Risk Management

The Risk Management program is provided by the Administrative Services Department.  Through this program, the City seeks to provide a safe environment in which to operate City programs and services through the prevention or reduction of liability exposures.  Major emphasis is placed on prevention through employee safety training as well as early identification and correction of risks.
The Administrative Services Department, Risk Management Division, administers a self-insured program for public liability (tort) risks, which is supplemented by excess liability insurance purchased through an insurance joint powers authority. The Division, among other responsibilities, supports the investigation and settlement of all claims arising from the City's operation as a municipality as well as the investigation and recovery of damages to City assets caused by individuals and corporate entities.

Claims filed against the City must be made in writing using the City "Claim for Damages" Form and must be completed in accordance with California Government Code Sections 900-915.4.  Most claims must be presented to the City no later than six (6) months after the date of the incident or event. If the claim involves property damage, documentation such as photographs will assist in evaluating the claim.  This will require invoices and proof of payment if the City determines it is liable for the property damage.  If the claim involves personal (bodily) injury, detailed documentation of the injury and related medical expenses should be included with the claim form.

Once completed, with appropriate documents attached, the form must be printed and signed by the claimant and mailed or personally presented in hard copy format to:  City of Coronado, City Clerk, 1825 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118.

Please allow 45 days for processing and investigatigation of a claim.  Since the City is prohibited from providing legal advice, a claimant may choose to consult an attorney as deemed necessary.  The request by the City for additional information about a claim should not be construed to mean that the City will accept liability.  Any information provided will be evaluated as part of the investigative process.

Contact Us

Blair King,
City Manager

Coronado City Hall
1825 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
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  • Phone: 
    (619) 522-7335
  • Fax: 
    (619) 522-7846
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  • Department Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday