Sunny News

Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Annual Poster Art Is Chosen

Photo of the 9th Annual Jazz Fest Poster.

(Wednesday, November 2, 2016) – The winner of the 9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Poster Art Contest is Florida resident, Adorable Monique. Known for her bold, vibrant acrylic studies of culture and nature, she says, “…my work invites you to look for meaning beyond color.” Adorable is based in this country, but was brought up in Central America …

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Beach Renourishment Project Moving Forward

Photo of a construction machine hauling sand on the beach depicting beach renourishment.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Monday, November 1, 2016) – With the near miss of Hurricane Matthew on October 6th the City was fortunate in many ways. Notably, in the minimal amount of precious sand that was lost from our beach. Coincidentally, the City just recently received an update on the long awaited beach re-nourishment project by the …

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Evaluating Our Hurricane Preparation

Satellite view of a hurricane on Earth.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Tuesday, November 1, 2016) – We were very lucky to have such a powerful storm, in close proximity of our coast line, resulting with minimal issues. However, we were still very prepared. Even thought Miami-Dade County never officially came under a Hurricane Warning (we were under a Tropical Storm Warning), given that the county line …

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Sunny Isles Beach: Then & Now

Black and white photo of the Sunny Isles Beach Coastline from the 1950s.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, October 28, 2016) – In 1991 I moved my young family to a relatively forgotten outpost of MiamiDade County called Sunny Isles. A few years later a movement started brewing that would be the genesis for creating a new city. It is almost hard to believe that 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the incorporation …

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An Update From the City Manager: 2016 – ’17 Fiscal Year Budget

City of Sunny Isles Beach Seal

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (Saturday, October 1, 2016) – The 2016-17 Fiscal Year Budget represents the 20th Anniversary of our City and the Budget process. We have come a long way from that first Budget consisting of a few pages of financial data primarily focused on the transfer of revenues from the County to the City. Our total …

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Mayor’s Technology Challenge: SIB Shuttle App for Smart Phones

The logo for the SIBshuttle app.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Saturday, October 1, 2016) – Previously, I wrote to you about the advancements made as a result of a program named the Mayor’s Technology Challenge. Designed to make our City more user friendly through the application of technology, I am pleased to report that our IT Department continues to fulfill the goals established by the …

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Our First Day of School at Norman S. Edelcup K-8 School

Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (Friday, September 30, 2016) Monday, August 22, 2016 was a very special day for me and my family. It’s a day that I will cherish forever. First day of school for my beautiful daughter at our city’s A-Rated Norman S. Edelcup/Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School. Bright and early we drove to school, arriving at 7:45 a.m. …

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New Green Initiative: Electric Car Charging Station in Sunny Isles Beach

New electric car charging station at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center Parking Lot

(Thursday, September 8, 2016) – In the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center parking lot at 18070 Collins Avenue, owners of electric cars may now charge a vehicle using the SemaConnect system. This new green initiative, the electric car charging station, is part of Mayor George “Bud” Scholl’s Technology Challenge! As part of Mayor George “Bud” Scholl’s Technology Challenge, the City …

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Police Department & Capital Projects

A photo of 172nd Street with 2 orange work cones placed in the foreground.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (September 3, 2016) – At our last Commission meeting, the City honored its men and women in uniform with a very special invocation presented by members of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department. This was arranged by the Police Department on its 18th Anniversary to express to the Community that in these difficult …

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An Update From the Mayor on Zika Virus Concerns

Drain and cover graphic to help prevent mosquitos and the Zika virus.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, September 2, 2016) – Since the first locally acquired cases were discovered in the Wynwood area of Miami, the Zika virus has dominated our local and national media. In addition to being your Mayor, I am also on the board and senior leadership team of OneBlood, a not for profit that is one of …

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