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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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Senator Gwen Margolis Park Renovation Updates

Soccer Field at Senator Gwen Margolis Park

Senator Gwen Margolis Park Renovations Current Updates: Installation of the new sports lighting system is complete and the soccer field is illuminated with energy efficient LED lighting. Renovations continue on the fence surrounding the field. The park remains closed during daytime hours until the project is complete. The Senator Gwen Margolis Park soccer field is one of the most used …

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2023 College Scholarship Applications Now Available

2023 College Scholarship Program

2023 City of Sunny Isles Beach College Scholarship Program Available to Sunny Isles Beach High School Seniors Each year, the City of Sunny Isles Beach awards college scholarship money to well-deserving Sunny Isles Beach high school seniors. High school seniors enrolled in a public school or accredited private school are able to apply for these scholarships by filling out an …

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2023 Photo Contest Winners

Aerial view of the ocean and loungers

Annual Sunny Isles Beach Photo Contest The City of Sunny Isles Beach held its annual photography contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful photos of Sunny Isles Beach. We received many creative and stunning photographs of our picturesque city. Winning photos were selected by our calendar design committee and the winning photographers were recognized at the December 15, …

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Changing For The Better

Police patrol car in front of Government Center

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (December 7, 2022) – What is happening to our City of Sunny Isles Beach? Since the last election, I have seen wonderful changes around our city that should be evident to most residents. Our new Police Chief, Eddie Santiago, has worked diligently to increase our police force to levels never achieved before. He has moved our …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recycling can on the beach.

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (December 7, 2022) – The importance of recycling in our society has been underestimated. Recycling gives us the opportunity to save natural resources including water and energy. It also helps reduce greenhouse emissions. Younger generations are more aware of reducing, reusing and recycling. Older generations are responsible for leaving a better environment for generations to come. …

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Message from the City Manager – December 2022

City employees

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Tuesday, December 6, 2022) – As 2022 comes to a close, I want to reflect on our city’s great accomplishments this year and take a moment to thank the heroes behind all of the work: our staff. This year has not always been easy. We faced some roadblocks, trials, and tribulations; but through it all, …

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A Message from the Mayor – November 2022

Gateway Center Interior

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Wednesday, November 2, 2022) – Just over one year ago Gateway Center opened at the south end of Sunny Isles Beach, changing the way residents experienced recreation in our city. Gateway Center was a capital project several years in the making and underwent many iterations before we officially broke ground. The multipurpose, one- of-a-kind facility …

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Is Nothing Sacred?

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Wednesday, November 2, 2022) – At the Sunny Isles Beach February Commission Meeting, right after a particularly toxic campaign period, Rabbi Kaller delivered a moving invocation. Referencing The Diary of Anne Frank, it was a call to heal, to turn the page, and to believe in the good in each other. It was a message …

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