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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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Moving Forward

Police officers and vehicles

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Wednesday, November 2, 2022) – I would like to commend and thank the Police Department, City Manager’s Office, the city staff and my fellow commissioners on the accomplishments we have been able to achieve so far in 2022. As public servants and city employees, our number one priority is to work for the well-being of the …

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Gateway Market

Gateway Market

Join us every Wednesday at Gateway Park for local produce, artisanal food, crafts, and more! Gateway Market is the place to be every Wednesday night from 5:30 – 10 PM. With a variety of vendors onsite, there will be something for everyone. Delicious food, hand-made crafts and jewelry, live music, family-friendly games and activities, and so much more! Parking Free …

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A Message from the Mayor – October 2022

Woman reading in Samson Oceanfront Park

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Monday, October 10, 2022) – The City is embarking on an exciting journey to revamp and revitalize our parks and recreation programs, services and offerings. Our Cultural and Community Services (CCS) department is managing and aiding in the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. What will the master plan entail? The long-ranging planning …

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Beware of Power with Impunity

Aerial view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Monday, October 10, 2022) – More than 95% of our Sunny Isles Beach residents live in a homeowner’s or condominium association. The idea behind this type of community is to work together for the common good. However, sometimes this idyllic motivation can get tarnished by personal ones. In Florida, condo associations have almost “almighty” powers over …

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Budget Talk

Person using calculator on top of spreadsheets and graphs

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Monday, October 10, 2022) – One of the primary responsibilities for elected officials in any municipality is to adopt a responsible budget. Sunny Isles Beach is no exception. We must be good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollars, as those funds are intended to serve you. Over the past 10 years, the budget has increased an …

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Budget Message for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

Budget Message for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 from the 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 5-year Capital Improvement Program for FY 2022-2023. When we started this process, I had four main goals to accomplish. The first goal was to involve the …

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