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Sunny Isles Beach Police Participates in “Operation Southern Slow Down”

Operation Southern Slowdown Enforcement underway: July 17-23. Slow down. Speed kills.

(Monday, July 17, 2023) – Southeastern law enforcement agencies are set to participate in “Operation Southern Slow Down,” a joint enforcement effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. State and local law enforcement agencies in all five states will be conducting a week-long speed enforcement campaign beginning …

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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments about the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department

Sunny Isles Beach Police. Three police vehicles lined up in parking lot.

(Tuesday, July 4, 2023) –  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Sunny Isles Beach Police Department must comply with numerous standards in order to receive accreditation …

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Transit Study

Transit Study Town Hall

A Transit Study was recently completed by the Corradino Group. The study aimed to provide improved transit service in Sunny Isles Beach, looking particularly at the city’s free SIBshuttle service. The study reviewed many aspects of our transit system, including routes and stops, ridership, hours, and frequency of service. The study also collected data about bus ridership, reviewed the existing …

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Annual Photo Contest

View of Sunny Isles Beach from the water

Sunny Isles Beach Photo Contest Each year the City of Sunny Isles Beach holds a photo contest, asking residents, visitors, and locals to send us their best Sunny Isles Beach photographs.  Now is the time to submit those great shots of the City’s beautiful parks, sparkling blue ocean, and stunning architecture! The photo must be of a scene taken in …

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Message from the City Manager – June 2023

Public Works workers installing lights on a stop sign.

By Stan Morris, City Manager (Wednesday, June 7, 2023) – Many residents wonder what their city does to serve them. Often, police and fire rescue services come to mind, but we do so much more. Parks, landscaping, lighting, street and sidewalk maintenance, and storm water maintenance are some of the less glamorous but much needed services we provide. Your expectations, …

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A Message from the Mayor: Special Election Results

City of Sunny Isles Beach Special Election Results are in

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Wednesday, June 7, 2023) – Our City Charter is the founding document for Sunny Isles Beach. It is our citizens’ bill of rights, defines our form of government and city boundaries, and outlines how the city administration and legislation should be run. Reexamining the Charter is an important part of our local democracy. Per our founders’ prudence, …

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Government Ethics

Government Center in background with art installation or world in foreground.

By Larisa Svechin, Mayor (Thursday, May 11, 2023) – Ethical government is different from everyday ethical behavior; it is not about being “good” or a “person of integrity.” Behavior that is commendable outside of government, like helping a family member get a post or repaying a favor one has been given, is considered wrong in a government setting. Government ethics …

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Advocating for our Waterways

Boats on the Intracoastal Waterway

By Jerry Joseph, Vice Mayor (Thursday, May 11, 2023) – On April 1, 2023, it was my pleasure to ride marine patrol with Sgt. Rob Ostrov on a six-hour tour of Sunny Isles Beach Intracoastal waters. My goal was to determine how I could better serve our residents through discussions with our marine Sgt. Ostrov and better understand, through him, …

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Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant Honored with 2023 Home Rule Hero Award

Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant

City of Sunny Isles Beach official recognized for advocacy efforts during the 2023 Legislative Session (Tuesday, May 16, 2023) – The Florida League of Cities (FLC), the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized City of Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Fabiola Stuyvesant with a 2023 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2023 …

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Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra Honored with 2023 Home Rule Hero Award

Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra

City of Sunny Isles Beach Official recognized for advocacy efforts during the 2023 Legislative Session (Thursday, May 11, 2023) – The Florida League of Cities (FLC), the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized City of Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Jeniffer Viscarra with a 2023 Home Rule Hero Award for her hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2023 …

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