Agenda Digest: City Commission (09/26/2023)

On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the Coral Gables City Commission will hold its next City Commission meeting. Here is a rundown of the agenda for this upcoming meeting. Click here to see the full agenda. Non-credited quotes in this article…

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Annexation Debates Stir Coral Gables as Three Neighborhoods Await Their Fate

In a determined effort to extend the boundaries of its city limits, Coral Gables stands on the brink of reigniting longstanding debates that center around the prospective annexation of three distinct neighborhoods: High Pines, Ponce Davis, and the perpetually contested…

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Commission Compensation Sparks Heated Debate in Coral Gables Budget Hearing

Javier Baños Baños is the Editor of Gables Insider As the Coral Gables Budget Hearing unfolded on September 13, 2023, one issue emerged as the lightning rod for controversy – commission compensation. The proposed ordinance, unveiled to the public, ignited…

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Contentious Meeting Reshapes Dynamics at Coral Gables City Commission Chamber

In a striking display of political tension, Wednesday’s City Commission meeting showcased a notable departure from the norm, hinting at a significant shift in the city’s political landscape. The agenda was relatively concise, yet brimming with issues that could shape…

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Paula Rodriguez Promoted To Assistant Director Of Public Works For Solid Waste Management

The City of Coral Gables promoted Paula Rodriguez to Assistant Director of Public Works responsible for the Solid Waste Management Division. Previously, she was a Management and Budget Analyst providing financial and analytical support for the city’s $228 million operations…

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Coral Gables City Attorney Miriam Soler Ramos Sworn In As President Of Prestigious Cuban American Bar Association

On Saturday, February 5th, the Cuban American Bar Association held its 48th annual gala “Volver A Vivir” at the Loews in Miami Beach, where it installed its new Board of Directors. This year’s board will be headed by Coral Gables…

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City To Require Masks At City Facilities

Beginning Thursday, January 6th, the City of Coral Gables will require staff and visitors to wear masks at all City facilities. The recent rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant have led to precautionary measures once again. Guests…

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This Week In Coral Gables

Here is a list of important dates with events taking place in the City Beautiful this week. December 1st – Trash Pit Warnings & Fines On December 1st, the City will officially begin warning and placing fines on households that…

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Saturday Trolley Service Is Here And Riders Are All Aboard

For many years, Commissioner and then Vice Mayor Vince Lago sought to expand the Coral Gables Trolley service to include weekends. Funding and support were hard to come by, but he continued to champion the idea. On Saturday, October 23rd,…

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Recycling Drive-Thru Event This Saturday

Keep Coral Gables Beautiful will host a Recycling Drive-Thru Event on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the parking lot behind City Hall. Residents can bring old electronics and large cardboard boxes for recycling, dispose of household hazardous…

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