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Miami-Dade County 2023 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program

Mickey Steinberg Miami-Dade County District 4

Small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 Small business owners in Miami-Dade’s District 4 are invited to apply for Commissioner Micky Steinberg’s Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $5,000, depending on the number of applicants, which can be used for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, commercial liability insurance, …

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State of the City 2023

2023 State of the City Mayor Larisa Svechin

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor It is my distinct privilege to be giving the 2023 State of the City Address for the first time as your Mayor. I first moved to Sunny Isles Beach in 1987 and am committed to furthering my previous work on the City Commission, now as your duly elected mayor.    Going into our 25th year, 2022 was …

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Statement from Mayor Larisa Svechin on Holocaust Remembrance Day

A message from the Mayor Larisa Svechin

(Friday, January 27, 2023) – Today the City of Sunny Isles Beach commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. We reflect on those who suffered unspeakable atrocities, including the many Holocaust survivors in the South Florida area and Sunny Isles Beach. As we remember our painful past, we are also reminded …

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Miami-Dade County Condominium Special Assessment Program

View of Sunny Isles Beach Condominiums and skyline on a clear day with blue skies.

Miami-Dade County is offering some condo owners loans up to $50,000 to cover costs associated with special assessments. Miami-Dade County is now providing funding assistance to help condominium owners pay for special assessments that can arise from building recertifications. Qualifying owners making less than 140% of the area median income (AMI) can get up to $50,000 in assistance to pay …

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Sunny Isles Beach Residents’ Academy

Residents' Academy

2023 Session The Sunny Isles Beach Residents’ Academy is an 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 information, resources, and tools they …

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Arbor Day Foundation Names Sunny Isles Beach A Tree City USA

Trees along North Bay Road

(Tuesday, January 17, 2023) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach was named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the fourth year in a row Sunny Isles Beach has received the Tree City USA award. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the …

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Message from the City Manager – January 2023

Polling location sign pointing to the entrance of the SIB Government Center

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Monday, January 2, 2023) – As 2023 begins, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We look forward to another prosperous year in Sunny Isles Beach. 2022 concluded with elections for Mayor and two Commission seats. I want to congratulate Mayor Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor Jeniffer Viscarra, and Commissioner Alex Lama on their …

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Charter Revision Commission: An Amazing Opportunity for Civic Engagement

Skyline view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Monday, January 2, 2023) – First and foremost, I want to wish all our residents a very happy and prosperous New Year. I am starting 2023 as the re-elected Commissioner for Seat 4, an accomplishment that is only possible with the support of the community, for which I am grateful. Thank you! If you watched …

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Decorum: Proper behavior that shows respect and good manners

View of the length of the SIB Government Center

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Monday, January 2, 2023) – As established in chapter 74 of our Code of Ordinances, the Commission shall be governed by Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure. Below are some of these rules in a nutshell: Order of Business: There shall be an official agenda for every meeting of the Commission, which shall determine the order of …

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Police Accreditation

Lt. Zamora pointing to a document on the table in front of two recruits.

By Police Chief Edward Santiago (Monday, January 2, 2023) – A member of the community (and good friend) asked me a simple question, “what is police accreditation?” It was then I knew that it needed to be explained to the community. The community has been served since 1998 by a group of dedicated and well trained officers from various backgrounds. These …

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