City of Coral Gables Sells 2 Parking Lots–Little for Parks

Total revenues two parking lots $7,025,000 (100%)

Revenues for city buildings– Public Safety Building and a Minorca Parking Garage $5,275,000 (75%)

Revenues for park lands and improvements $1,750,000 (25%)


Money for any budget items is highly fungible–more money for any one item frees up money for other uses.

This is just a game of budgetary mirrors.

Money that may have gone for parks before are now free for other non-environmental uses

Or the city knew money was coming for parks so no money was assigned in the original budget, and went for less important items.

Mayor Lago conditioned the sale of the Doctors Hospital parking lot on using the money exclusively for parks.

That has been conveniently forgotten.

Coral Gables City Budget Resolution–Sell Lots Mostly for Public Building Construction and Parking Garages

@RonDeSantis Kills, Sickens Children

Many more infections, ICU’s full, fighting against public health by boards of education, children in ICU’s, indifferent to vaccinations.

His Goal, Mirroring Trump–get reelected at the cost of public health.


New valet parking at Doctors Hospital to be sold by the City will remove a dense green protective environmental barrier between the hospital and the neighbors, all to reorganize and build more parking spaces and more “efficient” parking.

The sale and the reorganized parking space will lead to the destruction in the views and quiet space of neighbors along the canal and the big loss in environmental and community benefits (by noise, lighting, traffic, unsightly view of hospital buildings, loss in property values, loss of wildlife habitat).

TOTALLY UNNECESSARY DEATHS–Unvaccinated Mother and Daughter Die

Louisiana woman and her mother have died of COVID-19 just one day apart. Lacresanna Williams, 21, of Shreveport, was pregnant and tested positive for the virus during a routine checkup, reported local TV station KSLA. The next day, she died after delivering her baby via emergency C-section, her aunt Cassandra Martin told the station.

Unvaccinated Mother and Daughter Die of COVID One Day Apart

Coral Gables project reaches for the sky

Another developer wants to push beyond the limits of zoning and land use in the Crafts Section, less than six months after the city approved a controversial upzoning that just doesn’t seem like enough. Trammell Crow Residential, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will go before the city’s Board of Architects Thursday morning and ask for more height, more density, less required parking, less green space, less setback. Alexan Crafts would go seven stories up for 263 apartments, 22 live/work units on the ground floor (read: retail) and a parking garage with 364 spaces — a different one for every day of the year. Almost.

Another Coral Gables project reaches for the sky despite new zoning limits – Political Cortadito

City government politicians and government cry–BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. Not livability, beauty, tranquility, environment, wildlife, green areas…

Doctors Hospital Valet Parking–Don’t Destroy the Green Buffer

The process of the sale of the valet parking lot is in clear opposition to new culture in the City of consultation, transparency, openness and participation,

The Doctors Hospital and the City of Coral Gables Landscaping Plan for the valet parking lot will destroy the existing Green Barrier buffer along the Coral Gables canal, which separates the hospital, its lights, traffic noise, view of the buildings, and provides a cushion for wildlife, extreme weather for the neighborhood and property values along the canal.

Doctors Hospital (Baptist Health) and the Commission of the City have been wholly indifferent to the interests of the local neighbors during a four year period, ignoring direct communications, not consulting ever about the appraisal, the sale price negotiation, the decision to proceed to negotiate the sale, the alternative of long-term leasing, and the preparation of a landscaping plan.

The neighbors formally learned about the sale process by accident in late 2019 early 2020. The first meeting between neighbors and the City of Coral Gables about the matter was held on June 29 to present the final decision of the landscaping plan to destroy the Green Barrier buffer and the replanting that will take up to 25 year to mature.