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Bridging Our Community

North Bay Road Pedestrian Bridge

By Isaac Aelion, Commissioner (Wednesday, February 28, 2018) – Since the City’s inception back in 1997, the population of Sunny Isles Beach has almost doubled. In addition to this population increase, the commuting needs of our residents have also seen an increase. To enhance pedestrian safety due to increased vehicular traffic, pedestrian bridges became undoubtedly necessary. To that end, the …

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The Dedication of Teachers – In and Out of the Classroom

Norman S. Edelcup K-8 School

By Fred A. Maas, Police Chief (Wednesday, February 28, 2018) – Although they will both more than likely be upset with me for the recognition given them, I cannot speak about our “team” without including them. In fact, they are the heart and soul which energizes the rest of us to serve with them. I am referring to Ms. Alissa …

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SIBPD Motor Unit Officer Wins Prestigious Borrell Award

Officer David Barrios pictured holding his David Borrell award

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (Friday, February 16, 2018) – The 10th Annual John and Joe Borrell Award Ceremony was held on Jan. 9, 2018, when the prestigious John and Joe Borrell Award was presented to Sunny Isles Beach motorcycle patrolman Officer David Barrios. The event and dinner, held at the world famous Christine Lee’s restaurant at Gulfstream Park, is …

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The Rising Seas in Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach Newport Pier on the beach on a clear day with blue sky and aqua ocean.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, February 9, 2018) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is prepared to meet the challenges of sea level rise. Although this issue has only become a real topic of conversation in the public realm in the last few years, the City has been diligently creating and implementing a plan to address flooding …

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State of the City 2018

State of the City 2018 by Mayor George "Bud" Scholl with backdrop of the Sunny Isles Beach skyline.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Wednesday, January 31, 2018) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, as we complete the 20th year since the formation of our City, I am pleased to present the 2018 State of the City address. Much was accomplished this past year and without the tireless efforts of our City Staff, none of it would have been possible. …

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Traffic Safety is a Two-Way Street

163rd Street & Collins Ave Pedestrian Crossing Light. Vehicles MUST stop at the crosswalk when the light is flashing.

By Fred Maas, Police Chief (Monday, January 29, 2018) – Winter is an extremely busy season in South Florida and our streets are seeing increased levels of traffic. With more vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the street, the risk of accidents and fatalities is heightened. We want to ensure your safety whether you are driving your child to school, …

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Beach Sand Renourishment Project Update

Workers and uniloader on the beach moving sand for the Beach Renourishment Project.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Saturday, January 27, 2018) – When you think of Sunny Isles Beach, the first thing that may come to mind is the pristine beach spanning across the eastern coastline of our magnificent city. What might not come to mind is the extensive planning, lobbying for funding and regulation changes, and labor it takes to maintain …

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The IT Department: Providing Information & Technology Services in Sunny Isles Beach

Lifeguard tower with new solar panels for free wi-fi on the beach.

By: Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, January 26, 2018) – One of the least acknowledged, but quite important, departments in the City of Sunny Isles Beach is the Information Technology Department. Leading the IT Department is Chief Information Officer, Derrick Arias, who boasts more than 25 years of experience in this industry, starting with IBM and later founding his …

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Practicing Good Citizenship

Beach coastline and skyline on a clear day. Birds flying in the sky.

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Friday, January 26, 2018) – As residents and visitors of this magnificent City, who take pleasure in the natural beauty, the parks, and amenities, it is incumbent on each of us to practice good citizenship. Civilly monitoring public areas, sharing valuable information, or picking up a piece of trash every day, are just some examples of …

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