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Community Spotlight: Charlotte & Julia Krass

Community Spotlight. Meet Julia and Charlotte Krass.

For Charlotte and Julia Krass, 17-year-old high school students, giving back to their community has been a driving force from a young age. As active members of the Joshua’s Heart Foundation, Charlotte is the Junior Advisory Board head of marketing and Julia is the head of fundraising. Together, they helped raise over $25,000 for Joshua’s Heart to purchase a refrigerated …

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A Message from the Mayor: Property Insurance

Aerial view of intracoastal waterway and city skyline.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Monday, July 10, 2023) – Inflation has been a constant concern in the country over the last few years impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. The cost of living in South Florida has skyrocketed across all planes and affects us all. Particularly, property insurance rates are at an all-time high. A necessary expense, especially due …

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Florida Legislative Highlights for 2023

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Monday, July 10, 2023) – The State of Florida concluded its 2023 legislative sessions on May 5. Below are some outcomes that affect local governments and Florida residents. Sovereign Immunity CS/HB 401 (Beltran) and SB 604 (Gruters) – The failed bills proposed an increase in the statutory limits on liability for tort claims against the state, …

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Guiding Residents Toward Meaningful Advocacy

Commissioner Viscarra speaking to residents at a Town Hall Meeting

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (Monday, July 10, 2023) – Most cities are not like Sunny Isles Beach. And most of Florida is not like South Florida. Yet, when a new state law is created, it applies across all counties and municipalities, whether coastal, rural, or industrial. Sometimes that means that a law intended to help a particular kind of area …

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FDOT Bridge Rehabilitation Project on SR 856/William Lehman Causeway

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Construction Activities Ongoing Construction Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, 2023 Bridge painting work Painting containment installation operations Lane Closures No lane closures are anticipated at this time. For current lane closures in Sunny Isles Beach, visit PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR UNEXPECTED CONDITIONS. Parking Lot Closures Parking Lot (P2) located under …

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Food Drive to Benefit St. Mary Magdalen Church & St. Vincent de Paul Society

City of Sunny Isles Beach Food Drive

(Wednesday, July 19, 2023) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is currently accepting donations of canned and non-perishable food items to support St. Mary Magdalen Church, which is operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a non-profit organization that works towards ending food insecurity in our community. Their mission is to serve people of all religions and dietary …

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Mosquito Control in Sunny Isles Beach

Mosquito Control Treatments Remember to drain and cover

The City of Sunny Isles Beach aims to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed on mosquito-related mitigation efforts within the City. Below you will find useful information and links. Sunny Isles Beach Mitigation Efforts The summer months are peak mosquito season. During this time, the City of Sunny Isles Beach implements a number of preventative measures to mitigate the mosquito …

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Sunny Isles Beach Police Participates in “Operation Southern Slow Down”

Operation Southern Slowdown Enforcement underway: July 17-23. Slow down. Speed kills.

(Monday, July 17, 2023) – Southeastern law enforcement agencies are set to participate in “Operation Southern Slow Down,” a joint enforcement effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. State and local law enforcement agencies in all five states will be conducting a week-long speed enforcement campaign beginning …

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