Entries by Laura Dominguez

Miami Beach commissioners discuss proposals on how to handle crowds during spring break

Meanwhile, Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian hopes to crack down on individuals selling things without a permit, like people who peddle fruit. Miami Beach Police currently do not have authority in such situations because these are civil infractions. However, Samuelian wants to make it a criminal offense. “Some folks got the impression that everything goes […]

Getting across the Venetian Causeway during rush hour could soon get a lot easier

This isn’t the first time Miami Beach has petitioned to lock down a bridge during peak traffic periods. In 2015, Commissioner Micky Steinberg — who sponsored the Venetian Causeway resolution with Commissioners Mark Samuelian and Michael Góngora — started the process of changing the operating schedule for the 63rd Street Bridge that spans Indian Creek. The effort […]

After Rowdy Spring Break, Miami Beach May Restrict Party Promoters, Underage Bars

…And Gelber is not the only commission member looking to add more post-spring break regulations — Commissioner Mark Samuelian wants to make it a misdemeanor crime to sell things on public property without authorization. That means police would be able to arrest the coconut and mango peddlers who roam the beach, as well as the amateur python handlers who […]

As massive construction project looms, Miami Beach studies ‘emergency’ traffic measures

Miami Beach officials are already bracing for gridlock and phone calls from irate residents. “We know this train is coming, no pun intended, we know it’s going to have a big impact,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who sponsored a resolution at Wednesday’s City Commission meeting giving city staff the green light to evaluate several temporary […]