Coconut Grove Village Council Meets Tomorrow

The Coconut Grove Village Council will be meeting tomorrow night from 6-8pm at the Abanico Theater (3138 Commodore Plaza). There are two things on the agenda: 5am Closing Rule and Introductions for New Council Members (like myself). I encourage you all to make it out and show your support.

I just wanted to say how disappointed I am in the current situation with the Village Council. I have kept very quiet on this issue over the past week to allow the ‘powers that be’ try to work things out, but I find it unacceptable that we have yet to get a straight answer from anyone at the City as to why we cannot meet in City Hall. It is unfathomable to me that the Village Council, which has met at City Hall for quite a few years now, has had our meeting venue taken away with very little notice and no real explanation. If the intention is to allow more neighborhood associations to meet at City Hall, why cancel the only one that currently does meet there? It just doesn’t make sense to any rational person.

Whether or not this is an attempt to silence the Council is a moot point — we will continue to meet, we will have our meetings video-taped and streamed/archived on our new website, and we will continue hearing and voting on the issues that are important to Coconut Grove. All this fiasco has been successful in accomplishing is creating a more outspoken and angry incoming Council.

It is in the City’s best interest to remedy this situation in a fair and amicable way.

-Stephen Murray
Councilman-Elect, Coconut Grove

6 Responses to “Coconut Grove Village Council Meets Tomorrow”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Threatening the City is a bad move….you just give Marc more fuel.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where is the threat? I don’t see a threat there…

  3. Anonymous says:

    “It is in the City’s best interest to remedy this situation in a fair and amicable way.”

  4. rusty bells says:

    another waste of our money. it costs $$$ to open the building. Miami is like a different world to me.Every thing has a padlock on the gate & you have to be a member to use the bathroom(Yacht club). Where i come from you can walk on the pier to look at the water.And you don’t have to pay to park.I go to the grove early & leave before 10 am

  5. Anonymous says:

    Presently, the worse thing in Coconut Grove is the CG Grape Vine. 5 seemingly sincere, cuddily and friendly heartfelt stories, then right between the eyes, something that will make you wonder about the mind set of the author. As a tourist or family man I would have no interest going, no, venturing into the Grove.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Like the story in the Coconut Grape Vine 01/18/2010, “They Scattered Like Rats”, referring to a roving band of prowlers and some rapist. Why would any publication print such stories about their own community if they were not true?

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    The contents of this blog do not reflect the opinions of the Coconut Grove Village Council, the Democratic National Committee, the Florida Democratic Party, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, or any elected official or organization referenced herein.

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