2021 COUNCIL MEMBER ELECTIONS
Elections for members of the Coconut Grove Village Council will be held on Nov. 2, 2021. A total of 17 candidates are on the ballot running for nine councilmember positions. Vote for nine, not just one. Also, note that three of the candidates have already withdrawn. To help the community become acquainted with the candidates, we we have created a page with their bios and photos (including notes about the three no longer running). To view the page, click here.
Village Council Candidate Forum
Mon., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
Virrick Park, 3255 Plaza St.
Organized by the Village West Tenants and Homeowners Association (HOATA), in cooperation with the Village Council and many other community organizations. This will be the main opportunity for Grovites to get acquainted with the candidates in person. If you have questions for the candidates for this forum, send an email to the organizers by clicking here.
Because of Covid, the Village Council began meeting through Zoom in June 2020 and will hold Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future.
The next meeting will be Tues., Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. A major part of the agenda will be a Q&A with the Village Council candidates. To access the meeting by Zoom, click here. To dial-in, call 301-715-8592—meeting ID: 844 7629 4458. The Zoom connection will be accessible only during the time of the meeting.
To view recent meetings on Zoom recordings, click on the links below:
July 2020 (Miami-Dade County District 7 Candidate Forum, meeting starts 5 min. in)
No meeting in August
October 2020 (meeting starts 5 min. in)
November 2020 (meeting starts 3 min. in)
No meeting in August
Celebrating Grove Heritage Day, July 31, 2021. Members of the Village Council joined in the festivities. L. to r., Hank Sanchez-Resnik, Larissa Ozols, Linda Williams, Thad Scott.
Saving the live oak tree at 2800 Shipping Ave. The Village Council's appeal to deny a permit to build a duplex at 2800 Shipping Ave. because it would require removal of one of the Grove's most important live oak trees was upheld by the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) at its meeting of March 2, 2021. Read the Village Council's resolution to file the appeal here. Read our letter to the HEPB here. The Village Council led an effort to negotiate for construction on the property that will preserve the specimen oak tree. The mutually agreed-upon resolution with the property's developer was reached at the HEP Board meeting of May 4, 2021. Read more about this in the Coconut Grove Spotlight here.
GroveConnect: Re-Imagining Mobility in Coconut Grove, an Action Plan. This report from a working group comprised of representatives of Grove 2030, the Coconut Grove Village Council, and Bike Coconut Grove was published on November 20, 2020. To download a copy, click here.
OUR MISSION: The Coconut Grove Village Council advocates for and represents the diverse residents and business owners of Coconut Grove, with its focus on safe, naturally beautiful, and sustainable neighborhoods linked to its historic origins while embracing bike-friendly and pedestrian-oriented pathways to a prosperous urban core.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
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