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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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Adapting to Change While Protecting our Community

Parks staff sanitizing playground equipment

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (October 30, 2020) – From the offices in City Hall to the park technicians to the police and Code Compliance officers, our city staff has been particularly outstanding during the last eight months. Sometimes uncertainty can cause chaos, but here in Sunny Isles Beach, our city remained calm, adapted to the new changes, and continued …

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A Great City Thanks to its Outstanding Community

Police Officers at Halloween Event wearing facial coverings.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (October 30, 2020) – I never miss the opportunity to express my pride in our community, as we always seem to rise above whatever adversity comes our way, from hurricanes and tidal issues to what we are experiencing now in this unprecedented year of 2020. Being part of this community is not just reserved for …

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Here For You

Volunteers putting box of food into a resident's trunk at Farm Share Food Drive

By Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor (September 29, 2020) – We are all in this together and now is the time to lean on each other and find ways to support each other, while finding joy in helping others. While forced to adjust in response to restrictions, we are also still facing many challenges as a community. Because I have been …

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Support Our Local Businesses

Perez Art Museum

By George “Bud” Scholl, Former Mayor (September 29, 2020) – In the wake of the pandemic, times have been hard for all of us, especially local businesses and cultural institutions. We all agree that the economy needs a major boost due to the significant effects of COVID-19, and one of the simplest ways to help is by purchasing from locally …

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Condominiums and Climate Change

Image of the sun behind the clouds creating a red sky

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (September 29, 2020) – Combatting the effects of climate change will present the most significant scientific, political and socio-economic challenges of our time. The immediate and urgent impact of rising temperatures and extreme flooding events affect the health of residents and community sustainability. Whether you are a unit owner, board member or association counsel, you can …

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Budget Message for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year

Budget Message Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Office of the City Manager

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager In accordance with article IV Section 4.5 of the charter of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, under unprecedented circumstances, of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the help of our hard-working staff, I am proud to submit the Proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021. It is nearly impossible to overstate the magnitude …

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