Former Mayor Scholl

Cultural Master Plan

Foreword – Message from Mayor Scholl Since its inception nineteen years ago, the City of Sunny Isles Beach had to be built from the ground up. Initially by focusing on providing essential services like policing and code enforcement. Then by constructing infrastructure like parks, a school and library, government and community center. The City’s Cultural & Community Services Department has …

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Traffic Congestion on Collins Avenue & Pedestrian Safety

Traffic backed up on 163rd Street.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, January 27, 2017) – As I have written in the past, studies have proven that most of the traffic on Collins is a result of commuters driving through the City to other destinations. As South Florida’s population has increased, daily traffic has overflowed from I-95 to Biscayne Boulevard to Collins Avenue. As our City …

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State of the City 2017

Sunset photo of the beach with overlaid text depicting the State of the City Address by Mayor George "Bud" Scholl.

George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (January 19, 2017 ) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, as we enter the year marking the 20th anniversary of the formation of our City, I am pleased to present the 2017 State of the City address. As I have pointed out in the past, your Elected Officials have tremendous gratitude for the day in and …

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From Our Mayor: Adult Playgrounds

Adult Fitness Equipment installed at Town Center Park

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, January 3, 2017) – I recently read an article about adult friendly playgrounds that are starting to pop up in the US which are already popular in China, Japan and parts of Europe and Latin America. These are especially suited for the south, where warmer temperatures beckon people outdoors most of the year. The …

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On the Latest Election Cycle

Graphic of a button with American flag images and the words "Vote."

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Monday, December 5, 2016) – This year has brought us quite an election season. Between city, county, state and national races, we have all experienced the full process of our democracy unlike we have seen for many years. What I find most interesting is what whether you are running for President of the United States …

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Evaluating Our Hurricane Preparation

Satellite view of a hurricane on Earth.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, November 1, 2016) – We were very lucky to have such a powerful storm, in close proximity of our coast line, resulting with minimal issues. However, we were still very prepared. Even thought Miami-Dade County never officially came under a Hurricane Warning (we were under a Tropical Storm Warning), given that the county line …

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Sunny Isles Beach: Then & Now

Black and white photo of the Sunny Isles Beach Coastline from the 1950s.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, October 28, 2016) – In 1991 I moved my young family to a relatively forgotten outpost of MiamiDade County called Sunny Isles. A few years later a movement started brewing that would be the genesis for creating a new city. It is almost hard to believe that 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the incorporation …

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Mayor’s Technology Challenge: SIB Shuttle App for Smart Phones

The logo for the SIBshuttle app.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Saturday, October 1, 2016) – Previously, I wrote to you about the advancements made as a result of a program named the Mayor’s Technology Challenge. Designed to make our City more user friendly through the application of technology, I am pleased to report that our IT Department continues to fulfill the goals established by the …

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An Update From the Mayor on Zika Virus Concerns

Drain and cover graphic to help prevent mosquitos and the Zika virus.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, September 2, 2016) – Since the first locally acquired cases were discovered in the Wynwood area of Miami, the Zika virus has dominated our local and national media. In addition to being your Mayor, I am also on the board and senior leadership team of OneBlood, a not for profit that is one of …

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