Former Mayor Scholl

South Florida Mayor’s Beach Alliance

Photo of a construction machine hauling sand on the beach depicting beach renourishment.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, July 31, 2015) – Where is all our beach sand going? Experts tell us our beach sand migrates south at the rate of one mile per year. The result is some steady erosion that we have been attempting to find ways to mitigate for years. This is an issue for our community because where …

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Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) and the Game of Checkers

Aerial photo of Sunny Isles Beach along Collins Avenue.

By George ‘Bud’ Scholl, Mayor (June 1, 2015) – At our May City Commission meeting we had a building site plan approval request that generated a lot of controversy and buzz throughout our city due to its location. The site plan application contains several requests but a critical issue in the matter is whether or not the City should sell …

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Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy

Aerial photo of the Sunny Isles Beach coastline, beach & high-rise buildings.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, April 24, 2015) – “Summertime and the livin’ is easy!” Those words from the famous George Gershwin aria are most appropriate for our community. This time of year, the traffic gets a little lighter and the weather gets a little nicer. For those of us who are fortunate enough to live here year round, …

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Reality versus Rumors – Major Initiatives for 2015 and Beyond

Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George ‘Bud’ Scholl, Mayor (March 17, 2015) – It is always surprising, and a little amusing, to hear the rumors that circulate regarding what our proposals and plans are for Sunny Isles Beach. The City Commission and City Staff communicate in a fairly direct manner through a variety of means. Even with all our televised meetings, website postings, speeches, …

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Mayor George “Bud” Scholl is the Third Mayor of Sunny Isles Beach

An aerial photo of the view of the City of Sunny Isles.

Friday, January 30, 2015 By Mayor George “Bud” Scholl In the winter Islander, Cultural and Community Services Director, Susan Simpson wrote an article entitled “History in the Making.” It was about the first retirement of a Mayor in the 17-year history of Sunny Isles Beach. When I read that article, I had no idea that our residents would elect me …

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State of the City 2015

View of the Newport Pier on a sunny day with light aqua ocean waters and greenery in the background.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (January 28, 2015) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, it is with great pleasure that I deliver my first State of the City address as your new Mayor. Since I have only been in office a little over one month, I want to point out that much of the progress that I will be discussing …

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Government in the Sunshine

Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George ‘Bud’ Scholl, Mayor (December 31, 2014) – We are most fortunate to live in a city with some of the highest rates of daily sunshine in the country. So with a title like “Government in the Sunshine”, you might think that this article is going to be about the weather. Well in Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine has a double meaning. …

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Speaking at Commission Meetings

March 4, 2014– By George “Bud” Scholl, Commissioner Jerry Seinfeld got a big laugh when he joked about a survey that found that the fear of public speaking ranks higher in most people’s minds than the fear of death. “In other words,” he deadpanned, “at a funeral, the average person would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.” …

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The Charter Revision Commission

By George “Bud” Scholl, Commissioner (January 19, 2017 ) – During last month’s City Commission meeting each of your elected officials nominated one member of the public to create a Charter Revision Commission (CRC). Since CRC’s are convened so infrequently many of us are not aware of why we have them and what this group does for our community. This …

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