City COVID-19 Test Site Productive, Remains Open Only One Day A Week

As previously reported, The City of Coral Gables COVID-19 testing site officially reopened on July 22nd with a sold out appointment schedule. In total, the site tested 115 residents on its first day. Results released this week showed that 12…

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Mayor Calls For Abolishing Miami-Dade County Following Commission Vote To Condemn County CARES Act Plan

The City of Coral Gables Commission held a special sunshine meeting July 30th to discuss Miami-Dade County’s proposal to reduce the financial distribution to municipalities from a projected sum of $135 million to $30 million. The proposal, as laid out,…

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Mayor Valdes-Fauli Refuses To Change Mask Order After County Clarification

Gables Insider reported last week about the difference of opinion between Miami-Dade County and the City of Coral Gables regarding the City’s mask requirement on the City’s Emergency Order. The City made an amendment to its order changing the fines…

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COVID-19 Testing Site Demand High: Unable To Open More Than Once A Week

The Coral Gables City Commission instructed City staff on Tuesday, July 14th, to reopen the City’s COVID-19 testing site this week. Following delays with the only appointment system, the portal was made available to residents on Friday and quickly sold…

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UPDATE: City To Reconsider Mask Order Language In Light Of County’s Clarification

Following this morning’s Gables Insider article, Miami-Dade County Mayor’s office confirmed to Gables Insider and the City of Coral Gables the intent of the County’s order. Deputy County Mayor Jennifer Moon corresponded with Gables Insider and Coral Gables City Attorney…

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City To Defy County’s Request To Change Mask Order Regarding Wearing While Walking

UPDATE: City To Amend Mask Order In Light Of County’s Clarification COVID-19 has brought many changes to our daily lives. Some we have accepted with open arms and some we have not. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the cooperation…

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Coral Gables To Reopen COVID-19 Testing Site Next Week

After several weeks of growing COVID-19 numbers in Coral Gables, the City of Coral Gables Commission voted unanimously on July 14th, to reopen the city’s COVID-19 testing site for residents only. Coral Gables Fire Chief, Marcos de la Rosa, confirmed…

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Politicians Talked Garbage

The sunshine meeting held on Monday, June 29th, resulted in at least one agreement. The costs of solid waste in the City of Coral Gables is growing and will continue to grow exponentially unless something is done to curb either…

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Two-Year Investigation On Anonymous Letters Sends Waves Through City Hall

The City of Coral Gables’ independent investigator, former United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Roberto Martinez, concluded a two-year investigation to determine, if possible, who authored or sent the city a two-page anonymous letter along with a…

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Opinion: Process Matters… Whether You Think 1208 Asturia Ave Should Be Preserved Or Demolished

By: David Winker What do the The Biltmore, Douglas Entrance and the Alhambra Water Tower have in common? They were each slated for demolition at some point, with developers and elected officials arguing that “this isn’t worth saving”… “preservationists are out…

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