Sunny News

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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Vic-tor or Vic-tim

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (September 10, 2022) – There is no denying that all choices come with consequences. As Newton would say, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” In a world where deception and misinformation are the grotesque new normal, we must take a position and decide if we want to be victims or victors against …

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Miami-Dade Septic to Sewer Conversions and Existing Priorities

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (September 10, 2022) – I recently had the opportunity to hear from and meet the Mayor of the Village of El Portal. El Portal is in a low-lying area in Miami-Dade County that borders the Little River, a tributary that empties into Biscayne Bay. The Village has been suffering from septic overf lows and spillage during …

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A Message from the Mayor – September 2022

Aerial view of Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (September 10, 2022) – Traffic safety and enforcement remains a number one priority for the City of Sunny Isles Beach and our stellar Police Department is stepping up in a big way. Most recently, the Police Department has been working overtime to monitor our major thoroughfares four nights a week for five to six hours. This …

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King Tides

Tide coming in on the beach early in the morning.

King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year. King Tides are technically called “perigean spring tides,” but they occur in both the spring and fall seasons. In fact, the highest tides in southeast Florida occur in the fall, in part because the water is warmer and the seasonal winds drive water levels higher at that time of …

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Artists in Residence Series

Artists in Residence Series

The City of Sunny Isles Beach’s new Artists in Residence series is a monthly community showcase featuring performances by Sunny Isles Beach residents. The series is open to visual and performing arts, music sets, visual artists and comedians. Sets should be approximately 20 minutes in length. Participants must be 18 years or older. The series runs from October – September. …

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Free Bicycle Helmet Fitting & Giveaway

Sandra Block fits a young boy with a free bicycle helmet.

Ride Safe, Wear a Helmet. (Updated Wednesday, August 3, 2022) – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department wants to make sure you are riding safely on bicycles and scooters. This requires not only wearing a helmet at all times but also making sure your helmet fits properly. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department participates in a free Bicycle Helmet Fitting and …

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An Elevator Service Alert For All Hi-Rise Condo Owners

Condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (August 3, 2022) – Recently I was contacted by a pregnant hi-rise condominium owner who was asking for assistance regarding repeated and daily service issues with the freight and passenger elevators in her building, causing pregnant, elderly and infirm residents to continually get stuck in faulty elevators or to walk up numerous flights of stairs. I …

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Beware of Fentanyl

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (August 3, 2022) – Fentanyl overdose has become the leading cause of death in the U.S. for adults ages 18-45, per the CDC, with deaths involving synthetic opioids, mostly fentanyl, rising from 50,000 in 2020 to 71,000 in 2022. Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that is very cheap to manufacture and can be 100 times stronger …

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