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State of the City 2014

By Norman S. Edelcup, Mayor (January 27, 2014) – In accordance with the Charter of our City, the Mayor is to present a “State of the City” message on an annual basis, sometime between November 1st and January 31st of each year. This message represents my eleventh opportunity as your Mayor to inform our citizens about important issues that came …

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Newport Fishing Pier Reestablished as a Destination

Entrance to Newport Fishing Pier

January 27, 2014 After much anticipation, the gala reopening of the Sunny Isles Beach Newport Fishing Pier took place in June 2013. It quickly became apparent that a piece of paradise and history was enthusiastically welcomed back by both residents and tourists. The structure was new and sturdy; the pier looked different, but that nostalgic feeling of being able to …

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Homelessness & Trespassing, Public vs. Private Property

Empty bus bench with a clothing item laying on top.

December 17, 2013 — This is Part Two of a Series from Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Staff By Fred Maas, Police Chief In Part One of a series dealing with Homelessness and its related issues, we covered some general perceptions and misconceptions about the topic. The feedback from a variety of concerned readers and residents was tremendous. It only …

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Homelessness Is A Problem, Not Always A Crime…

Empty bus bench with a clothing item laying on top.

November 21, 2013 — This is Part One of a Series from Sunny Isles Beach Police Department Staff By Fred Maas, Police Chief At least once a week, local or national media devote their attention to the topic of “The Homeless.”  Whether it is an isolated incident, a local story or a national ruling by the Supreme Court, the issue …

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Chief Fred Maas Baseball Field Newly Renovated with Artificial Turf

By Sylvia Flores, Assistant CCS Director (August 26, 2013) – Artificial turf, a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass, is an innovative product that started to become widely known in the ’60s. This product provides several benefits including lower maintenance costs, increased playability with fewer injuries (due to the field’s even playing surface and durability), and …

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Sunny Isles Beach Adds Sister City in Hengchun, Taiwan

Old City wall at Hengchun, Taiwan, Sunny Isles Beach's Sister City.

(July 11, 2013) –  The City of Sunny Isles Beach is proud to announce its third Sister City, Hengchun, Taiwan. The Sister City Twinning Agreement was signed on Monday, June 17 at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers (18070 Collins Ave). While in town, the delegation, including Hengchun Mayor Yeh, met with local Taiwanese officials, businessmen and residents at Philip Ho …

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Beach Safety Tips

Two Ocean Rescue Lifeguard keep an eye on the ocean and beach-goers on a sunny day.

By Justin Broman, Ocean Rescue Supervisor Swimming is one of the most popular activities in South Florida. We have perfect water temperatures, hot sunny days, and numerous types of water sports to participate in. But there are some hidden dangers of which you should be aware. The Sunny Isles Beach Ocean Rescue Division is always taking extra steps to make …

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State of the City 2013

By Norman S. Edelcup, Mayor (February 23, 2013) – Dear Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach: According to the City Charter, the Mayor is to present a “State of the City” message on an annual basis in January. This affords the Office of the Mayor the ability to inform our citizens about important issues that came before your City Commission this past …

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Sunny Isles Beach welcomes Sister Cities Letter of Intent from Hengchun/Kenting, Taiwan

By Ken Kronheim (January 23, 2013) – On November 15th, 2012, Mrs. Fang Oliver, Sunny Isles Beach Ambassador to Asia, World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce Director and President, Miami Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, delivered Hengchun City Mayor Yeh’s Letter of Intent and Mrs. Oliver’s Asia Sister City progress report to Commissioners at the Sunny Isles Beach Commission Meeting. More than …

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The Charter Revision Commission

By George “Bud” Scholl, Commissioner (January 19, 2017 ) – During last month’s City Commission meeting each of your elected officials nominated one member of the public to create a Charter Revision Commission (CRC). Since CRC’s are convened so infrequently many of us are not aware of why we have them and what this group does for our community. This …

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