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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Just Drive. April is distracted driving awareness month.

(Sunday, April 2, 2023) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department is committed year-round to keeping all residents and commuters safe on and off the road. Throughout the month, the City and the Police Department will be focusing efforts on educating the …

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Proposed Charter Amendments – Election Results

Government Center

(Friday, June 3, 2023) – On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the City of Sunny Isles Beach held a Special Election to vote on 14 proposed amendments to the City’s Charter. The following are the results: Appointment of Vice Mayor It was proposed that the Charter be amended to provide that the Vice Mayor be elected by nomination of the Mayor, …

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Sargassum (Seaweed)

Sargassum seaweed on the beach as sun rises over the ocean.

Sargassum has already begun to wash onto our beaches earlier than usual this spring. In the coming months, you may notice a heavier influx of sargassum along our shorelines. Experts say there was a big uptick of seaweed in 2014 and 2019, and it looks like 2023 could be the largest sargassum bloom recorded. Maintaining our beautiful beaches remains a …

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National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water conservation April 1 - 30, 2023. The Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water starts now through April 30.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach joins national campaign to promote smart water use and reduce pollution; Visit city standings throughout the month of April at Mayor Larisa Svechin is joining mayors across the country who are asking residents to make a long-term commitment to reduce pollution and manage water resources more wisely. In return residents can win over …

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Miami-Dade County Condominium Special Assessment Program

View of Sunny Isles Beach Condominiums and skyline on a clear day with blue skies.

Miami-Dade County is offering some condo owners loans up to $50,000 to cover costs associated with special assessments. Miami-Dade County is now providing funding assistance to help condominium owners pay for special assessments that can arise from building recertifications. Qualifying owners making less than 140% of the area median income (AMI) can get up to $50,000 in assistance to pay …

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A Message from the Mayor: NSE/SIB K-8 School

NSE SIB K-8 School

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Friday, March 3, 2023) – Each day more and more families are choosing South Florida as a new permanent home. Sunny Isles Beach is the most desirable location for settling down, for numerous reasons. Our school is a top reason many young families move here. It is also the most overcrowded K-8 in Miami-Dade County. Like many, …

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Keeping Local Dining Smoke Free

Female feet with picture no smoking painted on the grey sidewalk

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Friday, March 3, 2023) – One of my goals as a Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner is to advance smoke free dining throughout our city, though we are on our own regarding state assistance. As the current State Statute regarding indoor smoking stands, restaurants with outdoor seating under cover, fall under the 50% or less open …

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Resources from Miami-Dade County

Aerial view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Alex Lama, Commissioner (Friday, March 3, 2023) – Hello, dear friends and neighbors – it’s been a while. I hope that you are doing well. 2022 sure tested our spirits and further trained us to be resilient. I am positive that 2023 will be a better year for us in Sunny Isles Beach and our surrounding communities. Based on …

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Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant Travels to DC to Advocate for Issues Impacting Sunny Isles Beach, Other Municipalities

Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant in Washington DC with Florida Representatives.

(Friday, March 3, 2023) – Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner for the City of Sunny Isles Beach, traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation and advocate for key federal issues that affect municipalities, including Sunny Isles Beach. “I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the lawmakers, and their staff, that took the time …

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Celebrating Women’s History Month in Sunny Isles Beach

Women's History Month March 2023

Women’s History Month gives us an opportunity to shed light on the contributions of the many women who have been influential in our city’s history. This March we recognize four women who have left an extraordinary legacy in Sunny Isles Beach — Dr. Connie Morrow, Lila Kauffman, Roslyn Brezin, and Senator Gwen Margolis. Dr. Connie Morrow was one of the …

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