Sunday, June 9, 2013


June 7, 2013
It's Hurricane Season! Plan, Prepare and Register 

Tropical Storm Andrea formed and impacted Florida less than one week into the season. Miami Beach residents are reminded that Miami Beach is an evacuation zone and there are important preparations and procedures before and after a hurricane that you need to know. Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30.
More information about how to prepare for hurricane season, including early registrations such as condo managers' re-entry passes, special needs, and pet evacuation): visit 
Take it to the Park with Coca-Cola this Summer
Vote in the America is Your Park Campaign from June 6 - July 15

Get active and help your favorite park win up to $100,000 for improvements. For more information and to vote for your favorite Miami Beach park, go to
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Miami Beach Breaks Ground on Flamingo Park Football Field & Track
Groundbreaking Snap Ceremony, Friday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.
This off-season, the City of Miami Beach executes the rehabilitation a football field and more in time for the fall kick-off. The improvements, which also include a new track and renovation of the bleacher buildings, aim to rehabilitate the home of Miami Beach Senior High School's Hi-Tides.
Come Celebrate the New Recycling Bins Along Lincoln Road
Purchased in Partnership with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Miami Beach Partnership LogoJoin us for a ribbon-cutting event on Wednesday, June, 26 2013 at 9:30 am at Euclid Circle to announce the placement of new recycling bins along
Lincoln Road.

In partnership with Coca-Cola, the City's recycling partner, we will be placing 43 dual-unit recycling bins along Lincoln Road. These recycling bins were custom designed by Coca-Cola to be more consistent with the unique design characteristics of the City of Miami Beach.

The new dual-bin design is a pilot project which, if successful, will be deployed throughout the city.
Nominate an Outstanding Miami Beach Hispanic
Deadline to Submit is June 28, 2013

During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee will honor one Hispanic from several categories. He/she must have contributed positively to the Miami Beach community in their respective professional fields.
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, June 26
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

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Preventing Fraud & Financial Exploitation of Elderly 
Free Workshop on June 13, 2:00 p.m. Rebecca Towers, 150 Alton Road

The Alliance for Aging will be offering a workshop on Elder Financial Exploitation as part of Global Elder Abuse Awareness Day. A presentation will be held by an Elder Abuse Specialist in Spanish and/or English.
To RSVP, contact Marcela at 305.673.7491.
Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth
Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth of July
Free Concert & Fireworks | Lummus Park Beach at 9 Street

Nicole Henry headlines this year's free Miami Beach Fourth of July celebration at 7:00 p.m. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. Free shuttles to and from North Beach. More details coming soon.
Calendar of events:
Continue to Provide Input on Convention Center Development
View Proposed Plans at City Hall | Several Public Meetings Scheduled

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 on in July.

Planning Board: June 25, 1PM
Land Use Committee: July 8, 5PM
Special Commission Meeting: July 12, 1PM
Regular Commission Meeting: July 17

Models are on display at City Hall, first floor, conference room. Open to the public: Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Click here for additional upcoming meetings, videos, information and more. Email us your comments
Learn More How Sand Dunes Protect Your Properties 
Volunteer Opportunities and Workshops in June

Dune RestorationThank to all of the volunteers that came out to help the dunes on June 1.

FREE Beach and Dune Workshop
Wednesday, June 19
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Commission Chambers (City Hall, 3rd Floor)
More details.
New Homeowner Help Desk at Building Department
Residential Building Permit Assistance Counter on First Floor of City Hall

The Building Department opened a Miami Beach Homeowners' Help Desk to provide buidling permit assistance to Miami Beach condominium or single-family homeowners. The desk is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The service includes help with forms, processing of permits, permit research and personal assistance with necessary steps to obtain permits and inspections. Must show proof of residency. For more information, call 305.673.7610, extension 6956. 
Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code

Animal Resource Officer Know of crimes against animals or other unlawful issues with animals in your neighborhood? Contact the Police Department's new animal resource officer, Mariana Jomarron at 305.673.7000, ext 3705.

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: June 15. For an appointment and/or to volunteer:

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.
Going on Summer Vacation? Prevent a Burglary 
  • Check your home alarm system to ensure it is working properly.
  • Make sure all of your doors and windows are locked.
  • Use pins on sliding doors and windows.
  • Invest in quality locks and alarm systems.
  • Set your alarm when you leave, every time - no matter how long you are away.
  • Remain vigilant. Report suspicious activity or persons are observed in your neighborhood to the police.
MBPD: 305.673.7901 (non-emergency) | 911 (emergency)
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.  

It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month |  July 6 & 7  | 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!
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.

JUNE 19: Flamingo Park, 11 Street & Jefferson (PAL)
JULY 10 & 25: City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive

More info:, click on the Education tab. 
Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
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.

Also, subscribe to weekly Traffic Advisories via email. Click update profile on the bottom of this email and then add yourself to the list.

Construction information & updates>
Alton Road & Collins Avenue Construction: Detour Up Ahead
Northbound at 17 Street will be Detoured to Meridian Avenue for Several Months
More information on both projects: 305.905.5876 or
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.
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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