The city of Coral Gables obtained several corporate sponsors to finance expenses of the Fourth of July celebration at the Biltmore Hotel. Intricate planning went into this fabulous community event for all to enjoy. However, many of my neighbors and others along Granada Boulevard placed barricades with unlawful “no parking” signs along the public right of way.
It pained me to see families walk for many blocks unnecessarily to get to the Biltmore because of the selfish acts of a few. These people neither paid for the event nor own the right-of-way where the public could have easily parked closer to the site.
On a day when we should have been proud of being Americans, it was sad to see the arrogant behavior of some residents. I hope that next year code enforcement will make sure that this act isn’t repeated.
Lucila Mascaro, Coral Gables