An Open Letter from Pat Keon
Four years ago I ran on a platform of issues. I made a commitment to focus on fiscal responsibility, to fight for neighborhood schools, and preserve the wonderful quality of life that makes Coral Gables the place we all are proud to call home.
In 2013, our City was still working to rebuild its financial reserves that were severely depleted during the Great Recession. For 2016-17 we have initiated a strategic budget process along with performance measures.
Today, our city is one of only three in Florida to have earned Triple A ratings from all three international financial reporting services – Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s,
Our Neighborhood Schools initiative also took hold in 2016. Now parents know in advance which schools their children can attend. By working with the Miami- Dade Public Schools, we have also maintained a 25% preference for admission to the International Studies Program at Sunset Elementary and continue to work to have more seats available for our residents at West Lab.
I’ve been fortunate to live in Coral Gables over 40 years, and I believe our quality of life continues to be among the highest anywhere. I am committed to keeping it that way. I’m proud to have served as your City Commissioner the past four years and, with your support, I would be honored to continue to do so.