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Hurricane Relief for South America

Hurricane Relief for South America. Donations will be accepted until January 15.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach, in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission, is accepting supplies for those directly affected by Hurricanes Eta & Iota. While these storms hit areas of Central and South America in October and November, essential disaster relief efforts continue. This round of donations will benefit areas of Colombia gravely affected by these storms. Donations will be accepted beginning …

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A New Year Brings New Opportunities

Family standing in lit holiday ornament at Night of Illumination event.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (December 30, 2020) – We are entering a new year full of new opportunities. 2020 was unquestionably a most challenging year for our community and I am looking forward to the possibilities that 2021 will bring. Finding the light in the dark is how we will move forward. We can choose to make the best …

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Speed Limit on Collins Avenue

Aerial view of Collins Avenue

By Christopher Russo, City Manager (December 29, 2020) – There has been a lot of discussion among the community regarding the speed limit on State Road A1A/Collins Avenue within our city limits. We have listened to the residents who brought their concerns to us that the current speed limit of 35 miles per hour is too high due to the …

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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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A Collaborative Approach

Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (December 28, 2020) – As we begin 2021, several challenges continue to face South Florida. Unfortunately, the most pressing challenge is the Coronavirus pandemic. State legislators did not convene a special session in 2020 to address pandemic-related issues and therefore most of the decisions have remained under the control of the Governor. Session committee meetings begin …

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Holiday Safety Tips from the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Holiday Safety Tips

Every year, the holidays bring families joy, love and new beginnings. But the holidays also bring criminals and con-artists who take advantage of this special season. As you are getting in the holiday spirit by shopping for loved ones, decorating your home or traveling, please take precaution and follow these helpful holiday safety tips. Holiday Safety Tips COVID-19 Gatherings during …

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Staying Safe During the Holidays

Distance doesn't have to stop tradition

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (November 30, 2020) – The year may be winding down, but unfortunately, the pandemic is stronger than ever. Across the country, states are experiencing a hard-hit winter resurgence and the reality of the situation is that we could be in this until 2022. But we are all in this together. We will keep moving forward …

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Meet our Condominium Ombudman

Spencer Hennings, Condominium Ombudsman

By Christopher Russo, City Manager (November 30, 2020) – As I discussed last month, the City is helping facilitate resident access to the State of Florida Condominium Ombudsman. Every other Monday, the Ombudsman is working out of the SIB Government Center and is available to meet with condominium unit owners, board members, and associations. I want to introduce you to …

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