Mayor Svechin

A Message from the Mayor: Standing with Israel

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Friday, November 3, 2023) – Saturday, October 7, 2023, will forever be known as a day of unspeakable abomination, unimageable evil, and an excruciating reminder that hatred and antisemitism persist as the single most dangerous blight on the Jewish people. Absolute evil and darkness brought unthinkable horror to the people of Israel, the collective Jewish community, …

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A Message from the Mayor: Fire Prevention

Fire extinguisher system on the wall

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – Sharing valuable information is of great importance to me, recognizing the scarcity of time in our busy lives. Many of us are concerned about inflation, insurance costs, and taking care of our families. I think we can agree that safety is paramount. Given October is Fire Prevention Month, I want to …

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A Message from the Mayor: Property Insurance

Aerial view of intracoastal waterway and city skyline.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, July 10, 2023) – Inflation has been a constant concern in the country over the last few years impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. The cost of living in South Florida has skyrocketed across all planes and affects us all. Particularly, property insurance rates are at an all-time high. A necessary expense, especially due …

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A Message from the Mayor: Special Election Results

City of Sunny Isles Beach Special Election Results are in

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Wednesday, June 7, 2023) – Our City Charter is the founding document for Sunny Isles Beach. It is our citizens’ bill of rights, defines our form of government and city boundaries, and outlines how the city administration and legislation should be run. Reexamining the Charter is an important part of our local democracy. Per our founders’ prudence, …

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Government Ethics

Government Center in background with art installation or world in foreground.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Thursday, May 11, 2023) – Ethical government is different from everyday ethical behavior; it is not about being “good” or a “person of integrity.” Behavior that is commendable outside of government, like helping a family member get a post or repaying a favor one has been given, is considered wrong in a government setting. Government ethics …

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A Message from the Mayor: Participation & Government Transparency

Residents sitting at tables during Transit Study Town Hall discussion.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Tuesday, April 4, 2023) – Past articles have chided residents for not being involved enough. So, what keeps people from participating? A question dogging many municipalities. It is important that good public participation practices are in place so that residents can help the city be more accountable and responsive. If previous attempts proved unsuccessful, we need to …

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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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National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water conservation April 1 - 30, 2023. The Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water starts now through April 30.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach joins national campaign to promote smart water use and reduce pollution; Visit city standings throughout the month of April at Mayor Larisa Svechin is joining mayors across the country who are asking residents to make a long-term commitment to reduce pollution and manage water resources more wisely. In return residents can win over …

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A Message from the Mayor: NSE/SIB K-8 School

NSE SIB K-8 School

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Friday, March 3, 2023) – Each day more and more families are choosing South Florida as a new permanent home. Sunny Isles Beach is the most desirable location for settling down, for numerous reasons. Our school is a top reason many young families move here. It is also the most overcrowded K-8 in Miami-Dade County. Like many, …

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