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FREE Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Give-Away

Sandra Block adjusts a helmet strap on a young boy.

Start Your New Year Safe! The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department will be fitting and giving away 40 bicycle helmets for free. The helmets will be properly fitted and given away at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, 18070 Collins Avenue (2nd Floor). Adult and child size helmets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, as quantities are limited. Fittings by appointment …

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Turnberry Beach Renourishment Project to Commence Jan. 4 – Feb. 1, 2019

Aerial view of the beach showing where the Turnberry Beach Sand Renourishment Project will take place. North area shows where sand will be stockpiled. Next to that is the truck delivery area. South of this area, 4 flagment are stationed to oversee traffic. These areas are set up close to the Buildings and away from the water.

(Thursday, January 3, 2019) – The Turnberry Development Project will be completing a beach sand re-nourishment at the north end of the beach in Sunny Isles Beach beginning Friday, January 4. The project site will extend from Terracine Avenue (the northern City limit) to the Turnberry Ocean Club (185 Street). During this time, the beach will remain open but access …

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2019 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

Boats docked along the intracoastal with blue sky and water in the background

The City of Sunny Isles Beach held it’s annual Photography Contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful photos from around the City. Our talented local photographers provided us with fantastic submissions to choose from. The winning photos have been used for the 2019 Sunny Isles Beach desktop calendars. Calendars are free and available to pick up at the Sunny …

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Introducing Two New Sunny Isles Beach Commissioners

Overall view of the SIB Government Center.

It is my privilege to introduce Jeniffer Viscarra and Alex Lama as the newest members of our Commission. Election years are always taxing, but term limits allow for fresh faces, fresh ideas, and fresh perspectives. As a City that is growing, adapting and advancing, turnover in leadership is imperative to continually prosper as a forward-thinking City. Term limits provide an …

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Reflections on the Past Year & Looking Forward

Work progresses on the 174th Street Bridge

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager (Friday, December 28, 2018) – January is typically the time to make resolutions, look toward the future, and set new goals. I want to first reflect on the great progress we made last year, and then discuss our plans for the upcoming year. Throughout the last couple of years, we have made remarkable progress …

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Climate Change, Sea Level Rise & Our Resiliency

Beach with newly placed sand extending the shoreline.

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Friday, December 28, 2018) – If a single storyline dominates the media today regarding coastal cities, it is climate change and sea level rise. The media’s fever-pitched and urgent call to action should affect policymakers at every level. Indeed, our City’s Comprehensive Plan, a blueprint for existing and future development, was amended in 2016 to include …

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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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A Season of Service

Lit lanterns lined up next to each other.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (December 4, 2018) – I want to first express how honored I am to serve as your mayor for another four-year term. Our City has seen tremendous growth and development in recent years with the support and leadership from the City Commission and City Staff, and I look forward to the strides we will make …

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Utility Undergrounding Project Moves Into Next Phase

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager (Monday, December 3, 2018) – The Utility Undergrounding Project has entered the next phase, the Collins Avenue Street Lighting Enhancement Phase. As you may recall, the City has been working for over three years to lay underground conduit the entire length of Collins Avenue. This caused some disruption and we are grateful for your …

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Reflections on the Last Eight Years

Sunny Isles Beach elected officials. Pictures Left to Right: Vice Mayor Dana Goldman, Mayor George "Bud" Scholl, Commissioner Larisa Svechin and Commissioner Jeanette Gatto.

By Jeanette Gatto, Commissioner  (Monday, December 3, 2018) – As I look back on the last eight years serving as your City Commissioner, what comes to mind first and foremost are the citizens of this great City. I have some of the nicest, smartest and actively engaged individuals of all ages, and it’s been extremely rewarding to serve you. When …

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