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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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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Commission Takes Stand Against Human Rights Abusers, Cuba & China; Illuminate Responds By Cancelling Event

According to the Miami Herald, Illuminate Coral Gables has cancelled its 2022 exhibit. Illuminate, which relied mostly on Coral Gables public funds to acquire art and organize the event, had been asked for months to remove two artists from its…

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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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