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Jan 29 Miami Beach Establishes G.O. Bond Oversight Committee

Miami Beach Establishes G.O. Bond Oversight Committee

As the City of Miami Beach moves forward with the implementation of its $439 million general obligation bond approved by voters this past November, the Mayor & City Commission has appointed an oversight committee to monitor bond projects with a goal of delivering what was promised — on time, on scope and on budget.

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Jan 29 Free Tax Preparation Services on Miami Beach

Free Tax Preparation Services on Miami Beach

Recognized as a best practice site by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its fast and reliable tax preparation program, the City of Miami Beach will once again offer free income tax preparation services beginning February 1 through April 12, 2019 for families or individuals earning up to $54,000 annually per household.

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Jan 25 2019 Miami-Dade County Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program

2019 Miami-Dade County Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program

Small business owners in Miami-Dade's District 4 and District 5 are invited to apply for the annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $5,000, depending on the number of applicants, which can be used for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, commercials liability insurance, security systems, advertising and marketing and making minor renovations. Applications will be accepted February 4 through February 22, 2019.

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Jan 25 City of Miami Beach to Conduct 2019 Community Survey

City of Miami Beach to Conduct 2019 Community Survey

Starting this week through the end of February, the City of Miami Beach will be reaching out to hundreds of residents and business to obtain their feedback on a wide range of Miami Beach government-related services for their 2019 Community Survey.

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Jan 23 City of Miami Beach Commission Brings Back the Joy

City of Miami Beach Commission Brings Back the Joy

This evening, the Miami Beach City Commission appointed former Commissioner Joy Malakoff to the vacant Group IV commission seat.

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Jan 18 Miami Beach Vows to be a City of Compassion

Miami Beach Vows to be a City of Compassion

At the January 16 Commission meeting, Vice Mayor Michael Góngora introduced a discussion item for the City of Miami Beach to become a City of Compassion. The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. The Charter for Compassion’s mission is rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion has the ability to break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries.

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Jan 17 Miami Beach Cultural Institutions Take Center Stage in Public School Curriculum

Miami Beach Cultural Institutions Take Center Stage in Public School Curriculum

Beginning this month, thousands of Miami Beach public school children will discover the science of gravity by studying a ballerina’s graceful performance or learn the complexities of coding in the context of measurements of music. Students will be taught music by some of the world’s greatest young musicians and learn art from museum scholars and curators.

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Jan 16 Nominate a Miami Beach Woman Worth Knowing

Nominate a Miami Beach Woman Worth Knowing

The Miami Beach Commission for Women is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women Worth Knowing awards. This year, the Committee would like to recognize four women who help others. Nominees shall have lived or worked in Miami Beach for a minimum of five consecutive years. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Jan 16 City of Miami Beach Appoints New Tourism & Culture Director

City of Miami Beach Appoints New Tourism & Culture Director

Today, the Mayor & Commission unanimously appointed Matt Kenny as the City’s new Tourism and Culture Director. With over a decade of professional and management experience in various positions related to tourism, special events and culture, Kenny has worked in a variety of capacities — managing budgets for over 15 years and negotiating contracts with various parties, including AEG and Live Nation.

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Jan 16 Miami Beach Takes Stand Against Airbnb and Alongside Israel

Miami Beach Takes Stand Against Airbnb and Alongside Israel

As a leader amongst local government in fostering equality, the City of Miami Beach has a long history of condemning discrimination and anti-Semitism. In response to Airbnb’s recent decision to remove all rental listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the City of Miami Beach has joined the Village of Bal Harbour, the Town of Surfside and the City of Miami in urging the online platform to rescind its discriminatory action.

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