Candidate Response: SEAN McGROVER

Group IV Candidates:
Ivette Arango O’Doski | Melissa Castro | Jackson ‘Rip’ Holmes | Sean McGrover

GENERAL QUESTIONS

    • Why are you running? What is the most important issue you would address or advocate for if elected?

McGrover: I am running because I believe we need more diversity on our board. Presently, all seats are held by attorneys, and I feel most, if not all attorneys look at issues the same way. My background is in building businesses and investing, and I believe I can look at issues differently that will add value to decisions. The most important issue I see for our city is the oncoming recession that is going to heavily impact the community if we are not proactive in cutting costs, lowering our debts, and putting together a plan to increase revenues through attracting large businesses to our community. Continue reading “Candidate Response: SEAN McGROVER”

Candidate Response: ALEX BUCELO

Group V Candidates: Alex Bucelo | Ariel Fernandez

GENERAL QUESTIONS

    • Why are you running? What is the most important issue you would address or advocate for if elected?

Bucelo: I am running because I want to make sure that the character and charm of our community is maintained, our community remains safe, and taxes remain low without reducing city services. I want Coral Gables to be more environmentally resilient and I will always side with my neighbors in opposition to large-scale developments. As a matter of fact, while others talk, I am the only candidate running for City Commission who has actually voted against large-scale developments. Continue reading “Candidate Response: ALEX BUCELO”

Candidate Response: ARIEL FERNANDEZ

Group V Candidates: Alex Bucelo | Ariel Fernandez

GENERAL QUESTIONS

    • Why are you running? What is the most important issue you would address or advocate for if elected?

Fernandez: I am running with the goal of making residents the priority in Coral Gables, not an afterthought. For many years our focus has been shifted away from those the Commission and staff should serve. My goal as Commissioner is to ensure we make the needs of residents the priority. Continue reading “Candidate Response: ARIEL FERNANDEZ”

Event: Meet Your Coral Gables Candidates

Meet Your Coral Gables Candidates

Commissioner-Group IV: 

    • Melissa Castro
    • Jackson “Rip” Holmes
    • Sean McGrover
    • Ivette Arango O’Doski
Commissioner-Group V: 

    • Alex Bucelo
    • Ariel Fernandez

Meet and greet your candidates at a reception prior to the program.
Each candidate will give a presentation and answer questions.

 *** Election Day is Tuesday, April 11, 2023 ***

Monday, March 13, 2023

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Reception with Candidates  
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Program: Presentations by Candidates


Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables FL 33134


REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

RSVP by March 12, 2023:
In box below or
via email to gablesgoodgov@gmail.com
or call GGG President Susi Davis at (305) 582-5827

This event is for Members and Guests.


    Yes I am attending the Candidate Meet and Greet on March 13, 2023.

     

    Oct. 25: Join GGG at an Event Honoring Jimmy Morales (Members Only)

    Join GGG at an Event Honoring

    Jimmy Morales
    Chief Operations Officer, Miami-Dade County

    Excellence in Public Service Award

    PLEASE REGISTER
    by October 24, 2022
    via gablesgoodgov@gmail.com
    or call GGG President Susi Davis
    at (305) 582-5827.
    You can also use the form below.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Reception
    6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Program

    Location: Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

      Yes I am attending the Jimmy Morales event on October 25, 2022

      This is a Members-Only Event.

      The Gables Good Government Committee is registered with the State of Florida and the City of Coral Gables. GGG member dues are not tax deductible.
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      Sept. 22: GGG Town Hall w Vice Mayor Michael Mena (Members Only)

      Gables Good Government Committee invites you to a Members-Only*

      GGG Town Hall
      with
      Vice Mayor Michael Mena

      GGG members will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Vice Mayor Mena on issues of concern to the residents of Coral Gables.

      Thursday, September 22, 2022,  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
      5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Refreshments
      6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Program/Q & A

      Coral Gables Congregational Church – Fellowship Hall
      3010 De Soto Blvd.
      Coral Gables
      (Parking is available in front and at sides of church.)

      REGISTRATION REQUIRED
      by September 20, 2022, use the form down below
      or call GGG President Susi Davis at (305) 582-5827

      *This event is for Members Only

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      (1) Click link: Membership

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      Membership Levels: Individual – $50 or Household – $75

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      The Gables Good Government Committee is registered with the State of Florida and the City of Coral Gables. GGG member dues is not tax deductible.

      GGG Board of Directors July 2022 – June 2024

      Board Officers

      • President Susi Davis
      • Secretary Robert Gill
      • Treasurer Ines Calderon
      • Chair, Advisory Council Mayor Don Slesnick
      • Past President Tom Snook
      • Member Emerita Mayor Dorothy Thomson

      Board Members

      • Sally Baumgartner
      • Debbie Register
      • Debbie Swain

      Advisory Council Members

      • Evelyn Budde
      • Nicolas Cabrera
      • Marlin Ebbert
      • Jake Fletcher
      • Richard Leslie
      • Michael Maxwell
      • Patrick Morris
      • Roberta Neway

      Presidents Ex-Officio

      • Jorge Alvarez
      • Mayor Don Slesnick
      • Jeannett Slesnick
      • Debbie Swain
      • Thomas Snook

      April 20, 2022: Town Hall Event with Commissioner Jorge L. Fors, Jr.

      Commissioner Jorge ForsGables Good Government Committee Invites you to a Members-only* GGG Town Hall with

      Commissioner
      Jorge L. Fors, Jr.

      GGG Members will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Commissioner Fors on issues of concern to the residents of Coral Gables.

      Wednesday, April 20, 2022
      5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

      Coral Gables Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
      3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables
      (Parking is available in front of church)

      EVENT REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 19, 2022, to:
      gablesgoodgov@gmail.com or call GGG V.P. Susi Davis at (305) 582-5827.

      *This event is for Members Only.

      June 2021: Coral Gables Community Foundation Event

      Looking for something fun to do on two wheels this month? Check out a few of Bike Walk Coral Gables’ upcoming June events!

      On Saturday, June 12th, join the Coral Gables Community Foundation for their 12th Annual Tour of Kitchens, presented by Ray Corral & Mosaicist. The outdoor edition of the annual experience will feature a self-guided tour of The City Beautiful’s most stunning pools, patios, and home outdoor kitchens. Want to take the tour on your bike? Bike Walk Coral Gables has you covered with a guided Tour on Two Wheels. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: Tour of Kitchens: Tickets & Info

      Looking for more ways to experience Coral Gables by bike? Join Bike Walk Coral Gables for their “What’s New at the U?” bike tour on Sunday, June 20th. Ride your bike on a guided tour of the University of Miami campus to see all the new changes happening at the home of the Canes. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: BWCG Monthly Tour: Tickets & Info