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July 21, 2017
Give The Gift That Keeps Growing

Looking for a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member?

Commemorative Tree Program provides a unique way for residents and visitors to honor a loved one, special event or memory. If you're interested in donating a tree, you can fill out the request form on our Urban Forestry website, where you have the ability to choose from a list of 17 tree options, planting locations and costs ranging from $500 to $3,000 dependent on size. 

Additionally, this program aims to improve tree species diversity, increase the total number of canopy trees planted citywide and provide enhanced environmental benefits, including increased energy conservation, stormwater filtration, air quality improvement, and carbon dioxide removal and storage.
Let's Get Families Cooking!
Our Family Cooking Class (FCC) teaches parents and kids how to cook healthy and economic meals. The class focuses on family participation, healthy ingredient substitutions, and convenient cost-saving recipes.

The goal of FCC is to teach families how to cook together and incorporate healthy habits at home, while maintaining their existing traditions.
July 22: 10 AM - 12 PM or 2 PM - 4 PM
July 29: 10 AM - 12 PM or 2 PM - 4 PM
August 5: 10 AM - 12 PM or 2 PM - 4 PM
August 12: 10 AM - 12 PM or 2 PM - 4 PM
August 19: 10 AM - 12 PM or 2 PM - 4 PM

Scott Rakow Youth Center
2700 Sheridan Avenue
What will you learn?
  • Family dinner without the stress
  • Restaurant meals you can make at home
  • A healthy start: breakfast made easy
Public Meeting: Rue Vendome

Leave Your Mark On Miami Beach: Adopt-A-Bench
Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate a special occasion or acknowledge a loved one?
The City of Miami Beach has established an Adopt-A-Bench Program, providing individuals or entities the ability to commemorate or honor family, friends or special events by adopting a new or an existing bench in one of our beautiful City parks.

For more information visit,
We Want Your Input

The City of Miami Beach is considering proposals for interactive digital media kiosks in certain public areas as a way of improving the experience of residents and visitors by:
  • Providing way-finding information to civic and cultural institutions, restaurants, retail and other businesses.
  • Listing information on local events.
  • Communicating information on transit options.
  • Serving as a critical dissemination point for city messages during emergencies.
  • Serving as a surveying tool to solicit feedback from residents and visitors.
We have installed these interactive kiosks in City Hall and invite you to stop by and interact with them. Click here to learn more about the kiosks and to take a short survey to provide your feedback. 
Beach Corridor Public Kick-Off Meeting
Training Exercise 

The Miami Beach Police, Fire and Emergency Management Departments are sponsoring a training exercise on Wednesday, July 26 for first responders from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
During this time, you may hear loud noises associated with this training exercise. Do not be alarmed.

Click here to view the full advisory >
Centennial History Book Unveiling
#PlayOnJuly for Parks & Recreation Month
Hurricane Season: Plan and Prepare 
The 2017 hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through November 30.
Forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center say that the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. According to their predictions, there will be a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. 

The City of Miami Beach wants to ensure the safety of all of its residents and visitors, and urges everyone to have a hurricane plan. The city is prepared - are you?

Download the 2017 Miami Beach Hurricane Guide for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season, visit our hurricane webpage and watch our hurricane special below.

Condo Workshop
Hosted by the City of Mimai Beach and presented by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Division of Condominiums, Bureau of Compliance.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
3 PM - 6 PM

Miami Beach City Hall
1700 Convention Center Drive
3rd Floor, Commission Chambers
Miami Beach, FL 33139

For more information, contact Claudia Rodriguez at or 305.673.7575 x6620
Drain and Cover! 
We'd like to remind the community to do their part to mitigate mosquitoes at home. If you identify water that has been standing for more than 24 hours, please report it to either Public Works or Code Compliance through our eGov app or via telephone at 305.673.7625

You can also notify Miami-Dade County with any concerns via their 311 app.
Let Us Do The Driving  

Need a ride? Ditch the car and hop aboard one of the city's FREE trolleys. Getting from South Beach to North Beach has gotten easier than ever.
 For more information, visit our trolley home page here.
Find Us On The App Store

Now you can find the 411 at your fingertips!

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has launched a comprehensive app for locals and tourists alike. The app includes current listings of shows, concerts, events as well as business suggestions from local accountants to yacht dealers.

Search Miami Beach on your Apple or Android phone to download.
Government In Action
MBTV logoWatch meetings live on MBTV, available on Atlantic Broadband 77, 90 & 107.3 and AT&T Uverse 99, Roku and on-demand online (available on smartphones and tablets too).
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 754.703.2000 option 4.  
Equality Is The Law

Have a business in Miami Beach? Make sure to have this sign posted, it is required. Visit the Human Rights webpage for more information & forms to file complaints.

MB Suncare - The Official & Exclusive Suncare of Miami Beach

Made with natural sea elements that hydrate and nourish your skin and a signature Miami Beach scent. 
A portion of all proceeds go back towards beach cleanups to ensure that we keep our beaches beautiful.
Available at drug store retailers and online. Free sunscreen dispensers at beaches and parks.

Miami Beach Residents use code CMB25 for 25% off plus free shipping!

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