Commissioner Stuyvesant

Decorum: Proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

View of the length of the SIB Government Center

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Monday, January 2, 2023) – As established in chapter 74 of our Code of Ordinances, the Commission shall be governed by Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure. Below are some of these rules in a nutshell: Order of Business: There shall be an official agenda for every meeting of the Commission, which shall determine the order of …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recycling can on the beach.

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (December 7, 2022) – The importance of recycling in our society has been underestimated. Recycling gives us the opportunity to save natural resources including water and energy. It also helps reduce greenhouse emissions. Younger generations are more aware of reducing, reusing and recycling. Older generations are responsible for leaving a better environment for generations to come. …

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Beware of Power with Impunity

Aerial view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Monday, October 10, 2022) – More than 95% of our Sunny Isles Beach residents live in a homeowner’s or condominium association. The idea behind this type of community is to work together for the common good. However, sometimes this idyllic motivation can get tarnished by personal ones. In Florida, condo associations have almost “almighty” powers over …

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Vic-tor or Vic-tim

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (September 10, 2022) – There is no denying that all choices come with consequences. As Newton would say, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In a world where deception and misinformation are the grotesque new normal, we must take a position and decide if we want to be victims or victors against …

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Service Over Selfies

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Thursday, July 14, 2022) – It is time to take responsibility for what is happening to our youth. Falsely, somehow and at some point, it has become more important to have more “likes” than real people’s phone numbers. The reality is that our kids do not share their numbers anymore… they give each other their “Snapchat” …

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The World is My Country…

Mom pushes stroller as two young girls run ahead on sidewalk at Gateway Park

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Friday, April 8, 2022) – It is an honor and privilege to be part of the Sunny Isles Beach community, a small but vibrant city home to immigrants from all over the world. It is with great pleasure and hope that I witness the harmony and tolerance that we demonstrate to one another. Being an immigrant …

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