City Holds Earth Month Recycling Event

By: Marlin Ebbert, Sustainability Board Chairman Last Saturday, April 24th, the City of Coral Gables and the City’s Sustainability Board held its bi-annual collection event at the City Hall parking lot and at the First United Methodist Church parking lot….

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GAP Holding Virtual Environmental Presentation With UM’s Abigail Fleming

The Gables Accountability Project (GAP) will be holding an Environmental Justice presentation on Monday, February 22nd at 8:00PM with the University of Miami’s Abigail Fleming. Abigail Fleming is the Fredman Foundation Practitioner in Residence at the University of Miami School…

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Shops At Merrick Park Partners With Volta To Offer Complimentary Vehicle Charging Stations

Always on trend, Shops at Merrick Park announced today that they will now be providing shoppers with complimentary vehicle charging stations, courtesy of Volta, the industry leader in electric vehicle charging networks. With Consumer Reports recently reporting that electric vehicles…

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Drought Causes County To Issue Outdoor Water Restrictions

Social Distancing has been accompanied by a period of drought in South Florida. Just today, rain was forecast for Coral Gables, yet most of the City did not see a drop of rain. The drought has caused Miami-Dade to implement…

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Show Us Those Trash Pits, $500 Fines Start Today

The $500 fine article broke Gables Insider records with number of views and comments on a single article. Many residents are outraged over the fine and how the city is handling cardboard boxes. Others recognize that garbage tipping fees are…

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Keon Wants The City To Stop Using Nitrogen Fertilizers With Exceptions.

The fertilizer ban ordinance passed on first reading unanimously at the December 2019 meeting, however several commissioners expressed that without more scientific data and other municipality experience on enforcement they may not vote for it on second reading. The ban would prevent…

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Coral Gables Zoning Law: New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Laws

BY ANTHONY DE YURRE AND JENNIFER E. FINE In 2016 the City of Coral Gables introduced its new Green Fleet of 20 electric Nissan Leaf vehicles. The City of Coral Gables currently has a total of 43 electric vehicles in…

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