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Go Vote: Municipal Elections are this Tuesday, April 11

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 for the Coral Gables General Biennial Election. Please note that the voting location for precinct 611.0, usually assigned at Coral Gables High School, has temporarily changed to the Coral Gables Branch Library at 3443 Segovia Street. To find your precinct,  click here. To view a list of candidates running in this election,  click here

As in past years, City Hall Chambers on the second floor will be open to the public the night of April 11 for election announcements. If you'd like to watch the election results live from the comfort of your home, Coral Gables Television will be transmitting on Facebook Live  from Miami-Dade County Elections Department Headquarters in Doral. Remember to turn on notifications for live videos on your Facebook page.  You can also tune in to Channel 77 on Comcast or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse, or watch it online by clicking here. In addition, election results will be posted on the city's website homepage at www.coralgables.com once final counts are in. 
Miracle Mile
Streetscape Project is Coming Together!

The Streetscape project on Miracle Mile is taking shape with the installation of pavers, bollards and stone benches. The first phase of this multi-million dollar Downtown transformation has successfully addressed long-standing drainage issues, while also installing high speed fiber, new shade trees, expanded sidewalks for outdoor restaurant seating and specialty lighting. A Block Party to celebrate the completion of the 100 and 200 blocks of the south side of Miracle Mile is scheduled for Friday, May 19, 5-8 p.m. Stay tuned for more event details soon. Once these blocks are completed, construction will commence on the north side of Miracle Mile. The entire Giralda Plaza is set for completion this summer but you don't have to wait until then to enjoy the new outdoor plaza. "Giralda Al Fresco" is now available every Saturday from 8 a.m. until midnight on the new Giralda Plaza at the Ponce de Leon entrance to Restaurant Row. Support your local merchants and come experience outdoor dining from your favorite Giralda restaurants. Discounted and validated parking is available in nearby City parking garages and centralized valet parking. For a complete project update, click here...
Giralda Plaza

Celebrate Springtime with Fun-filled Egg Hunts

Coral Gables residents can experience our hometown feel with a traditional egg hunt at the War Memorial Youth Center on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. There will be simultaneous egg hunts at four other city parks: 
  • Jaycee Park, 1230 Hardee Road
  • Phillips Park, 90 Menores Avenue
  • Salvadore Park, 1120 Andalusia Avenue and 
  • Sunrise Harbor Park, 25 Sunrise Avenue
Come celebrate the arrival of springtime with us in this fun-filled event.  Read more...
City to Require Vehicle Registration for Gardeners & Tree Trimmers

In order to increase the safety of our residents and to provide updated code information for landscapers, the City will require landscape maintenance contractors, tree trimmers and gardeners to register annually their motorized vehicles used for performing work in residential neighborhoods. The cost of the annual registration is only $5 per vehicle decal.  This registration will help create a list of landscapers or gardeners that are doing work in the City for purposes of informing these service providers of any pertinent information such as traffic rules to follow, public safety concerns, noise restrictions and proper disposal of landscape debris. In addition, it will help the City address illegal dumping, which was resulted in an exponential increase in yard waste pick-up fees. Read more...
Around Town
Watch Debates for City Commission Group 3, Mayoral Candidates

The Coral Gables Forum hosted last week two separate debates between the candidates for City Commission Group 3 and for the Mayoral seat. To watch the Group 3 debate, click here. To watch the Mayoral debate, click here.
Granada Golf Course

Granada Golf Course Featured by Florida Historic Golf Trail 

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced yesterday that our Granada Golf Course has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of April. The course holds a special place in our City's history as the oldest continuously operating 9-hole course in the state of Florida. With newly renovated greens, tees and fairways, Granada Golf Course provides a wonderful and affordable access to golf for the entire family. The Florida Historic Golf Trail is a collection of more than 50 historic, publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that can still be played on today. Through the Florida Historic Golf Trail, golfers can play on courses designed by world-class architects and played by famous golfers such as Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Read more...

New: Flower Market at Plaza Aragon

Bring home the beautiful colors of spring with fresh cut flowers and plants that will add a lovely touch to your surroundings.  The City of Coral Gables invites you to visit The Flower Market at Plaza Aragon every Thursday and Friday until June 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Look for the quaint flower carts on the corner of Aragon Avenue and Merrick Way. Read more...
No Construction Allowed on Saturdays in Residential Zones

Effective April 16, the City of Coral Gables will prohibit certain exterior construction on Saturdays in residential zones. The City is restricting the construction work hours to allow residents the peaceful enjoyment of their homes, especially on weekends. On Saturdays, construction work is only allowed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and no exterior construction will be allowed on any Saturday at any time in the city's residential zone or within 100 feet of residential zones.  Read more...
bike rack
Businesses Can Request a Bike Rack for Free

Are you a business owner who would benefit by providing bicycle parking at your venue? Do you know a business that needs a bike rack? The City of Coral Gables will promote your business by supplying and installing bike racks, free of charge, to requesting businesses. We want to encourage customers and residents to choose cycling as a means to a healthy lifestyle and a transportation alternative. To request a bike rack, contact biking@coralgables.com
Wellness Wednesdays
Janis Matthews
Wellness Wednesdays
Until May 2017
6-7 p.m.
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Janis Matthews
April 21-28
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Hwy
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
Traffic Update
FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits.   
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