A “New Agenda” for the City of Coral Gables

Consider a list of issues and proposals for a New Agenda for a newly elected mayor, commissioners (old and new) and the city manager that could be discussed in the coming election campaign.

Help by sending your suggestions and I will include them all in a running list on a separate page on this blog.

Here are some example of what I imagine might be relevant or, at least, good ideas to challenge to candidates.

  • Prepare and discussion a long-range financial plan for the City of Coral Gables;
  • Freeze and/or reduce actual amount of taxes paid by citizens during the next three years;
  • Accelerate a plan of reducing pensions and health benefits, especially for firefighters and police;
  • Prepare a plan on how to reduce unfunded pension liabilities during the next five years;
  • Have a community town hall meeting at least twice a year to discuss the budget and other issues;
  • Develop a realistic and flexible agreement with the Biltmore that protects the taxpayers not just now, but in the coming years;

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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