2021 COUNCIL MEMBER ELECTIONS
Elections for members of the Coconut Grove Village Council will be held on Nov. 2, 2021. A total of 15 candidates will be on the ballot running for nine councilmember positions. To read the City Commission resolution establishing the elections, including a map showing the eligibility area for candidates, click here. To help the community become acquainted with the candidates, we we are in the process of creating a page with their bios and photos. The page will be published shortly.
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 Mon., Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. View the agenda here. To join the meeting on Zoom, click here. The Zoom link will work only at the time of the meeting. You can also dial in to the meeting by calling 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 853 7103 9526.
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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