Entries by Laura Dominguez

Miami Beach Holds Sustainability and Resiliency Committee Session on October 23rd

Commissioner Samuelian shared the most significant news coming out of yesterday’s session may be regarding the delayed Palm-Hibiscus project, and an explanation of the hold-up by Miami-Dade’s Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM). “The Palm-Hibiscus project, which started in 2016 has been significantly delayed causing much angst and concern with residents” Samuelian shared. “[During that time] […]

He ran Miami-Dade’s ethics commission. Now he’s the new watchdog for Miami Beach.

Miami Beach commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to allow the city attorney to negotiate a contract with Centorino, encouraging him to focus on identifying wasteful spending. “It’s all about efficiency,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “This is an exciting day for Miami Beach. It is a great day for good government.” … At Wednesday’s meeting, Miami Beach commissioners […]

Upcoming MB Ballot Questions

Miami Beach is abuzz with news and excitement over the upcoming local elections with Vote-By-Mail beginning this month, followed by Early Voting and Election Day on November 5.  Mayor Gelber faced no opposition and will serve an additional two-year term. I was proud to endorse him and am delighted to see the Mayor back on the […]

If Florida makes energy efficiency a priority, we’ll save money and combat climate change

BY MARK SAMUELIAN Florida is at a critical energy turning point. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is reviewing the Florida Energy Efficiency Conservation Act (FEECA), which means it can establish better energy efficiency goals for our utilities and improve how they are measuring energy efficiency. The PSC can meet our state’s energy needs, cut […]

FOSPE Thanks City of Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian

Thank you, City of Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian Friends of South Pointe Elementary (FOSPE) Children & Education Foundation would like to express our heartfelt thanks & gratitude to City of Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian for his sponsorship of two Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary students (Christopher Urgell & Jolie Bagat) in our after-school […]

Miami Beach Greenlights Ocean Terrace Park Along 73rd to 75th Streets

On Wednesday, July 31st, the Miami Beach City Commission unanimously gave final approval to the Ocean Terrace Streetscape Plan. The development agreement that will bring a new oceanfront public space along the two-block stretch of Ocean Terrace along 73rd Street to 75th Street. … “This has been an excellent and very involved community process,” said […]

Miami Beach bans specials boards from sidewalk cafes, introduces new code of conduct

Miami Beach officials flexed their legislative muscle on Wednesday, passing a new ordinance banning boards advertising specials at sidewalk cafes and giving initial approval to a new Sidewalk Cafe Code of Conduct. … “We’re trying to improve the experience for our customers [and] any issues of deceptive practices,” Commissioner Mark Samuelian. July 17, 2019 | […]