Sunny News

The World is My Country…

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Friday, April 8, 2022) – It is an honor and privilege to be part of the Sunny Isles Beach community, a small but vibrant city home to immigrants from all over the world. It is with great pleasure and hope that I witness the harmony and tolerance that we demonstrate to one another. Being an immigrant …

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Addressing Our Residentially Displaced Population

Detective Sasee Morales driving an ATV

By Jerry Joseph, Commissioner (Friday, April 8, 2022) – This past month, it was my pleasure to do a ride a long with Detective Sasee Morales to understand the issues that face the residentially displaced within Sunny Isles Beach. I understand the concerns raised by our residents so I wanted to see what we could do. Sunny Isles Beach is …

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Edward Santiago appointed as new Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police

Chief of Police Swearing-In Ceremony

Swearing in ceremony to occur on Tuesday, April 12 (April 7, 2022) – Interim Sunny Isles Beach Chief of Police, Edward Santiago, was appointed and confirmed as the permanent Chief of Police for the city on Tuesday, April 5. City Manager Stan Morris brought his recommendation to appoint Santiago to the permanent position of Police Chief at a Special City …

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Senior Concierge Services

Sunny Isles Beach Senior Concierge Services

The City cares about our senior population and is here to help with any questions you may have. Not sure how to pay your electric bill? Questions about signing up for Medicare or Medicaid? Need help using your smart device? Then contact our Senior Concierge Services team. Gateway Center 151 Sunny Isles Blvd 305.792.1798 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 1:00 – …

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A Message from the Mayor – March 2022

Joint Workshop between the MAPSAC and City Commission

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Friday, March 4, 2022) – Civic engagement is necessary for any municipality to succeed. Input from the community helps bring about meaningful change. That is why I am delighted our city is establishing several advisory committees to work in conjunction with the City Commission and bring forth ideas and suggestions for innovations in pedestrian safety, …

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Message from the City Manager – March 2022

Two women crossing the street at 189 Street and Colllins Avenue crosswalk.

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Friday, March 4, 2022) – The beginning of 2022 brought much change to our city, and with that change, new improvements to our daily operations. Moving forward, the management team will be providing a regular update in the Islander newsletter on the City’s most important projects, events, and happenings each quarter. Most recently, Interim Police …

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Banning Smoking on our Beaches: An Example of Restoring Home Rule

People on the beach in sepia tone photo

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Friday, March 4, 2022) – In early February, Deputy City Manager Susan Simpson and I joined the Florida League of Cities and other municipal officials in Tallahassee to advocate for self-government / Home Rule. Home Rule is the right to local self-government and involves the authority of a local government to prevent state government intervention …

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Leading by Example

Sunny Isles Beach Government Center

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Friday, March 4, 2022) – Elected officials are public servants chosen by residents to serve the community and make their lives better. Voters have entrusted these elected officials with the honor and privilege to carry out their duties in the most efficient, diligent and professional manner. As stewards of the community, public servants must always be …

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Support for Ukraine

Support for Ukraine

How to Support Ukraine Florida for Ukraine Florida for Ukraine was founded by a group of patriotic, passionate young professionals with ties to Ukraine now based across Florida’s southeast. Their goal is to mobilize people in support of Ukraine, amplifying their voices in Florida, and building a visible and impactful bridge between Florida and Ukraine in terms of humanitarian aid, …

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Message from the City: Police Department Updates

PD motorcycles

(Friday, February 25, 2022) – This month, Interim Chief Mike Grandinetti retired after 24 years of service with the SIBPD and many contributions to our community. Mike was with the City since the Police Department’s inception in 1998 and was part of its growth and success. We wish him all the best in his retirement. Captain Edward Santiago was immediately …

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