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Coral Gables Voters to Decide on Five City Charter Amendments        

Coral Gables voters will decide the fate of five City Charter amendments, which will be included in the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The proposed changes to the City Charter are:
  • Amend the City Charter to remove the Trial Board appeal process for employees;
  • Approve a new provision for suspension of a member of the City Commission for reasons of incapacity;
  • Amend the City Charter to require that the Mayor appoints the Vice Mayor and any replacement thereof;
  • Amend the City Charter to provide procedures for the removal of City Commissioners under State Law; and
  • Amend the City Charter to provide for run-off elections in City Commission and Mayoral Races.
For more information about these issues on the ballot,  click here.
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Enrollment for Next Year's Magnet Programs Now Open

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has opened its enrollment period for next school year's magnet programs across the school district. You have until January 15, 2017 to enroll in magnet programs for the next school year that focus on your child's special interest, talents, and abilities. Read more...
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Let's Talk About Trash Pick Up

You're invited to participate in a community conversation about residential trash collection on City swales. Be part of the conversation and provide your ideas and suggestions about how our trash services can meet your needs − now and in the future. Two meetings are scheduled for October 20, 6-8 p.m. and October 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Read more...
Be Part of Operation Candy Corn
 

Donate your gently used costumes and help children in need to have a great trick-or-treat this Halloween. You can drop off your unused costumes at the War Memorial Youth Center, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Watch the video.
Around Town
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Commissioner Vince Lago helps unveil the City's first Bike Fixit Station
Bike Fixit Station Encourages Biking Around Downtown Coral Gables

If you're biking in Downtown Coral Gables and need to fix a flat tire on your bike, you're going to love this new amenity. A new Fixit Station located in front of the Coral Gables Museum, at the corner of Salzedo Street and Giralda Avenue was donated by Bike Walk Coral Gables, a non-profit organization that promotes cycling and walking as safe and healthy forms of transportation and recreation. The repair station is equipped with all of the tools necessary for a cyclist to perform minor repairs and tune-ups, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, tire levers, and an attached tire pump. Read more...
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Children Can Learn All About Fire Safety

The Coral Gables Fire Department is hosting the annual Children's Fire Safety Festival, October 17-21 at the War Memorial Youth Center daily, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of National Fire Prevention Month. Working together with our Fire Department are the Fire Departments of the cities of Hialeah, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center. Read more...
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The Villagers, Quilts & 50 Years of Preservation

Hand-made quilts, made by members of The Villagers - Miami-Dade's oldest historic preservation organization- will be on display through October 23 at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue.
 
The quilts on display help tell the story of historic preservation, unique to our South Florida community. Read more...

Beautiful Coral Gables
This is a beautiful view of our waterway from Cartagena Plaza. Do you have a favorite image or photo of Coral Gables to share? Send us your pictures and we'll include them in our next issue of e-News.
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A Passage to India
Friday, October 14, 2016
7 p.m.
Coral Gables Country Club
Unmasking Epilepsy
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6-9 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum
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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:
FDOT is doing construction along US1 from Santona Street to Granada Boulevard and at the intersection of Grand Avenue. This project will take four months to complete. There will be periodic lane closures.
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