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Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Participates in High Visibility Enforcement Campaign

Why is our vision zero? There is no one someone won't miss.

(Friday, September 22, 2023) – Miami-Dade County ranks in the top 25 counties in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. To help reverse this trend, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is participating in the Florida Department of Transportation High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Program aimed at educating motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on …

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Budget Message for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Budget Message Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Office of the City Manager

By Stan Morris, City Manager In accordance with article IV Section 4.5 of the charter of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, I am pleased to present to you the proposed comprehensive budget and the 5-year Capital Improvement Program for FY 2023-2024. The budget presented here is the culmination of many months of collaboration between the City Commission, Administration, and …

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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, September 11 through Saturday, September 16, 2023 Bridge painting work Performing bridge painting operations on the westbound SR 856/Flyover Ramp 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 post the latest updates, including scheduled lane closures, on their website, …

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By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – When it comes to governing, it is less what we can do alone and more what we can achieve together. Elected officials need to be made aware of what the issues are, reach out to the proper agencies and become agents of change in search of a solution. In January 2023 …

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Fulfilling Promises to Residents

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – It is quite easy for elected officials to spew promises during election time and beyond. When an elected official takes office, it is easy for some to overlook their promises to Residents. Every city government must accept input and criticism from Residents, and if an error in judgment is found, …

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Expanding Our Civic Engagement

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – As many of you know, one of my main objectives is to improve civic engagement in Sunny Isles Beach. Civic engagement can be volunteering, being properly informed, attending an event, taking a city survey, or sharing a concern with your Commission. In short, any time an SIB resident takes time out of …

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Beware of Disinformation

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Tuesday, September 5, 2023) – When the internet went mainstream in the mid-1990s and the flow of information started to proliferate, the thought was that these new sources of information would empower people to have more data and be better equipped to know the truth. It was an exciting time and felt liberating. The underlying thought …

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Hurricane Idalia Relief/Food/Supply Drive

Hurricane Idalia Relief Donations

(September 5, 2023) – The Florida Highway Patrol, GEM – Global Empowerment Mission, The American Red Cross, Kanner & Pintaluga, Broward Motorsports, Miami Lakes Automall, Good Greek Moving & Storage and multiple law enforcement agencies have partnered with Mobile Mike to coordinate a Hurricane Idalia Relief Effort. We will be collecting the following specific items: New Generators Plywood Construction Materials …

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2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax HOliday

Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday begins Saturday, August 26 and extends through Friday, September 8. During the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, the following qualifying items related to disaster …

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