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Reckless or Responsible

Traffic on Collins Avenue

By Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor (Monday, May 3, 2021) – We all have a choice when we start our vehicle. Will we be reckless or responsible? The choice we make may just be the difference between life and death. I choose to be responsible. We often have a lot on our minds, but let us never forget about safety. The …

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Clean Beaches Month

Clean Beaches Month July 2021

The first week in July is Clean Beaches Week but we are celebrating our beaches all month long! Join us for a Beach Cleanup event on Thursday, July 14 at 5 pm at the Newport Fishing Pier. Follow us on social media as we share ways you can help keep our beaches beautiful not only this month, but all year …

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COVID-19 Variants and the Importance of Staying Vigilant

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By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – With the State of Florida expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccination, we are working toward reaching a fully vaccinated community. But the risk of COVID-19 is still present. As the coronavirus spreads over time, it is more susceptible to mutation, which is how we are seeing new variants arise around …

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Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives in Sunny Isles Beach

Pedestrians crossing Collins Avenue using a crosswalk.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – Given the nature of our roads, population, and location, traffic volume and congestion are inevitable. We can all agree that additional measures on the road better protect our community. I want to share what action the City is taking to make the streets of Sunny Isles Beach safer …

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The Importance of Home Rule

View of Sunny Isles Beach skyline and intracoastal waterway

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – At the end of January 2021, I watched with alarm as State legislators introduced bills that intend to erode local government’s abilities to protect and improve their communities. The relentless pursuit of certain Tallahassee legislators to exert power over municipalities’ own affairs is distressing and should remind local leaders and communities …

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Making Our Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Traffic on Collins Avenue

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Thursday, April 1, 2021) – Among the tragedies that have rocked our community this past year, two stand out. The motorist collisions with a bicyclist on Collins Avenue and a pedestrian on Sunny Isles Boulevard, both fatal and both involving minors who live here, have shaken our residents to the very core. Words cannot adequately express …

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Storm Drain Cleaning

Cleaning storm drains

(Friday, March 26, 2021) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is gearing up for the Florida rainy season. You may see EnviroWaste trucks around the city cleaning and clearing out storm drains. The cleaning process consists of pumping water from the drains, filtering it of waste, and returning the clean water to the drains. Sunny Isles Beach has 170 …

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The Importance of Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, February 26, 2021) – March marks one year since COVID-19 was first introduced into our lives in Sunny Isles Beach. A year of challenges, the like we have never seen before. The good news is that the COVID-19 vaccine has proven effective to protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. Currently in South Florida, …

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Latest Update on the Town Center North District

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By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, February 26, 2021) – For the last two years, our City has been embroiled in a complex situation regarding the Town Center District and our Comprehensive Plan. I have received numerous inquiries from residents about this issue, development in the City and the false information that is spreading. It is important for …

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Time for Change on our Roads

Collins Avenue Aerial View

By Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor (Friday, February 26, 2021) – We have a problem on State Road A1A (Collins Avenue) and State Road 826 (163rd Street/Sunny Isles Boulevard) with distracted driving. This is a pestilence on our community. We may be restricted as a City, however as a community working together, we are strong and unstoppable. While we have increased …

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