Or he could disappoint the business owners and civic leaders who will be there and who have publicly and privately pushed Kerdyk -- who owns a real estate firm near the Mile and is known for his Parknership prorgram and the Gables popular trolley program -- to run for mayor. He could also run for commissioner again.
Many say Kerdyk has been slow to decide on making a choice because his good friend Tom Korge has talked about running. Others say he has too much on his plate between his realty business, the Bank of Coral Gables, which he helped found, and his role as Chairman of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan. But they are still hopeful he will take up the seat that many consider a legacy.
The lunch costs $22 and begins at noon upstairs at JohnMartin's, 253 Miracle Mile.