On January 7th Coronado City Council voted on Regulations and Direction of the fire rings. You can watch this section of the meeting and see what they and the Public had to say, and how they voted. Uh, we’re sorry Mayor Tanaka, it does require drastic action. We have two distinctly different Coronado’s, one during the Summer and one during the off-Summer season, and the chief difference is the number of people. Mayor Tanaka’s stand that the beach issues at had doesn’t need “drastic” action is a classic example of someone trying to cover up reality. Folks, this is your Mayor of the last five years! It has ONLY ever been his leadership and City Management’s leadership that has allowed the beach to be overrun as it has been. And no, Mayor Tanaka, this fire ring issue isn’t something that happened over just one Summer, it has been increasing problematically for a number of years… uhhh, specifically over your Mayoral position! To be most accurate, this Summer was the worst ever. Why did it take photos and video on Coronado Clean Beach to get their attention?! For many years, City Council and Management have been ignorant to caring for the beach. You got one thing right, Mayor Tanaka, there absolutely could be more enforcement, an improvement on enforcement. However, hiring what amount to be the equivalent of “Mall Security” isn’t the answer, and you voted on this basis? Yes, you heard that right, they voted for a vague, uncertain direction. Why so cheap Mayor Tanaka? Is it because you gave $330+ thousand dollars to the School District from the Public Funds while all this trashing of the beach was happening under your ignorance? Is it because you now want to put a full-time Coronado Police Officer at Coronado High School for security? Isn’t that the School District’s responsibility? What, do we have gang members now at Coronado High School?This is just the type of ineptitude Coronado Clean Beach has been exposing. What the City of Coronado needs is a full time Seasonal Team of Beach Law Enforcement Professionals like the City of San Diego has to be effective with the hordes of people that come to the beach, and they need to actually make contact with beachgoers all day and night, and write tickets, all so that beachgoers get the picture that they can no longer come to Coronado and do what they have been doing.
Coronado City Council Leadership and Management is still allowing fires outside of the fire rings to occur. We’re proud of where we live but not when those responsible for keeping clean continue to allow others trash over and over. This latest coverage is nearby Coronado’s North Beach fire rings and happened about a month after Coronado City Management executed a beach cleanup action plan to cleanup the fire rings. When are they going to learn?
Are the nails and fire debris cleaned as Mayor Tanaka indicated in the Channel 10News story that aired October 16, 2013? Here’s the second airing with Mayor Tanaka’s response. We don’t think so; you be the judge. What was unearthed were many nails from the sand outside of the fire rings and ten inches deep. This is what happens when neglectful, uncaring leadership and management is in charge of keeping the beach safe, healthy and clean. The videos here now represent three months worth of documentation and after Coronado City Council Members were shared the content. Make sure you don’t miss any of these.