metered parking and 581 for the same period in 2021. Chief Kaye noted that ticket revenue parking is not meant to be profitable. function for the city and the real test of the system will be after the next summer season, when things return to normal.

City Manager Tina Friend said Fire Chief Mike Blood and his team of rescuers continue to monitor beaches and have not identified any environmental effects from the recent oil spill in Orange County. She also gave the highlights of Coronado Halloween Events.

The Hometown Heroes Banner Program will hold its first live ceremony in two years on Saturday, November 6 at the CHS Performing Arts Center. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on Coronado TV and broadcast live on social media.

Friend also noted that the latest virtual public cult to comment on the Climate action plan will take place on November 4. Comments are encouraged to be given to

Associate planner Marissa Smith gave a brief presentation on the application to authorize the four-unit condominium property in 554-556, avenue G, that the council approved unanimously.

Deputy Managing Director Dominique Albrecht gave details of the project Calendar of major and moderate special events 2022.

The top six community events are: Flower Show and FOL Library Book Sale, MotorCars on MainStreet, Promenade Concerts in the Park, Fourth of July Celebration, Coronado Island Film Festival, Holiday Open House and Parade. The other five major special events include the Valentine’s Day 10K, Padres Pedal the Cause, Navy NWR Bay Bridge Walk / Run, Bike the Bay and the Silver Strand Half Marathon. The five moderate community special events include the Rotary Low Tide Ride and Stride, July 4th Whitewater Swim, Independence Day 5K / 12K Run, Optimist Sports Fiesta, and Open Water Swim. Variations included the Cornhole and Beer Garden fundraiser on Saturday May 28 for the July 4 committee. The Coronado Swim Association also requested an outdoor cafe to be organized after their white and open water swims, but these were referred to staff for further clarification on the location and scope of the requested alcohol exemption. Council member Donovan offered to ask staff to write a policy for alcohol waivers for events and City Manager Tina Friend said they were seeing an increase in requests and it would be helpful to have guidelines in place.

Community Development Director Rich Grunow gave a presentation on the costs in lieu of affordable housing and the costs of public amenities. These fees were originally set in 1993 and have been the same since 1995, with developers paying $ 7,000 per unit instead of spending 20% ​​of the units on affordable housing. Staff recommended hiring a consultant to do research to ensure that the fees are proportionate and comply with the AC Mitigation Fees Act, and then present a new proposed fee schedule to the Board. Board member Tanaka asked how much was in the fund and Grunow said around $ 2.5 million, which has not been used for a decade. Council member Donovan discussed the difference between taxes, which must receive a two-thirds majority on the ballot to be imposed, and these in-lieu fees and public facilities fees, which are based on costs. incurred by the city during development. He suggested adding additional elements, such as fire and police services. Council voted unanimously to go ahead with a study on fees and look for ways to make the best use of the money.

Senior Urban Planner Jesse Brown gave a presentation on the new mandates of Senate Bills 9 and 10. He noted that Coronado has 2,800 plots that would be eligible, outside of the Coronado Cays, to potentially be subdivided into multiple housing units. The initial concern was that up to six or more units could be built on a single lot with SB 9, and that’s not the case – it’s limited to four units, with ADUs and JADUs excluded. SB 9 standards include: setbacks of up to four feet in side and back yards, FAR limits which do not exclude units up to 800 square feet, height limits of 16 feet, parking for ‘one space per unit, access to a street, the new minimum plot size of 1,200 square feet and no less than 40 percent of the original plot size, does not require demolition of 25 percent exterior walls unless permitted by local ordinance, not a historically designated property, rental periods for a minimum of 30 days and a three year owner occupancy requirement.

Density issues were a big concern for council members who want to make the new zoning standards as restrictive as possible to maintain the village feel of Coronado. Mayor Bailey said: “We had no input and it was imposed on us”, and went on to describe the desired parameters of a floor, the four foot setbacks, the parking required by the Coastal Act , the height limit of 16 feet, and 25 percent of the demolition of the exterior walls, with a size limit of 800 square feet. Council member Donovan mentioned that this will have the most impact on density since the bridge was completed. Staff voted unanimously to have staff prepare an ordinance to establish zoning standards that comply with SB 9, but that will still fight density and maintain as much control as possible, while also controlling the volume and mass of traffic. buildings. Brown indicated that SB 10 is not as urgent as it allows but does not require cities to pass an ordinance and is currently in effect until 2028.

Marcus Echols-Booth has been appointed new member of the Cultural Arts Commission until the expiration of the mandate in December 2022.

Flavio Velez has been appointed new member of the Street Tree Committee for a three-year term until October 31, 2024.

Board member Donovan congratulated Naval Base Coronado Navy Life for its recent recognition from the American Academy for the Park and Recreation Administration with the National Gold Medal Award. This award represents excellence in parks and recreation in terms of management, programming and conservation. This was the first participation of the Coronado naval base and the victory of this award.

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