Public now can make eComments on commission meeting agendas

A new service being offered by the City of Coral Gables allows public electronic comments (eComments) on an agenda-related item when a City Commission Meeting Agenda is published online.

The eComment link can be found at www.coralgables.com/ecomments and is available once the agenda is published and prior to the city commission meeting taking place. City commission meetings are conducted regularly on a Tuesday and the corresponding meeting agenda usually is published online the Friday prior to the meeting. eComments will not be available while the city commission meeting is in session.

All comments and information received as part of eComments will become part of the official public record.

“With today’s busy schedules, it’s difficult for members of the community to attend public meetings, speak during public comment periods and stay involved in the governing process. With eComments, the public can voice their opinions with a click of a button,” said Coral Gables city clerk Walter Foeman, the administrator of eComments.

eComment is a Web-based form that is integrated with the Coral Gables City Commission meeting published agenda. Residents can review agenda item details, indicate their position on an item and leave feedback. All comments will be consolidated into a report and delivered to city officials prior to a meeting, helping them better understand the views of their constituents.

The following is a schedule for eComments (city commission meeting dates, eComments available):
Feb. 9, Feb. 5-8;
Feb. 23, Feb. 19-22;
Mar. 15, Mar. 11-14;
Mar. 29, Mar. 25-28;
Apr. 12, Apr. 8-11;
Apr. 26, Apr. 22-25;
May 10, May 6-9, and
May 24, May 20-23.

For additional information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 305-460-5210.


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