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Employee Altruism in Sunny Isles Beach

Government Center in background with art installation or world in foreground.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Tuesday, January 29, 2019) – In my quarterly and monthly messages, I often discuss the larger, capital improvement projects we are working on, such as the Utility Under-grounding project, pedestrian bridges, or storm drainage projects. I would be remiss if I did not mention and recognize the extraordinary people behind the operation; the …

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Update on Short Term Vacation Rental Registrations

Short Term Vacation Rental Licenses. Three condominiums in Sunny Isles Beach.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Thursday, January 24, 2019) – When we would think about vacations or time away from home, it used to be about getting settled into a hotel room or maybe a relative’s beach house if budget was tight. Nowadays, the game plan is completely different. Some years ago, a couple of friends sharing a …

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State of the City 2019

State of the City Address 2019 - Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, January 25, 2019) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, I am pleased to present the 2019 State of the City address. First, I would like to convey how humbled I am by your faith and confidence in the office of the Mayor, which was demonstrated by my reelection without opposition this past November. Thank you …

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New Year, New Opportunity

Kids grouped together for picture for Breast Cancer Awareness event

By Larisa Svechin, Vice Mayor (Thursday, January 24, 2019) – Each New Year is an opportunity to live a more fulfilling life. It could be a commitment to living a healthier lifestyle, possibly becoming a volunteer or devoting more time to your family. It is sparked with an idea. Recently, my daughter was passionately writing an essay protesting smoking; the glint …

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Tax Fraud Phone Scams

IRS Phone Scammer on the computer typing in information.

(Thursday, January 24, 2019) – Around this time of year, unscrupulous people may be calling to try and take advantage of residents by threatening them with fines and jail time for money they supposedly owe the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Everyone should be aware that the IRS does not call you at home with threats. The agency will communicate via …

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Here to Help Our Community

Commissioner Alex Lama is sworn in at Commissioner

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Thursday, January 24, 2019) – I am very thankful and happy to be able to serve our community. I have been living in Sunny Isles Beach for over 30 years and have a lot of family members in this city. This city is very dear to me as I have spent the majority of my life …

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Turnberry Beach Renourishment Project to Commence Jan. 4 – Feb. 1, 2019

Aerial view of the beach showing where the Turnberry Beach Sand Renourishment Project will take place. North area shows where sand will be stockpiled. Next to that is the truck delivery area. South of this area, 4 flagment are stationed to oversee traffic. These areas are set up close to the Buildings and away from the water.

(Thursday, January 3, 2019) – The Turnberry Development Project will be completing a beach sand re-nourishment at the north end of the beach in Sunny Isles Beach beginning Friday, January 4. The project site will extend from Terracine Avenue (the northern City limit) to the Turnberry Ocean Club (185 Street). During this time, the beach will remain open but access …

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2019 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

Boats docked along the intracoastal with blue sky and water in the background

The City of Sunny Isles Beach held it’s annual Photography Contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful photos from around the City. Our talented local photographers provided us with fantastic submissions to choose from. The winning photos have been used for the 2019 Sunny Isles Beach desktop calendars. Calendars are free and available to pick up at the Sunny …

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Introducing Two New Sunny Isles Beach Commissioners

Overall view of the SIB Government Center.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (December 29, 2018) – It is my privilege to introduce Jeniffer Viscarra and Alex Lama as the newest members of our Commission. Election years are always taxing, but term limits allow for fresh faces, fresh ideas, and fresh perspectives. As a City that is growing, adapting and advancing, turnover in leadership is imperative to continually …

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Reflections on the Past Year & Looking Forward

Work progresses on the 174th Street Bridge

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, December 28, 2018) – January is typically the time to make resolutions, look toward the future, and set new goals. I want to first reflect on the great progress we made last year, and then discuss our plans for the upcoming year. Throughout the last couple of years, we have made remarkable …

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