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Strengthening our Community by Empowering Residents

Young family with child

Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.”—Confucius By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Saturday, January  25, 2020) – Throughout 2019, the Mayor and Commissioners, each in our own way, wrote about the importance of public participation. Whether it’s for “building a unified community” as Vice Mayor Svechin said, or to “make …

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A Look Back at 2019 and the Importance of Public Participation

Commissioner Lama, Commissioner Viscarra and Cultural & Community Services Director, Sylvia Flores at the Beach Cleanup

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Monday, December 25, 2019) –  First and foremost, I want to wish all SIB residents a very happy holiday season and healthy new year. As I reflect on 2019, I am grateful for an interesting and rewarding first year as a city commissioner. Undoubtedly, there were challenges, but there was also the satisfaction of seeing residents …

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Preserving Quality of Life for All Residents

View of Sunny Isles Beach

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Thursday, September 5, 2019) – In early 2019, I learned that the City’s land-use plan, known as the Comprehensive Plan, requires a correction. With regards to the Town Center District, the Plan has not been legally compliant since 2007 and became non-compliant again for a different reason in 2011. However, six buildings that included many residences …

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What’s the difference between SIB & NSE/SIB K-8 School

Aerial view of the NSE SIB K-8 School

By Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin & Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra (Monday, June 24, 2019) – Throughout recent years, our small, close-knit community has become increasingly family-oriented. NSE/Sunny Isles Beach K-8, an A-rated school, is a significant factor of this shift in our community. This superior school has increased our property values and therefore attracted families from all over the world. It …

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Human Trafficking Awareness Training

Everyone should be free. Stop Modern Day Slavery. You are the solution. Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Monday, March 25, 2019) – Miami-Dade’s GRACE Court (Growth Renewed through Acceptance, Change and Empowerment) is a specialized court created to provide comprehensive services and support to child victims of human trafficking and is the first of its kind in the nation. While a valuable resource, its existence highlights the prevalence of this problem in South …

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Grateful to Serve as Your Commissioner

Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra is sworn in at November Commission Meeting

By Jeniffer Viscarra (Friday, December 28, 2018) – In this new year, the City of Sunny Isles beach has two new commissioners; I am grateful to be one of them. I grew up around these parts. My family moved to the Aventura area in 1981 when I was seven years old. I attended local schools and graduated from North Miami Beach …

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