UPDATE: Mayor Receives First Negative Result For COVID-19

Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, December 6th, has received his first negative test result. The Mayor reported only mild cold-like symptoms throughout his 14-day quarantine, during which he continued to serve as…

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Commission Meeting: A Referendum On Public Notice And Public Comment

Public notice and public comment seemed to be the common topics at the Tuesday, December 8th, City Commission meeting. The meeting began with a public comment period that exceeded the one hour allowed by the Commission. The number of public…

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Mayor Recovering From COVID-19

On Sunday, December 6th, Coral Gables Mayor Raul J. Valdes-Fauli received results of his routine COVID-19 test and was informed he had tested positive. Valdes-Fauli, 77, had most recently participated in the city’s tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4th,…

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BREAKING: Coral Gables Mayor Valdes-Fauli Tests Positive for COVID-19

Coral Gables Mayor Raul J. Valdes-Fauli has tested positive for Covid-19. Valdes-Fauli, 77, most recently participated in the city’s tree lighting ceremony on Friday. Sources at City Hall informed Gables Insider that the Mayor is not experiencing any major symptoms…

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Sunshine Meeting Lays Groundwork For Showdown December 8th

What should have been an open forum for residents to hear the City’s plans for Miracle Mile and Crafts Section and share their thoughts on that plan, turned into a scolding by the Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and a nearly two…

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Who Represents You? Disregard For Residents A Growing Concern

Every two years, residents in Coral Gables participate in our City’s municipal election and elect what most voters believe to be individuals who will represent the interests of City residents. Commissioners in the City of Coral Gables are elected to…

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Confusing Major Zoning Changes Packed Into Tuesday’s Commission Agenda

Item F-3 of Tuesday’s (November 10th) Commission Agenda has a long diatribe of changes on second reading to the City’s zoning code. As previously mentioned on Gables Insider, the City has been considering changing the code to benefit developers who…

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Household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, Nov. 14

The City of Coral Gables will host the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, Nov. 14  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City Hall parking lot (405 Biltmore Way). Residents can recycle old electronics, dispose of household hazardous…

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Commissioner Keon To Hold Water Quality Discussion

Join Commissioner Keon for an important discussion on water and water quality. With more than 40 miles of coastlines and canals, water plays a vital role in Coral Gables past, present and future. Topics to be covered include South Florida watershed…

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Your October 27 Commission Meeting Digest

Click here to view the full agenda. To watch the meeting LIVE on Tuesday, October 27th: https://zoom.us/j/3054466800 . Anyone can address the commission for (3) minutes before the start of business promptly at 9am Below is a satire digest a-la-Insider for what we expect…

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