Monday, May 13, 2013


May 10, 2013
Continue to Provide Input on Convention Center Development
Final Presentations/Public Input on Tuesday, May 14, 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Commission Workshop, Wednesday, May 15, 10AM
Planning Board, Thursday, May 16, 3PM

Miami Beach is in the process of developing the Miami Beach Convention Center District. Two top qualified teams have been short-listed to develop plans with your input. City Commission is expected to make a decision on which team they will select to proceed to the next phase of development in June.

Click here for additional upcoming meetings, videos, information and more. Email us your comments
Memorial Day Weekend: Traffic Patterns Change
Community Meeting: Monday, May 13, 6:00 p.m.
Thousands of visitors are encouraged to "Respect the Scene" for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Plans on how to mitigate traffic and the large crowds are ready. Traffic plan calls for one-way of Collins Avenue (btwn 5 ST & Espanola) and Washington Avenue (btwn 5 to 15 Streets) nightly at 7:00 p.m. til dawn. Ocean Drive will be expanded for pedestrians and closed to vehicles. DUI checks and tag readers are also part of the plan. Residents are encouraged to use the Venetian Causeway to re-enter the city.
For more on the plan & maps.
Doing the Right Thing! Golf Club Employee Finds $36K in Cash & Returns It
City Commission Honors Rachel Castillo

Castillo was going about her job of offering drink and snacks to golfers on the greens when she found a bag filled with cash -- not just a few bucks, but $36,000. She never thought of keeping any of it and reported it to police. After an investigation, police found the person who misplaced the cash - an elderly man. Her actions made headlines across the country. Job well done Rachel! 
Hurricane Preparation Workshops
May 16 & 30 | Free & Open to the Public
May is Hurricane Preparedness Month. Miami Beach and Miami-Dade officials are hosting hurricane preparation workshops to remind residents of evacuation procedures and the importance of preparing for a storm before hurricane season (June 1 - November 30).
Thursday, May 16, 2 p.m.: Rebecca Towers, 200 Alton Road
Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m.: Four Freedom ouse, 3800 Collins Avenue
More information about how to prepare for hurricane season, including early registrations: visit 
Alton Road Construction: Detour Up Ahead
Northbound at 17 Street will be Detoured to Meridian Avenue for Several Months
Over the next two years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be working on major improvements to the road's infrastructure below and above the ground from 5 Street (including flyover) through Michigan Avenue.
Improvements to Collins Avenue between 5 Street and Lincoln Road begin June 3.
Special Commission Meeting to Discuss Boardwalk
Monday, May 20, 9AM

Special City Commission Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., at the Commission Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida to discuss the City's Boardwalk between 23 and 46 streets. All interested parties are invited to attend. Inquiries concerning this item should be directed to the City Manager's Office, at 305-673-7010.  
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
All residential buildings and businesses must have recycling programs. It is required by City Code. Contact your waste hauler or other recycling company to initiate a recycling program for your building or business.  

Free Outdoor Movies
SoundScape on Wednesdays 8PM, North Shore Bandshell on Fridays 8PM
TEXT MBFilm to 91011 to Subscribe for SoundScape Film Updates.

Season ends at the end of May. Send us your movie title suggestions for next season, email Movie Suggestion

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Learn More How Sand Dunes Protect Your Properties 
Volunteer Opportunities and Workshops in June

Dune RestorationVolunteer Dune Restoration Event
Saturday, June 1
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 AM
Pancoast Park (meet west of the dunes near 36th Street)

FREE Beach and Dune Workshop
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Commission Chambers (City Hall, 3rd Floor)
More details.
Free Credit Counseling for Financial Literacy
City Hall Workshops: June 12, August 29, November 13

City of Miami Beach's Office of Community Services has partnered with Clearpoint Credi COunseling to provide free financial literacy workshops to residents.

The bilingual workshops will address topics such as budgeting, fundamentals of banking, wise use of credit, buying a home, family financial stability, how to open a small business and how credit works in your small business.

The workshops will be held at City Hall, first floor conference room. For more information,
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoEvery Fourth Wednesday of the Month in 2013
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

Wednesday, May 22
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

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It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month |  June 1  & 2  | 8AM - 8PM
During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations: 
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach) < RECYCLE HERE
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
Download Free Miami Beach Report It App 
Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services, Track and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppFrequently asked questions, request services and even express concerns on this online center. There is an extensive knowledge base of the most common questions asked. If the question is not listed, you can submit it for inclusion. 

Learn more about Report It. |  Report It Online 

Just download Miami Beach Report It from any phone app store. It's free.
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Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

Spay & Neuter / Volunteer
The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach twice a month to spay and neuter community cats at North Shore Open Space Park. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. Upcoming dates: May 18, June 1 & 15. For an appointment and/or to volunteer: meowmobile@thecatnetwork.org305.233.9958.

Feed Them, Don't Litter
Be aware of littering laws. If you are feeding stray animals, food cannot be placed directly on the ground including plants or leaves and sand dunes. Also when using plates, cans or other containers, these objects must be removed immediately. Do not trespass in sand dunes.

Contact Code Compliance at 305.673.7555 if you see any dogs off leash; any dogs owners failing to clean after the animal; and littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Free Condominium Workshops for Residents & Boards
3PM - 7PM
June 7: Meetings & Legislative Updates
September 17: 
Elections, Rules & Official Records
December 13: 
Budgeting and Financial Reporting

Miami Beach City Hall, Commission Chamber, third floor
1700 Convention Center Drive

The State of Florida Condominium Ombudsman's Office offers a series of courses on a quarterly basis in partnership with the City of Miami Beach. Miami Beach also has a condo ombudsman to assist condo dwellers.More info and assistance:
Stop Government Corruption 
Report Suspected Wrongdoing to FBI

Your cooperation is needed to root out corruption. If you suspect any wrongdoing of a government employee, please report it anonymously to the FBI hotline at 305.944.9101.
Free Pediatric Mobile Clinic By Appointment
University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic & the City of Miami Beach

FREE health care services to youth with no access or limited access to health care / medical insurance. To make an appointment, please call 305.243.6407.

Flamingo Park, 11 Street & Jefferson (PAL)

North Shore Park and Youth Center, 501 72 Street

More info:, click on the Education tab. 
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Alton Road Improvements
Plan Travel Accordingly | Lane Closures Monday - Friday between 9AM - 3:30PM
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or

For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to
Check out the city's online GIS Traffic report. Call 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic reports throughout South Florida. Also listen to MB Radio 1670AM for weekly updates in Miami Beach.

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