Commissioner Stuyvesant


By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – When it comes to governing, it is less what we can do alone and more what we can achieve together. Elected officials need to be made aware of what the issues are, reach out to the proper agencies and become agents of change in search of a solution. In January 2023 …

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Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant Honored with 2023 Home Rule Hero Award

Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant

City of Sunny Isles Beach official recognized for advocacy efforts during the 2023 Legislative Session (Tuesday, May 16, 2023) – The Florida League of Cities (FLC), the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized City of Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant with a 2023 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2023 …

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Sunny Isles Beach Center for the Performing Arts Prospect

Aerial view of Gateway Park and Sunny Isles Boulevard.

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Tuesday, April 4, 2023) – Right now, the City is investing human and fiscal resources into putting together a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the next 10 years. In order for this plan to represent your ideas and interests, please complete the online survey and participate in the informative events to be held. Visit …

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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, …

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Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant Travels to DC to Advocate for Issues Impacting Sunny Isles Beach, Other Municipalities

Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant in Washington DC with Florida Representatives.

(Friday, March 3, 2023) – Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner for the City of Sunny Isles Beach, traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation and advocate for key federal issues that affect municipalities, including Sunny Isles Beach. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the lawmakers, and their staff, that took the time …

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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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