Opinion: Commission Missed Golden Opportunity To Represent Residents, Instead Of Pandering To Developers

At the July 13th Coral Gables Commission meeting, Commissioner Rhonda Anderson tried to hit the “pause button” on any more development that is looking to take advantage of the Mediterranean Bonus until the Med Bonus criteria is revised and strengthened. …

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Opinion: Ceremony Honoring Coral Gables Founder Was Long Overdue But It Had Perfect Timing

In the article An Impression of George E Merrick, Vernon Knowles, editor of the Miami Daily Tribune, observes, “I have never met one man whose’ bearing and obvious sincerity and character made quite so deep an impression upon me.” The feature…

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Opinion: Ponce Park Residences Meeting

Last week, I attended a neighborhood meeting hosted by developer Allen Morris, who along with his team, presented his proposed “Ponce Park Residences”: 161 apartments and retail slated to be built on Ponce de Leon at University Drive near downtown. …

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Opinion: Time To Go

The saga of 350 Greco Avenue is an embarrassment to our City Government and demonstrates that Commissioner Mena and his enabler, City Attorney Miriam Ramos, have overstayed their welcome and it is time for them to resign. On Tuesday, May…

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Opinion: Preserve George Merrick’s Name & Legacy

By: Karelia Martinez Carbonell, president Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables Merrick was “adored as a human being,” observed Arva Parks in her 2015 book. The late historian was Merrick’s greatest cheerleader. HOW INSENSITIVE THAT ON THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF…

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Opinion: In Celebration Of Arbor Day Let’s Demand More Green [And Not The Money Kind]

By Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Coral Gables resident, advocate and preservationist April 30th is Arbor Day.  And a new city commission will be sworn in.  An appropriate day for this new elected body to come together and embrace a new…

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Opinion: I Support Rhonda Anderson And Javier Baños For Commissioners

By: Leon Kellner, Coral Gables resident and retired federal prosecutor Last Wednesday, a group of Coral Gables civic organizations sponsored a debate between the runoff candidates for Seat II – Ronda Anderson and Jose Valdes-Fauli and Seat III – Javier…

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Opinion: Representatives Who Will Truly Represent The Residents

Dear Neighbors, Coral Gables is at a crossroads.  This is one of our most important elections in a long time….and your vote matters!  Residents have the opportunity to elect two representatives who will truly represent the residents. The runoff election…

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Opinion: Coral Gables Loses A Legal Battle And Taxpayers Are Left Holding The Bill

By: Raul Mas Canosa Three years ago, I challenged an attempt by the Mayor of Coral Gables to pass a local ordinance banning “assault weapons” in my city. I hired an attorney and threatened to sue them if they did…

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OPINION: An Open Letter To The Residents Of Coral Gables

By: Maria C. Cruz Our City is at a crucial moment in its history. What we, the residents, do now will determine the legacy we will leave for our children and grandchildren. We can’t expect everything to be o.k. unless we…

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