Entries by Laura Dominguez

Miami Beach Continues to Wrestle with its South Beach Entertainment District

In a special meeting to discuss proposals to fix what Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber calls the “anything goes” atmosphere in the City’s South Beach Entertainment District, Commissioner Mark Samuelian summed up the discussion with the word “frustrating.” After praising the City’s Police Department for its work and efforts to increase enforcement, all of the […]

Miami Beach’s Flamingo Park fastest to Slow Streets

Last week this Miami Beach neighborhood became the first in Miami-Dade to adopt “Slow Streets,” a program geared to make residential streets safer by discouraging non-local traffic and educating the community about slow driving speeds.  The pilot, city Commissioner Mark Samuelian said, has been approved by the county and will run for 30 days before […]

Demonstration for peace for Armenia

As an American of Armenian descent, Azerbaijan’s recent military operations in Artsakh are deeply concerning. I participated with the Armenian American Community and friends in a demonstration for peace for Armenia in Miami Beach on October 23, 2020.  

FIU partners with City of Miami Beach to combat sea level rise

“Historic districts make Miami Beach special and are strong economic drivers,” added Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “I am very much looking forward to seeing the students’ planned mitigation and adaptation measures as they envision our future.” September 25, 2020 | FIU News | FIU partners with City of Miami Beach to combat sea level […]

Tougher scooter ordinance proposed to curb “Anything Goes” behavior on Miami Beach

Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian said “enough is enough” when it comes to the unsafe behavior of scooter drivers. After hearing last week that scooter operators were not adhering to a new ordinance that made business owners responsible for renter violations, he quickly worked with the City Administration to come up with proposed legislation to […]