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During debris processing
In Just Five Weeks, We've Collected Debris Equal to 1.5 Years of Trash Collection

After debris processing

The City of Coral Gables has a total of 244.3 centerline miles of local roads − that is if we put all our roads together, from beginning to end, it would equal almost 500 miles of swales within our 13 square mile boundaries.

On September 11, as soon as the all clear was given after Hurricane Irma, the City's rescue recon teams fanned out through the City to clear these roads and establish citywide access for emergency vehicles. After the roadways were cleared, our Public Works Department − along with debris contractors - began the arduous job of collecting, processing, and hauling out debris from our local roads and neighborhoods.

In just five weeks since these efforts began on September 16, City crews have collected more than 330,000 cubic yards of debris (as of October 22), the equivalent of the work done in one and a half years of trash collection. Best of all, there have been no injuries reported.

As announced last week, regular bulk trash pickup service has resumed in Coral Gables, as the rest of our sanitation operations return to normal. The City continues to address the pending trees that need to be righted and the approximately 300 tree stumps that need to be removed in the upcoming weeks.

The City of Coral Gables wants to thank the entire community for their patience and continued support throughout this experience. 
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Special City Commission Meeting Tonight at Adult Activity Center Regarding Annexation

The Coral Gables City Commission will discuss the possible annexation of the Little Gables neighborhood into Coral Gables tonight beginning at 7 p.m., as a Special City Commission meeting to be held at the Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Avenue. The meeting is open to Gables residents as well as to county residents who currently live in Little Gables. Read more...
Gables is Pursuing a Productive Dialogue with FPL 

The City of Coral Gables is pursuing a productive dialogue with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to address concerns about infrastructure upgrades to our electric grid. At the October 24th City Commission Meeting, four members of the Commission (Commissioner Quesada recused himself due to a conflict of interest) reiterated that the ultimate goal is to protect residents from future storms and request FPL to comply with their contractual obligations as per the franchise agreement. The most recent storm exposed that the City of Coral Gables and FPL are not on the same page. Only if these talks fail, the Commission agreed to pursue a legal claim against FPL. To watch the City Commission discussion, click here. 
Giralda Under the Stars is Back!

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The word is out that Giralda Plaza is back, after more than 5,000 eventgoers attended the recent official inauguration. One of your favorite events, Giralda Under the Stars, is also returning this Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m. and following on the first Friday of every month until April. Enjoy al fresco dining, live entertainment, and come support your local restaurants. Read more... 
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This Weekend: International Children's Film Festival @ Art Cinema

The Coral Gables Art Cinema and the New York International Children's Film Festival are presenting the Miami International Children's Film Festival on November 3-5, 2017. All screenings are free for cinema members and $5 for everyone else. Watch the video here
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Recycle Your Electronics & Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste 

Celebrate America Recycles Day by recycling your old electronics and cardboard, disposing of your household hazardous waste and shredding sensitive documents.  Stop by City Hall's parking lot at 405 Biltmore Way on Saturday, November 18, anytime from 9 a.m. until 12 noon to do this. Any electronic item that has a plug or takes batteries is eligible to be recycled. Coral Gables residents can drop off their household hazardous waste (paint cans, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, oils, batteries, and household pesticides). Items such as medical waste, fire extinguishers, ammunition and tires will not be accepted at this event.  Residents are also encouraged to bring any large boxes or pieces of cardboard. Read more...  
Gables is 1 of Top Under-the-Radar Cities in US

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Some of the best things in life, like the City of Coral Gables, fly under the radar. They don't call us a hidden gem for nothing, and our city embodies the concept of being known by few, but sincerely loved by those privy to the Gables charm. Now we get to brag that the travel company Expedia has listed Coral Gables as one of the Top Under-the-Radar Cities in the US. Read more... 
Register for Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program

Don't wait until the last minute to register to Miami-Dade County's Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program if you need help during a hurricane. This program is for you if you're on life-sustaining medical equipment that needs electricity, require specialized transportation or need assistance with daily living activities. Watch the video here
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Thursday, November 2
6-10 p.m.
Fred B. Harnett/Ponce Circle Park
2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Let's Talk about Recycling
Free Seminar
Tuesday, November 14
6-7:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.
Veteran's Day Schedule 
Friday, November 10

The following facilities/services will be closed:
  • City Hall
  • Passport Office
  • Adult Activity Ctr.

The following facilities/services will be open or continue their regular service:

  • Garbage, Trash & Recycling 
  • Trolley
  • Youth Center
  • Venetian Pool (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
  • Kerdyk Biltmore and Salvadore Tennis Centers (7 a.m.- 9 p.m.)
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
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