Sunny News

Irma Speak & the Power of Social Media

City of Sunny Isles Beach's Facebook Profile.

By Dana Goldman, Vice Mayor (Sunday, October 1, 2017) – Before I was elected, I chaired the City Advisory Committee (CAC) and envisioned the growth of social media. We proposed the use of social media platforms—Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, to improve outreach with our residents. The Commission agreed with the CAC’s recommendation. Fast forward to today where social media …

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Message from our Mayor: State of the City – After Irma

State of the City - after Irma by Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (September 15, 2017) – The past week has been a very difficult and stressful time for everyone in Sunny Isles Beach and throughout Florida. As we all know by now, we were spared what could have been a catastrophic event that would have changed our community for years to come. The images from the lower …

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Reflections on our Sunny Isles Beach Sister City, Taormina, Italy

Aerial photo of Sister City, Taormina, Italy.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, September 1, 2017) – Looking for inspiration to write something interestingly, I was sitting in a small cafe in Taormina, Sicily as the motorinos (scooters) engulfed the town square with their morning deliveries. Then I remembered I am vacationing in Taormina because it is a Sister City to Sunny Isles Beach. Given my affinity …

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From the Mayor: Praise for Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR)

4 Miami Dade Fire Rescue Members Posting in front of their Miami Dade Fire Truck.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (August 31, 2017) – As most of our residents know by now we have a world class police force. Our police force works directly for our City and the quality of their community policing services is unparalleled. Another agency vital to the health and well being of our community are the services provided by our …

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Million Trees Miami Tree Grant & Beach Renourishment Projects

A row of freshly planted trees line a Sunny Isles Beach street.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (September 1, 2017) – Sunny Isles Beach was recently awarded a $25,000 matching grant from Neat Streets Miami. This grant funds the planting of 126 trees as part of our Central Island Tree Planting Project. Progress is already visible by the number of trees planted along North Bay Road from 174th Street to …

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Resources to Navigate New Condo Law

View of Sunny Isles Beach Condominiums and skyline on a clear day with blue skies.

By Dana Goldman, Vice Mayor (Thursday, August 31, 2017) – Residents came out in record numbers to a recent town hall meeting with City officials and State Sen. Rene Garcia to discuss the Florida Condominium Act, which finally provides criminal penalties for certain abusive activities. At the town hall, residents made it clear they want to avail themselves of the …

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US Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Sunny Isles Beach Shoreline Renourishment Project

Aerial photo of the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline.

By Erica Skolte 561-340-1527 (Monday, August 14, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a contract on August 9 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for $8,605,564.33, for the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline renourishment project, part of the Miami-Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. Eastman Aggregate will renourish critically …

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Sunny Isles Beach Lowers Millage Rate for 7th Year in a Row

Aerial photo of a Sunny Isles Beach residential area.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Thursday, August 3, 2017) – No one likes paying taxes and property taxes are no exception! However, I have good news regarding the portion of our property taxes that are collected for operating our City. We take our responsibility for keeping the City’s property taxes as low as possible very seriously. In fact, for the …

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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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