City of Coral Gables

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Meeting Name: City Commission Agenda status: Final Revised
Meeting date/time: 4/16/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: City Hall, Commission Chambers
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24-7331 1A.-1. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 19, 2024 as "Education and Sharing Day" in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7314 1A.-2. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 2024 as "Autism Awareness Month" in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7065 1A.-3. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 26, 2024 as "Arbor Day" in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7249 1A.-4. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 2024 as "Earth Month" in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7246 1A.-5. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 14-20, 2024 as "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7250 1A.-6. Presentation/Protocol DocumentCongratulations to Operator Denie Pomilban, recipient of the City of Coral Gables "Operator of the Year Award," for 2023.   Not available Not available
24-7316 1A.-7. Presentation/Protocol DocumentPresentation of a Proclamation declaring April 21-27, 2024 as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” in Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
23-6822 1A.-8. Presentation/Protocol DocumentCongratulations to Captain Daniel Amador recipient of the City of Coral Gables “Firefighter of the Month Award,” for the month of March 2024.   Not available Video Video
24-7106 1B.-1. MinutesRegular City Commission Meeting of February 27, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7273 1B.-2. MinutesRegular City Commission Meeting of March 12, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7235 1D.-1. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission accepting a recommendation to waive the competitive process of the Procurement Code and purchase the Stryker Power-Pro 2 powered ambulance cot/ loading system at a cost of $148,472.14 and as a “Sole Source Procurement”, pursuant to Section 2-689 of the City’s Procurement Code.   Not available Not available
24-7240 1D.-2. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission confirming the appointment of Isis Arenas (Nominated by Board-As-A-Whole) to serve as a member of the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club Advisory Board, for a two (2) year term which began on June 1, 2023 and continues through May 31, 2025.   Not available Not available
24-7269 1D.-3. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing the acceptance of a Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup Grant in the value amount of $6,000 to be put towards the “Keep Coral Gables Beautiful” Great American Cleanup Events; authorizing execution of the grant contract; and authorizing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Annual Budget to recognize the $2,500 grant as revenue and to appropriate such funds to put toward the cost of the program.   Not available Not available
24-7308 1D.-4. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission appointing Rigby Coleman (Nominated by City Manager Rojas) to serve as a member of the Property Advisory Board, for remainder of the current term, which began on June 1, 2023 and continues through May 31, 2025.   Not available Not available
24-7313 1D.-5.Resolution authorizing acceptance of JAG-C grant $6,796ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing the acceptance and execution of grant funds in the amount of $6,796 allocated to the Coral Gables Police Department from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG); and authorizing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Annual Budget to recognize the $6,796 grant funds as revenue and to appropriate such funds to cover the grant expenditures.   Not available Not available
24-7327 1D.-6. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission approving an interlocal agreement with the Village of Pinecrest relating to the operation and funding of the Pinecrest by the Sea Security Guard Special Taxing District (also known as the Gables by the Sea-Pinecrest Security Guard Special Taxing District); providing for authorization; and providing for an effective date.   Not available Not available
24-7341 1D.-7. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission appointing Jeffrey Kurzner (Nominated by Mayor Lago) to serve as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, for remainder of the current term, which began on June 1, 2023 and continues through April 30, 2025.   Not available Not available
24-7110 11.-1.AAP minutes 02.07.2024MinutesArts Advisory Panel Meeting of February 7, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7253 11.-2.AAP 03.06.2024MinutesArts Advisory Panel Meeting of March 6, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7220 21.-3. MinutesAdvisory Board on Disability Affairs Meeting of March 6, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7215 11.-4. MinutesBudget Audit Advisory Board Meeting of February 21, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7236 11.-5. MinutesConstruction Regulation Board Meeting of March 11, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7348 11.-6. MinutesCoral Gables Golf and Country Club Advisory Board Meeting of February 28, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7070 11.-7.CDB minutes 01.16.2024MinutesCultural Development Board Meeting of January 16, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7224 11.-8.CDB minutes 02.20.2024MinutesCultural Development Board Meeting of February 20, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7252 11.-9. MinutesEconomic Development Board Meeting of March 6, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7062 11.-10. MinutesHistoric Preservation Board Meeting of November 15, 2023.   Not available Not available
24-7063 11.-11. MinutesHistoric Preservation Board Meeting of December 14, 2023.   Not available Not available
24-7227 11.-12. MinutesHistoric Preservation Board Meeting of January 24, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7231 11.-13. MinutesInsurance and Risk Management Advisory Board Meeting of January 18, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7188 11.-14. MinutesInternational Affairs Coordinating Council Meeting of February 28, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7326 11.-15. MinutesInternational Affairs Coordinating Council Meeting of March 18, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7182 11.-16. MinutesLandscape Beautification Advisory Board Meeting of February 8, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7251 11.-17. MinutesLandscape Beautification Advisory Board Meeting of March 14, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7351 11.-18. MinutesMayor's Advisory Council Meeting of February 15, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7352 11.-19. MinutesMayor's Advisory Council Meeting of March 21, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7010 11.-20. MinutesMerrick House Meeting of January 8, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7345 11.-21. MinutesMerrick House Board Meeting of February 12, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7362 11.-22. MinutesParking Advisory Board Meeting of January 24, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7361 11.-23. MinutesParking Advisory Board Meeting of February 28, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7363 11.-24. MinutesParking Advisory Board Meeting of March 20, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7248 11.-25. MinutesParks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting of March 14, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7346 11.-26. MinutesPinewood Cemetery Advisory Board Meeting of January 8, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7189 11.-27.Retirement Board Meeting of February 8, 2024MinutesRetirement Board Meeting of February 8, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7271 11.-28. MinutesSenior Citizens Advisory Board Meeting of March 7, 2024.   Not available Not available
24-7213 11.-29.minutes of 3-6-2024MinutesWaterway Advisory Board Meeting of March 6, 2024 .   Not available Not available
24-7330 22.-1. ResolutionA Resolution of the Property Advisory Board requesting that the City Commission direct City Staff to begin a process to identify properties within the City for purchase that would enhance its portfolio and to review existing City-owned property to determine which City-properties should be surplus or be held long-term for public benefit.   Not available Video Video
24-7360 12.-2. ResolutionA Resolution of the Property Advisory Board recommending that the City Commission conduct a parking study to ensure that any proposed pickleball or other recreational courts will not significantly reduce available parking for Coral Gables residents.   Not available Video Video
24-7349 12.-3. ResolutionA Resolution of the Transportation Advisory Board requesting that the City Commission direct Staff to amend the traffic impact study methodology and scope of services for traffic consultants to require a of the Transportation Advisory Board and consideration of micro-mobility in mitigation measures.   Not available Not available
24-7312 1E.-1. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission amending Chapter 46 of the "Code of the City of Coral Gables," entitled "Pensions," amending Section 46-27, purchase of credited service for period of military service and/or employment with other public employers; and providing for severability clause, repealer provision, codification, and providing for an effective date.   Not available Video Video
24-7212 1E.-2. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission amending Chapter 74 "Traffic and Vehicles" to create Article IX "School Zone Safety" authorizing the enforcement of school zone speed limits by and through the installation of speed detection systems on school zone roadways; providing for a severability clause, repealer provision, codification, and providing for an effective date.   Not available Video Video
24-7311 1E.-3. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission updating the City Code to comply with State Law by amending Chapter 14 “Businesses”, Article VIII “Mobile Food Trucks” and creating Section 14-154 “Limited Operation of Temporary Commercial Kitchens”; providing for severability clause, repealer provision, and providing for an effective date.   Not available Video Video
24-7319 1E.-4. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission amending Ordinance No. 2022-32 which approved a Planned Area Development for the property legally described as Lots 1-12 and Lots 35-46, including the public alleyway lying in between, Block 10 and Lots 1-4, Block 15, Coral Gables Crafts Section (290, 272, 250, 244 Valencia Avenue, 247, 297 Almeria Avenue, and 2701 Salzedo Street), Coral Gables Florida to allow for the Art in Public Places contribution to be made pursuant to an Escrow Agreement.   Not available Not available
23-6704 1E.-5. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission amending the Future Land Use Map of the City of Coral Gables Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-213, “Comprehensive Plan Text and Map Amendments,” and Small Scale amendment procedures (ss. 163.3187, Florida Statutes), from “Commercial Low-Rise Intensity” to “Commercial High-Rise Intensity” for Lots 8 through 21, less the West ½ of lot 8, Block 29, Crafts Section, together with that portion of the 20-foot platted alley lying east of Lots 11 and 19, of said Block 29, (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga), Coral Gables, Florida; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (LPA review) (12 13 2023 PZB recommended denial, Vote: 3-3) Lobbyist: Javier Fernandez   Not available Not available
23-6705 1E.-6. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission making zoning district boundary changes pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-212, “Zoning Code Text and Map Amendments,” for Lots 8 through 21, less the West ½ of lot 8, Block 29, Crafts Section from Mixed-Use 1 (MX1) District to Mixed-Use 3 (MX3) District (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga); providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (12 13 2013 PZB no recommendation, Vote: 3-3) Lobbyist: Javier Fernandez   Not available Video Video
23-6706 1E.-7. OrdinanceAn Ordinance of the City Commission approving the vacation of a public alleyway pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-211, “Abandonment and Vacations” and City Code Chapter 62, Article 8, “Vacation, Abandonment and Closure of Streets, Easements and Alleys by Private Owners and the City; Application Process,” providing for the vacation of the twenty (20) foot wide alley which is approximately one hundred and fifty-five (155) feet in length lying between Lots 12 thru 18 and Lots 11 and 19 in Block 29, Crafts Section (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga), Coral Gables, Florida; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (12 13 2023 PZB recommended approval, Vote: 4-2) Lobbyist: Javier Fernandez   Not available Video Video
23-6707 1E.-8. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission approving receipt of Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-204.6, “Review and approval of use of TDRs on receiver sites,” for the receipt and use of TDRs for a Mixed-Use project referred to as “Ponce Park Residences” on the property legally described as Lots 8 through 21, less the West ½ of lot 8, Block 29, Crafts Section, together with that portion of the 20-foot platted alley lying east of Lots 11 and 19, of said Block 29; (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga), Coral Gables, Florida; including required conditions; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (12 13 2023 PZB recommended approval, Vote: 4-2) (This Resolution is not for consideration at this time and will be included with the above related ordinances on Second Reading if approved on First Reading.) Lobbyist: Javier Fernandez   Not available Video Video
23-6708 1E.-9. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission approving Mixed-Use Site Plan and Encroachment review pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process” Section 14-203, “Conditional Uses,” for a proposed Mixed-Use project referred to as “Ponce Park Residences” on the property legally described as Lots 8 through 21, less the West ½ of lot 8, Block 29, Crafts Section, together with that portion of the 20-foot platted alley lying east of Lots 11 and 19, of said Block 29; (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga), Coral Gables, Florida; including required conditions; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (12 13 2023 PZB recommended approval with conditions, Vote: 4-2) (This Resolution is not for consideration at this time and will be included with the above related ordinances on Second Reading if approved on First Reading.) Lobbyist: Javier Fernandez   Not available Video Video
23-6709 1E.-10. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission approving the Tentative Plat entitled “Ponce Park Residences” pursuant to Zoning Code Article 14, “Process,” Section 14-210, “Platting/Subdivision,” being a re-plat of 42,543 square feet (0.977 acres) into a single tract of land on the property legally described as Lots 8 through 21, less the West ½ of lot 8, Block 29, Crafts Section, together with that portion of the 20-foot platted alley lying east of Lots 11 and 19, of said Block 29, together with a 1,318 square feet portion of University Drive that runs north of the Malaga Avenue right-of-way and west of the Ponce de Leon Boulevard right-of-way and dedication of 1,725 square feet; (3000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, 216 & 224 Catalonia, 203 University Dr, and 225 Malaga), Coral Gables, Florida; including required conditions; providing for a repealer provision, severability clause, and providing for an effective date. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION ON FILE) (12 13 2023 PZB recommended approval, Vote: 4-2) (This Resolution is not for consideration at this time and will be included with the above related ordinances o   Not available Video Video
24-7318 1E.-11. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission amending Resolution No. 2023-196 which granted remote parking conditional use approval for the mixed-use project referred to as “The Avenue” Hotel and Residences on the property legally described as Lots 8 through 11, Block 9, Revised Plat of Coral Gables Industrial Section (351 San Lorenzo Avenue), Coral Gables, Florida, to replace the requirement that all overhead utilities along the entire alley be underground with a contribution toward public realm improvements in the vicinity of the project.   Not available Video Video
24-7335 1F.-1. Agenda ItemAn update on the Mayor’s 2023 - 2025 Strategic Priorities Plan. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7211 1F.-2. Agenda ItemPresentation regarding residency requirements of local municipalities for board members. (Sponsored by Commissioner Menendez)   Not available Video Video
24-7241 1F.-3. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding the removal of the Banyan Tree on Granada Boulevard and Venetia Terrace. (Sponsored by Commissioner Castro)   Not available Not available
24-7309 1F.-4. Agenda ItemUpdate regarding the traffic calming Memorandum of Understanding. (Sponsored by Vice Mayor Anderson)   Not available Video Video
24-7329 1F.-5. Agenda ItemPresentation regarding alcohol sales restrictions on Sunday. (Sponsored by Vice Mayor Anderson)   Not available Video Video
24-7336 1F.-6. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding flooding concerns in Coral Gables. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7337 1F.-7. Agenda ItemUpdate regarding the homeless program. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7338 1F.-8. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding the implementation of a forensic audit. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7340 1F.-9. Agenda ItemAn update from staff regarding 30 Leucadendra Drive. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7343 1F.-10. Agenda ItemUpdate on the P-Card audit. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fernandez)   Not available Video Video
24-7344 1F.-11. Agenda ItemUpdate on vacancies in the Police Department. (Sponsored by Commissioner Castro)   Not available Video Video
24-7004 1F.-12. ResolutionA Resolution to instruct staff on creating a plan and to find funding for a pickleball court at the Youth Center. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fernandez)   Not available Video Video
24-7366 1F.-13. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding ribbon cuttings. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fernandez)   Not available Not available
24-7367 1F.-14. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding City Hall. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fernandez)   Not available Not available
24-7368 1F.-15. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding Florida Power and Light (FPL) under-grounding and Sunshine Meeting for Residents. (Sponsored by Vice Mayor Anderson)   Not available Video Video
24-7214 1F.-16. Agenda ItemDiscussion to require door hangers in the Zoning Code as additional notification for required neighborhood meetings of proposed mixed-use and multi-family projects. (Sponsored by Commissioner Castro)   Not available Not available
24-7369 1F.-17. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding police response to political canvassers. (Sponsored by Commissioner Fernandez)   Not available Not available
24-7370 1F.-18. Agenda ItemDiscussion regarding paseos on Miracle Mile. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Video Video
24-7339 1F.-19. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission directing City staff to explore potential traffic solutions to address safety concerns along LeJeune Road in the City, and directing staff to work with outside agencies and resources as needed. (Sponsored by Commissioner Castro)   Not available Not available
24-7342 1F.-20. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission committing to achieving Vision Zero, zero roadway fatalities, by 2030. (Sponsored by Vice Mayor Anderson)   Not available Video Video
24-7350 1F.-21. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission appointing Rev. Arnold Perry and Luis Quevedo (Nominated by Commission-As-A-Whole) to serve as members of the Police Officers' Retirement Trust Fund Board Of Trustees, for remainder of a two (2) year term which began on June 1, 2023 and continues through May 31, 2025.   Not available Video Video
24-7365 1F.-22. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission amending Resolution No. 2019-359 to expand the resident rate discounts offered to Coral Gables teachers who purchase an annual membership at the War Memorial Youth Center or Venetian Pool. (Sponsored by Mayor Lago)   Not available Not available
24-7371 1F.-23. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission requesting that the Florida Department of Transportation add safety countermeasures to state-owned thoroughfares in Coral Gables. (Sponsored by Vice Mayor Anderson)   Not available Video Video
24-7219 1H.-1. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing the renewal of the Property and Casualty Insurance Program which includes, but is not limited to, property, general liability, automobile liability, public officials errors and omissions, excess workers’ compensation, crime liability, cyber liability, terrorism property and liability, pollution liability, deadly weapon protection coverage, flood, as well as other ancillary lines of insurance coverage and insurance broker fees through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., for a not to exceed amount of $3,774,489 for the policy period of May 1, 2024 to May 1, 2025 (Funding Source: Insurance Fund).   Not available Video Video
24-7216 1H.-2. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing the City Manager to enter into a cooperative agreement with the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for Project Victory, a program that assists young adults with disabilities by providing work skills and employment training within the City of Coral Gables.   Not available Video Video
24-7217 1H.-3. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission declaring Principles of Inclusion for individuals with autism and other special needs, and urging action by national, state, and local governments, businesses, and residential communities consistent with these principles.   Not available Video Video
24-7232 1H.-4. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing acceptance of an amendment for Grant Agreement No. C2207 from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for updated statutory language to the agreement for the Coral Gables Sanitary Sewer Coastal Bay Service Area Rehabilitation Project and authorizing the City Manager to execute the amendment of the agreement with DEP for said financial assistance under DEP Agreement No. C2207, for financial services;   Not available Video Video
24-7233 1H.-5. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing acceptance of an amendment for Grant Agreement No. C2102 from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), for updated statutory language to the agreement for the Coral Gables Waterway / Biscayne Bay Water Quality Improvements Project and authorizing the City Manager to execute the amendment of the agreement with DEP for said financial assistance under DEP Agreement No. C2102, for financial services;   Not available Video Video
24-7234 1H.-6. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission authorizing acceptance of an amendment for Grant Agreement No. LPA0271 from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for an extension to the agreement for the Coral Gables Stormwater Master Plan Project and authorizing the City Manager to execute the amendment of the agreement with DEP for said financial assistance under DEP Agreement No. LPA0271, for financial services.   Not available Video Video
24-7247 1H.-7.RFP 2024-001 Trolley Operation ServicesResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission accepting the recommendation of the Chief Procurement Officer to award RFP 2024-001 Trolley Operation Services to MV Transportation, Inc., the highest ranked responsive and responsible proposer, pursuant to Section 2-763 of the Procurement Code entitled “Contract Award” and Request for Proposal (RFP) 2024-001.   Not available Video Video
24-7334 1J.-1. ResolutionA Resolution of the City Commission amending Resolution No. 2023-365, and in accordance with Section 2-30 of the City Code, entitled “Regular Meetings, Special Meetings” setting forth the revised Meeting Dates for 2024; more specifically, changing the previously scheduled Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Capital Workshop to Wednesday, June 12, 2024.   Not available Video Video