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 […]
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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 […]
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.
This month’s workshop was the first time the ideas were presented. No public comment was taken at the meeting but Gelber, City Staff, and Commissioner Mark Samuelian who chairs the Land Use and Sustainability Committee which hosted the workshop all emphasized each proposal would be vetted in various committees, some before the Planning Board, as […]
Commissioner Mark Samuelian added a requirement for a sound study as part of the Planning Board process which was included in the approval. He also asked for a status update to the Commission after one year with regard to the operations and impact which would be over and above any progress reports that may be […]
“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 […]
… “The City of Miami Beach has committed $15,000 to make sure our kids who need a flu shot have free access to it,” added Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “We want our community to be prepared during this challenging flu season.” September 14, 2020 | Patch | Free Flu Shots To Be Offered To […]
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 […]
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… Concerns like that prompted Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian to ask for more discussion before the city moves forward on elevating roads in the west avenue corridor. “As I like to say, nothing good happens to properties below the street,” he said. Samuelian worries about the challenges of marrying raised roads to existing lower […]