On Tuesday, January 20th, Vice Mayor Vince Lago and Commissioner Jorge L. Fors, Jr. accompanied by staff, traveled to the State Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, to take Coral Gables’ Legislative priorities to our State Legislators.
Lago and Fors met with State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez and State Representative Bryan Avila, among others, and discussed the important priorities the City has outlined for the 2020 Legislative Session.
“For the last two days, I have been at the State’s Capitol with my colleague, Commissioner Fors, and our City Staff advocating on behalf of our City’s legislative agenda and seeking State funding for priority projects. I am appreciative of our State Legislators and Senators for their warm welcome and their continued support for our City of Coral Gables,” said Vice Mayor Lago.
“We had an extremely productive trip to the capitol this week, with a jam-packed schedule of face-to-face meetings with state lawmakers. Every session presents a litany of proposed bills that threaten our city’s beloved character and jeopardize the carefully-planned vision. On the other hand, many bills stand to benefit our city tremendously in the form of funding to pay for otherwise costly initiatives such as waterway condition mitigation. Simply put, there is no substitute for elected officials traveling to personally deliver the message and it’s something we need to do as frequently as possible. I truly must thank City Attorney/Govt. Affairs Manager, Naomi Levi Garcia, who was instrumental in orchestrating the plan,” commented Commissioner Fors.
The Legislative session is expected to continue through March in Tallahassee.