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The City of Coral Gables Commission Chambers were last opened to the public for the March 11th meeting in 2020.
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit South Florida, the City Commission began working remotely to ensure the safety of Commissioners, staff and residents.
On September 22, 2020, the City Commission returned to a social distanced setting in the Commission Chambers placing plexiglass dividers and spreading the Commissioners further apart, while maintaining a mask requirement for all present in the room.
On May 11th, 2021, in what will be the first official meeting of the newly sworn-in Commission, the chamber will once again be open to the public, with social distancing and mask requirements in place. Entering City Hall will also require a temperature check.
Sources at City Hall inform Gables Insider that the chamber will be limited to a 50% capacity.
Zoom Option Remains
The re-opening will not replace the ability for residents to participate in the Commission meeting remotely. Residents will still be able to watch and participate in public comment via the City’s zoom channel, as they have been able to do throughout the pandemic. A measure that has helped increase resident participation and facilitated access to Commission meetings for residents who were previously unable to participate.
On The Agenda
Click here to read our Commission Digest for this Commission meeting and see the Agenda.
Being discussed will also be Commissioner Anderson’s Memo, which can be read here.