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Over the summer, the city commission met only once per month instead of twice monthly. During those sultry months, it approved the following:

Selling the Home it purchased for the head of the Southern Command at 3501 Granada Blvd., since he no longer lives here. Proceeds will be used to finish the restoration of the historic Fink house.

$300,000 to Test the Water quality of the Coral Gables Waterway over the next two to three years. “Our aquatic environment contributes to our way of life and our economy,” noted city sustainability officer Matt Anderson.

A Commitment of $7 Million for completing the Coral Gables section of the Underline, from fees levied on adjacent developments, in legislation sponsored by Vice Mayor Vince Lago.

A $250,000 Grant for the installation of “Constellations” by artist Kiki Smith overhead on Giralda Plaza, to be installed in January as part of Art Basel and Miami Art Week.

To Accept $250,000 from the City of Miami to restore the Gables section of Commodore Trail, which starts at the Rickenbacker Causeway in Miami and runs along the Coral Gables Waterway to the Cocoplum Circle.

Approval of a Massive, bronze $698,000 bench by renowned artist Michele Oka Donner in the courtyard of the new Gables Plaza project on Ponce de Leon, to be paid for by the Agave developers as their contribution to art in public places.