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Newly sworn in officers
Newly sworn-in officers
A Successful Police Recruitment Strategy Yields Results

Last week, five new officers and a 911 operator became sworn members of the Coral Gables Police Department (CGPD) and four officers were promoted to varying ranks. This latest ceremony is part of the ongoing commitment to strengthen the City's public safety team, which has resulted in 
CGPD having the lowest vacancy rate in 10 years. In 2016, among strong competition from other law enforcement agencies from all over the country looking for the same talent, Coral Gables received only 387 job applications, resulting in 11 officers being hired. In 2017, after a year-long effort of networking and recruitment in all 50 states, having a consistent presence in 584 colleges and universities, and implementing an aggressive advertising and marketing recruitment campaign, the City of Coral Gables quadrupled the number of applications received to 1,447. The results are in and they're impressive.   Read more... 
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Job Seekers: Come to Career Fair This Friday 

Are you looking for a new job with great benefits while also making a difference?  Don't miss the Coral Gables Career Fair scheduled for this Friday, February 23, from 4-7 p.m. at Fire Station 2, 525 South Dixie Highway. Coral Gables is always looking to hire the best in public service and is offering great career opportunities. Read more... 
Rick Scott and Mayor
Florida Governor Visits Coral Gables City Hall 

On January 29th, Florida Governor Rick Scott visited Coral Gables to meet with exiled magistrates of the Venezuela Supreme Court. Hosted by Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli, the historic meeting took place at Coral Gables City Hall Commission Chambers. The Florida Governor listened to the plight of the Venezuelan officials who spoke about the abuses of power inflicted by the government of this South American country. 
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Be Part of Black Olive Staining Treatment Study 

The City of Coral Gables is proactively handling the rusty staining that Black Olive trees can create in driveways and other objects beneath the canopy. This March, the City will treat about 2,000 Black Olive trees as part of a multi-year citywide staining treatment study. The trunks of these trees will be injected with an insecticide targeting the mite that feeds on the flowers of the Black Olive tree which leads to the staining. This trunk injection treatment is environmentally safe and is not harmful to animals or humans. If you have a Black Olive tree in front of your home and would like to be part of the study, send us a note by March 1 to trees@coralgables.com .  All of the Black Olive trees treated last year will automatically be treated again this year.
IT staff
Rayza Collazo and Mark Hebert from City's IT Department
City Partners with UM for GIS Civic Engagement Program

The City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami are collaborating on a new program that puts the lessons learned in the classroom into public practice. The City's Information Technology Department is collaborating this Spring semester with UM's Director of Geospatial Technology Program Professor Diana Ter- Ghazaryan in a GIS course to guide students on geospatial technology projects, offering practical internships in local government. In turn, the City will have access to the ideas of more than 20 engaged students who will work in teams to identify opportunities and create new City projects.
Around Town
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Calling All Bridezillas: Wedding Showcase on Feb 25

Are you a Bridezilla aiming to have the perfect wedding? Then you better attend Miami Romance Month's Wedding Showcase this Sunday, February 25, 1-4 p.m. at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, 180 Aragon Avenue. This fun-filled afternoon will include every couple's needs for a beautiful and perfect Miami wedding. Get ideas from more than 60 top wedding and luxury event planners and designers, florists, restaurants and caterers. Read more... 
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Let's Bike to Work on Friday, March 2

Dump your car for a day and join the movement for a greener planet. The City of Coral Gables, in partnership with Miami-Dade County' s BIKE305, Bike Walk Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the Coral Gables Museum,  wants you change your mode of transportation for one day on Bike to Work Day, Friday, March 2. Arrive early at 7:30 a.m. to the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, for a free continental breakfast and giveaways. For more information call 305-460-5008.  
Bob Alonzo
Bob Alonzo
Meet Your Neighborhood Team Leader: Officer Bob Alonzo 

If you are a Coral Gables resident living in the area bordered by Bird Road to the north, US1 to the south, SW 39 Avenue to the east and Red Road to the west, NTL Bob Alonso is the officer you want to know.  He is your area's Neighborhood Team Leader (NTL), one of four specially trained police officers assigned to specific neighborhoods focused on delivering customized police services. NTL Alonzo works closely with his assigned area to identify and address issues related to crime, traffic and quality of life. If you reside in this area, you can reach out to NTL Alonso by phone at 786-918-3352 or email at ntlalonso@coralgables.comWe will introduce the other three NTLs in upcoming issues of e-news. 
Mrs. Doubtfire
carnaval on the mile
Movies on Mile: Mrs. Doubtfire
Free
Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m.
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Carnaval on the Mile
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Ponce de Leon & Miracle Mile 
Quick Links
Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
Traffic: Allow extra time to reach your destination and obey all posted signs and speed limits.

FDOT is doing drainage work on Bird Road (SW 40 Street) and Red Road (SW 57 Avenue) until April. Expect a right lane closure along Bird Road traveling westbound from Alhambra Circle to Red Road, and a right turn lane closure along SW 57 Avenue.

FDOT is doing roadway construction work along LeJeune Road (SW 42 Avenue) at Bird Road (SW 40 Street) until April. Construction will be done on stages and will require to periodically close travel lanes.

FDOT is doing a roadway project along Bird Road from SW 58 Avenue to Alhambra Circle until May. This will require to periodically close travel lanes.
 
FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue until June. This will require to periodically close travel lanes.
 

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