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Triple AAA recognition
L-R: Finance Director Diana Gomez, City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark and Assistant Finance Director for Management and Budget Keith Kleiman.
S&P, Moody's and Fitch Affirm Coral Gables' AAA Bond Rating

The City of Coral Gables has once again earned the highest bond ratings possible from three of the nation's most respected financial rating agencies: Standard & Poor's (S&P), Moody's and Fitch Ratings. The rating agencies affirmed the City of Coral Gables' AAA rating in advance of the city's planned sale of approximately $86 million in bonds. The City of Coral Gables shares the exclusive "triple-triple" AAA rating from the top three rating agencies with the Town of Jupiter (population 63,000) and the City of Boca Raton (population 74,000). These three top-rated municipalities also share a Council/Manager form of government, where the elected governing body is responsible for policy direction and the appointed professional manager serves as Chief Executive Officer of the respective municipality. Read more...
Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds Available for Purchase

On April 10, 2018 the Coral Gables City Commission approved the issuance of Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds to fund the construction of the new Public Safety Building. We are proud to inform you that today the City will be selling those bonds through the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission via a competitive process to the financial institution that can provide the City the lowest true interest cost. Following this sale, Coral Gables residents may be able to purchase these bonds through their financial institution.  Read more...
Coral Gables Smart City Hub Connects People with Information

smart city website

The City of Coral Gables is on the spotlight for being a Smart City, thanks to the multiple high-tech initiatives implemented in the recent years, especially those involving public safety. Coral Gables is also a city that connects people with information. Recently launched in the city's website, the Smart City Hub allows Coral Gables to share the success of its artificial intelligence and open data with students, engineers, developers and others who see a benefit in collaborating. The Smart City Hub also provides citizens a single entry point to access our public technology such as an App store, transparency portals with financial data and dashboards, eGov customer service to pay/ register online for services, tools for record search, real-time pedestrian sensors, interactive maps, citizen engagement tools and many other resources. Read more... 
testing micro-grids
A Micro-Grid Life Saving Idea for All Hurricane-Prone Cities/Countries 

Imagine Coral Gables being hit by a hurricane so powerful that it destroys the electric grid for months, not only inconveniencing your daily living, but also impeding first responders to save your life. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, this dreadful thought became a true story last year. As a Champion City finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, the City of Coral Gables is testing the concept of making its existing critical infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters by integrating smart energy micro-grids in collaboration with University of Miami researchers that will deliver power when all other backup batteries or generators fail. The solar-powered micro-grids will ensure the 911 emergency calls get answered, that first responders get their dispatch calls, or that the critical Emergency Operations Center is fully operational to engage in rescue and recovery efforts. Read more... 
Memorial Day Ceremony & Schedule

Memorial Day Ceremony

Coral Gables City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The following facilities/services will remain open:
* Garbage, trash, and recycling services will continue the regular schedule.
* Coral Gables Trolley Service will run as usual.
* Venetian Pool will be open from 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
* Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center will be open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
* Salvadore Tennis Center will be open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The following facilities/ services will be closed:
* Passport Office at 4520 Ponce de Leon. 
* War Memorial Youth Center at 405 University Drive (The center will be open for a Memorial Day ceremony from 9-10 a.m.)
* Adult Activity Center at 2 Andalusia Avenue.
Around Town
Venice in the Gables
Experience Art Around Every Corner of Downtown Gables

Beautifully painted Venetian paline will grace sidewalks of Downtown Coral Gables starting this Friday, May 18 in celebration of International Museum Day and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's Miami Museum Month. Take a stroll down our beautifully renovated Downtown and experience art around every corner. Pick up a Venice in the Gables map at City Hall, the Visitors Center at the Coral Gables Museum, and other locations throughout the City. Read more...
Enforcement of Plastic Bag Prohibition is in Effect

Tour of the Gables
This Saturday: Doctors Hospital Tour of the Gables 

It's time to lace up your running shoes and sprint, jog or walk to the starting line of the 23rd Annual Doctors Hospital Tour of the Gables 5K, and the all new 10K! Runners will take their marks on Saturday, May 19 in front of Coral Gables City Hall. The course will take you on a scenic stroll through our historic City. Read more...
Mosquito Season is Almost Here

Fight the mosquito bite 
Bike tour
Simply DeGarmo: Bike Tour
Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. 
Meet at Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Concert: Chopin for All
Free, Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m. 
Granada Presbyterian Church
950 University Drive
Next City Commission Meeting: Tuesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m.

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Traffic Update

Allow extra time to reach your destination and obey all posted signs and speed limits.

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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