Sunny News

Update From the City Manager on the Status of City Projects

Aerial photo of Sunny Isles Beach depicting city projects.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Wednesday, August 2, 2017) – It’s summer time and the living is getting easier. The summer started with a great 20th Anniversary Party which included a visit from our newest Sister City, Punta del Este, Uruguay. The festivities featured a new “nightclub” type party at Heritage Park, our traditional barbecue in Town Center …

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Beach Rules to Stay Safe

Ocean tide on the beach

(Tuesday, August 1, 2017) – Many people live in Sunny Isles Beach for the actual beach. As year-round residents, we need to be the caretakers of this beautiful backyard. Although maintenance is provided by Miami-Dade County, the City has certain jurisdiction for enforcing the Code but can’t be everywhere at all times. We need you to be the eyes and …

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New Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card Requirements

Man and woman riding their in Sunny Isles Beach.

(Tuesday, June 27, 2017) – For the past few years a growing number of residents have become less tolerant of those that are awarded the same benefits as them without actually living here. Many ideas have been suggested and vetted. Best practices were researched. No plan is perfect and all of them will upset those that are trying to scam …

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Update on Major Projects Currently Underway in Sunny Isles Beach

Rendering for the Gateway Pedestrian Bridge at 163rd Street.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, June 23, 2017) – In addition to the number of new buildings still under construction by developers, our City has also had several large, complex projects happening over the past several months. Probably the most visible to our residents and guests has been the undergrounding of our utility lines and new lighting posts along Collins …

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The Importance of the Code Compliance Department in our City

A posed photo of members of the Sunny Isles Beach Code Compliance Department.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Friday, June 23, 2017) – I want to use this opportunity to recognize a seldom acknowledged City department, its manager and department members, who are, in my opinion, part of the many unsung heroes of our City government. I am talking about our Code Compliance Department. Most citizens don’t realize how important code compliance …

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We Welcome Our New Sister City: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Posted photo of City officials from Sunny Isles Beach and Punta del Este, Uruguay announcing the new Sister City partnership.

(Friday, June 23, 2017) – It’s official! The City of Sunny Isles Beach and Punta del Este, Uruguay signed a Sister City Agreement in June. This tourist town in South America represents our Latin American community. All Sister Cities are represented in the Visitor’s Center located on the first floor of the Government Center. Stop by Monday – Friday between …

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Samson Oceanfront Park is Now Open

New structure at Samson Oceanfront Park

(Saturday, June 3, 2017) – After a few delays and just over a year from breaking ground, Samson Oceanfront Park is reopen following its much needed renovation. Once the site of two rundown motels, the Beach Cove Resort and the Princess Beach Motel, this park was first dedicated in July 2000 as the City’s first park. After continuous use from …

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Condo Reform Bill Passes

Photo of the Aron Neuman Moon over Sunny Isles Beach.

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner (Sunday, June 4, 2017) – By and large, we are a City of condominiums. Sunny Isles Beach has more than 22,000 residents, including children, retirees, vacationers and snowbirds, In March, this Commission, Police Department, City staff, and the Mayor, met with Senator Rene Garcia, who was introducing a Condo Reform Bill, HB 1237. That bill has …

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Hurricane Season Resources

Hurricane Season. June 1 - November 30

The South Florida hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends November 30. Sunny Isles Beach is located in the Zone B floodplain where a hurricane may cause a storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, flooding, or loss of utility services. Review the below resources to ensure you are prepared before, during and after a storm. 2023 Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide …

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