January 27, 2021
Community meeting: zoning code update
The Zoning Code Update conversation will continue with an upcoming VIRTUAL Community Meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom. This meeting is another public opportunity for community members to participate in the 3-year process of updating the city’s Zoning Code. Planning Staff and the consultant team will give a brief presentation to further describe the proposed changes to the Zoning Code to leave ample time for the community to share any comments or questions. Community input is important in the process to improve the Zoning Code, and all are encouraged to attend to the community meeting. For additional information and background on the Zoning Code Update process, please click on the below button.
Community conversation: COVID-19 vaccines
Keon Comm Convo
Please join Commissioner Patricia Keon for a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. regarding all things COVID-19 vaccines.
Free technology workshop series
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendously negative impact on business communities world-wide. In an effort to help our businesses adapt to the new normal and transition to a stronger online presence, the City of Coral Gables has created a Technology Workshop Series. The free workshops are designed to give businesses the information and skillset needed to improve their selling capability beyond their brick and mortar stores. It’s valuable information for those wanting to start a businesses as well. For more information on the workshop series, click on below button. 
Fink Studio Renovation
Coral Gables is proud to preserve our City’s past while looking forward to our future. On Jan. 21, 2021, the City officially launched the renovation of the H. George Fink Studio. In this studio, George Fink crafted the City’s unique Mediterranean style creating what is now, our City Beautiful. This historical building will soon be the new home to our Economic Development Department allowing for great ideas to emerge from Fink’s studio, once again. We are thrilled to continue moving Coral Gables forward. 
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Black olive trees treatment
The City of Coral Gables is looking to proactively handle the rusty stains that Black Olive trees can create on sidewalks and driveways beneath their canopy. This March, the city will treat some 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 tree which leads to the staining. The 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 an email by Feb. 1 to trees@coralgables.com . If treatment was previously requested they will be automatically be treated again this year. 
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Director and CIO of IT Department receives the key to the City of Coral Gables
Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli recently presented Raimundo Rodulfo, the City’s Director of Information Technology/CIO with the Key to the City in recognition of the department’s cutting edge work and development of smart city technology. “We salute Raimundo and his team for their work in providing critical technology services and fostering continuous improvement and innovation in our City,” said the Mayor.
Enjoy the great weather at our farmers market  
Enjoy the great Florida weather and stop by the Coral Gables Farmers Market this Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the corner of Miracle Mile and LeJeune Road. Many local vendors will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers, plants and much more. Come back every Saturday until March 27. You won’t want to miss it. 
It’s a daddy & daughter dinner luau 
The traditional daddy-daughter dance has been transformed this year into a 'Daddy & Daughter Dinner Luau'. It’s all happening on Saturday, Feb. 6, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd. Early seating starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a welcome and take-home gift, keepsake invitations, dinner/desert, souvenir photo, and table games and crafts. Exclusively for Coral Gables residents. Sorry, no dancing, dessert table or mixed table seating. Table limit of up to four people per family. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.playgables.com 
We want to hear from you on Granada Golf Course rain shelters 
A Public Meeting to present the replacement design for the Granada Golf Course Rain Shelters is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. via the ZOOM platform. Public input and participation are important to develop plans. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom invite. The proposed design will be available for review and community input from Monday, Feb. 1 through Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at www.gablesrecreation.com/ParksProjects. Please submit your comments via email to ParksProjects@coralgables.com. To register for the meeting, click on below button.

 
FPL assistance
Are you looking for information on energy-assistance programs? FPL can assist in securing federal funding to help low-income customers receive financial assistance with their electric bills. Various social-service organizations work to distribute the funds. Click on the below button for more information.
Upcoming public meetings
  • Parking Advisory Board Meeting -Jan 28, 8 a.m.
The Public may join the Meeting via Zoom: 
  • Board of Adjustment Meeting - Feb.1, 9 a.m.
The Public may join the meeting via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98753659536
Meeting ID: 987 5365 9536
  • Cultural Advisory Board Meeting - Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m.
  • Economic Development Board Meeting - Feb. 3, 8:00 a.m
City of Coral Gables Commission
Vice Mayor
Vince Lago

Commissioner
Jorge L. Fors, Jr.

Commissioner
Patricia Keon
Commissioner
City Manager
City Attorney
City Clerk



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