Dear Neighbors, We have much going on in our little slice of paradise. I want to highlight some important accomplishments achieved for Miami Beach residents so far in my second year as Commissioner. My office has made it a priority to promote a better quality of life for our residents, improve Ocean Drive, prudently address […]
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“Our goal is to make sure that all Miami Beach customers are having the best experience possible and unfortunately we have had some problems with bad apples with these deceptive business practices,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who sponsored the proposal. … Although commissioners have only allocated funding for undercover shoppers to patrol the entertainment district, […]
“What’s the problem we’re solving?” Commissioner Mark Samuelian asked. “I’m not aware that we’ve had issues so I’m very reticent, for either of these parts, to do anything that would weaken our Board.” “I’m also concerned about the talent pool,” he added. By requiring that someone be a current resident in a historic district, “What […]
Commissioner Mark Samuelian was also skeptical about the idea of punting the audit. “It’s sort of like the game is in the third quarter, maybe, and now someone is saying, ‘We’re not sure we like the results,’ but we can’t really see what the results are, so I don’t know how to judge whether that’s […]
Here’s a slow-motion video of the implosion from Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian… April 16, 2019 | Miami New Times | Here Are Some Oddly Satisfying Videos of an Old Miami Beach Hospital Imploding
“We don’t want a circus out there,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who sponsored the item. April 10, 2019 | Miami Herald | Miami Beach passes new rules to make spring break ‘a lot less fun.’ Will they work?
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 […]
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 […]
Esta no es la primera vez que Miami Beach ha pedido que no se levanten los puentes durante las horas de más tráfico. En el 2015, el comisionado Micky Steinberg, quien patrocinó la resolución sobre el Venetian Causeway con el comisionado Mark Samuelian, inició el proceso de cambiar el horario de operación del puente de […]
…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 […]