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Sunny Isles Beach Residents’ Academy

Annual Sunny Isles Beach Residents' Academy

Annual Residents’ Academy Begins March 6, 2024 The Sunny Isles Beach Residents’ Academy is a 7-session course that will introduce residents to the operations of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. The Academy will explain the policy process, public service delivery and describe how our local government addresses some of its most challenging issues. The Academy provides participants with the …

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Miami-Dade Transit Bus Route Changes

Miami Dade Metro Bus

Better Bus Network Update On Tuesday, January 30, 2024, Miami-Dade County held an Informational Session discussing the changes to Miami-Dade Transit routes. The County has received feedback from residents since launching their Better Bus Network initiative which has been instrumental in guiding improvements. At the Informational Session, MDC Transit staff discussed additional improvements they are making to address resident concerns. …

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FDOT Westbound State Road (SR) 856/Flyover Ramp (bridge number 870603) Project Update

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ONGOING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES  Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 2, 2024 Bridge painting work and deck repairs Performing bridge painting operations on the westbound SR 856/Flyover Ramp Performing spall repairs on the bridge deck Lane Closures No lane closures are anticipated at this time.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED CONDITIONS. FDOT will …

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FDOT State Road (SR) SR A1A/Collins Avenue from north of Haulover Inlet Project Update

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ONGOING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES  Please note FPL is performing emergency restoration work north of the construction project limits at Collins Avenue and 178 Street that is unrelated to this project. Monday, January 29 through Saturday, February 3, 2024 Curb, drainage, signal and roadway work Performing signal and lighting work along southbound Collins Avenue at park entrances #1 and #5, just north …

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Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant Appointed to Lead National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council)

Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant

(January 26, 2024) – Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner, Sunny Isles Beach, FL, has been appointed as Vice Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council). Commissioner Stuyvesant was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities. The appointment was announced by NLC President …

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Sunny Isles Beach Vision: Planning for Tomorrow

Sunny Isles Beach Vision: Planning for Tomorrow

The City is embarking on a project to establish a vision for the west side of Collins Avenue. This area has businesses, parks, our top-rated K-8 public school, homes, and places of worship. However, this area is subject to considerable pressure for change. The City is taking the lead to create a plan for this area. This plan will determine …

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State of the City 2024

2024 State of the City Mayor Larisa Svechin

By Mayor Larisa Svechin I am honored to deliver our State of the City report, as required by our City Charter. Going into our 26th year, 2023 was an exciting time for progress and new initiatives happening in our vibrant community. However, it was also a year that shook us to the core. The unprovoked massacre of innocent civilians in …

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Stan Morris Credentialed by International Local Government Management Organization

Chief Santiago, Officer Martinez, and City Manager Stan Morris standing in front of motorcycle.

(January 16, 2024) – Stan Morris, City Manager of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Mr. Morris is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. ICMA’s mission is to advance professional local government through leadership, management, innovation, and ethics and …

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Message from the City Manager – December 2023

Holiday decoration in Gateway Park with brightly lit holiday castle in the center.

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Monday, December 4, 2023) – It is officially the holiday season, and that means cooler weather, bright lights, vibrant decorations, and time with loved ones. Everywhere you look, the city is alive with festive cheer, creating a perfect backdrop for the joyous celebrations ahead. Our annual Winter Fest will kick off the holiday season at …

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Reflecting on 2023

Sunny Isles Beach residents at Winter Fest.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, December 4, 2023) – May the spirit of this wonderful season be with you and your loved ones. As I reflect on the last 12 months as your Mayor, I look back with gratefulness. I am humbled by your overwhelming support and active participation during City Commission meetings and town halls. I remember the excitement …

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