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Coral Gables CIO Recognized with Global Digital Award

Raimundo Rodulfo, P.E., the city’s Director of Information Technology and Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) received the Globant Awards: Digital Disruptors, in the Transformation Catalyst category for the North America Region. Organized by digitally native technology services company Globant (NYSE: GLOB), this…

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Board Member Rojas Sponsors Item Requesting Report On Building Safety Protocols At Miami-Dade County Public Schools

On July 14th, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board unanimously approved an item proffered by Coral Gables’ School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas, requesting a report from the superintendent explaining protocols on inspections and evaluations on structural integrity of Miami-Dade…

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Back-To-School Tax Holiday (7/31 to 8/9)

Florida’s back-to-school tax holiday begins this Saturday, July 31st. For ten days, parents will be able to enjoy tax free shopping on certain back-to-school products in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. According to the Florida Department of Revenue, “consumers…

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More Canes Join Transfer Portal

A bit of old news for some getting the word last week, but it has not got any prettier a week later. Joining the exit of what appears to the largest exit ever that I can remember the count is…

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Vacate Order Lifted On 730 Coral Way, As City Releases Building’s Troubling 2017 Engineering Report

On Friday, July 23rd, just 29 days after the tragic building collapse of the Champlain Tower South in Surfside that claimed the lives of 98 people, the City of Coral Gables gave residents 72 hours to vacate 730 Coral Way….

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Another Staff Backroom Deal Has Been Cooked; Burger Bob’s New Deal Agreed To Prior To An RFP

First, there was Wawa. Then, there was Greco. Now there is Burger Bob’s. On more than one occasion, residents have been told these were one-off cases and that there are no other deals being done behind the scenes, Gables Insider…

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Developing: Residents Of Building On Coral Way Given 72 Hours To Vacate Building, Due To Structural Concerns

On Friday, July 23rd, just 29 days after the tragic building collapse of the Champlain Tower South in Surfside that claimed the lives of 98 people, the City of Coral Gables gave residents 72 hours to vacate 730 Coral Way….

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Street Parking: City Taking From Residents, To Help Developers And Friends, Without Notification Or Input From Residents

Parking in Coral Gables has long been a concern for many. The lack of parking in downtown leads many residents to avoid the area and frequent stores and restaurants outside of Coral Gables. However, the City’s parking woes are not…

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Blue Ribbon Committee On Mediterranean Bonuses Set For First Meeting Thursday (7/22)

The Blue Ribbon Committee on the City of Coral Gables’ Mediterranean Bonuses is set to hold its first meeting on Thursday, July 22nd at 4:00PM. Created by the Commission at the July 13th Commission meeting as proposed by Commissioner Rhonda…

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Another Coral Gables Tax Payer Funded Artist Becomes Political

Last week, the City Commission decided against using tax payer dollars to fund artists Sandra Ramos and Cai Guo-Qiang, who are affiliated with the Cuban and Chinese regimes, respectively. The next day, the artists behind another City/tax payer funded project…

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