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State of the City 2022

2022 State of the City Mayor Dana Robin Goldman

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor I am honored to present the 2022 State of the City to our Sunny Isles Beach community. When I was elected Mayor last year, I promised to work collaboratively with residents and staff to bring about the change in Sunny Isles Beach that you wish to see. It is my privilege and pleasure to be …

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Message from the Mayor – January 2022

Sun rising over the ocean and birds perched on lifeguard tower next to 4 palm trees.

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Friday, January 7, 2022) – I want to start out by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I hope you were able to enjoy the holidays and celebrate with family and friends. January is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and move forward with new opportunities and experiences. As we embark on …

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Environmentalism “East of Collins” – Dune Restoration is Underway

Sand dune on the beach.

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Friday, October 1, 2021) – There’s a new environmental movement afoot “East of Collins.” I am proud to have served as the catalyst for a new sustainability measure in our city through the introduction of “Adopt-a-Dune” to our beachfront condominiums. The initial evaluation of the dunes and potential dune restoration initiatives along the city’s coastal construction …

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The Surfside Collapse and the Inevitability of Change

View of Sunny Isles Beach looking south.

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Friday, August 6, 2021) – The Surfside collapse is a tragedy without precedent in our coastal communities. The loss to our neighboring Surfside community is both immense and incalculable. Over time, Surfside will likely be viewed as a watershed moment. It’s a turning point in how we address building inspection, reinspection, maintenance protocols and oversight along …

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Sustainability Practices and Procedures: Past, Present and Future

Intracoastal Waterway near Sunny Isles Beach

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Thursday, June 3, 2021) – Over the past few years, Sunny Isles Beach has been making great strides with our sustainability practices and procedures. Since the ECOMMITTED program began, we have implemented prohibitions on single-use plastics and polystyrene, expanded our recycling measures citywide, and increased our event initiatives. Most recently, the City hosted a Collection Day …

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Making Our Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Traffic on Collins Avenue

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – Among the tragedies that have rocked our community this past year, two stand out. The motorist collisions with a bicyclist on Collins Avenue and a pedestrian on Sunny Isles Boulevard, both fatal and both involving minors who live here, have shaken our residents to the very core. Words cannot adequately express …

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Bullying and Bullies

Children holding signs that say "Speak Up Let's End Bullying"

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (December 28, 2020) – Many of you have seen the video circulating on social media which shows in a graphic manner a student physically bullying another in the hallway of a nearby middle school. It’s a shocking display of cruelty and meanness of spirit. While it occurred in another municipality, the victim is actually a resident …

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Condominiums and Climate Change

Image of the sun behind the clouds creating a red sky

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (September 29, 2020) – Combatting the effects of climate change will present the most significant scientific, political and socio-economic challenges of our time. The immediate and urgent impact of rising temperatures and extreme flooding events affect the health of residents and community sustainability. Whether you are a unit owner, board member or association counsel, you can …

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New in Condoland: Ombudsman, emergency powers & condo rights

Sunny Isles Beach buildings through trees

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (July 30, 2020) – On the regulatory front, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Spencer Hennings of Miami as Florida’s new Condominium Ombudsman. The Office of the Ombudsman provides resources and educational programs; fields questions for condominium unit owners, directors and officers; serves as liaison with policy makers; and monitors condominium elections and meetings. The City looks forward …

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Reimagining Collins Avenue

Aerial view of Collins Avenue by Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (June 2, 2020) – COVID-19 has disrupted virtually every aspect of our lives, including our city streets. The stay-at-home order and travel restrictions have dramatically curtailed motorist activity and increased recreational walking, jogging and bicycling activities. Much has also been made about telecommuting and work-at-home programs that will keep more city dwellers in place. We are …

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