Sunny News

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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Condo Clinic Helps Residents Know Their Rights Under State Condominium Act

Sunny Isles Beach Condo Buildings

By Dana Goldman, Vice Mayor (Tuesday, August 28, 2018) – Issues with condominium associations are among the most vexing concerns of our City’s residents. That’s why I’ve been working hard to ensure that our residents know their rights under Florida’s Condominium Act. The state’s Division of Condominiums recently proposed new rules that would provide enhanced enforcement and civil penalties for …

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Welcome Back: Traffic Safety Tips for the New School Year

Mother and her two children cross the street on the way to school with crossing guard holding a stop sign for traffic.

By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief (Tuesday, August 28, 2018) – We at the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department welcome back our parents, students and teachers to the Norman S. Edelcup / Sunny Isles Beach K-8 and hope your summer vacation was enjoyable and full of new adventures. But as summer comes to a close, it’s the start of a new school …

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The People of Pelican Community Park: Norelli Liguori

Pelican Community Park Community Services Manager, Norelli Liguori.

How One Manager is Transforming Lives (August 28, 2018) – For Norelli Liguori, making a difference in the community by developing and changing lives of young children has always been her passion. In February 2008, she discovered the City of Sunny Isles Beach’s Afterschool Care Program part of the then-Cultural and Human Services Department. As a Recreation Leader, Norelli developed …

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The Mayor’s Technology Challenge Continues with Launch of SIBAlert


By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, August 23, 2018) – We live in a world where staying connected is extremely simple. Computers, tablets, smartphones, and smart watches all place information at your fingertips. We established the “Mayor’s Technology Challenge” in 2016 to improve our residents’ and visitors’ quality of life and communication through innovative technologies. During the fall, we plan …

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Celebrating Pelican Community Park’s 10th Anniversary

Pelican Community Park aerial.

Ten years might seem like a lifetime or just a blink of the eye depending on your perspective. For the last 10 years, Pelican Community Park has offered a place to play, new skills or sports to learn, and endless memories just waiting to be made. On August 23, 2008, Pelican Community Park celebrated its grand opening quickly becoming the hub for …

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SIB Police Department Begins a New Era

Police Chief Fred Maas and newly sworn-in Police Chief Dwight Snyder.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, July 27, 2018) – Last month, our Chief of Police, Fred Maas, retired after 43 years of dedicated service in law enforcement, 20 years with us in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. It was not always easy and it was not always fun, but Chief Maas helped build the Sunny Isles Beach Police …

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The Importance of Succession Planning

Aerial view of the street and Pelican Community Park and SIB Government Center with City skyline in the background.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, July 27, 2018) – I think we all know that a common objective, commitment, dedication, and consistent management are key to a productive and successful organization. A little over six years ago upon my return as City Manager, it was stressed by the then City Commission that we must have qualified backup …

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