Commissioner Joseph

Sunny Isles Beach Unveils Innovative Tech for Swift Emergency Response


By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (Monday, December 4, 2023) – During my tenure as Vice Mayor, I challenged Chief Edward Santiago to upgrade our capability to locate residents who may need police services when calling the non-emergency Police Communications Center. His team researched options and found the perfect solution. At the September City Commission meeting, the Police Department asked to use …

Read More »

Knowing and Trusting the Word of People Voted into Office

Skyline view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – Residents are far more likely to form accurate impressions of a politician’s trustworthy characteristics if they get a chance to interact with them. When Residents can see that pledges have been met and public services are working well, they are more likely to believe that a certain politician can be …

Read More »

Fulfilling Promises to Residents

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – It is quite easy for elected officials to spew promises during election time and beyond. When an elected official takes office, it is easy for some to overlook their promises to Residents. Every city government must accept input and criticism from Residents, and if an error in judgment is found, …

Read More »

Advocating for our Waterways

Boats on the Intracoastal Waterway

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Thursday, May 11, 2023) – On April 1, 2023, it was my pleasure to ride marine patrol with Sgt. Rob Ostrov on a six-hour tour of Sunny Isles Beach Intracoastal waters. My goal was to determine how I could better serve our residents through discussions with our marine Sgt. Ostrov and better understand, through him, …

Read More »

Proposed Charter Amendments – Election Results

Government Center

(Friday, June 3, 2023) – On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the City of Sunny Isles Beach held a Special Election to vote on 14 proposed amendments to the City’s Charter. The following are the results: Appointment of Vice Mayor It was proposed that the Charter be amended to provide that the Vice Mayor be elected by nomination of the Mayor, …

Read More »

Keeping Local Dining Smoke Free

Female feet with picture no smoking painted on the grey sidewalk

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Friday, March 3, 2023) – One of my goals as a Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner is to advance smoke free dining throughout our city, though we are on our own regarding state assistance. As the current State Statute regarding indoor smoking stands, restaurants with outdoor seating under cover, fall under the 50% or less open …

Read More »

Changing For The Better

Police patrol car in front of Government Center

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (December 7, 2022) – What is happening to our City of Sunny Isles Beach? Since the last election, I have seen wonderful changes around our city that should be evident to most residents. Our new Police Chief, Eddie Santiago, has worked diligently to increase our police force to levels never achieved before. He has moved our …

Read More »

Miami-Dade Septic to Sewer Conversions and Existing Priorities

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (September 10, 2022) – I recently had the opportunity to hear from and meet the Mayor of the Village of El Portal. El Portal is in a low-lying area in Miami-Dade County that borders the Little River, a tributary that empties into Biscayne Bay. The Village has been suffering from septic overf lows and spillage during …

Read More »

An Elevator Service Alert For All Hi-Rise Condo Owners

Condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (August 3, 2022) – Recently I was contacted by a pregnant hi-rise condominium owner who was asking for assistance regarding repeated and daily service issues with the freight and passenger elevators in her building, causing pregnant, elderly and infirm residents to continually get stuck in faulty elevators or to walk up numerous flights of stairs. I …

Read More »

Winston Towers 400 Condo Board Elections as an Example for our City

Winston Towers Buildings and Intracoastal Waterway

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (Friday, May 6, 2022) – In January 2022, while I was a candidate for Commissioner, I was contacted by several condo owners at Winston Towers 400 regarding certain practices being conducted by the Condo Board that did not adhere to their by-laws affecting their upcoming board elections. At the same time, the same condo owners contacted …

Read More »