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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Temporary Moratorium Placed On New Development; Blue Ribbon Committee Created

A measure that was first suggested by a resident at the development workshop and followed up by a resident petition has now unanimously been approved by the Commission. At the July 13th City Commission meeting, the Commission approved a moratorium…

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Commission Meeting Summary (7/13/2021)

In what must have been one of the latest meetings in Coral Gables Commission history, the City Commission met on July 13th as their sole July meeting, which was the first to begin at 4:00PM. The meeting, which followed a…

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Structural Engineers Behind Champlain Towers Also Behind Structurally Plagued Former Coral Gables Public Safety Building

In 1974, the City of Coral Gables completed the construction of its then state-of-the-art Public Safety Building at 2801 Salzedo Street. The structure was an upgrade for the Coral Gables Police and Fire Departments and provided ample space for personnel,…

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City’s Process For 40-Year Building Inspections Questionable

Following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside on June 24th, Gables Insider asked the City for its list of buildings completed prior to 1982. The response, was that the City does not have one. What we received…

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Agenda Digest: Commission Meeting (7/13/2021)

On July 13, 2021, the Coral Gables City Commission will hold its first evening meeting at 4:00PM. Here are some of the more notable items on the agenda for this upcoming meeting. Click here to see the full agenda. Non-credited…

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Mayor Lago Joins MOXY

The world of social media and online platforms has continued its growth. It became crucial to some during the COVID-19 pandemic. They became sources for sharing, engaging and spreading information. For many years, the need has existed for a platform…

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Solid Waste Workshop Scheduled For July 7th

On Wednesday, July 7th, the City of Coral Gables will be holding a community workshop to discuss the City’s solid waste services. For years, Coral Gables has dealt with issues with solid waste services, raining resident complaints on City Hall….

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