Sunday, November 3, 2013


Tell Us What You Like2Love about Miami Beach
Poetry Contest Kicks Off, Deadline December 2

Like2LoveOpen to all. Tell us in your own words of prose or verse what makes Miami Beach a great place to live, work and play. There are exciting prizes including a stay at the Catalina Hotel. All entries submitted will be hung on a "Poet Tree" at Lummus Park. Winners will be announced in January.

More information on the contest and how to submit your entry, visit the Like2Love Miami Beach webapge.
Miami Beach General & Special Election 2013
Vote for Candidates and Ballot Questions: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Early Voting Ends Sunday, 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.
ADVISORY: Autumn High Tides through Early Next Week
Isolated Temporary Flooding Possible

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

Drainage Improvements Begin November 6
Florida Department of Transportation begins drainage improvements to Fifth Street and Alton Road. More information, contact Ivette Ruiz-Paz at
The current Alton Road project also includes drainage improvements and new water mains. Contact Heather Leslie at or 305.905.5876Miami Beach FDOT Projects
Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony /Picnic
Monday, November 11, 9AM - Noon

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 demonstration, and picnic will be held. Presenting sponsor: Miami Beach Medical Group.

If you are interested in joining the parade, contact
More info:
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.

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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

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 Weekly
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.
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 15 & 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.   
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.
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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>
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:   
To subscribe to text notices about the movies, text Film to 91011 or join the Facebook event page.  
No Text is Worth Dying for. #PutItDown
Don't Text and Drive.

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 

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