Sunday, June 22, 2014






Coca-Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth Festival
Food Trucks, Free Entertainment & Fireworks | North Shore Bandshell 
73 St & Collins Av |  Free Shuttles 

Sponsored by Miami Beach Medical Group and Classical South Florida, this year's Fourth of July celebration makes North Beach its home for an all-day festival with food trucks, music and more.

Operation Medicine Cabinet
Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Prescription Drugs
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 22: Fire Station No 3, 5303 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach Fire Department, in conjunction with the Miami Beach Coalition, is collecting unwanted drugs for proper disposal. Needles or liquid medications will not be accepted. Must be at least 21 years old. Drop-off is anonymous.
Hurricane Season - Have a Plan & Be Storm Ready!
June 1 - November 30

By knowing what actions you should take, you greatly reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Reminder: Miami Beach is an evacuation zone.

Miami Beach Plan & Prepare Emergency Management >
National Hurricane Center >
Miami-Dade County Hurricane Center >
Meet Police Chief Daniel Oates  

Tuesday, June 24
8:30 a.m. - 10 .m.
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The crime prevention unit invites your to meet the new chief.

RSVP to Officer Deborah Martineau (South District)
305.673.7776, ext 3727

Fire Chief Promotes First Female Division Chief
Lieutenant Digna Abello Promoted to Support Services Fire Division Chief

Other new Miami Beach Fire appointments included:
* Assistant Fire Chief Dwayne Drury 
* Shift Fire Division Chief (A-shift) Timothy Howarth 
* Shift Fire Division Chief (B-shift) Matthew Fisikelli 
* Fire Division Chief of Fire Prevention Juan Meizoso 
* Fire Division Chief of Operations Juan Mestas 
* Ocean Rescue Division Chief Vincent Canosa

Police Appoints First African-American Deputy Chief 
20-Year Veteran Lauretta Hill Joins Miami Beach from Arlington, Texas

As deputy chief, Chief Hill will be second in command and the highest ranking African-American in Miami Beach Police Department's history.

"Her experience, integrity, professionalism and impressive body of work make her an exceptional choice. Lauretta comes to us from a well-respected and progressive police department. We are extremely fortunate that she has agreed to join us," said Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates.

Tree Trimming Along Meridian Avenue
Begins Monday, June 23, 8AM - 5PM

Maintenance pruning begins to the trees along Meridian Avenue between 2 and 16 streets. The work is expected to take three weeks. Only one to two blocks will be affected by detours and parking closures on any specific day. Work begins at Second Street and moves northward. Notices will be posted on the day before parking closures.

For more information, contact Mark Williams at 305.673.7000, ext 6391.
Recycling Sign-up Day |  Enforcement Begins July 1
I recycle because
Recycle, It's Easy & It's the Law 
Start Recycling Programs Now,
Enforcement Begins July 1, 2014 
All residential buildings (apartments & condos) 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 5 & 6  | 8AM - 8PM

During WasteFull Weekends, take your bulk trash to the two dumpster locations:
75 St + Dickens Avenue (North Beach)
541 Jefferson Avenue (South Beach)
Remember to recycle, it's the law!
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

Wednesday, June 25
Food Trucks: 5PM - 10PM
Free Live music (Suenalo): 6PM - 9PM

Share the event with your Facebook friends & family
Alton Road Project Shifts to West Side
Free Park & Ride Alton/West Loop Trolley 
Trolley Ridership Almost Hits to 30,000 in May
Alton/West Loop Trolley continues to increase in ridership. Hop aboard.
More details | Route map | Download free TSO Mobile app to track the trolley.
More information on Alton & Collins projects: 

Traffic Alert: Road Construction Projects
Call 511 for Live Traffic Reports 
Contact for Alton Rd project info: Heather Leslie, 305.905.5876 or   
For real-time traffic reports, call 511 or go to or follow @fl511_southeast on Twitter

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.  
Fido & Felix Say Follow the Rules in Caring for Animals
Keep Public Areas Clean & Follow the Code 
The Adventures of Fido & Felix (Episode 2, Leash Laws), Miami Beach
The Adventures of Fido & Felix (Episode 2, Leash Laws), Miami Beach

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 at305.673.7000, ext 3705.

Spay & Neuter / Need Volunteers
The Meow Mobile comes to Miami Beach to spay and neuter community cats. For an appointment,305.233.9958 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; littering; or any trespassing in sand dunes.
Meet Felix. He's ready for la playa. 
Felix Goes Pa' la Playa! 
No Bones About It, Bark Beach is Open

Bark Park webpage for information on days/times of operation & beach passes.
Planned Progress
Drainage Work Begins in Sunset Harbour NeighborhoodDemolition begins Monday on existing drainage structures and installation along 20 Street between West Avenue and Bay Road. This work may take approximately two months. For more information, contact Jeannette Lazo  

Venetian Causeway Bridges
FDOT will hold a meeting for the study of the Venetian Causeway bridge rehabilitation on Wednesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street. For more information, contact Eman Gomaa at305.470.5219 or
Special Needs Resource Fair
Saturday, June 28, 10AM - 2PM, North Shore Park Youth Center, 501 72 Street

Representatives from community assistance organizations will promote free resources, referrals and information to families of children with special needs.

More information >
Miami Beach Book Drive & Book Club
Donate Books & Sign-up for Free Books

Donate children's books (used or new and in any language) at book drop boxes located at all Miami Beach parks and community centers, City Hall, and Miami Beach Police Station.

Books will support the Children's Trust Read to Learn Books program where books are provided for free to children in the community at participating bookshelves.

For more information,

Children in pre-K, kindergarten and first grade are eligible to register for free books that are mailed quarterly. Book Club family meet-ups feature storytelling and art-making activities that reinforce literacy skills. For more information, 
Use Caution, Obey the Laws, Share the Road
Police Enforcement of Bicycle & Pedestrian Laws Underway Citywide
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

PedestriansObey all traffic laws. If no sidewalks are present, walk against the direction of traffic to see oncoming vehicles. Always use the crosswalk. Push the button to get the walk signal. Be visible. Wear bright, reflective colors on your clothes, shoes, belts and wristbands. 
Read more rules.  
Discrimination is Illegal
Hang this poster at your business, it is required. Visit Human Rights webpage for more information & forms to file complaints.
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.
Mobile Payments for Parking 
Miami Beach Residents Receive Parking Discounts | Register at Customer Service Center

No more feeding meters. Pay for metered parking from your mobile phone using the Parkmobile app only. Beware: Using the wrong parking payment app may result in a ticket.

Registered Miami Beach residents receive 43% discounts on metered parking and transaction fees are waived on Parkmobile app transactions. Residential zoned parking decal holders have automatically been pre-registered. All others can register at the parking department.

More info on parking mobile apps
MORE Free Miami Beach Apps for Your Smartphone
Find & Pay for Parking, Travel, Track the Trolley, Report Problems, Request Services and More  

Miami Beach App StoreNew Miami Beach eGov app is now available (iPhone & Android). Report issues, contact info, track the trolley, maps, tweet feed and more.

Check out our new online app webpage where you can learn more about new Miami Beach apps: Parkmobile, ParkMe Miami Beach, Miami Beach Information, Miami Beach Report It, BeachView, Miami Beach ParksnReview, and Miami Beach FloodApp  
Miami Beach ParkMe | TSO Mobile (Trolley)

On May 12, mobile payments for parking begin with ParkMobile. Also available on ParkMe Miami Beach app. Miami Beach must register at parking department for parking discounts.