Sunny News

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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Our Legacy

Aerial view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Commissioner Isaac Aelion (January 26, 2016) – On a macro level, the ancient Egyptian and Roman Empires which were ruled through several dynasties by Kings and Emperors left a legacy of structures which are admired to this very day as symbols of greatness. As recently as this past century, major cities like Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York, have erected landmark …

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Politics is News

New signage in front of Samson Oceanfront Park

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (January 26, 2016) – I wish our residents a very Happy, Healthy and Joyous New Year. The Commission is ushering in the New Year with many important local initiatives: Gateway Park, Samson Park, 174th Street Drainage, Undergrounding, and more green space west of Collins. While we rest comfortably in our beautiful beachside community, dramatic and extraordinary …

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State of the City 2016

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (January 25, 2016) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, I am very pleased to deliver this State of the City address after serving my first year as your Mayor. We have made a lot of progress this past year and I would like to first thank my colleagues on the Commission for their support and …

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