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Update on City Services – SIBislander

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager

(April 10, 2020) – During particularly difficult times, I am often impressed with how our City staff rises to the challenge. Though all activities have been canceled and parks have been closed, our main City services are still operational, just slightly altered.

We have reduced the number of staff in the office by 50% to promote social distancing and adhere to Miami-Dade County and our own emergency orders. Many of our services have switched to appointment only, including all Building, Code Compliance, and Planning and Zoning services, our SIBshuttle service, and summer camp program registration. Our Building Department is still conducting inspections, and we are working on finding solutions to begin virtual inspections. We have already started to conduct mechanical inspections virtually.

This all being said, as information is changing on a daily basis, our City will respond accordingly. We will inform you should there be any changes to our current operations at sibfl.net/coronavirus, through our email notifications, and on our social media pages. I encourage you all to subscribe to our City communications to receive the latest updates.

Remember to stay home and follow all guidelines to protect yourself and others. Let’s work together to stop the spread of coronavirus.