George Scholl

Explosion at the Chateau Beach Residences

Explosion at the Chateau Beach Residences

On Friday, Oct. 2 at approximately 11:55 a.m. I was walking south from City Hall to lunch at Basil Park on 176th and Collins when I noticed people coming out of the restaurant with their phones pointing up at the sky taking pictures. At that moment, I looked up and …

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The $10 Billion Sandbar

The $10 Billion Sandbar

A few months ago I was asked to give a speech to the Aventura Marketing Counsel about the past and present of Sunny Isles Beach. After a number of people asked me for copies, I realized the ‘$10 Billion Sandbar,’ the history of how our city has grown to nearly …

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State of the City, Jan. 15, 2015

Citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, it is with great pleasure that I deliver my first State of the City address as your new Mayor. Since I have only been in office a little over one month, I want to point out that much of the progress that I will be …

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Government in the Sunshine

Government in the Sunshine

We are most fortunate to live in a city with some of the highest rates of daily sunshine in the country. So with a title like “Government in the Sunshine”, you might think that this article is going to be about the weather. Well in Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine has a double …

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The Charter Revision commission

The Character Revision commission

During last month’s City Commission meeting each of your elected officials nominated one member of the public to create a Charter Revision Commission (CRC). Since CRC’s are convened so infrequently many of us are not aware of why we have them and what this group does for our community. This …

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