Initiatives & Facts


Coral Gables is in a positive financial position and getting stronger every day.

  • City Finances

    • "AA+ Overall Credit Worthiness Rating - Very Strong to Extremely Strong" (Standard & Poor's, March 2011)
    • $6.5 million in reserves, up from $500,000 in 2001
  • Employee Pension Plan

    • Plan assets have grown $50 million in the last 15 months (assets at higest level in plan history)
    • Pension cost cut by $3.3 million in 2011
  • City Government

    • Reduced staff by 10%
    • The Building & Zoning Department has been restructured and reorganized to provide "faster and friendlier" customer service
  • Taxes

    • The property tax rate is lower now than it was 5 years ago and has only caried within .2 of mil over the last 10 years.


Looking forward, Don Slesnick is constantly working to make Coral Gables Better!

  • Preserving our past
  • Reaching out to the world to strengthen our international business community
  • Streamlining government bureaucracy
  • Beautifying the central business district
  • "Greening" the Gables
  • Stabilizing our city's financial foundation
  • Maintaining our 1st class municipal services


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