Sunny News

Tax relief – Lowering the Millage Rate & Fiscal Responsibility

Flatlay picture of wooden block written Tax Relief with calculator and calculate now word.

By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – It was a big accomplishment to have led and spearheaded the reduction of the Millage Rate by our City Commission, giving our residents a must needed break. We adopted the final ad valorem Tax Millage Levy Rate of 1.9000 Mills Per $1,000 of Taxable Assessed Value, continuing what has been a …

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Knowing and Trusting the Word of People Voted into Office

Skyline view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – Residents are far more likely to form accurate impressions of a politician’s trustworthy characteristics if they get a chance to interact with them. When Residents can see that pledges have been met and public services are working well, they are more likely to believe that a certain politician can be …

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Message from the City Manager – October 2023

Skyline view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – After months of collaboration between the City Commission, Administration, and our residents, I am pleased to present the budget and five-year Capital Improvement Program for fiscal year 2023-2024. Our tax base saw an increase in value of $2.2 billion from last year, prompting the Commission to set a goal to …

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A Message from the Mayor: Fire Prevention

Fire extinguisher system on the wall

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Thursday, October 5, 2023) – Sharing valuable information is of great importance to me, recognizing the scarcity of time in our busy lives. Many of us are concerned about inflation, insurance costs, and taking care of our families. I think we can agree that safety is paramount. Given October is Fire Prevention Month, I want to …

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Sunny Isles Beach Stands With Israel

We are horrified and pained by the unprovoked and horrific acts of terrorism against Israel. During unprecedented times, we must come together as a community and offer support to one another. If you are a Sunny Isles Beach resident currently in Israel, have friends there, or family there, and would like the names to be respectfully acknowledged at the next regular City Commission Meeting, …

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Parks and Recreation Master Plan

New Heights for Parks, Culture and Community.

Update (October 3, 2023): Following the collection of input from our residents through surveys and in-person public engagement events, we are pleased to announce significant progress in our Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Our consultant presented the results during the April 2023 Commission Meeting. Subsequently, the feedback provided by residents was consolidated into the comprehensive master plan and was presented …

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Sunny Isles Beach Police. Three police vehicles lined up in parking lot.

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL (October 5, 2023) – The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department (SIBPD) proudly announces its recent accreditation by the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). This significant achievement was officially conferred upon SIBPD on Thursday, October 4 in Fort Myers, FL. The distinguished law enforcement accreditation ensures personnel are current and compliant with the latest law …

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City Manager’s Highlights

City Manager's Higlights

It is my privilege to spotlight noteworthy achievements by our city departments and dedicated staff, who work diligently behind the scenes. Their contributions are pivotal to the success of our organization and instrumental in providing services to our residents, businesses and visitors. Here is an overview of our ongoing efforts aimed at accomplishing numerous goals and serving Sunny Isles Beach. …

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Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Participates in High Visibility Enforcement Campaign

Why is our vision zero? There is no one someone won't miss.

(Friday, September 22, 2023) – Miami-Dade County ranks in the top 25 counties in Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. To help reverse this trend, the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is participating in the Florida Department of Transportation High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Program aimed at educating motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on …

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Budget Message for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year

Budget Message Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Office of the City Manager

By Stan Morris, City Manager In accordance with article IV Section 4.5 of the charter of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, I am pleased to present to you the proposed comprehensive budget and the 5-year Capital Improvement Program for FY 2023-2024. The budget presented here is the culmination of many months of collaboration between the City Commission, Administration, and …

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