Saturday, February 1, 2014


Alton/West Loop Trolley Service Begins Monday
Free Four-Hour Parking at Fifth & Alton Garage with Trolley Voucher

 We're making it easier for you to get to your favorite places along Alton Road and West Avenue.
Yes, businesses are open and welcome your hospitality despite the construction.

Free Alton/West Loop trolley will operate northbound on Alton Road and southbound on West Avenue from Fifth Street to Lincoln Road with 21 stops along the way from 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday - Sunday.

More details | Route map 
Alton Road Businesses are Open During Construction
Free Park & Ride Alton/West Loop (Trolley) Starts February 3

During Construction:
Southbound Alton Rd from 17 to 8 Streets is Detoured to West Av
Northbound Alton Rd at 17 Street is Detoured to Meridian Avenue 
More information on both projects: 305.905.5876 or
Help Make North Beach a More Vibrant & Exciting Place
Join Your Neighbors at Community Visioning Workshops

Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72 Street

Miami Beach kicked off an ambitious effort to prepare an Economic Development and Revitalization Strategy Plan for North Beach. The first workshop was standing room only. The efforts continue at next workshop.

The plan will be designed to address a broad range of issues in North Beach and will incorporate existing plans, studies, initiatives, projects and programs for the area into a single comprehensive strategy document.

For more information, email
Arts in the Parks Series Returns
Free Concerts, Performances, Films and More

The series of free cultural events is back! Next event:

Sunday, February 22, 8 p.m., SoundScape
Tito Puente Jr & Marlow Rosado

Visit for more listings

Need Your License Renewed? 
FL DMV Sets Up One-Day Service in Miami Beach on February 24

Monday, February 24, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Police Department, 1100 Washington Avenue
First Floor Conference Room
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers 11 mobile units  to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, change a name or address on a driver license, get an identification card, renew a vehicle registration and purchase a specialty license plate. They also offer the Department's critical safety services such as emergency contact information registration and safety campaigns by the Florida Highway Patrol. However, no written or driving tests are given from mobile units. 
Discrimination is Illegal
Hang this poster at your business, it is required. Visit Human Rights webpage for more information & forms to file complaints.
Collins Park ArtScape
First Friday of Each Month, 6PM

Be part of this trendy arts neighborhood. Escape with art in seven locations: Riviera South Beach, 301 20 ST at Moreno's Restaurant, Anthony Liggins Gallery 88, just north of Liberty Avenue, Surprise at the Ansonia and Sweetwater Beer Garden on 21 Street, Liberty crosses through Collins Park at the Bass Museum, sculptures, Miami City Ballet, 22 Street, and Avant Gallery at 23 Street.
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
Register Now, Classes Start February 3.

Be in the know about your city. The free 13-week course is held on Monday nights at City Hall. Each week focuses on a different department. Add the academy to your resume. Hundreds of Miami Beach residents have completed this academy.

Use Caution: Share the Road
Whether You are a Motorist or a Ride a Bike, Obey the Law

Motorists: When passing a cyclist, keep a three-foot distance between your vehicle and the bicycle. Look out for approaching cyclists before opening your car door when parked.

Cyclists: You must follow traffic rules of the road including traffic signals. Ride in the same direction as vehicles and yield when making turns. Yield to pedestrians when riding on a sidewalk. Register your bicycle.
Read more rules
It's WasteFULL Weekends
Keep It Clean the First Weekend of Every Month | February 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!
Free MB Parent Program
Improving Your Child's Skills & Connections

Informative free workshops offered in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools The Parent Academy.

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (informational booths open til 6 p.m.)
February 11: Flamingo Park, 11 ST & Jefferson Avenue
Common Core Curriculum and Cultural Connections

March 11: Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue
Your Child's Amazing Brain
Sunset Harbour Storm Water Improvements Begin

Beginning this week, storm water pump station improvements will begin at 20 Street from Purdy Avenue to Alton Road. All of the existing pump stations in the area will be upgraded to improve storm water drainage.

For general inquiries, contact Jeannette Lazo, 786.531.3798 or
More details: 
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

February 26: 
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Free Live music: 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family

* Except when it falls on a major holiday.
New Plans for Convention Center Renovation a Priority
Commission Votes to Start Over with New Scope of Work

Due to many considerations, the City Commission directed the administration to start over and expedite new plans to renovate the Miami Beach Convention Center. Read more on R9C1 of January 15 Commission bookmarked agenda.
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.   
SoundScape Cinema Series 
Fall 2013 Movie Schedule  

The popular free outdoor movie continues through May 28. Additional movies have been added to several Thursday nights. Cinema Series Schedule:   
To subscribe to text notices about the movies, text Film to 91011 or join the Facebook event page.  
Movie Night at North Shore Bandshell
Free Friday night movies
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>
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.  

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
Next: Saturday, January 18, 8128 Collins Avenue (former Log Cabin Nursery). The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach to spay and neuter community cats. This program is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities, Inc. For an appointment, 305.233.9958 or and/or to

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.
No Text is Worth Dying for. #PutItDown
Don't Text and Drive.
Free Miami Beach Apps for Your Smartphone
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

State Attorney's Office Offers Services Weekly in Miami Beach 
A representative from the State Attorney's Office will be present at Miami Beach City Hall 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.
Learn More About Health Insurance Marketplace
"Affordable Healthcare Act"

Through March 31, 2014, representatives will be at Miami Beach City Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you navigate through the Health Insurance Marketplace and inform you about the "Affordable Healthcare Act."
Miami Beach City Hall
Community Services
1700 Convention Center Drive
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.