Sunny News

Speed Limit on Collins Avenue

Aerial view of Collins Avenue

By Christopher Russo, Former City Manager (December 29, 2020) – There has been a lot of discussion among the community regarding the speed limit on State Road A1A/Collins Avenue within our city limits. We have listened to the residents who brought their concerns to us that the current speed limit of 35 miles per hour is too high due to …

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Bullying and Bullies

Children holding signs that say "Speak Up Let's End Bullying"

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (December 28, 2020) – Many of you have seen the video circulating on social media which shows in a graphic manner a student physically bullying another in the hallway of a nearby middle school. It’s a shocking display of cruelty and meanness of spirit. While it occurred in another municipality, the victim is actually a resident …

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A Collaborative Approach

Sunny Isles Beach skyline view with sunrise

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (December 28, 2020) – As we begin 2021, several challenges continue to face South Florida. Unfortunately, the most pressing challenge is the Coronavirus pandemic. State legislators did not convene a special session in 2020 to address pandemic-related issues and therefore most of the decisions have remained under the control of the Governor. Session committee meetings begin …

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Staying Safe During the Holidays

Distance doesn't have to stop tradition

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (November 30, 2020) – The year may be winding down, but unfortunately, the pandemic is stronger than ever. Across the country, states are experiencing a hard-hit winter resurgence and the reality of the situation is that we could be in this until 2022. But we are all in this together. We will keep moving forward …

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Valuing What We Have


By Vice Mayor Larisa Svechin (November 30, 2020) – Perspective is essential. Stepping back and taking stock of how much we have to be grateful for is important. I had that experience recently. In early November I had the honor of participating in Holocaust Education Week. It was a sobering event reminding me of how much so many families lost …

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An Informed Community is a Strong Community

Polling location at Government Center

By Jeniffer Viscarra, Commissioner (November 30, 2020) – I remember the first time I voted. The only truly informed opinion I had was on the presidential race. There was no Google, cell phones or social media at the time. To be informed, you really had to do your homework. I did the best I could with the rest of the …

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City of Sunny Isles Beach Supports KidSide, Inc.

City Manager Chris Russo and Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra with KidSide representative, Dana Cahn.

(Friday, Nov. 20, 2020) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is proud to support KidSide, Inc., a non-profit organization that benefits the Family Court Services (FCS). FCS provides services to low-income families involved with the Miami-Dade family court system, including family therapy, individual therapy for children and adults, reunification therapy, therapeutic visitation, and supervised visitation. The City recognized the …

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Gateway LIVE!

Gateway LIVE

Live Music, Shows & Performances at Gateway Park Gateway LIVE! is back! Join us at Gateway Park for our quarterly series. The best part? These shows are free for residents with a valid City-issued Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card. Upcoming Dates Check back soon! Free parking is available in the Gateway Park garage. The SIBshuttle provides free transportation within …

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2021 Photo Contest Winners

Sunny Isles Beach skyline view with sunrise

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 more entries than any other year; countless creative and stunning photographs of our picturesque City. Winning photos were selected by our calendar design committee and the winning photographers …

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Thank You

City staff member making a welfare call to Sunny Isles Beach senior resident

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (October 30, 2020) – I would like to express my gratitude to the great staff and police department we have in Sunny Isles Beach. City employees and our police officers have done a wonderful job in helping residents navigate the health and financial hardships we have endured the last seven months due to the coronavirus. Throughout …

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