On Friday, April 30th, the new Coral Gables City Commission was sworn in.
In a room full of family, members of the community and former and current leaders, the City Commission met for one final time taking three final votes to accept the certified election results in each of the three Groups.
Present were Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez; Miami-Dade County Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz Rebeca Sosa and Raquel Regalado; former County Commissioner Xavier Suarez; former Coral Gables Mayors Dorothy Thomson, Don Slesnick and Jim Cason; and former Coral Gables Commissioners Bill Kerdyk, Jr., Wayne “Chip” Withers, Frank Quesada, and Jeannett Slesnick.
Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and Commissioner Patricia Keon were able to address the community one final time before the new Commission was sworn in and seated. Valdes-Fauli has retired. Keon ran and lost her bid for Mayor.
Commissioner Rhonda Anderson was sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Barbara Areces. Commissioner Kirk Menendez was sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Carlos Gamez. Mayor Vince Lago was sworn in by Chief Judge-Elect of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Nushin Sayfie.