We get a new city commissioner today. Ken Russell gets sworn in at noon. We have high hopes that he'll help us preserve what we love about Coconut Grove... the village charm, our old buildings, and a certain sense of community.
He seems to be heading in the right direction. In the last two weeks I've seen him laughing at a concert, riding his bike on the Mystery History Tour, and playing a ukulele rather well.
Ken Russell (dark glasses) presented with the Key to the Mango Republic last week
He won't be making decisions that please everyone but if he listens to us and keeps an open mind, that will probably be enough.