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A Vision for Public Art in Sunny Isles Beach

Building Reflecting Ocean in Side Glass Paneling

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (November 18, 2018) – On September 4, 2018, the City convened a joint workshop of the City Commission and the newly formed Public Arts Advisory Committee to discuss and develop a vision for planning public art in Sunny Isles Beach. During that workshop, there was a lengthy discussion about the City’s shared community …

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Term Limits

Red building with Sunny Isles Beach seal and lettering

By Isaac Aelion, Commissioner (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – When the U.S. Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation in 1789, George Washington, as our first president, decided that term limits for the presidency were important in order not to extend too much power to one person. Since then, term limits became codes in many elected office positions in state, county, …

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Traffic & Pedestrian Safety in Sunny Isles Beach

Traffic on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach with buildings and ocean view of coastline.

By Dwight Snyder, Former Police Chief (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – Normally this article is reserved for our City Manager who keeps us informed on capital projects and future innovative developments currently in the planning stages, which makes this a world class and cutting-edge community. This month the manager graciously gave his article space to the police department, so we …

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Election Year Brings Change

Commissioners Jeanette Gatto and Isaac Aelion

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – This November we prepare for another election year, which brings change to our City Commission. Commissioners Jeanette Gatto and Isaac Aelion have served the maximum of two four-year terms as City Commissioners and their seats are now up for election. Throughout the last eight years, I have had the privilege …

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Taking Action: A Safe and Secure School for our Children

Three police officers on the road overseeing children walking to school

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Saturday, November 3, 2018) – As a parent of four school-age children, safety is my priority. After the tragedy that occurred in Parkland on February 14, 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed, Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Here are some key points of the law: 1) raise …

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Condominium Reform: The Work Continues

Close up of condominium building

By Dana Goldman, Vice Mayor (Wednesday, October 10, 2018) – As a municipal official, I am sometimes asked to intervene in contentious condominium unit owner/board member disputes over corrupt activities. Condo corruption can range from kickbacks, financial fraud and crimes, election fraud, to conflicts of interest. It’s a deep-rooted problem because the very institutions protecting corrupt administrations either support the …

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Unique, Brilliant, and Creative: Public Art Coming to SIB

Art piece by Valeria Yamamoto installed at Intracoastal Park in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Monday, October 8, 2018) – Sunny Isles Beach is a magnificent world class destination. We are unique; with a plethora of nationalities, languages, ages, and interests. Nonetheless, we are still young, even now finding our vibe. There is inspiration everywhere you turn. From one end of the City to the other, on the east or west …

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Stay Vigilant This Hurricane Season

Two lightning strikes from dark clouds at nighttime above the city skyline of Sunny Isles Beach.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Wednesday, October 10, 2018) – We tend to associate July, August and September as the key months during hurricane season, however, hurricane season does not officially end until November 30. This October keep your hurricane supplies stocked up and your eyes on the weather. We are still vulnerable to dangerous storms and staying vigilant throughout …

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Budget Message for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

Budget Message Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Office of the City Manager

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (October 5, 2018) – In Accordance with Article IV Section 4.5 of the Charter of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, it is my honor and privilege to submit the Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2018 -2019. The filing of the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget represents my thirteenth Budget as your City Manager. Our …

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