Last week we invited our readers to participate in a poll regarding Halloweens. With over 150 responses including comments and emails, 77% believe the City of Coral Gables should do something to address the safety of Halloween.
Specifically, homeowners in the well-known Santa Maria Street area that draws well over a thousand trick-or-treaters object to allowing trick-or-treating as normal and want to be heard. This historic street traditionally draws families from all over Coral Gables as historic mansions and professional decorations line up the street.
Participating homeowners spend thousands on candy and decorations however this year, they have concerns due to the spread of COVID-19.
One Santa Maria resident who wished to remain anonymous commented, “As a long-standing Santa Maria resident, I vote to follow CDC guidelines & keep our families & neighbors safe. Allowing trick or treating on Santa Maria Street would be a COVID health risk as well as unnecessary exposure during these hard economic times.”
The next city commission meeting is scheduled just weeks before Halloween on October 13th at 9:00am. We will continue to follow and report on any decisions impacting this year’s festivities.