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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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Message from the Mayor: Update on Pedestrian Safety Initiatives

A Message from the Mayor Dana Robin Goldman

As you know, pedestrian traffic safety is a top priority of mine. As I complete my first two months as mayor, I want to share some exciting new developments in keeping pedestrians safe. This includes greatly enhanced police traffic enforcement, a new resident-driven pedestrian safety advisory committee, and lower speed limits and “scramble” crosswalks on Collins Avenue and Sunny Isles …

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State of the City 2022

2022 State of the City Mayor Dana Robin Goldman

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor I am honored to present the 2022 State of the City to our Sunny Isles Beach community. When I was elected Mayor last year, I promised to work collaboratively with residents and staff to bring about the change in Sunny Isles Beach that you wish to see. It is my privilege and pleasure to be …

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A Message from the Mayor – January 2022

Sun rising over the ocean and birds perched on lifeguard tower next to 4 palm trees.

By Dana Robin Goldman, Mayor (Friday, January 7, 2022) – I want to start out by wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I hope you were able to enjoy the holidays and celebrate with family and friends. January is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and move forward with new opportunities and experiences. As we embark on …

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Message from the City Manager – January 2022

View of Sunny Isles Beach over Intracoastal waterway

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Friday, January 7, 2021) – Last month I was appointed as City Manager by a 5-0 vote of the Mayor and Commission, showing their faith and commitment. I consider it an honor to work alongside the great staff of the City of Sunny Isles Beach in serving our residents. We are listening to your concerns …

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Important State Legislation for 2022

Wooden gavel near notebook on table.

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Friday, January 7, 2022) – As we commence 2022, I wish you a healthy, prosperous and happy new year. I also want to inform you of important upcoming legislation proposals at the 2022 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee from January 11 – March 11, 2022. Local Ordinances SB 280 (Hutson) and HB 403 (Giallombardo) would require …

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A Road to Community Empowerment

City Commission at dais

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Friday, January 7, 2022) – And just like that, 2021 is behind us. For many of us it was a year of transitioning “ back to normal.” Our children went back to school. Our commission meetings went from Zoom, to hybrid, to fully back in person. Our events calendar got a little fuller, and residents …

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A Look Back at 2021

Sunny Isles Beach skyline

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Vice Mayor (Friday, December 3, 2021) – As 2021 comes to an end, I want to wish all our residents a very happy and safe holiday season. For Sunny Isles Beach, 2021 was a year marked with surprises and tragedy. As for surprises, the biggest was former Mayor Bud Scholl’s resignation, which left us with a four-person …

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2022 Photo Contest Winners

Sparkling reflective water in front of the Sunny Isles Beach skyline

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 November 30, …

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