Coral Gables

Coral Gables app helps users find parking, pay bills and more

Coral Gables City Hall went mobile on Wednesday. The city, which has been working on launching a free mobile app, introduced it after months of planning.

Residents can now report a power outage, pay parking tickets, request a tree inspection and pay bills from their smart phones. The app also allows users to search for job opportunities and contact city staff with questions.

The Coral Gables Go-Mobile app is available on both iPhone and Android devices. It gives residents access to the city’s programs and services, 24/7, allowing users to make a request and track it from their mobile devices.

“We’re hoping that we would be able to track what issues are trending in the city,” said Assistant City Manager Cynthia Birdsill. “It’s easier for people to give feedback to the city at any time of the day, all day, every day.”

The app also makes it easy to find places in the city to dine, shop or catch a show at a gallery, theater or museum. Drivers can find parking using a map of the nearest parking lots and garages — it lists the prices, too — and where applicable (such as metered parking) enables users to pay from their phone.

The app lists information about trolley routes, bike paths and parks located in the city.

“I also think it’s really cool that users can let us know when something is wrong, or when something is right,” Birdsill said. “Users can ask any kind of question, for example, an art piece they see in a gallery; who’s the artist? It gives people access to us and it’s going to give us better communication.”

You can download the app here. For more information call (305) 446-6800.