Sunny News

Message from Mayor on our Parks

The playground at Intracoastal Park.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (May 2, 2016) – Quite often I am asked why we concentrate so much effort on acquiring more park land and building more parks. Allow me to give you my perspective and a few facts to back it up. Our City is made up of a little over one square mile of land and we …

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Cultural Master Plan for our City

SIB Campers enjoying cultural activities.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (Friday, April 29, 2017) – Since the formation of the City of Sunny Isles Beach almost 20 years ago, a lot of thought has gone into providing events and activities for our residents and guests. Our ability to predict what our community is looking for has been a constant learning process over the years. Te …

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Utility Line Undergrounding Project to Commence in Sunny Isles Beach

The Undergrounding Project is a huge improvement project in Sunny Isles Beach.

(April 1, 2016) – Starting Sunday night, April 3, 2016, Sunny Isles Beach contractors will commence work to underground electric distribution and other utility lines along the City’s major thoroughfare, State Road A1A, also known as Collins Avenue. This will require the closure of 2 southbound lanes of Collins Avenue, leaving one lane open, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. …

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Comprehensive Planning & Traffic Analysis

History photo of an aerial Sunny Isles Beach view from the ocean.

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (April 1, 2016) Comprehensive Planning in a Redeveloping Environment The most challenging and difficult type of development in any municipality is redevelopment. Redevelopment, by its definition, involves removing what is existing, usually antiquated and somewhat blighted structures in designated areas, in order to create a safer, and overall better quality of life for …

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A Few of my Favorite Things: Farmers Market & Classic Car Show

Photo of the cars at the SIB Farmers Market and Car Show from June 2015.

By Jeanette Gatto, Vice Mayor (March 1, 2016) – It should be no surprise that the Farmer’s Market/Classic Car Show is one of the City’s most popular events and a personal favorite of mine. I love spending the day at beautiful Heritage Park where the most difficult decision to make is how much fresh produce I am willing to carry …

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The Western Buffer Zone

Aerial photo of Sunny Isles Beach.

By Commissioner Isaac Aelion (February 29, 2016) – As the high rises on the east side of Collins were being erected during the last ten years, many residents living within the City of Sunny Isles Beach raised concerns that eventually the west side of Collins would be similarly developed. Unlike the east side of Collins where the back of every building …

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Sunny Isles Beach Mayor George “Bud” Scholl Announces Technology Initiatives

Photo of a woman using a soofa smart bench.

(February 17, 2016) – Mayor George “Bud” Scholl of Sunny Isles Beach wants the City to be on the cutting edge as new technologies and conveniences come on the market. The first item of the new “Mayor’s Technology Initiatives” (upgrades that give residents access to the latest and greatest technology) is a “Soofa Bench”, a solar electric powered charging station …

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The Importance of our Sunny Isles Beach School

Entrance to Norman S. Edelcup k-8 School.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (February 5, 2016) – Although owned and operated through Miami-Dade County Public Schools, no city in the county (and potentially all of Florida) has contributed the mount of resources that Sunny Isles Beach has to ensure that our residents have a great school. Our community school has consistently achieved the highest marks for the quality …

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Code Compliance & Citizen Safety

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (February 1, 2016) – Code Compliance plays a vital role in maintaining our City’s world class standards. Deputy City Manager Stan Morris oversees our Code Compliance division, which is responsible for ensuring that all City, County, and State codes are adhered to in order to achieve the highest standards of safety and welfare …

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