Sunny News

State of the City 2015

View of the Newport Pier on a sunny day with light aqua ocean waters and greenery in the background.

By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor (January 28, 2015) – Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, it is with great pleasure that I deliver my first State of the City address as your new Mayor. Since I have only been in office a little over one month, I want to point out that much of the progress that I will be discussing …

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Officer Norbie Alvarez Takes Officer of the Year Honors for 2014

January 27, 2015 By Chief Fred Maas On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the annual police awards for the City of Sunny Isles Beach were held at the Government Center in Sunny Isles Beach. This annual recognition honors the Best of the Best in specific categories, including Humanitarian and Community Policing efforts. The coveted “Officer of the Year” award always highlights …

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Beach Protection in Sunny Isles Beach

Newport Pier in Sunny Isles Beach on a sunny day.

By Commissioner Isaac Aelion (January 12, 2015) – By all accounts, the little Island of Kiribati in the South Pacific Ocean is poised to become the first victim of rising sea levels in the next few decades rendering it uninhabitable. One may think, what has this fact to do with the beautiful City of Sunny Isles Beach? Well, rising sea …

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2015 Photo Contest Winners

Pelican sitting on the rail of the SIB Fishing Pier with the city skyline in the background.

(January 7, 2015) – Once again, the City of Sunny Isles Beach held their annual photo contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful shots from around the city. Again this year, we had wonderfully talented submissions to choose from. The winners’ photos have been used for the 2015 Sunny Isles Beach monthly calendars. Calendars are available to pick up …

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Government in the Sunshine

Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George ‘Bud’ Scholl, Mayor (December 31, 2014) – We are most fortunate to live in a city with some of the highest rates of daily sunshine in the country. So with a title like “Government in the Sunshine”, you might think that this article is going to be about the weather. Well in Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine has a double meaning. …

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Building Department Online Services Update

December 16, 2014 Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator Did you know that you can now access your permits and inspections online? After the initial permit application is completed in person at the Building Department, homeowners, contractors and developers may now track a permit, with their own online account. This account gives access to the entire process including plan review, comments, issuance …

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Meet Dana Goldman, Sunny Isles Beach’s Newest City Commissioner

Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Dana Goldman

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (December 16, 2014) – As someone who has made public service an integral part of my life, it was an incredible honor to have been appointed to the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission earlier this month. The fact that my selection by the City Commission was unanimous made this milestone even more special. A proud Miami-Dade …

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SIBPD Detectives Stop Crime in Progress

Headshot of Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas.

By Police Chief Fred Maas December 16, 2014 — Once again, the safety of our community was enhanced when an alert and observant undercover detective from Sunny Isles Beach Police observed three (3) subjects trying to remove a card reader/skimmer from the ATM at a local bank. Sunny Isles Beach Police Department undercover detectives, conducting anti-Holiday crime surveillance, noticed the men …

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Sunny Isles Beach says Goodbye: Interview with Mayor Norman S. Edelcup

November 18, 2014 By David Udoff Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman S. Edelcup always speaks proudly about the City as the exciting new “Florida’s Riviera.”  Once a tourist mainstay known for theme motels and nightly entertainment, the City has gentrified into a popular destination to all those who live, work, visit and play here. This new urbanization has brought significant …

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Florida’s Rivera Meets the Israeli Rivera

Photo: Coastline and High-rise Building in Netanya, Israel

By Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion (September 15, 2014) – Recently, Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar of Netanya, Israel, hosted a delegation from the City of Sunny Isles Beach, headed by Mayor Norman Edelcup. The purpose of the visit was to share methods that worked well for each city in promoting art, culture and education to their respective residents. Netanya, which in Hebrew …

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