Saturday, October 19, 2013


October 18, 2013
ADVISORY: Isolated Temporary Flooding due to Lunar Spring High Tides this Weekend

High lunar tides (above three feet) expected through Monday. Temporary isolated flooding may occur in low-lying areas. Please use caution and seek alternates during the high tide periods. 

Drainage Improvements
Florida Department of Transportation expects to begin drainage improvements to Fifth Street and Alton Road in November. More information, contact Ivette Ruiz-Paz at
The current Alton Road project also includes drainage improvements. Contact Heather Leslie or 305.905.5876Miami Beach FDOT Projects
Miami Beach General & Special Election 2013
Vote for Candidates and Ballot Questions: November 5, 2013
Early Voting: October 21 - November 3, 2013

Miami Beach Elections including information on general voting, candidates and six ballot questions. There is also a county question on Jackson Health System on the ballot.

Candidate presentations will air on MBTV from October 12 through November 4, 2013.
Miami Beach Voters Guide on the Miami Beach Ballot Questions.
Miami Beach Named One of America's Best Places to Live 
City Ranks #5 Out of 100 Liveable Cities in U.S. by Liveability 

Learn more on why Miami Beach was selected and in what areas scored higher than others.
Miami Beach is also an international finalist for LivCom Awards (International Awards for Liveable Communities), which focuses on honoring communities that have best practices, innovation and leadership through environmentally sustainable communities.
Halloween Happenings
October 26
Halloween Half Marathon, 7 - 11:30 a.m.
These runners are in costume. Traffic may temporarily be impacted on MacArthur Causeway. South Pointe Park, Lummus Park and Boardwalk. MapMore info.

October 31, 2013
Free Family Friendly Events
Safe Night of Fright, 6 - 8 p.m. at North Shore Bandshell, Collins Avenue & 72 Street
Halloween Happenings, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue

No Tricks, Just Treats
Miami Beach Fire Stations, 6 - 8 p.m.
Station No 1: 1051 Jefferson Avenue
Station No 2: 2300 Pine Tree Drive
Station No 3: 5303 Collins Avenue
Station No 4: 6880 Indian Creek Drive

Lincoln Road Traffic Alert
For pedestrian safety, streets between Alton Road and Washington Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic due to events along Lincoln Road.
Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony /Picnic
Monday, November 11, 9AM

Show your appreciation to our troops as they march along Washington Avenue to 11 Street with marching bands and other colorful groups. The parade ends at Flamingo Park Baseball Stadium where a ceremony, military parachute deomonstration, and picnic will be held.

If you are interested in joining the parade, contact
Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact
Charter Review & Revision Board Wants to Hear from You
Next meeting: October 21, 4:30 p.m.

Public is encouraged to participate in this process that happens every 10 years. Upcoming pending items include, term limits for mayor, election vs appointment when Commission vacancies occur; Commission salar/compensation; compensation of the city attorney, city manager and city clerk; Citizen's Bill of Rights; Article XV to include traffic issues and the preservation of beaches.
Email your comments to
Free Miami Beach Apps
Find Parking; Ask and Receive Answers, Report Problems, Request Services and More  

Miami Beach Report It AppCheck out our new online app webpage where you can learn more about new Miami Beach apps: Miami Beach ParkMe, Miami Beach Report It, BeachView, Miami Beach ParksnReview, and Miami Beach FloodApp 

Miami Beach Report It. |  Report It Online 
Miami Beach ParkMe

Hazardous Waste Collection
Sunday, November 17, 40 Street & Chase AV

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste." Don't place them in your regular garbage or recycling bins. Take them to the bi-annual hazardous waste collection.

More information on Facebook > Website >
It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month | November 2 & 3  | 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!
State Attorney's Office Offers Services in Miami Beach Monthly
Beginning October 30, a representative from the State Attorney's Office will be present every Wednesday from 10 am-12:30 pm at the Answer Center, located at 1700 Convention Center Drive on the first floor.

Have a question or need information regarding:
Child Support Enforcement
Domestic Violence Services
ID Theft Prevention
Sealing or Expunging an Arrest Record
Bad Check Restitution
Victim Services

For more information, contact the State Attorney's Office Community Outreach Division at 305.547.0724.
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest 
Miami Beach Food Truck & Music Fest logoFourth Wednesday of the Month*
5PM - 10PM, North Shore Bandshell, 73 St & Collins Av

October 30: TBA
November 27: Johnny Conga and the Tropical JazzFood Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family

* Except when it falls on a major holiday.
Enter to Win a Cultural Weekend Stay in Miami Beach
Before November 30, Text "Plugged In" to 91011 to Enter

The goal of the campaign is to introduce Miami Beach's cultural arts scene to new audiences and double the number of subscribers to the Cultural Arts Calendar weekly email.
Current subscribers* are automatically entered into the drawing.
For information on prizes and *restrictions, visit    
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.
October 25, November 8 & 22, and December 13.

More info:, click on the Education tab. To make an appointment, please call 305.243.6407.
Need Help with Your Home Improvement?
Building Department Opens a Miami Beach Homeowners' Desk  

If you are a Miami Beach homeowner, you get special assistance with your building permits.   
It's Hurricane Season! Plan, Prepare and Register 
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.
New Flood Relief Parking Program
If your address has been identified as one that is located within a potential flood area, you qualify for temporary parking accommodation voucher during a flood activation. Notices sent to those affected areas. Click here for more info.
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 
Public Invited to our Peace Pole Dedication
Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m. at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Join the Community Relations Board for this ceremony and planting of peace meditiation tree.
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 / Need Volunteers
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 date: October 26, November 9 & 23, and December 7 & 28. For an appointment, 305.233.9958 or meowmobile@thecatnetwork.organd/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; littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Miami Beach Gets Tough on Bullying, It's No Place for Hate
ADL Designates Miami Beach a Community of Respect

Community of Respect No Place for Hate
Bullying is the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. In an effort to create a safe, peaceful and respectful community for all, the City of Miami Beach, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Miami-Dade Public School (M-DCPS), launch a Community of Respect & No Place for Hate (anti-bullying) initiative.
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.  

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>
Julia Tuttle Causeway  & Alton Road FDOT Work
Bike & Pedestrian Lanes and Ramp Work Began August 26

August 26 through Fall 2013
One lane may be closed daily from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. eastbound or westbound on the Julia Tuttle for bike and pedestrian project. Ramp work on Alton Road and Biscayne Bay exits will occur at night.

Construction Public Information Specialist
Heather Leslie: 305.905.5876 |
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.
SoundScape Cinema Series 
Fall 2013 Movie Schedule  

The popular free outdoor movie series will run every Wednesday night through December. Other movies include "Hello Dolly" and "Man of Steel."  Cinema Series Schedule:   

No Text is Worth Dying for. #PutItDown
Don't Text and Drive.

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