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FALL/OTOO 2014

INSIDE: ELECTION GUIDE


En el Interior: Gua Electoral
MOVING MIAMI BEACH FORWARD
Moviendo Miami Beach Hacia Adelante
BAN ON STYROFOAM EXPANDS
Se Expande la Prohibicin de Espuma de Poliestireno
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MBPD TRAFFIC HOMICIDE
Detrs del Escenario con Homicidios por Trfico de MBPD
KIDS ARE LEAN ON OBESITY
Los Nios Combaten la Obesidad

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Current Term 20132015
First elected 2013
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CITY MANAGERS MESSAGE


CARTA DEL ADMINISTRADOR
As we enter the fall season, we are gearing
up to commemorate Miami Beachs centennial

Jimmy L. Morales

Al entrar la poca del otoo, nos estamos preparando para


conmemorar el aniversario del centenario de Miami Beach con una
celebracin que se va a prolongar todo el ao, pagando as tributo al
rico pasado de la ciudad, a su excitante presente y promisor futuro.

anniversary with a yearlong celebration that

Me enorgullece compartir con ustedes el hecho que los impuestos

will pay tribute to the citys rich past, exciting

a la propiedad en Miami Beach se han reducido por cuarto ao

present and promising future.

consecutivo. La tasa de amirallamiento se redujo a 0.0926 mills, lo que

I am proud to share that Miami Beach property tax rates are reduced
for a fourth consecutive year. The millage rate decrease of .0926 mills
will account for a reduction in property taxes to average property

se traduce en una reduccin en los impuestos a los inmuebles para el


propietario promedio que califique para las exenciones de vivienda
(homestead exemptions), y para el Save our Homes cap.

owners that qualify for homestead exemptions and the Save our

Pero mientras los impuestos a los bienes races han bajado, los

Homes cap.

servicios de la ciudad han aumentado. Bajo lineamientos de nuestro

Yet, while the tax rate has been decreasing, city services have
been increasing. With direction by our Mayor and Commission,
enhancements for the fiscal year focus on keeping our streets dry,
increasing public cleanliness and safety, focusing on customer
service to our residents, businesses and visitors, and improving the
administrative operations that are critical to our service delivery.
In providing greater accountability and safety, Miami Beach joins a
number of major U.S. cities that will use high-tech body cameras for
their law enforcement. We are taking it one step further by outfitting
cameras on other regulatory municipal workers such as code and
parking enforcement and building and fire inspectors.
I am very excited to see many of the renaissance efforts in North Beach
coming to fruition. The restoration of our iconic Normandy Fountain, a
new trolley circulator, and O Cinema taking shop at the Byron Carlyle
are just a few examples of what is to come.
I invite you to learn about the latest Miami Beach happenings in this
newly designed publication, which is filled with more interactive stories
than ever before.

Alcalde y la Comisin, las mejoras incluidas en el ao fiscal se enfocan


en mantener nuestras calles secas, aumentar la limpieza y seguridad
pblica, y enfocarnos en la atencin hacia nuestros residentes,
negocios y visitantes, as como mejorar las operaciones administrativas
que sean crticas en ofrecer nuestros servicios.
Con el fin de proveer mayor responsabilidad y seguridad, Miami Beach
se une a un nmero de grandes urbes en EE.UU. que usan cmaras
de alta tecnologa para aplicar las leyes. Estamos tomando un paso
adicional para proveer cmaras a otros empleados municipales que
las requieren para su trabajo, como a aquellos que deben lidiar con
parqueos y cdigos, e inspectores de edificios y prevencin de fuegos.
Estoy muy emocionado al ver como muchos de los esfuerzos de
renacimiento de la zona norte (North Beach) estn llegando a buen
trmino. La restauracin de nuestra simblica Fuente de Normandy, un
nuevo tranva, y O Cinema instalndose en el Byron Carlyle son solo
algunos ejemplos de los eventos que estn en proceso.
Les invito a enterarse de los ltimos acontecimientos que ocurren en
Miami Beach mediante esta publicacin de nuevo diseo, la cual est,
ms que nunca, llena con historias interactivas.

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Round Up El Redondeo

Centennial Happenings Veterans Day Parade


Acontecimientos Centenarios Da de de los Veteranos

Meet Your Team Conozca su Equipo

Miami Beach Police Chief


Jefe de Polica de Miami Beach

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Cultural Corner Esquina Cultural

Cinema Under the Stars is Back


Cine Bajo las Estrellas Vuelve

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Health & Wellness Salud y Bienestar

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Planned Progress Progreso Planificado

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Safety First Seguridad Primero

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Repel Mosquito-Borne Diseases


Repele Enfermedades Transmitidas por Mosquitos

South Pointe Park Pier Opens


Muelle de South Pointe Park se Abre

Behind the Scenes of Traffic Homicide Investigations


Detrs de las Escenas con los Investigadores de Homicidios

Next Generation Prxima Generacin


Become a School Day Volunteer
Convirtete en un Voluntario Escolar

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All Ready Todos Listo

Road to Readiness
Camino a la preparacin

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Cooking with Fire Cocinando con Fuego

Fire Extinguisher Tips Hot Recipe


Consejos sobre los Extintores Receta Caliente

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VOL. 10 | ISSUE NO. 1

LIVING A NORTH BEACH RENAISSANCE

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32 Green Matters Conciencia Verde

No More Styrofoam
No Ms Espuma de Poliestireno

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Your Space Su Espacio

Election Guide S&P Rating Budget Breakdown


Gua de Eleccin Clasificacin de S&P Desglose del Presupuesto

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Pet Pals Amigos Mascotas

Have a Pet Plan


Tenga un Plan para Mascotas

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Beach in Bloom Playa Floreciente

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Since You Asked Usted Pregunto

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Get Fit Pngase en Forma

Tree Benefits to Flooding


El Beneficio de rboles Contra las Inundaciones

Convention Center Update Alternative Rides


Actualizacin del Centro de Convenciones Viajes Alternativas

Benefits of Yoga
Beneficios del Yoga

54 Senior Scene Escena para Mayores



Resources for Service and Fun


Recursos para Servicios y Diversin

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Recreation Review Informacin de Recreo

Holiday Camps Fighting Childhood Obesity Teen Club at Nautilus


Campamentos de Invierno Combatiendo Obesidad Infantil Club de Adolescentes

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THE ROUND UP

THIS IS HOW WE CELEBRATE!


www.miamibeach100.com

Food Network & Cooking Channel


South Beach Wine & Food Festival
presented by FOOD & WINE
100 Days of Giveaways
October 20 through January 28
Enter to win a variety of daily prizes by telling
#SOBEWFF your favorite memory on the beach or
show them a photo from your favorite Miami Beach
experience. Be creative and use #SOBEWFF and
#MiamiBeach100 on Twitter or Instagram.
100 Das de Obsequios
Para participar en la rifa de una variedad de premios
diarios, cuentale a #SOBEWFF su recuerdo favorito de
la playa o muestre una foto de su experiencia favorita
en Miami Beach. Sea creativo y use las etiquetas
#SOBEWFF y #MiamiBeach100 en Twitter o Instagram.

Take the Cake

Enter for a chance to design the official Miami


Beach centennial birthday cake. Submit a photo
or illustration, along with a brief description of the
cake to CMB100@sobefest.com by 5 p.m. EST on
Friday, December 12, 2014. www.sobefest.com/cmb100
Llvese el Pastel
Inscrbase para optar por disear el pastel de cumpleaos
oficial por el centenario de Miami Beach. Enve una foto o
ilustracin, junto con una breve descripcin del pastel, a
CMB100@sobefest.com antes de las 5 p.m., hora del este
de EE.UU. del viernes 12 de diciembre de 2014.

Flashback

A monthly monograph of Miami Beach history published by


historian Seth H. Bramson. www.100miamibeach.blogspot.com.
Una monografa mensual de la historia de Miami Beach se
publicara por el historiador Seth H. Bramson.

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Parade, Show & Picnic


Tuesday, November 11, 11:11 a.m.
Washington Avenue from 17 to 11 streets
into Flamingo Park baseball stadium.

1001 Ocean Drive | www.mdpl.org


Go back in time to learn more about the citys colorful
architecture and history in this new museum by the Miami
Design Preservation League (MDPL). A series of exhibits,
lectures and tours also available.

Rindamos Homenaje a Nuestros Veteranos


Desfile, espectculo y picnic
Sobre la avenida Washington entre las
calles 17 a 11 hacia el estadio de bisbol
de Flamingo Park.

Apertura del Museo de Historia sobre Miami Beach


Retroceda en el tiempo para conocer ms sobre la
arquitectura e historia coloridas de la ciudad en este nuevo
museo creado por Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL).
Tambin se ofrecen una serie de exhibiciones, charlas y
visitas guiadas.

Doing the Right Thing

Commemorating a Classic
Coca-Cola is rolling out a commemorative
glass bottle to mark Miami Beachs
100th birthday.
Conmemoracin de un Clsico
Coca-Cola comercializar una botella
de vidrio conmemorativa para marcar el
centenario de Miami Beach.

Miles for Smiles


Miami Beach Police Detective Traci Sierra
is dedicated to bringing smiles to children
who have been diagnosed with debilitating
diseases. On her own time and dime,
Sierra organizes group visits to Miami
Childrens Hospital where she and fellow
police colleagues create art with terminally
ill children. The childrens artwork displays
at Miami Beach Police stations lobby and
community room. Sierra also participates in
marathons across the nation to donate her
medals to sick children. Funds raised from
her participation in these races are donated
to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Haciendo lo Correcto!
Millas por sonrisas
La detective de la Polica de Miami Beach
Traci Sierra se dedica a traer sonrisas a
nios que han sido diagnosticados con
enfermedades debilitantes. En su tiempo
personal y con sus propios medios,
Sierra organiza visitas en grupo al Miami
Childrens Hospital donde ella y sus colegas
de la polica crean actividades artsticas con
nios desahuciados. Los trabajos artsticos
de los nios se exhiben en el vestbulo y
el saln comunitario de la estacin de la
Polica de Miami Beach. Sierra adems
participa en maratones por todo el pas para
donar sus medallas a los nios enfermos.
Los fondos recabados con su participacin
en estas carreras son donados al St. Jude
Childrens Hospital.

Residents with Perks

Beneficios para Residentes


From free events to discounted programs,
visit www.miamibeachfl.gov and click
on Residents.

2014 Upcoming Commission Meetings


Commission meetings are generally
held monthly on Wednesdays at 8:30 OCTOBER 22*
a.m. in the Commission Chambers, third NOVEMBER 19*
floor, City Hall, 1700 Convention Center
Drive, unless otherwise scheduled. DECEMBER 17*

Reuniones de la Comisin

OCTOBER 29**

NOVEMBER 20**
DECEMBER 18**

*Regular Meeting, 8:30 a.m. **Presentations & Awards Meeting, 5 p.m.


Live telecasts of the Commission meetings are closed captioned in English (CC) and Spanish (CC3).

Dr. Stanley Sutnick Citizens Forum


Los Foros de los Ciudadanos
8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
Meetings Live and Replays
Reuniones en Vivo y Repeticiones
WATCH MBTV ON Atlantic Broadband
Channels 77, 90 or 107.3
AT&T U-verse (99)
On Demand and archives
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A Salute On Veterans Day

Miami Beach History Museum Opens

MEET YOUR TEAM

A New Chief in Town

Citizens Police Academy


Get an insiders look at what
it is like to be a Miami Beach
police officer. This free,
12-week course provides
an overview on aspects of
local law enforcement and
includes shoot-dont-shoot
simulations, driving police cars
on a tactical pursuit course, a
night ride with marine patrol
and more.
Next classes begin in January
and are held on Wednesday
evenings from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
citizenspoliceacademy.com

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH

his past June, the city swore


in Daniel Oates a law
enforcement professional with a
proven track record and experience
leading men and women in blue for
some of our nations largest cities. A
former Eagle Scout and newspaper
reporter, Chief Oates graduated from
Bucknell University and joined the
New York City Police Department
in 1980 where he worked for 21 years. During his
reign in New York, he became head of the intelligence
division, all while picking up a masters degree and
law degree along the way. In 2001, Oates was named
Chief of Police and Safety Services Administrator
for the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan. In
2005, he became Chief of Police for the Aurora Police
Department in Colorado, where he served during the
citys tragic movie theater massacre. Chief Oates,
now a resident of Miami Beach, is married and has
two daughters.
Proudest Moment
I dont like to talk about it, but probably the response
of my officers in connection with the July 20, 2012
Century 16 multiplex theatre shooting in Aurora,
Colorado. Ive also had the privilege to lead two police
departments as chief. In each of those two cities, the
men and women in those departments were successful in
very significant crime reductions during my tenure in
the neighborhood of 25 to 30 percent.
Making Miami Beach A Better Place
We have some very successful community policing type
programs, like our neighborhood resource officer. I
think theres room to improve that and add some more
police officers to perform that function. The bottom line
is that one of the key things a police department has to
do is provide service. So all of my work at looking at
how we do business will be geared towards figuring out
what are the best things to do with regards to
customer service.
Miami Beach Favorite
My favorite thing about Miami Beach is how alive it
is and how diverse the community and activity is. Just
about everything you would want to do can be found
here. Its absolutely a vibrant place. This is more like
when I started out as a beat cop in Manhattan. This
town has a Manhattan-type night life and intensity about
it, so it kind of feels a little bit like going home. The
vibrancy and intensity makes it a fun policing job.
Un nuevo jefe de polica. El junio pasado,
la Ciudad jurament a Daniel Oates, profesional
del orden pblico con comprobada trayectoria y
experiencia en la direccin de hombres y mujeres en
uniforme de polica para algunas de las ciudades ms
grandes del pas. El Jefe Oates, quien en el pasado
fuera explorador Eagle Scout y reportero de un

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peridico, se gradu de Bucknell University y se uni al


Departamento de Polica de la Ciudad de Nueva York
en 1980, donde permaneci durante 21 aos. Durante
su mandato en Nueva York, se convirti en jefe de la
divisin de inteligencia, al mismo tiempo que cursaba
estudios por los que obtuvo una maestra y un ttulo
en derecho. En 2001, Oates fue nombrado Jefe de
Polica y Administrador de Servicios de Seguridad del
Departamento de Ann Arbor en Michigan. En 2005 se
convirti en Jefe de Polica del Departamento de Polica
de Aurora, en Colorado, donde serva cuando ocurri
la trgica masacre en un cine de la ciudad. El Jefe
Oates, ahora residente de Miami Beach, est casado y
tiene dos hijas.
Momento de enorme orgullo
No me gusta hablar de ello, pero probablemente
fue la respuesta de mis funcionarios en relacin con
el tiroteo del cine Century 16 ocurrido el 20 de julio
de 2012 en Aurora, Colorado. Tambin he tenido el
privilegio de dirigir dos departamentos de polica en
el cargo de jefe. En cada una de esas dos ciudades,
los hombres y las mujeres de esos departamentos
lograron reducir con xito en grado muy significativo la
criminalidad durante mi mandato, en aproximadamente
un 25 a un 30 porciento.
Hacer de Miami Beach un lugar mejor
Contamos con algunos programas de polica
comunitaria muy exitosos, como es nuestro funcionario
de recursos para el vecindario. Creo que hay margen
para mejorarlos y agregar ms funcionarios de polica
para desempear esa funcin. Lo esencial es que una
de las cosas fundamentales que tiene que hacer un
departamento de polica es prestar servicio. Por lo
tanto toda mi labor analizando cmo desempeamos
nuestras funciones apuntar a descifrar cules son las
mejores cosas que podemos hacer en lo concerniente al
servicio al cliente.
Cosa favorita de Miami Beach
Mi cosa favorita de Miami Beach es lo viva que se
siente y lo diversa que es la comunidad y la actividad.
Prcticamente todo lo que cualquier persona deseara
hacer puede encontrarlo aqu. Es indudablemente un
lugar vibrante. Esto se parece ms a lo que encontr
cuando empec como polica patrullero en Manhattan.
Esta ciudad tiene una vida nocturna semejante a la
de Manhattan y gran intensidad al respecto, de modo
que se siente en parte como si estuviera en casa. La
vitalidad y la intensidad imprimen diversin al trabajo
de polica.

@MIAMIBEACHPD

With over 11,000 followers, the Miami Beach


Police Department uses Twitter to quickly
disseminate relevant information.

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January 24-31 | 2015

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February 28-March 7 | 2015

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May 9-16 | 2015

A season not to be missed


tickets on sale now!
call our box office at

800.741.1010

www.fgo.org

mon - fri, 10 a.m. to 4 P.m.

Select Your own Seat

per forming at

CULTURAL CORNER

WATCH IT ON THE

BIG SCREEN
The Miami Beach SoundScape Cinema Series presented by Citi is back this fall with a chockfull season of
films. Returning for a fifth consecutive year, this Arts in the Parks event features free weekly movies nearly every
Wednesday and some Thursdays too, commencing at 8 p.m.

A beach chair or towel is all moviegoers will need to enjoy cinema under the stars on the beautifully manicured
grounds of SoundScape. The films are projected onto the 7,000 square foot wall of the New World Center
through a freestanding state-of-the art visual and audio system. SoundScape is located at the southwest corner of
Washington Avenue and 17 Street. For more information, visit www.mbculture.com.
Disfrute el cine en pantalla gigante Este otoo vuelve la serie cinematogrfica Miami Beach SoundScape
Cinema Series presentada por Citi con una temporada repleta de pelculas. Este evento que forma parte de
Arts in the Parks vuelve en su quinto ao consecutivo para ofrecer pelculas semanales gratuitas casi todos los
mircoles y algunos jueves tambin, a partir de las 8 p.m.
Todo lo que necesitan los asistentes es una silla playera o una toalla para disfrutar cine bajo las estrellas en los
impecables espacios de SoundScape. Las pelculas se proyectan en la pared de 7,000 pies cuadrados del New
World Center a travs de un sistema mvil de audio y artes visuales de ltima tecnologa. SoundScape est
ubicado en la esquina suroeste de las calles Washington Avenue y 17 Street. Para obtener ms informacin, visite
www.mbculture.com.

SOUNDSCAPE CINEMA SERIES PRESENTED BY CITI

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE WINTER SOLDIER
(2014)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

DUNE (1984)

STEP UP REVOLUTION
(2012)

TO CATCH A THIEF
(1955)

WHO FRAMED ROGER


RABBIT? (1988)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS


(2014)

THE BIRDS (1963)

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE


PAST (2014)

THE STING (1973)

Text
MBFILM
to 91011

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

MALEFICENT (2014)

OCEANS TWELVE (2004)

PILLOW TALK (1959)

GODZILLA (2014)

THE LEGO MOVIE (2014)

WED - SAT, DECEMBER 3-6

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

Art Basel Miami Beach


presenting video and
sound art.

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003)

CLEOPATRA (1963)

THE OUTSIDERS (1983)

Citi will be
providing weekly
pre-movie
entertainment
such as popcorn,
photo booths,
and musical
entertainment.

Schedule is subject to change.


Screening schedule for January through
May 2015 will be announced
December 1, 2014.
La programacin est sujeta a cambios.
La programacin correspondiente al perodo
enero-mayo de 2015 ser anunciada el 1 de
diciembre de 2014.

Sponsored by Citi

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
(1962)

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF


THE APES (2014)

FROZEN (2013)

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Now thats Buzzworthy!

PREVENTING THE STING


& MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES
By Melissa Berthier

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osquitoes can leave behind an itchy bump when they bite,


but they can also transmit diseases such as West Nile
and chikungunya. Though rarely life-threatening, these
particular infections can leave you feeling ill with body aches, joint
pains and a high fever.
Mosquitoes go from egg, larvae, pupae to adults in as little as a
few days, and the first three stages require water.

DEMYSTIFYING THE MOSQUITO


Did you know that female
mosquitoes are the only ones who
bite? Females feed off the blood
of humans and other animals to
receive nutrients and develop
their eggs.

Therefore, the most significant thing to mosquito control is reducing


their harborage. Bird baths, plant pots, recycling bins, clogged
gutters or anything in the yard or patio that collects water is where
mosquitoes love to make a home for themselves. It is important to
empty any stagnant water within a couple of days of their filling to
prevent any larvae from hatching into bloodsuckers.
A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is
to follow the Drain and Cover method, said Dr. Celeste Philip,
Florida Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health
Officer for Childrens Medical Services. Drain water from any
containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and
mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screens to
keep mosquitoes out of your home or business.
As a secondary measure, residents can also fight back against the
bites by using repellents in their yards.
It is also recommended to avoid the outdoors when mosquitoes are
most active during dusk and dawn hours. Spray on repellants
should contain DEET (with concentrations up to 30%) or other
repellents containing picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. And,
always follow the manufacturers directions.
Do not let mosquitoes get under your skin this rainy season.
Prevencin de enfermedades transmitidas por la
picadura de mosquitos Cuando pican, los mosquitos pueden
dejar un bulto que causa picazn, pero adems pueden transmitir
enfermedades como el virus del Nilo Occidental y la fiebre
chikungunya. Aunque en raras ocasiones amenazan la vida, estas
infecciones particulares pueden dejarlo con dolores en todo el
cuerpo, en las articulaciones y fiebre alta.
Los mosquitos nacen de huevos, luego se convierten en larvas y
pupas y finalmente llegan a ser adultos en apenas pocos das, y
las primeras etapas requieren agua.
Por lo tanto, lo ms significativo para el control de los mosquitos
es la reduccin de los criaderos. Las fuentes para pjaros, masetas
para plantas, recipientes de reciclaje, alcantarillas obstruidas o
cualquier cosa que acumule agua es donde los mosquitos adoran
hacer su hogar. Es importante vaciar toda el agua estancada
durante los dos primeros das en que se acumule para evitar que
las larvas se conviertan en bichos chupasangre.

Rompamos el mito
sobre el mosquito
Saba usted que los mosquitos
hembras son los nicos que
pican? Las hembras se alimentan
de sangre humana y de otros
animales para recibir nutrientes y
desarrollar sus huevos.

Una manera simple y fcil de prevenir las enfermedades


transmitidas por los mosquitos es seguir el mtodo de vaciar
y cubrir, explic la Dra. Celeste Philip, Secretaria Adjunta de
Salud de la Florida y Funcionaria Estatal de Salud para Servicios
Mdicos Peditricos. Vace el agua depositada en todos los
recipientes de la casa, cbrase la piel con ropa y repelente de
mosquitos y cubra las puertas y ventanas con mallas para impedir
que los mosquitos entren a su casa o su negocio.
Como medida secundaria, los residentes tambin pueden combatir
las picaduras mediante el uso de repelentes en sus jardines
y patios.
Tambin se recomienda evitar estar al aire libre cuando los
mosquitos estn ms activos, es decir, en las horas del atardecer y
del amanecer. Deben usarse repelentes en aerosol que contengan
DEET (en una concentracin mayor al 30%) u otros repelentes que
contengan picaridin o aceite de limn y eucalipto, siempre segn
las instrucciones del fabricante.
No caiga presa de los mosquitos en esta temporada de lluvias.

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PLANNED PROGRESS

PIER
INTO THE SEA
By Melissa Berthier

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Siento mucha emocin por la culminacin de este


proyecto, que muy probablemente pasar a ser parte
esencial de nuestra comunidad. Ser una gran ventaja
para nosotros ya que se convertir en una ampliacin
atractiva de South Pointe Park, agreg Michael De
Filippi, residente de Miami Beach.

Im very excited about the completion of this project,


which will likely become a staple in our community.
It will be a great asset to us as it will translate into a
broad and attractive expansion of South Pointe Park,
said Miami Beach resident Michael De Filippi.

El muelle, inaugurado por primera vez a finales de


1970, fue por varias dcadas un lugar de recreacin
favorito en South Beach. Lleg al final de su vida til
en 2004 y desde entonces cerr sus operaciones al
pblico, lo que dej un vaco en el corazn de muchos
lugareos de Miami Beach.

First inaugurated in the late 1970s, the pier was a


popular South Beach leisure destination for decades.
It reached the end of its service life in 2004 and was
since closed to the public leaving a gap in the
hearts of many Miami Beach locals.
After the arduous process of obtaining permissions and
permits from various regulatory agencies to rebuild the
structure, crews went to work in early 2013.
Specialty teams performed the delicate work of
relocating precious corals and removing old pilings.
New pilings were installed, along with a new deck
with railings, turtle-sensitive lighting, a fish and bait
cleaning station and a caddy to safely dispose of lines.
Artfully engineered to blend with the natural beauty of
South Beach, the pier provides a unique opportunity to
view the cruise ships passing through a major entrance
to Biscayne Bay, and serves as a prime recreational
spot for residents and tourists alike.
A spacious pedestrian plaza lies at the entrance, with
an architecturally stunning entry gate by renowned
artist Tobias Rehberger.
The piers deck extends 450 feet from the entrance in
a honeycomb-patterned platform. It has designated
areas for fishing and additional areas for those who
want to enjoy the view away from the rods and
reels. The aesthetically considered shade structures and
fish cleaning stations are among the areas that have
received much fanfare.
We are excited that our families and friends will
once again be able to enjoy this historic Miami Beach
attraction to relax, fish and play at the pier, added
Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy L. Morales.
Muelle que se adentra en el mar Finalmente los
pescadores y amantes del mar pueden deleitarse con
la inauguracin del muelle reconstruido South Pointe
Park Pier, el ltimo muelle en el Ocano Atlntico,
al sur de la ensenada Haulover Inlet. Este destino
tan buscado, que se inaugur en agosto, ha tenido
una acogida muy positiva por parte de residentes y
visitantes por igual.

Despus del laborioso proceso de obtencin de


los permisos y autorizaciones de varias entidades
reguladoras para reconstruir la estructura, se
empezaron las obras a principios de 2013.
La delicada tarea de reubicar valiosos corales y
remover pilotes viejos estuvo a cargo de equipos
especializados. Se instalaron nuevos pilotes, junto
con una nueva cubierta con barandillas, iluminacin
delicada para las tortugas, una estacin de limpieza
de pescado y carnada y un mdulo para el manejo
seguro de caas de pescar.
Con un diseo artstico que se funde con la
belleza natural de South Beach, el muelle brinda
una oportunidad nica de mirar los cruceros que
atraviesan una entrada principal de Biscayne Bay y
sirve como un sitio importante de esparcimiento tanto
para residentes como para turistas.
En la entrada hay una plaza peatonal espaciosa, con
un portn de arquitectura majestuosa, creacin del
afamado artista Tobias Rehberger.
La cubierta del muelle se extiende por 450 pies desde
la entrada en una plataforma con diseo de panal de
abejas. Tiene reas destinadas para la pesca y otras
reas para aquellos que solamente quieran disfrutar
el paisaje, alejados de caas y carretes de pescar.
Las estructuras de sombra concebidas estticamente y
las estaciones de limpieza de pescado se encuentran
entre las reas que han recibido ms elogios.
Nos entusiasma mucho que nuestras familias y
amigos puedan volver a disfrutar esta atraccin
histrica de Miami Beach para relajarse, pescar y
divertirse en el muelle, agreg Jimmy L. Morales,
Administrador de Miami Beach.

Catch of the Day


Yellow tail and snapper are a
frequent catch off the South Pointe
Park Pier.
Go Fish
Insect-resistant and weather
proof wood.
Recycling bin for fish lines.
Fish cleaning stations.

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Anglers and ocean-lovers can finally delight with the


opening of the reconstructed South Pointe Park Pier
the last remaining pier on the Atlantic Ocean, south of
the Haulover Inlet. This sought-after destination, which
opened in August, has received a tremendous positive
response from residents and visitors alike.

PLANNED PROGRESS
This City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places
pier gate, entitled eloquent south pointe park
pier gate, was created by world-renowned
German artist Tobias Rehberger. Rehberger
is also the artist of the South Pointe Park
obstinate lighthouse art piece.
Esta entrada del muelle forma parte de la
serie de arte en sitios pblicos de la Ciudad
de Miami Beach; lleva por ttulo elocuente
puerta del muelle de South Pointe (eloquent
south pointe park pier gate) y fue creada por
Tobias Rehberger, artista alemn de renombre
mundial. Rehberger tambin es el artista
creador de la pieza artstica faro obstinado
(obstinate lighthouse) de South Pointe Park.

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH

Rules of the Pier


















Three rod limit per person


No fishing reels over 4/0
Bait cutting is only permitted on tables provided for that purpose
No cast net, hoop net or frame net fishing
No walking, climbing or sitting on the railings
No jumping or diving from pier
No shark fishing
No beaching of a shark in the vicinity of the pier
All fish cleaning refuse, waste, or unusable matter shall be placed in
receptacles provided, except fish, which may be cut or rendered into
small pieces deposited in the ocean
No alcoholic beverages
No glass containers & Styrofoam
No firearms or fireworks
No bikes, skateboards or rollerblades
No motorized modes of transportation
No open flames allowed
No dogs or other pets allowed
Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
while on the pier

Normas del muelle










Lmite de tres caas de pescar por persona


No estn permitidos los carretes mayores de 4/0
Solo se permite cortar carnada en las mesas destinadas para ese fin
No se permite la pesca con red, aro con red ni nasas.
Prohibido caminar, treparse o sentarse sobre las barandillas
No est permitido saltar ni lanzarse en clavado desde el muelle
No est permitida la pesca de tiburones
No se permite el varamiento de tiburones en las cercanas del muelle
Todos los residuos de la limpieza de pescado, desechos y materia
inutilizable debern ser colocados en los recipientes suministrados,
excepto los pescados, que pueden cortarse en trozos pequeos para
depositarlos en el ocano
No est permitido el consumo de bebidas alcohlicas
No se permite el uso de recipientes de vidrio o espuma de estireno
Prohibido el uso de armas de fuego y fuegos artificiales
No se permiten bicicletas, patinetas ni patines
Prohibido el uso de vehculos de transporte con motor
No se permiten las llamas abiertas
No se permiten perros ni otras mascotas
Los nios menores de 12 aos debern estar acompaados por un
adulto durante su permanencia en el muelle

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SAFETY FIRST

Another
Accident
Closes
Causeway
REASONS BEHIND THE WAIT

By Julia Yarbough

Log on to www.miamibeachfl.
gov and click on subscribe to
sign up for traffic updates.

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But spend a little time with Miami Beach Police Officer


David Price, one of the departments leading traffic
homicide investigators, and you will quickly have a
new and more compassionate appreciation for why
you may be sitting in traffic for what feels
like f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
Anytime there is a crash that involves serious bodily
injury that could lead to a fatality or anytime there is a
fatality as a result of a traffic crash, we are called out
to investigate, explains Officer Price.
There is a specific science behind investigating
traffic accidents. Officer Price says once an accident
is reported and police and rescue crews arrive on
scene, the area is roped off, investigators begin
photographing the elements and gathering statements
from witnesses.
Sometimes a representative from the State Attorneys
Office and the medical examiner are called; all of
which takes time. While motorists are waiting, traffic is
re-routed as quickly as possible and when possible.
In a normal crash, we can tow the cars and clear the
crash and get them out, says Officer Price. But were
not always able to move the cars; its policy and the
only way we can properly conduct the investigation.
During an investigation, officers make note of and
measure distance and placement of debris, and try
to answer these questions: How did the windshield
shatter? What are the angles of the crumpled metal?
Which direction and where did vehicle content and
sometimes even bodies come to rest? These details can
be crucial for the investigation.
Computer generated models use information gathered
to reconstruct the crash to assist investigators and
perhaps provide answers to victims families.
And, although motorists may be delayed and
frustrated, Officer Price offers this advice as a guide to
keep your calm and patience should you find yourself
trapped in snarled traffic:
If this were a family member of yours, you would
want us to take the same time and be as cautious
as we are at that time with your family members.
Remember, its a fatality; there is a loss of life and we
have to be a microscopic as we can while we are
here and have the scene, because while we are on the
scene its a diamond to us. We have to cherish it and
do everything we can with it while we have it because
once its gone, its gone.
Otro accidente cierra la carretera Si usted vive
y se desplaza por South Florida, es muy probable
que en algn momento se haya quedado varado en
medio de trfico desconcertante. Es por obras de

construccin? Ocurri un accidente? Cualquiera sea


la causa, ahora va atrasado a su trabajo, su reunin
o de regreso a su hogar y su familia. Puede ser
enloquecedor y frustrante.
Pero si pasara un rato con David Price, funcionario del
Departamento de Polica de Miami Beach y uno de
los principales investigadores de homicidios viales del
departamento, pronto tendra una apreciacin nueva y
ms comprensiva de por qu nos quedamos atascados
en el trfico en una espera que parece e-t-e-r-n-a.
Cada vez que hay un choque con heridos de
gravedad que pueden llegar a morir o cada vez que
ocurre una muerte como resultado de un choque de
vehculos, nos llaman para investigar, explica el
funcionario Price.
Hay una ciencia especfica detrs de la investigacin
de los accidentes de trnsito. Afirma que una vez
que se reporta el accidente y llegan a la escena los
equipos de polica y rescate, se restringe el acceso al
rea, los investigadores comienzan a fotografiar los
elementos y tomar declaraciones de testigos.
En ocasiones se convoca a un representante de la
oficina de la Fiscala del Estado y al examinador
forense, todo lo cual toma tiempo. Mientras los
conductores esperan, se desva el trfico tan rpido
como sea posible y cuando sea posible.
En un choque normal, podemos remolcar los
vehculos, levantar el choque y despejar el rea,
agrega el funcionario Price. Pero no siempre
podemos mover los vehculos; es la norma y la nica
manera de realizar correctamente la investigacin.
Durante una investigacin, los funcionarios toman nota
y miden la distancia y ubicacin de los restos, y tratan
de responder estas preguntas: Cmo se rompi el
parabrisas? Qu ngulos tiene el metal retorcido?
En qu direccin sali proyectado el contenido del
vehculo y a veces hasta los cuerpos y en qu lugar
cayeron? Estos detalles pueden ser cruciales para la
investigacin.
Los modelos generados por computadora utilizan
informacin recabada para reconstruir el choque y
ayudar a los investigadores y tal vez proporcionar
respuestas a las familias de las vctimas.
Si bien los conductores pueden sufrir demoras y
frustracin, el funcionario Price le ofrece este consejo
como gua para que mantenga la calma y sea
paciente en caso de que se encuentre atrapado en un
embotellamiento de trnsito:
Si se tratara de un integrante de su familia,
usted querra que invirtiramos el mismo tiempo y
furamos tan precavidos como en este momento
con sus familiares. Recuerde que es una tragedia;
se ha perdido una vida y tenemos que ser lo ms
exhaustivos posible mientras estamos aqu y tenemos
la escena, porque lo que vemos en la escena es de
mucho valor para nosotros. Tenemos que apreciarlo
y hacer todo lo posible con ello mientras lo tenemos
porque una vez que pasa, desaparece.

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH
Go behind the scenes with Miami
Beach traffic homicide investigators.
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COLUMN

FOR REAL-TIME TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION, CALL 511 OR VISIT WWW.FL511.COM

f you live and drive in South Florida, theres a good


chance at some point youve been stuck in mindboggling traffic. Is it construction? An accident?
Whatever it is, youre now late for work, your meeting
or returning home to your family. It can be maddening
and frustrating.

NEXT GENERATION

BACK TO
SCHOOL
VOLUNTEER
By Dr. Leslie D. Rosenfeld

eed a break from your day-to-day life? Recharge by


volunteering at any of the Miami Beach public schools in
math, reading or science.

Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community


together. Volunteering allows you to connect to the community and
make it a better place to live, work, learn and play.
The general overall experience volunteering in the school has
been great! I enjoy working with the kids and learning from them
too, said Tamar Oppenheimer, community school volunteer.
The City of Miami Beach, in support of the Education Compact
outcome to increase academic support and achievement, is
encouraging the community to get more involved in public schools.
As a volunteer, you can contribute your unique skills, experiences
and perspectives to help improve the lives of our youth.
Miami Beach community volunteers organize projects in all of
the citys public schools, offering a plethora of opportunities to
volunteer throughout the school year. Whatever your skill and
wherever your neighborhood, there is a school in Miami Beach
that has an activity for you.
From the front office to the classroom to the outside campus,
before school, after school and on weekends, volunteers assist
with a wide range of happenings. And in doing so, improve the
lives of children and their families, along with reaping a host of
benefits for themselves.
Children look forward to our community volunteers coming to
support our school wide and International Baccalaureate events
helping to make them a success, added Alice Quarles, principal,
North Beach Elementary.
Regreso a clases: voluntariado Necesita un receso
de su vida cotidiana? Recrguese haciendo labor voluntaria
en cualquiera de las escuelas pblicas de Miami Beach en
matemticas, lectura o ciencias.
Los voluntarios que no reciben pago son el pegamento que une a
la comunidad. El voluntariado le permite a usted conectarse con
la comunidad y la convierte en un mejor lugar para vivir, trabajar,
aprender y divertirse.
La experiencia general del voluntariado en la escuela ha sido
maravillosa! Disfruto trabajar con los nios y aprendo de ellos
tambin, expres Tamar Oppenheimer, voluntaria de una escuela
comunitaria.
La Ciudad de Miami Beach, en respaldo a la iniciativa Education
Compact de aumentar el apoyo y el logro acadmico, alienta a

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Become an Adjunct Instructor


at Beach High
Miami Beach has partnered with
Florida International University and
M-DCPS to increase the number of
dual enrollment (college classes)
available for youth attending
Miami Beach Senior High. If you
are a Miami Beach resident and
hold a Masters degree, you may
be eligible to participate.

For more information on the


Education Compact, visit the citys
website and click on the
Education tab.

Community members who wish to


volunteer at a public school, must
register online on the M-DCPS
community portal and follow
these steps:
1. Click the Services and Sites
tab at the top.
2. Click on the Be a School
Volunteer! link.
3. Choose your school(s) and
activity(ies) in which you
wish to volunteer.
4. Go to your selected
school/location and show
your identification for final
approval.
Los miembros de la comunidad que
deseen participar como voluntarios
en una escuela pblica deben
inscribirse en lnea en el portal
M-DCPS community portal y seguir
estos pasos:
1. Haga clic en la pestaa
Services and Sites en la
parte superior.
2. Haga clic en el enlace Be a
School Volunteer!
3. Escoja la(s) escuela(s)
y actividad(es) en las
que desea hacer labor
voluntaria.
4. Vaya a la escuela/
ubicacin seleccionada y
muestre su identificacin
para obtener aprobacin
final.

la comunidad a tener una participacin ms activa en las escuelas


pblicas. Como voluntario, usted puede aportar sus destrezas nicas,
experiencias y perspectivas para ayudar a mejorar la vida de
nuestros jvenes.
Los voluntarios de la comunidad de Miami Beach organizan
proyectos en todas las escuelas pblicas de la ciudad, ofreciendo as
una pltora de oportunidades para hacer labor voluntaria durante
todo el ao escolar. Sin importar qu destrezas tenga ni en qu
vecindario viva, hay una escuela en Miami Beach que tiene una
actividad para usted.

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Teach at the Beach


Miami Beach will provide a free
citywide parking pass to residents
that are eligible to substitute teach
at Nautilus Middle School.

Desde la recepcin hasta el saln de clases hasta los terrenos


exteriores, antes de las clases, despus de la escuela y los fines
de semana, los voluntarios ayudan con una gama amplia de
actividades. Al hacerlo, mejoran la vida de los nios y sus familias,
adems de cosechar un montn de beneficios para s mismos.
Los nios esperan con entusiasmo que los voluntarios comunitarios
vengan a apoyar a nuestra escuela en todo su alcance y los
eventos del Bachillerato Internacional (International Baccalaureate)
que contribuyen con el xito de los nios, agreg Alice Quarles,
directora de la escuela North Beach Elementary.
Para ms informacin sobre el voluntariado, visite el sitio web de la
Ciudad y haga clic en la pestaa Education.

We Want You!

To volunteer at any Miami Beach public school, please


see below for contact information and subject needs. Lo
necesitamos! Para hacer labor voluntaria en cualquier
escuela pblica de Miami Beach, consulte la informacin de
contacto indicada abajo y la materia que se necesita.
North Beach Elementary
Math and Reading
Mon Fri | 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Villar 305.531.7666
Biscayne Elementary
Math and Reading
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 8:40 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:05 p.m.
Tues, Thurs | 3:10 p.m.
Contact: Dr. Borges 305.868.7727
Nautilus Middle School
Math and Reading
Wed | 4 p.m. 5 p.m.
Sat | 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Contact: Mr. Echemendia 305.532.3481
Treasure Island Elementary
Reading
Tues, Thurs | 3:20 p.m. 4:20 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Mendieta 305.865.3141
South Pointe Elementary
Math and Reading
Mon Fri | 7:15 a.m. 3 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Gonsky 305.531.5437
Fienberg/Fisher
Math and Reading
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri |3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Murphy 305.531.0419
Miami Beach Senior High School
Reading, Math and Science
Mon, Wed, Thurs | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
Contact: Ms. Larkin 305.532.4515
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ALL READY

ALL HANDS

ON DECK
By Shari Holbert Lipner

isks take many forms, but the way a city prepares for and deals with
varied threats are increasingly being handled holistically through
what is known as the whole community approach. Miami Beachs
Department of Emergency Management (MBDEM) is focused on five core
areas: prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

La preparacin es la responsabilidad compartida de cada empleado


municipal, residente, comerciante y organizacin local. Cada uno
contribuye con la seguridad y proteccin global de la comunidad entera
y todos, a su vez, logran tener una comunidad ms resiliente cuando
trabajan juntos.

Preparedness is the shared responsibility of every city employee, resident,


business owner and local organization. Each contributes to our overall
safety and security, so we gain a more resilient community.

MBDEM revisa los planes de preparacin para todos los departamentos


municipales y ayuda a desarrollar y mejorar los mtodos de informar sobre
riesgos, evaluar peligros potenciales y garantizar que el personal est
seguro, explic Charles Tear, director de Manejo de Emergencias, Ciudad
de Miami Beach.

MBDEM reviews the preparedness plans for all city departments and helps
develop and improve methods of communicating risks, assessing potential
hazards and ensuring that staff are safe, said Director Charles Tear, Miami
Beach Emergency Management.
Just as each city employee has a plan, so should each resident. Be aware
of potential emergencies and have an emergency kit in your home and
go-kits for each member of your family in the event of an evacuation.
Know in advance where you would go should an evacuation order be
given. Plans should also include a thought-out communications component
to ensure you let family and friends outside of the affected area know where
you will be and how each of you can contact one another.
I was first made aware of hurricane preparedness when Hurricane David
threatened the area in 1980, said Miami Beach resident Jeff Gordon,
whose family has lived in Miami Beach for several generations. Like many
locals, my family was ill prepared and that [experience] left an impression.
Everyone needs to be responsible for themselves, their property and their
community in dealing with these events.
The business community and local organizations such as faith-based groups
also have roles and responsibilities in making sure Miami Beach bounces
back after a storm or other major event.
In reality, we are all in this together, added Tear. We all have a part to
play in preparedness.
Public-private partnerships enhance all aspects of emergency management.
This is accomplished through information-sharing, emergency planning,
emergency communications and resource sharing. As new initiatives are
being developed that incorporate the private sector as partners, there may
be a role for you or your organization. With all hands on deck we are
more resilient.
Ruta hacia la preparacin Los riesgos pueden tener formas muy
distintas, pero la manera en que una ciudad se prepara y afronta
las distintas amenazas cada vez ms se est abordando de forma
holstica mediante lo que se denomina enfoque operacional de toda
la comunidad. La Ciudad de Miami Beach hace nfasis en cinco
reas fundamentales: prevencin, preparacin, mitigacin, respuesta y
recuperacin.

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As como cada empleado tiene un plan, cada residente debe tenerlo


tambin. Est atento a emergencias potenciales y tenga un kit de
suministros de emergencia en su hogar y kits porttiles rpidos para
cada miembro de su familia en caso de una evacuacin. Conozca por
anticipado adnde ira en caso de que se emita una orden de evacuacin.
Asimismo los planes deben incluir un componente de comunicaciones
bien elaborado para garantizar que tenga familiares y amigos fuera
del rea afectada que estn enterados de dnde estar y cmo pueden
comunicarse entre s.
Primero hice consciencia de la importancia de tener un plan de
preparacin para huracanes fue cuando el huracn David amenaz el
rea en 1980, dijo el residente de Miami Beach Jeff Gordon, cuya familia
ha vivido en Miami Beach durante varias generaciones. Al igual que
muchos locales, mi familia no estaba preparado y [la experiencia] dej
una impresin. Sent que todos deberan ser responsables de s mismos,
sus bienes y su comunidad cuando suceden estos eventos.
La comunidad empresarial y las organizaciones locales como los grupos
religiosos igualmente tienen funciones y responsabilidades para garantizar
que Miami Beach se recupere despus de una tormenta o algn otro
fenmeno significativo.
En realidad, estamos todos juntos en esto, agreg Tear.
Trabajamos para cambiar la concepcin errada de que el gobierno tiene
cierta funcin en la preparacin y el sector privado tiene otra.
Las alianzas entre el sector pblico y el privado mejoran todos los aspectos
del manejo de las emergencias. Esto se logra mediante el intercambio de
informacin, planificacin para emergencias, comunicaciones durante las
emergencias e intercambio de recursos. Se estn desarrollando nuevas
iniciativas que incorporan al sector privado como socios en la preparacin.
Puede haber una funcin que usted o su organizacin pueda desempear
en los esfuerzos de preparacin de la ciudad, adems de los esfuerzos
generales para hacernos ms resilientes.

Are you hurricane ready?


Log on to the citys website to download the 2014 Miami Beach Hurricane Guide. It provides
valuable information on how to prepare for storms and other hazards, including a checklist of
items that should go in emergency kits. FEMAs preparedness site, Ready.gov, also has links to
numerous resources to help you prepare, including a handy Family Emergency Plan form, where
you can fill in important contact information as part of your emergency communications plan. The
more prepared you are, the less stressful it will be when the time comes to react to an emergency.

COLUMN

I was first made aware of


hurricane preparedness when
Hurricane David threatened
the area in 1980, said Miami
Beach resident Jeff Gordon,
whose family has lived in Miami
Beach for several generations.
Like many locals, my family was
ill prepared and that [experience]
left an impression. I felt it
incumbent on everyone to be
responsible for themselves, their
property, and their community in
dealing with these events.

Est listo para afrontar un huracn?


Ingrese al sitio web de la Ciudad para descargar la gua para la temporada de huracanes de
este ao (2014 Miami Beach Hurricane Guide). Proporciona informacin valiosa sobre cmo
prepararse para afrontar las tormentas y otros peligros, lo que incluye una lista de verificacin de
artculos que deben incluirse en los kits de emergencia. El sitio web de preparacin de la FEMA,
Ready.gov, tambin contiene vnculos a numerosos recursos que lo ayudarn a prepararse,
incluido un prctico formulario de Plan de Emergencia Familiar, que puede completar con la
informacin de contacto importante como parte de un plan de comunicaciones en caso de
emergencia. Mientras ms preparado est, menos estrs sentir cuando llegue el momento de
reaccionar ante una emergencia.

MITIGATION
PREPAREDNESS

RESPONSE

PREVENTION

This new column is


the first in a series to
introduce the Miami
Beach Department of
Emergency Management
(MBDEM), and to
help the community
become familiar with the
concepts of the five core
capabilities in emergency
management. It all starts
with preparedness.

RECOVERY

Esta nueva columna


es la primera de una
serie para presentar el
Departamento de Manejo
de Emergencias de
Miami Beach (MBDEM) y
ayudar a la comunidad
a familiarizarse con
los conceptos de las
cinco capacidades
fundamentales del
manejo de emergencias.
Todo comienza con la
preparacin.
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COOKING WITH FIRE

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:

SILENT
HEROES
By Melissa Berthier

While cooking is the leading


cause of home fires and injuries,
according to the National Fire
Protection Association, only
an estimated 25 percent of U.S.
households have a kitchen fire
extinguisher on hand to help contain
or extinguish a small fire.
The prompt use of a home extinguisher
can smother a small fire before it spreads
or suppress the flames while you escape,
said Miami Beach Fire Chief Virgil
Fernandez. It can be a life saver.
All household extinguishers are classified
A, B, or C (or a combination of these) on the
label to specify which types of fires ordinary
combustibles, flammable liquids, or electrical
the extinguisher is effective against. Many of the
ones sold for home use are classified A:B:C and
fight all three types of fires.

Extintores de incendios: hroes silenciosos


Si bien cocinar es la causa principal de incendios
domsticos y lesiones, segn la Asociacin Nacional
de Proteccin Contra Incendios, se estima que apenas el
25% de los hogares estadounidenses tienen un extintor de
incendios a mano en la cocina para contener o extinguir
un incendio pequeo.
El uso oportuno de un extintor domstico puede apagar un
incendio pequeo antes de que se propague o sofocar las
llamas mientras usted escapa, asever Virgil Fernandez, Jefe
de Bomberos de Miami Beach. Esto puede salvar vidas.
Todos los extintores domsticos muestran la clasificacin A, B
o C (o una combinacin de ellas) en la etiqueta para especificar
los tipos de fuego (combustibles ordinarios, lquidos inflamables
o fuego elctrico) para el que sirve el extintor. Muchos de los
extintores para uso domstico estn clasificados como A:B:C y
sirven para combatir los tres tipos de fuego.
La distincin principal entre los extintores es el tamao. En caso
de los extintores, mientras ms grande sean en tamao, mejor.
Sin embargo, al comprar un extintor, los consumidores solo deben

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The main distinction among home extinguishers is size. In the


case of extinguishers, bigger is usually better. However, when
purchasing an extinguisher, buyers should only purchase the largest
extinguisher you can comfortably handle and maneuver.
There is also a difference between rechargeable extinguishers
with metal valves, and disposable ones that have plastic valves.
A rechargeable one will usually cost more, but refilling it once the
pressure gauge shows that use or time has depleted the contents
may still be less expensive than buying a new
disposable extinguisher.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends placing an
extinguisher on each of your floors, and in an easy-to-grab spot
near an exit where theres a clear path to get out.
Extinguishers should be recharged or replaced after each use. They
can also lose pressure over time making them useless when you
need it. It is wise to periodically peek at your extinguishers gauge.
No matter how many fire extinguishers you have in your home,
they cannot substitute the most important safety tool: a fire plan,
added Fernandez. Make sure everyone in the family knows how to
evacuate, where to meet outside and how to call 911.
comprar el extintor ms grande que puedan sostener y manipular
con comodidad.
Tambin hay una diferencia entre los extintores recargables con
vlvulas metlicas y los desechables que traen vlvulas plsticas.
Un extintor recargable suele costar ms, pero recargarlo cuando
el indicador de presin muestra que el contenido se ha agotado
por uso o tiempo an puede costar menos que comprar un nuevo
extintor desechable.
La Asociacin Nacional de Proteccin Contra Incendios recomienda
tener un extintor en cada piso de la casa y en un lugar de fcil
alcance cerca de una salida donde haya una ruta de escape clara.
Los extintores deben recargarse o cambiarse despus de cada uso.
Tambin pueden perder presin con el tiempo y volverse inservibles
cuando se necesiten. Es sensato revisar el indicador de presin
peridicamente.
No importa cuntos extintores tenga en su casa, no pueden
sustituir la herramienta de seguridad ms importante: Un plan en
caso de incendio, afirm Fernandez. Asegrese de que todos los
miembros de su familia sepan cmo evacuar, dnde reunirse fuera
del casa y cmo llamar al 911.

COLUMN

Keeping a fire crew healthy, well-fed and prepped


24/7 for emergencies is serious business for the
station chef. When sirens were not wailing, the MB
crew had a chance to go to Fire Station One where
Firefighter Miguel Hernandez gave fire extinguisher
tips and agreed to share his famous vaca frita recipe
with Miami Beach residents.
Mantener un equipo de bomberos sano, bien
alimentados y preparados para emergencias 24
por 7 es un asunto serio para el chef de la estacin.
Cuando las sirenas no sonaban, el equipo de MB
tuvo la oportunidad de ir a la Estacin de Bomberos
Uno donde bombero Miguel Hernndez dio
consejos sobre extintores de incendios y accedi
a compartir su receta famosa de vaca frita con los
residentes de Miami Beach.

Vaca Frita

Combine the sauted onions and peppers with the


shredded meat in a large bowl, mixing well. Heat a
large, flat griddle until very hot.

Ingredients

Working in batches, spread the shredded beef


on the griddle in a thin layer and season with salt
and pepper. Cook over high heat, turning once
or twice, until sizzling and crispy in spots, about
6 minutes per batch. Transfer to a platter, garnish
with cilantro.

Serves 6

4 pounds London broil or flank steak


2 green bell peppers, 1 halved, 1 sliced
1 yellow and red bell pepper, cored and sliced
2 large vidalia onions, 1 halved, 1 thinly sliced
2 bay leaves

RECIPE

From Miami Beach Firefighter


Miguel Hernandez

teaspoon oregano
2 to 3 garlic cloves, very finely sliced
cup fresh lime juice
cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt

P.A.S.S.

Freshly ground pepper


Cilantro to garnish

Before an emergency arises, it is vital to


know how to operate an extinguisher.
An easy way to remember is using the
acronym PASS. Pull the extinguishers
safety pin; Aim at the base of the fire;
Squeeze the trigger and hold it; and
Sweep side to side until the extinguisher
runs dry.

In a large pot, combine the London broil or flank


meat that has been sprinkled with salt, pepper and
oregano with one halved green bell pepper, halved
onion and bay leaves. Add enough water to cover
and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat for
40 minutes or when tender. Transfer the meat to a
work surface and let cool.

Recuerde la clave PASE


Antes de que surja una emergencia,
es vital saber cmo operar el extintor.
Una manera fcil de recordarlo es con
el acrnimo PASE. Presione para quitar
el pasador de seguridad; Apunte a
la base del fuego; Sujete con firmeza
el gatillo apretndolo y Esparza todo
el contenido del extintor sobre la
superficie barriendo de lado a lado.

Once cool, shred the meat using a fork to pull the


meat and use a knife to keep it steady. Transfer to
a bowl.
Combine the garlic with the lime juice and olive oil,
and mix into the shredded meat. Let stand at room
temperature for at least 30 minutes to
marinate well.
In one saucepan, saut the onion and in another,
saut the sliced peppers.

Know Your ABCs


Household extinguishers are classified A, B, C or a combination
of these to specify which types of fires you can use them on.
A: ordinary combustibles like paper, cloth and wood
B: flammable liquids- cooking oil and gasoline
C: live electricity

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH

Serve with brown rice and black beans


with chorizo.
En una cacerola grande, combine la carne que ha
sido espolvoreada previamente con la sal, pimienta
y hierbas con una mitad de pimiento verde, la
cebolla en mitades y las hojas de laurel. Agregue
suficiente agua para cubrir y deje que hierva.
Cueza a fuego moderado por 40 minutos o hasta
que la carne est tierna. Transfiera la carne a una
superficie de trabajo y djela enfriar.
Una vez fra, desmeche la carne usando un tenedor
para separar la carne y un cuchillo para sujetarla
firme. Transfirala a un recipiente.
Combine el ajo con el jugo de limn y el aceite
de oliva y mezcle todo con la carne desmechada.
Deje reposar a temperatura ambiente durante al
menos 30 minutos para que se marine bien.
En una sartn, saltee la cebolla y en otra, saltee los
pimientos rebanados.
Combine las cebollas salteadas y los pimientos
con la carne desmechada en un recipiente grande,
mezclando bien. Ponga una plancha grande al
fuego hasta que est bien caliente.
Trabaje en lotes para esparcir la carne en la
plancha en una capa delgada y aderezar con sal y
pimienta. Cueza a fuego alto, dndole vuelta una
o dos veces, hasta que est chispeante y crujiente
en algunos puntos, unos 6 minutos por cada lote.
Transfirala a una bandeja, guarnecer con cilantro
y srvala caliente.
Acompela con arroz integral y frijoles negros
con chorizo.

Go behind the garage doors at Fire Station Ones kitchen.


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Gaining

Momentum
By Melissa Berthier

...new and innovative ways


to get you from point A to
point B with less hassles.

ts another major event weekend and the roads in our urban, historic
tropical island are gridlocked. Given the increasing number people that
live, work, visit and play in Miami Beach, Miami Beach officials are
considering new and innovative ways to get you from point A to point B
with less hassles.
Our goal is to further improve connectivity with mass transit, alleviate
congestion, and improve the Miami Beach bicycle and pedestrian
experience, said Miami Beach Transportation Director Jose Gonzalez.
With a lot of moving pieces, Miami Beachs transportation plan is rapidly
evolving to improve traffic flow and travel times with a series of free
trolley systems, a real-time traffic monitoring system, an updated bicycle/
pedestrian master plan and much more.
The Alton-West Loop trolley service, which was implemented as a tool to
mitigate impacts of construction and parking loss throughout the Alton
Road and West Avenue corridors, has been extremely well-received with
an average daily ridership of 1,092 passengers.
Im so impressed with the trolley, said Miami Beach resident Ramiro
Norma. It has really eased commuting around the construction to get my
groceries and errands done.
In October, getting around in North Beach will be much easier. Having
received approval by Miami-Dade Transit to operate a municipal circulator
service in North Beach, the city will launch a free, North Beach Trolley.
This new service will provide a reliable and frequent connection with 31
stops, which includes Publix on 69 Street, North Shore Open Space Park,
North Shore Branch Library, North Shore Youth Center, Normandy Isle
Park and Pool, Walgreens on Biarritz Drive, and other destinations.
I am super excited to hear that this area will be getting its own trolley,
said North Beach resident Joseph Hester. North Beach has everything you
need in a 20 plus block radiusand now I wont even need to take out my
car to access our great restaurants, library, grocery store nor pharmacy.
Like the Alton-West Loop, Miami Beachs North Beach trolleys will have
free Wi-Fi on board, real-time tracking and next bus information through
the citys free Miami Beach e-Gov app.
To evaluate the performance of trolleys and Miami-Dade Countys South
Beach Local, the city will launch a mystery rider program to assess the
service in four basic areas: on-time performance, cleanliness, customer
service and safety. Reports will be created on a quarterly basis and efforts
will be closely coordinated with Miami-Dade County and the citys trolley
operator in order to provide the best service possible to all transit users.
During the 2013 Art Basel show, the city implemented a pilot program
to perform traffic monitoring and management by having engineers
proactively make changes to the signal timing at critical intersections
to avert heavy congestion and keep traffic flowing along our roadway
network. The results were overwhelmingly positive in helping to
alleviate congestion.

Our goal is to implement technologies


capable of adapting to real-time
demand, noted Gonzalez.
Travel times were reduced up to 230 percent in comparison to a baseline
event when no traffic monitoring or management was employed.
This traffic monitoring system was also used during this years Miami
International Boat Show, Winter Party Week, Winter Music Conference,
Ultra Music Festival and Memorial Day weekend.
Consequently, the city has allocated approximately $4.5 million for the
implementation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices that
consist of Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT), Pan-Tilt-Zoom
(PTZ) cameras for traffic monitoring, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi readers for real-time
travel time estimation and Parking Management Systems (PMS) devices on
selected cooridors on Miami Beach.
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In the interest of public


safety, riding a bicycle
along Lincoln Road
is no longer allowed
between the hours of
9 a.m. 2 a.m.

Expansion
Depends on You

Free North Beach Loop


coming this fall.

Since the most effective means


of evaluating a transit system
is through its ridership, Miami
Beach officials encourage
residents to participate and
recommend the trolley service
to others. Submit comments
and questions to
trolley@miamibeachfl.gov.
Miami Beach is a recent
recipient of a Florida
Department of Transportation
grant for the North Beach
Trolley, which will fund the
service in the amount of
$400,00 per year, for a three
year period beginning
next July.

Did you know?

From Miami-Dade Countys


Transportation Tax (PTP),
Miami Beach receives a
portion based on population
density. This figure is projected
at $3.2 million for the current
fiscal year.
The funds are divided between
capital funds and transit
funds. Capital funds are
used in various projects, such
as crosswalks, right-of-way
improvements, pedestrian
crossing improvements,
pedestrian countdown signals
and many others. The transit
funds are utilized to subsidize
the South Beach Local.

Advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems can provide higher savings


in travel time, fuel savings, emission reductions, vehicle miles travelled
reductions, safety improvements, vehicle operation costs savings, and other
aspects related to an improvement on traffic flow, explained Gonzalez.
Exploring another angle to keep traffic flowing in Miami Beach, new
rules for freight loading were approved this past May. Freight loading is
allowed during certain posted hours (look for signs) of the day. Deliveries
on Washington Avenue is limited to early to mid-afternoon and side
streets between Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue, from Fifth Street
to 17 Street, have extended hours. The amount of time it takes to perform
deliveries is also restricted and posted.
To facilitate compliance, the city has expanded both size and quantities of
loading areas where trucks can park and established a permitting process
for delivery vehicles. Effective October 1, rule breakers will face ticketing,
towing and moving violations for double parking, all in an effort to keep
traffic moving.
Also underway is the Miami Beach bicycle/pedestrian masterplan update.
Currently in phase two, this plan is developing alternatives for improving
the connectivity deficiencies along the current bicycle network and creating
guidelines for designing livable and complete streets that are safe for all
users and modes of transportation.
In order to fill in these connectivity gaps, current best practices, city
policies, right-of-way characteristics and corridor geometrics are being
explored. In addition, the plan will establish a set of guidelines that will
be used by the city to design bicycle/pedestrian facilities depending on
corridor geometrics and existing right-of-way widths. These guidelines will
be used to ensure that the most appropriate bicycle/pedestrian facilities
are incorporated into future projects.
Another integral part of this master plan will be a bicycle parking plan.
While bikeways are the most visible element within a bicycle network,
cyclists must also have safe and convenient places to store their bicycles
for both short-term and long-term periods.
Bicycle parking facilities are currently located at schools, civic buildings,
and some commercial shopping areas. However, the quality of these
end-of-trip facilities varies greatly, and the quantity provided often
needs calibration.
This plan will include long-term parking facility types, such as a signature
bicycle station facility, and in-street bicycle corrals that can be used to
provide bicycle parking in high-demand locations without taking up limited
and valuable sidewalk space.
By land and by sea, transportation options will soon expand. A public
waterborne transportation service concession, better known as water taxis,
is being aggressively sought. The Mayor and Commission are set to award
a contract with an operator this fall.
Water taxis will be a privately operated service at no cost to the city, but
with a great benefit to locals, noted Gonzalez. With this, we hope to
provide a viable alternative to avoid using the MacArthur or Julia Tuttle
causeways via automobiles or public transit.
Miami Beach will facilitate its waterway right-of-ways in hopes of
connecting residents and visitors to downtown Miami.
We will continue to invest and enhance all modes of transportation,
added Gonzalez. It is imperative to our growth and
economic development.

DecoBike has
a new name:
CitiBike.

Miami Beach avanza Es otro fin de semana con un evento


importante y las calles de nuestra isla tropical urbana e histrica estn
congestionadas. Dado el creciente nmero de personas que viven,
trabajan, visitan y se divierten en Miami Beach, los funcionarios de Miami
Beach estn considerando formas nuevas e innovadoras para trasladarnos
desde el punto A hasta el punto B con menos inconvenientes.
Nuestra meta es mejorar todava ms la conectividad con el trnsito
masivo, aliviar la congestin y mejorar la experiencia para los ciclistas

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y peatones de Miami Beach, asever Jose Gonzalez, Director de


Transporte de Miami Beach.
Con muchas piezas en movimiento, el plan de transporte de Miami
Beach est evolucionando rpidamente para mejorar el trfico lento y los
tiempos de desplazamiento con una serie de sistema de tranva gratuito,
un sistema de monitoreo del trfico en tiempo real, un plan maestro
actualizado para ciclistas y peatones y mucho ms.
El servicio de tranva de Alton-West Loop, que se implement como una
herramienta para mitigar los impactos de la construccin y prdida de
estacionamiento en los corredores viales de Alton Road y West Avenue,
ha recibido gran aceptacin y tiene un volumen diario promedio de
1,092 pasajeros.
Estoy sorprendida con el tranva, expres Ramiro Norma, residente de
Miami Beach. De verdad ha facilitado el desplazamiento alrededor de la
construccin para hacer mis compras y otros mandados.
En octubre ser ms fcil desplazarse por North Beach. Tras recibir la
aprobacin de Miami-Dade Transit para operar un servicio de circulacin
municipal en North Beach, la Ciudad iniciar un servicio de tranva
gratuito en North Beach. Este nuevo servicio ofrecer conexin frecuente y
confiable con 31 paradas, entre las que se encuentran la de Publix en 69
Street, North Shore Open Space Park, North Shore Branch Library, North
Shore Youth Center, Normandy Isle Park and Pool, Walgreens en Biarritz
Drive y otros destinos.
Estoy muy emocionado con la noticia de que esta rea tendr su propio
servicio de tranva, exclam Joseph Hester, residente de North Beach.
North Beach tiene todo lo que se necesita en un radio de unas 20
manzanas, as que ahora ni siquiera necesito sacar el automvil para
llegar a nuestros maravillosos restaurantes, biblioteca, tiendas de vveres
o la farmacia.
Al igual que el servicio de Alton-West Loop, los tranvas de North
Beach en Miami Beach tendrn Wi-Fi a bordo, rastreo en tiempo real e
informacin sobre el siguiente bus a travs de la aplicacin gratuita de
gobierno electrnico de Miami Beach (Miami Beach e-Gov app).
Para evaluar el funcionamiento de los tranvas y Miami-Dade Countys
South Beach Local, la Ciudad implementar un programa de pasajero
misterioso para evaluar el servicio en cuatro reas bsicas: puntualidad
del servicio, limpieza, atencin al cliente y seguridad. Se generarn
informes trimestrales y se coordinarn los esfuerzos en estrecha
colaboracin con Miami-Dade County y el operador de los tranvas de la
Ciudad a fin de prestar el mejor servicio posible a todos los usuarios.
Durante el espectculo 2013 Art Basel, la Ciudad implement un
programa piloto de monitoreo y control del trfico con la actuacin de
ingenieros que de manera proactiva hacen cambios en la temporizacin
de los semforos en intersecciones crticas para evitar la congestin
fuerte y mantener el trfico fluido en nuestra red vial. Los resultados en la
reduccin de la congestin fueron abrumadoramente positivos.
Nuestra meta es implementar tecnologas capaces de adaptarse a la
demanda en tiempo real, acot Gonzalez.
Los tiempos de desplazamiento se redujeron hasta en un 230% en
comparacin con un evento de referencia cuando no se emple monitoreo
ni control del trfico.

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Este sistema de monitoreo de trfico tambin se us este ao durante


varios eventos, como el Miami International Boat Show, Winter Party
Week, Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival y el fin de semana
de Memorial Day.
En consecuencia, la Ciudad a presupuestado $4.5 millones para la
implementacin permanente de dispositivos de un sistema de transporte
inteligente (Intelligent Transportation System, o ITS) que funcionan con
tecnologa de control adaptativo de semforos (Adaptive Signal Control
Technology, o ASCT), cmaras direccionales PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom, o PTZ)
para monitoreo del trfico, lectores Bluetooth/Wi-Fi para calcular el
tiempo de desplazamiento en tiempo real y dispositivos de sistemas de
control de estacionamiento (Parking Management Systems, o PMS) para
algunas zonas de Miami Beach.
Los sistemas de transporte inteligentes avanzados pueden ofrecer
grandes ahorros en tiempos de desplazamiento, ahorros de combustible,
reduccin de emisiones, reduccin del millaje recorrido, mejoras de la
seguridad, ahorros en cotos operativos de los vehculos y otros aspectos
relacionados con una mejora del trfico lento, asegur Gonzalez.
Explorando otro ngulo para mantener la fluidez del trfico en Miami
Beach, se aprobaron nuevas normas para la carga y descarga de
mercancas en mayo pasado. La carga y descarga de mercancas est
permitida durante ciertas horas publicadas (consulte los carteles) del
da. Las entregas en Washington Avenue estn limitadas a primeras
horas y mediados de la tarde y las calles laterales entre Ocean Drive y
Washington Avenue, desde Fifth Street hasta 17 Street, tienen horarios
ms amplios. La cantidad de tiempo que tardan las entregas tambin est
restringido y publicado.
Para facilitar el cumplimiento, la Ciudad ha ampliado tanto el tamao
como el nmero de reas de carga y descarga en las que los camiones
pueden estacionar y ha establecido un proceso de obtencin de permisos
para vehculos de carga. Con vigencia a partir del 1 de octubre, quienes
incumplan la norma se expondrn a multa/remolcado e infracciones de
trnsito por estacionar en doble fila, todo como un esfuerzo por matener
fluido el trfico.
Asimismo est en proceso la actualizacin del plan maestro para cilistas
y peatones de Miami Beach. Este plan que actualmente se encuentra en
la fase dos, busca crear alternativas para mejorar las deficiencias en la
conectividad en la red actual para ciclistas y establecer parmetros para
el diseo de calles completas y habitables que sean seguras para todos
los usuarios y modos de transporte.
A fin de zanjar estas brechas en la conectividad, se estn estudiando las
mejores prcticas actuales, las polticas municipales, las caractersticas
de los derechos de va y la configuracin geomtrica de los corredores
viales. Por otra parte, el plan establecer un conjunto de parmetros que
usar la Ciudad para disear instalaciones para ciclistas/peatones, segn
la configuracin geomtrica del corredor vial y el ancho del derecho de
va existente. Estos parmetros se usarn para garantizar que la mayora
de las instalaciones para ciclistas/peatones se incorporen en proyectos
futuros.
Otra parte integral de este plan maestro ser un plan de estacionamiento
para bicicletas. Si bien las ciclovas son el elemento ms visible dentro de
una red de bicicletas, los ciclistas tambin deben estar protegidos y contar
con sitios apropiados para guardar sus bicicletas por perodos cortos y
largos.

Los estacionamientos para bicicletas se ubican actualmente en escuelas,


edificios cvicos y ciertas reas comerciales de tiendas. Sin embargo,
la calidad de estas instalaciones para final de recorridos vara
considerablemente y la cantidad ofrecida a menudo necesita calibracin.
Este plan incluir tipos de estacionamiento de larga duracin, como una
estacin para bicicletas de firma comercial y corrales para bicicletas en
la va que pueden usarse para estacionar bicicletas en lugares de alta
demanda sin ocupar el espacio limitado y valioso de las aceras.
Por tierra y por mar, pronto se ampliarn las opciones de transporte. Se
est buscando con ahnco una concesin de servicio de transporte pblico
acutico, mejor conocido como taxis acuticos. El Alcalde y la Comisin
estn decididos a subscribir un contrato con un operador este otoo.
Los taxis acuticos ser un servicio operado por una empresa privada sin
costo para la ciudad, pero con un beneficio enorme para los habitantes
locales, destac Gonzalez. Con ello esperamos ofrecer una alternativa
viable para evitar usar las carreteras MacArthur o Julia Tuttle con
automviles o transporte pblico.
Miami Beach facilitar los derechos de va martimos con la esperanza de
conectar a los residentes y los visitantes con el casco central de Miami.
Seguiremos invirtiendo y mejorando todos los modos de transporte,
aadi Gonzalez. Es imperativo para nuestro crecimiento y
desarrollo econmico.

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Segways & Other Motorized


Vehicles Prohibited in Several Areas

In an effort to enhance safety, promoting pedestrian and


bicycle-use along the citys coastal pathways, and in response
to recurring complaints, a new ordinance prohibits motorized
means of transportation in certain areas.
Beachwalk, south of Fifth Street, between 15 and 23
streets and between 64 and 79 streets;
Lummus Park Promenade between 5 and 15 streets;
Sidewalks on the east & west side of Ocean Drive
between South Pointe Drive and First Street;
South Pointe Park cutwalk adjacent and parallel to
Government Cut;
Marina Baywalk adjacent and parallel to Biscayne Bay,
South of 5 Street.

Pre-existing code prohibits segways on any portion of Lincoln


Road Mall from the west sidewalk of Washington Avenue to
the east sidewalk of Alton Road.

The Venetian Causeway toll plaza


converted to SunPass or toll by plate. The
toll remains $1.75 for SunPass customers
and $2.25 for two-axle, non-SunPass users.

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Floating
By Ariel Moger & Yanira Pineda

id you know that in another 100 years, remnants of todays


Styrofoam products might still pose risks to our
communitys environment?

Taking action today for a cleaner tomorrow, Miami Beachs latest


environmentally conscious endeavor includes banning expanded
polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, in public areas.
Our oceans are literally becoming a toxic, plastic soup, said
Scott Stripling, Chair to the Miami Chapter Surfrider Foundation.
We should all be concerned with the accumulation of decades
of discarded plastics that now covers as much as 88 percent of
the surface of our oceans, according to a recent report by the
National Academy of Sciences.
In 2012, polystyrene was banned from the beaches. In July,
the Miami Beach Commission unanimously voted to expand the
original ban to include parks, city-owned facilities, sidewalk cafes
and special events. Miami Beach is the first municipality in Florida
to ban polystyrene in public areas setting the example for other
communities to follow.
Polystyrene is a petroleum-based plastic product that is nonbiodegradable and it is not readily recyclable. Due to its
lightweight and buoyant properties, expanded polystyrene easily
travels through Miami Beachs storm water system, ending up in
our waterways.
It also breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces that are difficult
to cleanup and remain in the environment for centuries. If
accidentally ingested, these small pieces of plastic harm and kill
marine animals and other Miami Beach wildlife.
Birds, filter-feeding organisms and fish
often mistake these small particles
for food, and we have many
instances of seabirds, for
example, dying of starvation
with their bellies full of tiny
plastic pieces, said Rachel
Silverstein, executive director,
Biscayne Bay Water Keeper.
Polystyrene also poses a threat
to our health. Two toxic substances
present in polystyrene are styrene and

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benzene, which are suspected carcinogens and neurotoxins.


When expanded polystyrene comes into contact with warm foods
or drinks, it percolates these hazardous toxins into your meal
and eventually your body. The risks associated with the use of
this product have convinced many restaurants and businesses to
voluntarily phase out food containers made of Styrofoam.
While the removal of polystyrene from certain sections of the city
is a small step, the City of Miami Beach will continue to work
on protecting the environment for its many residents and visitors.
Everyone can also do their part to keep the city as sustainably
vibrant as possible by keeping polystyrene off the beach, parks
and streets.
Flotando para siempre Saba usted que dentro de otros 100
aos, los restos de los productos de espuma de estireno todava
podran representar un riesgo para el medio ambiente de
nuestra comunidad?
Como parte de las medidas que se toman hoy para un maana
ms limpio, la iniciativa ms reciente de conciencia ecolgica de
Miami Beach incluye la prohibicin del poliestireno expandido,
conocido comnmente como espuma de estireno (o styrofoam), en
reas pblicas.
Literalmente nuestros ocanos se estn volviendo una sopa de
plstico txico, afirm Scott Stripling, Presidente del Captulo de
Miami de la Surfrider Foundation. A todos debera preocuparnos
la acumulacin de dcadas de plsticos desechados que ahora
cubre hasta un 88% de la superficie de nuestros ocanos, segn
un informe reciente de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias.
En 2012, el poliestireno qued prohibido en las playas. En
julio, la Comisin de Miami Beach aprob por unanimidad
la ampliacin de la prohibicin original para incluir parques,
instalaciones propiedad de la Ciudad, cafs en las aceras y
eventos especiales. Miami Beach es la primera municipalidad de
Florida que prohbe el poliestireno en reas pblicas, sentando as
el ejemplo que pueden seguir otras comunidades.
El poliestireno es un producto plstico derivado del petrleo que
no es biodegradable y no se puede reciclar fcilmente. Debido a
su peso ligero y sus propiedades flotantes, el poliestireno
expandido se mueve con facilidad a travs del sistema de aguas
pluviales de Miami Beach y termina en nuestros cursos de agua.

Las aves, los organismos que se alimentan por filtracin y los


peces a menudo confunden estas pequeas partculas con alimento,
por lo que tenemos numerosos casos de aves marinas, por ejemplo,
que mueren de hambre con sus barrigas repletas de trocitos de
plstico, explic Rachel Silverstein, directora ejecutiva, Biscayne
Bay Water Keeper.

peligrosas hacia la comida y posteriormente el cuerpo humano. Los


riesgos asociados con el uso de este producto han convencido a
muchos restaurantes y negocios de descontinuar voluntariamente los
recipientes hechos con espuma de estireno.

COLUMN

Tambin se rompe en pedazos cada vez ms pequeos que son


difciles de limpiar y permanecen en el medio ambiente durante
siglos. Si se ingieren accidentalmente, estos pedazos de plstico
pequeos perjudican y matan a los animales marinos y otras
especies silvestres de Miami Beach.

Aunque la eliminacin del poliestireno de ciertas secciones de la


ciudad es apenas un pequeo paso, la Ciudad de Miami Beach
seguir con sus esfuerzos para proteger el medio ambiente para
sus muchos residentes y visitantes. Todos podemos hacer nuestra
parte para mantener la ciudad tan sosteniblemente vibrante como
sea posible al mantener las playas, parques y calles libres
de poliestireno.

El poliestireno tambin representa una amenaza para nuestra


salud. Hay dos sustancias presentes en el poliestireno, estireno
y benceno, que despiertan sospechas de ser carcingenos y
neurotoxinas. Cuando el poliestireno expandido entra en contacto
con alimentos o bebidas calientes, desprende estas toxinas

Seas Rise to Extreme Levels


USE CAUTION

This fall, we anticipate king (extreme) high tides to be three


feet and nine inches above mean high water, which is almost
three inches higher than experienced last year according to the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Potential
flooding may worsen with heavy rainfall.
In anticipation of these tides, six newly installed storm water
pump stations are now at the entrance of South Pointe Park, 10
and 14 streets in the West Avenue neighborhood, 20 Street and
West Avenue, Lake Pancoast and Biscayne Pointe at 86 Street
and Hawthorne Avenue to address flooding caused by tidal
fluctuations. In addition, the two existing pump stations in Gibb
Park were also upgraded with new pumps and the addition of
outfalls to Biscayne Bay to improve their capacity. The City plans
to install 58 new pump stations throughout the city in the next
five years.
Tidal floods are composed of seawater, storm water and
chemical run-off from the street. The stagnant water usually has
a foul odor because it makes its way up to the street through
the warm, underground storm water system. Please note that
wastewater (sewer) or drinking water systems are not affected by
tidal flooding.
High tide occurs twice a day and fluctuates with the moon.
Avoid low-lying areas that are prone to flooding during
high-tide periods.
Rinse with fresh water any exposure to tidal floodwater.

Aumento del mar a niveles extremos Este otoo


anticipamos que las mareas altas (extremas) alcanzarn tres pies
con nueve pulgadas por encima de la elevacin promedio del
agua, lo que equivale a casi tres pulgadas ms de lo ocurrido
el ao pasado, segn la Administracin Nacional Ocenica
y Atmosfrica (NOAA). Las inundaciones potenciales pueden
empeorar con precipitaciones fuertes.
En anticipacin de estas mareas, hay seis estaciones de bombeo
de aguas pluviales ya instaladas a la entrada del Parque de
South Pointe, en las calles 10 y 14 en el vecindario de West
Avenue, en la calle 20 y la West Avenue, Lake Pancoast y
Biscayne Pointe sobre la calle 86 y la avenida Hawthorne
para afrontar la inundacin causada por las fluctuaciones de
las mareas. Adems, tambin se reacondicionaron las dos
estaciones de bombeo existentes en Gibb Park con nuevas
bombas y se aadieron vertederos a la Baha para mejorar su
capacidad. La Ciudad planea instalar 58 nuevas estaciones de
bombeo por toda la ciudad en los prximos cinco aos.
Las inundaciones por las mareas estn compuestas por agua de
mar, aguas pluviales y escorrenta qumica proveniente de las
calles. El agua estancada suele tener mal olor porque se abre
paso y sube hasta la calle a travs del sistema de aguas pluviales
subterrneas tibias. Tenga en cuenta que el sistema de aguas
residuales (alcantarillado) no se ve afectado por las inundaciones
por las mareas.
La marea alta ocurre dos veces al da y flucta con la luna.
Evite las reas bajas que son propensas a inundacin
durante perodos de marea alta.
Enjuague con agua limpia cualquier rea expuesta a agua
de inundaciones por las mareas.

Miami Beachs local mitigation strategy will again result in a discount of up to 20% on flood insurance premiums for residents and businesses in our city.
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YOUR SPACE

n November 4, 2014, during the General Election, the City of Miami Beach
will be conducting a Special Election for the purpose of presenting two ballot
questions to the Citys voters regarding amendments to the Citys Charter. These
Miami Beach ballot questions, as set forth below with related brief explanations, will
appear on the General Election ballot following any national, state and/or county issues.
El 4 de noviembre de 2014, durante la Eleccin General, la Ciudad de Miami Beach
llevar a cabo una Eleccin Especial con el propsito de presentar a los electores de
la Ciudad dos preguntas de la papeleta de votacin concernientes a enmiendas en la
Carta Constitucional de la Ciudad. Estas preguntas de la papeleta de votacin, como se
indican ms abajo con explicaciones breves, aparecern en la papeleta de la Eleccin
General despus de los asuntos nacionales, estatales y/o municipales.

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

KEY DATES
Fechas Claves

October 6, 2014: Must be registered to vote/Se debe estar inscrito para votar
October 20 November 2, 2014: Early voting dates/Votacin anticipada
October 29, 2014: Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot/Vence el plazo para solicitar el voto ausente
November 4, 2014: Election Day/Da de Elecciones

Ballot
Question

City Charter Article V: City Commissions Pre-Collective


Bargaining Analysis of Fringe Benefits
Shall Charter Article V governing Budget and Finance be
amended to require that within the 6 months preceding the City
Commissions ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreements
with the respective labor unions, the Commission shall consider
at public hearing a written report presented by City Manager or
his designee/City Budget Director, detailing current status and
related fiscal impact of fringe benefits, including pension and
health insurance plans, provided by City to its officers
and employees?

Explanation In order to promote working relations


E V EN TS

between the City of Miami Beach and the various labor Unions
representing City employees, and consistent with applicable
law, the City of Miami Beach periodically enters into Collective
Bargaining agreements with the Unions. The Collective
Bargaining agreements set forth negotiated terms of employment
including wages, hours and related working conditions to be in
effect during the term of these contracts.

FA L L

PRO G R A M S

&

Inasmuch as approval by the Miami Beach City Commission of


the Citys Collective Bargaining Agreements is required in order
for these contracts to be in effect, this ballot measure proposes
Charter language that will require the Commission, during its
review of the negotiated labor issues, to analyze fringe benefits
provided by the City. Specifically, this Charter amendment
will require that within the 6 month period prior to the City
Commissions approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement,
the City Commission must consider the current status and related
fiscal impact of fringe benefits provided to City officers and
employees, including pension and health insurance plans.

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Pregunta Uno de la Papeleta


Artculo V de la Carta Constitucional de la Ciudad:
Anlisis de las Prestaciones Laborales por parte de la Comisin
de la Ciudad Antes de las Negociaciones Colectivas
Deber enmendarse el Artculo V de la Carta Constitucional
relativo a Presupuesto y Finanzas de modo de exigir que
dentro de los 6 meses anteriores a la ratificacin por parte de
la Comisin de la Ciudad de los Convenios Colectivos con las
respectivas organizaciones laborales, la Comisin examine
en una audiencia pblica un informe escrito presentado por el
Administrador de la Ciudad o quien este designe/el Director
de Presupuesto de la Ciudad, en el que se detalle el estado
actual y el impacto fiscal relacionado de las prestaciones
laborales, incluidos los planes de pensin y de seguro de salud,
proporcionadas por la Ciudad a sus funcionarios y empleados?
Explicacin
A fin de promover las relaciones laborales entre la Ciudad de
Miami Beach y las organizaciones laborales que representan a
los empleados de la Ciudad, y en concordancia con las leyes
correspondientes, la Ciudad de Miami Beach peridicamente
subscribe Convenios Colectivos con las organizaciones
laborales. Los Convenios Colectivos estipulan los trminos
laborales negociados, entre los que se incluyen sueldos y
salarios, horas y condiciones laborales relacionadas que estarn
en vigor durante la vigencia de estos contratos.
En vista de que se requiere la aprobacin por parte de la
Comisin de la Ciudad de Miami Beach de los Convenios
Colectivos para que los mismos tengan validez, esta medida de
la papeleta propone una redaccin de la Carta Constitucional
que ameritar que la Comisin, durante la revisin de los
asuntos laborales negociados, analice las prestaciones
laborales proporcionadas por la Ciudad. Especficamente,
esta enmienda de la Carta Constitucional requerir que en los
6 meses anteriores a la aprobacin por parte de la Comisin
de la Ciudad de un Convenio Colectivo, la Comisin de la
Ciudad deber considerar el estado actual y el impacto fiscal
relacionado de las prestaciones laborales, proporcionadas por
la Ciudad a sus funcionarios y empleados, incluidos los planes
de pensin y de seguro de salud.

City Charter Section 1.03:


Management Agreements and Concession Agreements
Shall Charter Section 1.03 be amended to require approval
by 4/7 vote of all members of Planning Board and 6/7
vote of City Commission prior to City entering into any
Management or Concession Agreement with a private
party for 10 years or longer (including option periods) for
the management, operation and/or use of City property
(including public beaches) or a City owned facility,
exempting therefrom City agreements with Federal, State or
Local governmental entities?

Explanation In 1997, Miami Beach voters

approved an amendment to the City Charter Section 1.03,


requiring public vote approval prior to increases in zoning
density along waterfront property. Since that time, the voters
have approved 6 additional amendments to the Section 1.03
restricting the Citys ability to increase zoning density within
the City and/or to dispose of City-owned property.
The ballot question above seeks further limitation on the
Citys ability to dispose of public property by imposing an
increased approval requirement prior to the City entering into
certain contracts for the management, operation, and/or use
of City-owned property (including the Citys beaches) or of a
City-owned facility. Whereas currently, the City Commission
may approve Management or Concession Agreements by
a simple majority vote, the proposed Charter amendment
requires instead the 4/7 vote of all Planning Board members
and 6/7 vote of the City Commission prior to the Citys
entrance into a Management or Concession Agreement with
private parties for terms of ten years or longer (including
option periods).

COLUMN

Ballot
Question

Pregunta Dos de la Papeleta


Seccin 1.03 de la Carta Constitucional de la Ciudad:
Contratos de Administracin y Contratos de Concesin
Deber enmendarse la Seccin 1.03 de la Carta
Constitucional de modo de exigir la aprobacin de 4/7 de
todos los miembros de la Junta de Planificacin y 6/7 de
la Comisin de la Ciudad antes de que la Ciudad celebre
cualquier Contrato de Administracin o Concesin con un
particular por 10 aos o ms (incluso perodos de opcin)
para administrar, encargarse de las operaciones de y/o usar
bienes de la Ciudad (incluso playas pblicas) o instalaciones
propiedad de la Ciudad, con la excepcin de contratos
de la Ciudad con entidades gubernamentales del mbito
Federal, Estatal o Local?
Explicacin
En 1997, los electores de Miami Beach aprobaron una
enmienda de la Seccin 1.03 de la Carta Constitucional que
estipula la aprobacin mediante voto pblico previo de todo
aumento de la densidad de zonificacin en las propiedades
ubicadas en la playa. Desde entonces, los electores han
aprobado 6 enmiendas adicionales de la Seccin 1.03
que restringen la facultad de la Ciudad para aumentar la
densidad de zonificacin dentro de la Ciudad y/o disponer
de bienes que sean propiedad de la Ciudad.
La pregunta de la papeleta antes mencionada busca mayor
limitacin en la facultad de la Ciudad de disponer de bienes
pblicos mediante la imposicin de un requisito adicional de
aprobacin a la Ciudad al subscribir ciertos contratos para
la administracin, operacin y/o uso de bienes propiedad
de la Ciudad (incluidas playas pblicas) o instalaciones
propiedad de la Ciudad. Si bien actualmente la Comisin
de la Ciudad puede aprobar Contratos de Administracin
o Concesin mediante votacin por mayora simple, la
propuesta de enmienda de la Carta Constitucional exige una
aprobacin de 4/7 de todos los miembros de la Junta de
Planificacin y una aprobacin de 6/7 de la Comisin de la
Ciudad antes de que la Ciudad subscriba cualquier Contrato
de Administracin o Concesin con un particular por 10
aos o ms (incluidos perodos de opcin).

Miami Beach Early Voting


Votacin Anticipada

October 20 November 2, 2014

Locations/Localizaciones:

A M EN I T I ES

Miami Beach City Hall (City Center Training Room -- third floor), 1755 Meridian Avenue
North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Avenue
On Election Day, registered voters must vote at their designated precinct.
El da de elecciones, los votantes tienen que votar en su precinto designado.
For more information on the county ballot questions or a sample ballot, visit Miami-Dade County Elections.
Para ms informacin sobre las preguntas de la boleta del condado o una boleta de ejemplo, visite el
condado de Miami-Dade, departamento de elecciones.

B E ACH

www.miamidade.gov | 305.499.VOTE (8683)

I M PROV ED

Miami Beach City Clerks Office


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Best Place
to Live in Florida

According to Livabilitys most recent


ranking of small to mid-sized cities
in the U.S, Miami Beach ranks as
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MONEY

Mejor Lugar para Vivir en la Florida


Segn el ltimo estudio de
habitabilidad de las ciudades
pequeas y medianas en los
Estados Unidos, Miami Beach es el
mejor lugar para vivir en la Florida.

MATTERS
S&P Elevates Miami Beach

This past July, Standard & Poors (S&P) Ratings Services raised
its rating on Miami Beachs general obligation (GO) debt two
notches to AA+, one level beneath AAA rating.
The rating reflects Miami Beachs very strong local economy with
projected per capita effective buying income at 151 percent of
the national average. Additional factors included strong overall
budgetary performance and very strong budget flexibility and
liquidity with significant reserves. Based on past debt issuances,
S&P believes that the City has exceptional access to capital
markets to provide liquidity needs if necessary.

S&P eleva a Miami Beach


El julio pasado, Standard & Poors (S&P) Ratings Services elev
a dos grados la calificacin crediticia de la obligacin general
(GO) de Miami Beach a AA+, un grado por debajo de la
calificacin AAA.
La calificacin refleja la solidez de la economa local de Miami
Beach con una proyeccin de ingreso adquisitivo per cpita
ubicado en 151% del promedio nacional. Entre los factores
adicionales se incluyeron los resultados presupuestarios y gran
flexibilidad presupuestaria y liquidez con reservas significativas.
Con base en emisiones de deuda anteriores, S&P considera que
la Ciudad tiene acceso excepcional a mercados de capitales para
ofrecer necesidades de liquidez, si fuera necesario.

YOUR DOLLAR AT WORK


Public Safety

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Neighborhood & Infrastructure

31

School Board: 39%

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Economic Development

General Government

City of Miami Beach: 30%

Health & Human

Recreation & Culture

13

Miami-Dade County: 27%

Policy/Administration

Transportation

11

Childrens Trust: 2%

Other: 2%

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EATERIES AND HISTORIC
LANDMARKS
Miami Beachs North Beach
district, from 63 Street north to
the city limits at 87 Terrace, is
on the verge of a renaissance.
We are so grateful for the
commitment to make North
Beach a beautiful and vibrant
neighborhood, said Miami
Beach resident Margueritte
Ramos, who is also a member
of the Mayors Blue Ribbon
Panel on North Beach.
North Beach has seen more
attention and progress in the
last eight months from our
mayor, commission and city
administration than we have in
the last eight years.

iami Beachs office of economic development recently released a


comprehensive development and revitalization plan for the area.
The foundation of these new initiatives was largely provided by
public input.

Previous efforts designed to stimulate the North Beach neighborhood were


hindered by the economic downturn, however these new revitalization efforts
have already begun to see movement.
In the series of well-attended public meetings held this year, city officials
received feedback on what the community loved about North Beach and
its needed improvements. The identified assets were a relaxed atmosphere,
uncrowded beaches, Miami Modernism (MiMo) architecture, familyfriendliness, and a diversity of restaurants.
Areas for improvement included a functioning Normandy Fountain, circulator
bus, enhanced appearances, better lighting, more diversity of events at the
Bandshell, among others.
After years of neglect, the historic Normandy Fountain, one of the most
symbolic and historic landmarks in North Beach is in the process of being
refurbished. The tile was restored to its historical accuracy of the 1920s, and
water will finally flow this fall a feat that has not been seen since anyone
can remember or any historical photos can document.
In October, the North Beach neighborhood will also have its own free,
dedicated trolley system that will connect to various locations along Collins
Avenue, Normandy and Indian Creek drives. The North Beach trolley will
operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight. (Go to page 26 for
more details).
In an effort to improve the aesthetic look of the business districts, the city
provided $120,000 in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for
faade improvements.
A welcoming, vibrant business district broadcasts a powerful, positive
message, just as a poorly maintained or vacant rows of storefront expresses
negative impressions of slum and blight, said Jeff Oris, director of Economic
Development, City of Miami Beach.
This year, the program has improved 12 storefronts on Collins Avenue
between 73 and 75 streets. Upgrades ranged from complete storefront
replacements to adding impact windows, awnings, and new paint
and stucco.
The grant was a great initiative that we vastly benefited from, said Orit
Mimoun, a HUD grant recipient with Elysee Investments. The process with
the city was unbelievably smooth and they were super responsive. North
Beach is definitely moving forward in the right direction.

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During the period of transitioning in new retail tenants, many business


property owners are participating in the citys voluntary and complimentary
window wrap program, reducing the eyesores of empty storefronts and
increasing the marketability of the business district.
Attractive storefronts not only improve residents and visitors perceptions of
the North Beach area, but attract more customers, and stimulates economic
development and investment, noted Oris.
For fiscal year 2015, the city hopes to acquire another $120,000 from HUD
to pass along to the North Beach business community.
Many city sponsored events are also being held in North Beach, including
the ongoing Food Truck and Music Fest on the fourth Wednesday of every
month and free yoga in the park twice a week at the North Shore Bandshell.
With great success, the City of Miami Beachs Independence Day festivities
were also moved from South Beach to North Beach this past July.
In November, the first 5k PARK Fest, which encourages those who participate
to perform acts of random kindness, will take place for the first time in
North Beach.

HISTORIC
POINTS OF
INTEREST

Normandy Fountain:
Built in 1925 by Henri Levy, the
Normandy Fountain was one
of the first structures built on
Normandy Isle.
Biscayne House of Refuge:
One of several life-saving stations
built in 1876 along Floridas
lower east coast as a haven
for sailors whose boats were
wrecked on reefs or in storms
along the coast. The Biscayne
House of Refuge was damaged
by the 1926 Miami hurricane.
Today, the site is marked by a
large, bronze memorial plaque
between 72 and 73 streets.

I have been working in PARKnership with the


City of Miami Beach for about a year to bring
our award-winning event to North Beach, to help
revitalize and brand the area as a healthy and
active lifestyle community, said Marly Quionoces,
PARK project founder and chief events officer.
This is much more than just another 5k running event, its a one-of-a-kind
community-building event and fundraising vehicle for non-profit organizations,
schools and companies to effectively raise funds for their favorite cause.
A management company is also being aggressively pursued to provide
programming at the North Shore Bandshell that will bring varied acts to the
stage. To minimize any noise stemming from performances, a state of the art
house sound system will be installed that will allow the city to better control
sound quality and noise levels to avoid disturb neighboring properties.
O Cinema, an independent cinema company that showcases first-run
independent, foreign, art and family films, will soon operate at the Byron
Carlyle Theater. The company intends to provide programming at the theater
seven days a week, year-round.
Reenergizing Altos Del Mar Park located on Collins Avenue between
76 and 77 streets was another top priority expressed by North Beach
residents. As such, the citys Parks and Recreation Department created a
master plan for the park with the assistance and input of planners, community
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Proposed improvements to the park include adding more pedestrian


crosswalks; a beach side botanical garden; outdoor showers;
interactive water features; two sand volleyball courts and a bocce court
with shaded sitting areas for game viewing; landscaping and
furnishing features.
The approved budget is anticipated to include funds to begin phase one
of the park construction this fiscal year.
We have made a lot of great progress in North Beach already,
added Oris. And, the exciting part is that there is much more
to come.

Crack Down on Nuisances


By actively identifying and addressing unsafe structures, the Miami
Beach Building Department is also doing their part in North Beachs
revitalization. This year alone, the city has identified 10 unsafe
buildings in North Beach. All of these cases were taken to the MiamiDade County Unsafe Structures Board for corrective action.
This administration will not tolerate decrepit buildings that pose a
public safety hazard, asserted Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy
L. Morales. We will no longer saddle law-abiding residents with
neighboring properties that are unsafe.

Algunos esfuerzos anteriores por estimular el vecindario de North


Beach se vieron entorpecidos por la recesin econmica; sin embargo,
estos nuevos esfuerzos de revitalizacin ya han comenzado a dar
muestras de avance.
En la serie de asambleas pblicas celebradas este ao, los funcionarios
municipales recopilaron opiniones sobre lo que la comunidad adoraba
sobre North Beach y las mejoras que eran necesarias. Los activos
identificados fueron una atmsfera relajada, playas sin multitudes,
arquitectura modernista (Miami Modernism, o MiMo), ambiente familiar
y diversidad de restaurantes.
Entre las reas que necesitaban mejoras se encontraban el
funcionamiento de la fuente Normandy Fountain, el sistema de
autobuses, mejoras en la apariencia fsica, mejor iluminacin y mayor
diversidad de eventos en el Bandshell.
Tras aos de abandono, la fuente histrica Normandy Fountain, uno
de los monumentos histricos ms simblicos de North Beach est
en proceso de restauracin. Se restaur la baldosa a la apariencia
histrica exacta que tena en los aos 1920 y finalmente circular
agua este otoo, una proeza que nadie recuerda haber visto ni se ha
podido documentar en fotos histricas.

As a result of the Building Departments efforts, six of these properties


owners have taken action to fix their properties or demolish them on
their own dime.

En octubre, el vecindario de North Beach igualmente tendr su propio


sistema gratuito de tranva dedicado que conectar con varios lugares
de Collins Avenue y las calles Normandy Drive e Indian Creek Drive.
El tranva de North Beach operar siete das a la semana, desde las 8
a.m. hasta la medianoche. (Go to page XX for more details.)

What a wonderful start to this week seeing that abandoned


building being torn down by a bulldozer! Looking forward to more
neighborhood beautification to come, wrote Miami Beach resident
Jennifer Smith.

En un esfuerzo por mejorar la apariencia esttica de los distritos


comerciales, la Ciudad otorg $120,000 en subvenciones para
vivienda y desarrollo urbano (Housing and Urban Development, HUD)
para obras de mejora de fachadas.

Demolition is our very last resort, and we have worked with many
property owners to avoid taking this path. However, the city is serious
about making a change and demolitions will continue to be on the table,
added Miami Beach Building Official Mariano V. Fernandez, P.E.

Un distrito comercial dinmico y acogedor transmite un mensaje


poderoso y positivo, de la misma manera que una hilera de fachadas
de locales comerciales mal mantenidos o desocupados proyecta una
impresin negativa de desolacin y ruina, declar Jeff Oris, director
de Desarrollo Econmico, Ciudad de Miami Beach.

Revitalizacin de North Beach en marcha

Este ao, el programa ha mejorado 12 fachadas de locales en Collins


Avenue entre las calles 73 y 75. Las mejoras abarcaron desde el
reemplazo completo de la fachada hasta la colocacin de ventanas
contra impacto, toldos y nueva pintura y estuco.

Playa, baha, el Bandshell y paseo martimo, todo lo bueno se puede


encontrar en la zona norte de Miami Beach. Salpicado de restaurantes
eclcticos y sitios histricos, el distrito North Beach de Miami Beach,
desde la calle 63 hacia el norte hasta los lmites de la ciudad en la
calle 87 Terrace, est en el umbral de un renacimiento.
Estamos tan agradecidos por el empeo de hacer de North Beach un
vecindario hermoso y vibrante, afirm Margueritte Ramos, residente
de Miami Beach, quien tambin es integrante de la comisin Blue
Ribbon Panel del Alcalde para North Beach. North Beach ha visto
ms atencin y progreso en los ltimos ocho meses de parte de nuestro
Alcalde, la Comisin y la administracin municipal de lo que tuvimos
en los ltimos ocho aos.
La oficina de desarrollo econmico de la Ciudad de Miami Beach
public un plan de revitalizacin y desarrollo integral para el rea. Las
bases de estas nuevas iniciativas surgen en gran medida de los
aportes del pblico.

La subvencin fue una gran iniciativa que nos favoreci


inmensamente, afirm Orit Mimoun, quien recibi una subvencin
de HUD con Elysee Investments. El proceso con la Ciudad transcurri
sin inconveniente alguno y respondieron muy bien. North Beach
definitivamente est avanzando en la direccin correcta.
Durante el perodo de cambio a nuevos arrendatarios, muchos
propietarios de locales estn participando en el programa voluntario de
recubrimiento de escaparates que ofrece la Ciudad de forma gratuita,
con lo que se logra eliminar la ofensa para la vista que son los locales
vacos y aumentar el atractivo del distrito comercial.
Las fachadas atractivas no solo mejoran la percepcin del rea
de North Beach que tienen los residentes y los visitantes, sino que
adems atraen ms clientes y estimulan el desarrollo econmico y las
inversiones, agreg Oris.

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Why are most streets on Normandy


Isle named after French cities and
architectural landmarks?
Henri Levy, a native of Alsace, France moved to Miami Beach in
1922. Four years later, he began working around the clock for two
years straight, dredging the natural swampy land mass in Biscayne
Bay west of 71 Street. The streets of Normandy Isle were then named
after French cities and landmarks.
In the National Register of Historic Places, the largest concentration of
Miami Modernism architecture can be found in the North Shore and
Normandy Isles districts.
Guided MiMo walking tours are available on the first Saturday of
each month at 9:30 a.m., starting from the North Beach Bandshell
jointly sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League and the
North Beach Development Corporation.
Para el ao fiscal 2015, la Ciudad espera obtener otros
$120,000 de HUD para transferir a la comunidad comercial
de North Beach.
Asimismo se estn realizando en North Beach muchos eventos
patrocinados por la Ciudad, entre los que se incluyen el festival
de gastronoma y msica (Food Truck and Music Fest) que
tiene lugar regularmente el cuarto mircoles de cada mes y
clases gratuitas de yoga en el parque dos veces a la semana
en el Bandshell de North Shore. Las celebraciones del Da de
Independencia que se celebran en la Ciudad de Miami Beach,
fueron exitosamente trasladadas de South Beach a North Beach
este julio pasado.
En noviembre, por primera vez en North Beach tendr lugar el
evento 5k PARK Fest, en el cual se anima a los participantes a
realizar actos fortuitos de generosidad.
Llevo aproximadamente un ao trabajando en asociacin
con la Ciudad de Miami Beach para llevar a cabo nuestro
galardonado evento en North Beach, para as ayudar a
revitalizar y distinguir el rea como una comunidad con estilo
de vida saludable y activo, dijo Marly Quionoces, fundadora
y directora principal de organizacin de eventos del
proyecto PARK.

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Se trata de mucho ms que otra carrera de 5k; es un evento


nico para fortalecer la comunidad y un instrumento que
les permitir a organizaciones sin fines de lucro, escuelas y
empresas recaudar fondos para su causa favorita.
Tambin se est en bsqueda activa de una empresa
productora que organice programas artsticos variados en el
escenario del Bandshell de North Shore. Para minimizar el
ruido que produzcan los espectculos, se instalar un sistema
de sonido con tecnologa de punta que permitir que la ciudad
controle mejor la calidad del sonido y los niveles de ruido para
as evitar molestias a los vecinos.
Los funcionarios de Miami Beach igualmente estn en
negociaciones con O Cinema, una compaa cinematogrfica
independiente que proyecta pelculas independientes,
extranjeras, artsticas y para la familia para que se encargue
de la operacin del Byron Carlyle Theater.
Otra prioridad importante que destacaron los residentes de
North Beach fue la necesidad de reimpulsar el parque Altos
Del Mar Park, ubicado en Collins Avenue, entre las calles 76
y 77. En tal sentido, el Departamento de Parques y Recreacin
de la Ciudad elabor un plan maestro para el parque con
la colaboracin y aporte de planificadores, residentes de la
comunidad y otras personas interesadas.
Las mejoras propuestas para el parque incluyen la construccin
de otros cruces peatonales, un jardn botnico con vista a la
playa, duchas al aire libre, instalaciones acuticas interactivas,
dos canchas de voleibol de playa y una cancha para jugar
bochas con rea techada para espectadores, paisajismo y
acabados decorativos.
Hemos progresado mucho ya en North Beach, aadi Oris.
Y la parte ms emocionante es que vendrn muchas
otras cosas.

Its pretty eclectic up here in my neighborhood of North Beach. The streets are in French, the Spanish is Argentinian,
the buildings are Mid-Century modern (aka MiMo). And if you want to sightsee, just hop in a kayak. Im Laura, come see
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PET PALS

Pet
Protection
for furry family members
By Melissa Berthier

mergency plans are not only for humans. In the face of a


potentially destructive storm, it is important that pet owners have
a plan that includes the safety of their furry friends.

When disaster strikes, preparation makes all the difference, said


Director Charles Tear, Miami Beach Emergency Management. If it is
not safe for you, its certainly not safe for your pets.
Miami-Dade County currently offers two pet-friendly evacuation
centers for families to go along with their animals, up to three per
family. Evacuation centers, however, are shelters of last resort, and
are subject to certain restrictions.
These shelters accept more than just cats and dogs. They also admit
birds, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats and rabbits
(small-sized, under 10 pounds, such as California or Dutch breeds).
If you opt to shelter at one of these facilities, you must bring proof of
updated vaccination and medical history records. Updating your pets
vaccines during an emergency could prove challenging, so make sure
to plan ahead.
When faced with an evacuation, I always ride out storms at
an inland pet-friendly hotel, said Felix Groisman, Miami Beach
resident. It would be prudent to identify ones before the storm frenzy
countdown begins.
While away from your home, it is important to keep your pets as
comfortable as possible. The stress of being in a very different place
may cause behavioral problems, so ensuring you have all of the
essentials, food, water, favorite toy, medicines, will be key in getting
your pet to better adjust to the circumstances.

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH
Watch The Adventures of Fido and Felix

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MIAMI-DADE


COUNTY ANSWER CENTER AT 311 OR VISIT

www.miamidade.gov/animals/disaster-preparedness.asp

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Cuando el desastre golpea, la preparacin marca toda la diferencia,


dijo Charles Tear, director de Gestin de Emergencias, Ciudad de
Miami Beach. Si no es seguro para usted, ciertamente tampoco lo es
para sus mascotas.
Miami-Dade County actualmente ofrece dos centros de evacuacin que
aceptan mascotas adonde pueden llegar familias con sus animales,
hasta tres por familia. No obstante, los centros de evacuacin son
refugios de ltimo recurso y estn sujetos a ciertas restricciones.
Estos refugios aceptan ms que perros y gatos. Tambin admiten
pjaros, hurones, jerbos, cobayas, hmsteres, ratones, ratas y conejos
(de tamao pequeo, menos de 10 libras de peso, como las razas
California y Dutch).
Si usted decide acudir a uno de estos centros, debe traer consigo
constancia actualizada de las vacunas y registro del expediente
mdico. Actualizar las vacunas de sus mascotas durante una
emergencia puede ser un gran desafo, as que asegrese de
prepararse con anticipacin.

Some inland hotels


are pet-friendly and
allow pets during a
hurricane. For a list of
participating hotels, visit
www.petswelcome.com.
For additional resources,
you may also contact
your veterinarian or the
Humane Society.

COLUMN

Proteccin para los miembros peludos de la familia Los


planes de emergencia no son solamente para los seres humanos. Frente
a una posible tormenta destructiva, es importante que los dueos de
mascotas tengan un plan que abarque la seguridad de nuestros amigos
de cuatro patas.

Algunos hoteles alejados


de la costa aceptan
mascotas y reciben
animales durante un
huracn. Para consultar
la lista de hoteles
participantes, visite
www.petswelcome.
com. Si busca recursos
adicionales, tambin
puede comunicarse
con su veterinario o la
organizacin
Humane Society.

Cuando me enfrento a una evacuacin, siempre me refugio de las


tormentas en un hotel alejado de la costa que acepte mascotas,
expres Felix Groisman, residente de Miami Beach. Sera prudente
tener algunos ya identificados antes de que comience la alocada
cuenta regresiva por una tormenta.
Mientras est fuera de su casa, es importante brindarle la mayor
comodidad posible a sus mascotas. El estrs de estar en un lugar
muy distinto puede causar problemas de conducta, por lo que debe
asegurarse de tener consigo todos los suministros esenciales alimento,
agua, juguete favorito, medicinas que sean clave para que su
mascota se adapte mejor a las circunstancias.

Pet Kit Checklist

Pet(s) should have proper ID (microchip, collar with tag, tattoo) including name,
address and phone number
Up-to-date veterinarian records (vaccinations, medical history, any existing medical
conditions with prescriptions, proof of ownership, current photos)
One-month supply of medications
Flea & tick prevention/treatments
Two-week supply of food and water; can opener if necessary
Toys, treats and blankets to comfort animal
Proper leash & collar for each pet
Appropriate pet carrier per pet
One-month of litter with pan & scoop
Keep a current photo of your pet with you

Pet-Friendly Hurricane Evacuation Shelters in Miami-Dade County:


Fuchs Pavilion - Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center 10901 SW 24 Street
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School 1410 NE 215 Street

Refugios de Miami-Dade County que aceptan mascotas:

Fuchs Pavilion - Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center 10901 SW 24 Street
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School 1410 NE 215 Street

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BEACH IN BLOOM

TREES
By Mark Williams

An Integral Part of
Storm Water Management

rees offer many benefits to the community that include beautifying


neighborhoods, increase the value of properties, improve air
quality, and an often understated benefit, reduce flooding.

A trees canopy has the ability to hold and slow down the flow of
water to the ground, resulting in stormwater cost savings, erosion
reduction and pollution control, said Director Eric Carpenter, Miami
Beach Public Works.
Studies conducted on the temporary retention of rainfall by a trees
canopy demonstrate how a mature evergreen has the capability to
intercept over 4,000 gallons of rainfall per year. When you multiply
that amount by the 25,000 plus trees in Miami Beachs urban forest,
the number can be truly staggering.
Trees release water back into the atmosphere through a process
known as transpiration. This can also potentially save money by

reducing the costs associated with installation and maintenance of


large storm water retention facilities that would otherwise be required.
Additionally, a trees canopy has the ability to reduce the size of rain
drops hitting the ground helping to reduce and or prevent soil
runoff and erosion. This is especially important when you consider the
negative effects a washed out right-of-way swale can cause, including
safety and appearance related concerns.
Trees also temporarily store rainfall and slow the release into the
ground, capturing harmful pollutants that would otherwise freely
flow into our existing storm water system to be released into the
environment.
It remains in our best interests to do what we can to sustain, improve
and ultimately protect our trees one of our citys most important
resources, added Carpenter.

Getting Some Green

Miami Beachs Pine Tree Community Garden will benefit from a


$20,000 grant from the Lowes/Keep America Beautiful Partnership.
This organization will recruit over 75 volunteers to complete an ADA
accessible garden. The large scale project will build raised garden beds
and planters at the Pine Tree Community Garden.

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Un dosel de rboles tiene la capacidad de retener y desacelerar


el flujo de agua hacia el suelo, lo que resulta en ahorro en el costo
de las aguas pluviales, reduccin de la erosin y control de la
contaminacin, asever Eric Carpenter, Director de Obras Pblicas
de Miami Beach.
Los estudios realizados sobre la retencin temporal de las aguas
pluviales mediante un dosel de rboles han demostrado cmo los
rboles de hoja perenne tienen la capacidad de interceptar ms de
4,000 galones de agua de lluvia por ao. Cuando se multiplica esa
cantidad por ms de los 25,000 rboles en el bosque urbano de
Miami Beach, el nmero puede resultar verdaderamente asombroso.
Los rboles liberan agua de vuelta a la atmsfera a travs de un
proceso llamado transpiracin vegetal. Esto igualmente puede ahorrar

dinero ya que se reducen los costos asociados con la instalacin y


mantenimiento de estructuras grandes de retencin de aguas pluviales
que de lo contrario se necesitaran.
Por otra parte, un dosel de rboles tiene la capacidad de reducir el
tamao de las gotas de lluvia que alcanzan el suelo, lo que ayuda
a reducir o incluso prevenir las escorrentas y la erosin del suelo.
Esto es particularmente importante cuando se consideran los efectos
negativos que pueden causar las cunetas desbordadas de un derecho
de va, lo que incluye las inquietudes relacionadas con la seguridad y
la apariencia.

COLUMN

rboles: parte integral del control de aguas pluviales Los


rboles ofrecen numerosos beneficios a la comunidad, entre los que
se incluyen embellecimiento de los vecindarios, aumento del valor de
las propiedades, mejora de la calidad del aire y otro beneficio que
suele subestimarse, reduccin de las inundaciones.

Los rboles tambin almacenan temporalmente el agua de lluvia y


desaceleran la liberacin hacia el suelo, capturando contaminantes
peligrosos que de otra manera circularan libremente hacia el sistema
de aguas pluviales existente para ser liberados luego hacia el medio
ambiente.
Sigue siendo nuestro mayor inters hacer todo lo que podamos para
sostener, mejorar y finalmente proteger nuestros rboles, uno de los
recursos ms importantes de nuestra ciudad, agreg Carpenter.

Expanding the Lummus Park Palmscape

The 1980s brought about a renaissance for South Beach and in 1988 Lummus Park was listed in the United States national register as a historic
landmark. The city continued to grow and thrive through the 1990s, and with funding from a bond issue, reforestation efforts commenced at
Lummus Park. Working with local activists, approximately 500 small palms in the park were planted to replace those lost in previous years and to
start the next generation of palms in the park.

I M PROV ED

B E ACH

A M EN I T I ES

In keeping with this great tradition, 56 Golden Malayan Coconut Palms were recently planted in the northern blocks of Lummus Park. In the
coming years, these small palms will grow in height and will help ensure that the magnificent, historic palmscape that we enjoy today will be there
for future generations to admire.

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SINCE YOU ASKED

SEND YOUR
QUESTIONS
Is the new Miami Beach Convention Center
moving forward?
Yes, it is absolutely moving forward and at warp speed. On July 30, the Miami
Beach Commission opened up the bid process for companies interested in
redesigning the citys convention center. It is expected that the City Commission
will approve a firm this December, which will complete design documents and
construct a state of the art convention center with a $500 million renovation
cost by December 2017. A 6.5 acre park is also part of the scope, and this is
projected to be completed by mid-2018. Groundbreaking for the convention
center is estimated for early next fall.

Ive used Uber and Lyft in other cities that I


travel to frequently. This would be a great
transportation option for residents and visitors.
If it were up to the City of Miami Beach, Uber and Lyft would already be
serving our residents and visitors. Miami-Dade County has jurisdiction over
passenger (for-hire) transportation licensing. However, in the interest of fair
competition and consumer protection, the Mayor and City Commission has
formally reached out to the Federal Trade Commission to comment on proposed
county legislation that would allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to do
business in Miami-Dade County.

mbmagazine@miamibeachfl.gov

Est avanzando el nuevo Centro de Convenciones de Miami


Beach? S, no cabe duda de que est avanzando y a una velocidad
asombrosa. El 30 de julio, la Comisin de Miami Beach abri un proceso de
licitacin para compaas interesadas en redisear el centro de convenciones
de la ciudad. Se espera que la Comisin de la Ciudad apruebe una empresa
este diciembre, la cual completar los documentos del diseo y construir un
centro de convenciones de vanguardia con un costo de renovacin de $500
millones para diciembre de 2017. La obra tambin incluir un parque de 6.5
acres cuya construccin est prevista para mediados de 2018. Se prev que
las obras de construccin del centro de convenciones se inicien a principios del
prximo otoo.

He usado Uber y Lyft en otras ciudades a las que viajo con


frecuencia. Sera una gran opcin de transporte para residentes
y visitantes. Si fuera decisin de la Ciudad de Miami Beach, Uber y Lyft
ya estaran al servicio de nuestros residentes y visitantes. Miami-Dade County
tiene la jurisdiccin para otorgar las licencias de transporte (de alquiler) de
pasajeros. Sin embargo, en pro de la competencia justa y la proteccin de
los consumidores, el Alcalde y la Comisin de la Ciudad se han acercado
formalmente a la Comisin Federal de Comercio para expresar su opinin en
cuanto a una propuesta de ley que permitira que compaas como Uber y Lyft
operen en Miami-Dade County.
Para conocer ms informacin sobre los esfuerzos en materia de transporte,
visite www.miamibeachfl.gov/transportation.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRANSPORTATION EFFORTS,


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GET FIT

By Melissa Berthier

@CITYOFMIAMIBEACH

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Since July, City of Miami Beach residents have been


taking advantage of free yoga in the park classes
offered twice a week at two different locations Collins
Park and North Shore Bandshell.

In partnership with
Green Monkey Yoga
and Miami Beach
Medical Group, the
City of Miami Beach
offers two free
yoga classes per
week on Mondays
and Wednesdays
at 6 p.m. at two
locations: Collins
Park and North
Shore Bandshell.
Mediante la alianza
con Green Monkey
Yoga y Miami
Beach Medical
Group, la Ciudad
de Miami Beach
ofrece dos clases de
yoga gratuitas a la
semana, los lunes y
los mircoles a las
6 p.m. en dos sitios:
Collins Park y North
Shore Bandshell.

Yoga in the park has been a huge success, said


Director John Rebar, Miami Beach Parks & Recreation.
We partnered with the Green Monkey studio and our
residents have been really embracing the classes.
According to the National Institute of Health, recent
studies suggest that yoga can have a variety of health
benefits, including reducing blood pressure and heart
rate, alleviating chronic back pain, migraines, insomnia,
anxiety and depression. Over time, yoga also
leads to improved flexibility, balance and
building up muscle mass.
In the U.S., this ancient practice
has become a multi-billion
dollar industry with classes,
retreats and form-fitting
clothes springing up around
yoga in recent years.
However, at its core, the
practice of yoga requires very
little bells and whistles.
You simply need a mat and a
good instructor that will guide you
through the poses and breathing, noted
Chey Mina, Miami Beach resident and Green
Monkey Yoga enthusiast. A hands-on instructor can
properly align you for a deeper stretch and better
yogic benefits.
There are many different kinds of yoga, but classes that
have gained popularity in the U.S. and the ones that
are taught at yoga in the park are based on hatha
yoga, a physical discipline which focuses mainly on
asanas (postures) and breathing exercises in order to
prepare the body for spiritual pursuits.
Im incredibly excited to be partaking in these free
yoga classes, added Miami Beach resident Lauren
Cohen. I applaud the city for putting this healthy
initiative together. It has done wonders on relieving my
lower back pain.

El poder del yoga Desde el Himalaya hasta


Hollywood, la popularidad del yoga es indiscutible. El
yoga ha dejado de ser una tendencia de moda entre
unos pocos, por lo que ahora es una actividad normal
a la que recurren muchos estadounidenses con horarios
de mucha presin y plazos estrictos para relajarse y
liberar estrs.
Desde julio, los residentes de la Ciudad de Miami
Beach vienen disfrutando de las clases gratuitas de
yoga en el parque que se ofrecen dos veces a la
semana en dos sitios diferentes: Collins Park y North
Shore Bandshell.
Yoga en el parque ha sido un xito rotundo, asever
John Rebar, director de Parques y Recreacin, Ciudad
de Miami Beach. Nos hemos asociado con el estudio
Green Monkey y nuestros residentes han recibido las
clases con gran entusiasmo.
Segn el Instituto Nacional de Salud, hay estudios
recientes que sugieren que el yoga puede aportar
variados beneficios para la salud, entre los que
se incluyen disminucin de la tensin arterial y la
frecuencia cardaca, alivio del dolor de espalda
crnico, migraas, insomnio, ansiedad y
depresin. Con el paso del tiempo, el
yoga tambin mejora la flexibilidad,
el equilibrio y fortalece la
masa muscular.
En los Estados Unidos, en los
ltimos aos esta prctica
antigua se ha convertido en
una industria multimillonaria
con clases, retiros y ropa
especializada, todo en torno
al yoga. Sin embargo, en su
esencia primaria, la prctica
de yoga requiere pocos bombos
y platillos.
Basta con una alfombrilla y un buen
instructor que lo gue a travs de las
posturas y la respiracin, acot Chey Mina,
residente de Miami Beach y entusiasta de Green
Monkey Yoga. Un instructor con enfoque prctico puede
alinearlo para que logre un estiramiento ms profundo y
aproveche mejor los beneficios del yoga.
Hay distintos tipos de yoga, pero las clases que han
cobrado ms popularidad en los Estados Unidos y las
que se imparten en el parque estn basadas en el hatha
yoga, una disciplina fsica que se enfoca principalmente
en las asanas (posturas) y trabajo de respiracin para
preparar el cuerpo para la bsqueda espiritual.
Estoy sumamente emocionada de participar en estas
clases gratuitas, aadi Lauren Cohen, residente
de Miami Beach. Aplaudo a la ciudad por poner al
alcance esta saludable iniciativa, ha hecho maravillas
para aliviarme el dolor de la espalda inferior.

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yoga is undeniable. No longer considered a niche
trend, this mainstream activity has many Americans
with high-pressure, deadline-filled schedules turning to
yoga to unwind and de-stress.

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SENIOR SCENE

Keeping Your
Golden Years Bright
By Silvia Reyes and Natalie Lopez

housands of baby boomers across the nation are reaching 65 every


day. The conjured up images of sunbathing as a care-free retiree,
traveling across the globe and playing golf on the weekdays may
not automatically be waiting at the end of a career.
As you grow older, you may often face significant life changes that
can put you at risk of depression. Economic impoverishment, illness,
disability, isolation, relocation, caregiving and bereavement contributes
to physiological changes, further increasing susceptibility to depression
or triggering depression in already vulnerable elderly individuals.
The City of Miami Beachs Office of Community Services serves as an
information and advocacy conduit for the communitys elder residents
to alleviate those risk factors associated with depression. The referral
process connects elder residents with a variety of community-based
services including: housing, rent and utility assistance, independent
living supports, entitlement access, food and transportation and a senior
community service employment program.
Feeling distraught, 76-year-old Danuta Karczewski recently came to city
for direction on being displaced from her apartment due to construction.
The Office of Community Services was able to guide Karczewski
through the process for affordable low-income housing.
Community Services always helps me understand my resources better,
and [they] are so patient with me, said Karczewsk.
The symptoms of depression affect every aspect of ones life, including
energy, appetite, sleep, and interest in work, hobbies and relationships.
Coping with depression often involves finding new things you enjoy,
learning to adapt to change, staying physically and socially active,
and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. Isolation
and inactivity only make depression worse. The more active you are
physically, mentally, and socially the better you will feel.
The Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department hosts a variety of
programs year-round for seniors, including: chair and water aerobics,
computer classes, dominoes, board games and cards, fine arts painting,
dance fusion, yoga, tai chi and more.
In addition, free quarterly events are held for senior citizens in
partnership with the Miami Beach Convention Center, managed by
Global Spectrum.

E V EN TS

Our senior events are always incredibly successful, said Director John
Rebar, Miami Beach Parks and Recreation. Its a great way for them to
have a night on the town.

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Conserve el brillo en sus aos dorados Cada da llegan


a la edad de 65 aos miles de personas de la generacin de la
posguerra en todo el pas. Las imgenes conjuradas de un jubilado
despreocupado tendido al sol, viajando por todo el planeta y jugando
golf los fines de semana no necesariamente estn a la espera al final de
la carrera profesional.

FA L L

PRO G R A M S

A medida que envejecemos, solemos enfrentarnos con cambios


significativos en nuestra vida que pueden ponernos en riesgo de sufrir
depresin. El empobrecimiento econmico, las enfermedades, la
discapacidad, el aislamiento, la reubicacin, la necesidad de cuidados
y el duelo contribuyen con los cambios fisiolgicos, por lo que aumenta
ms la susceptibilidad a la depresin o se desata la depresin en
individuos de edad avanzada ya vulnerables.

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La Oficina de Servicios a la Comunidad de la Ciudad de Miami Beach


sirve como canal de informacin y defensora para los residentes de
edad avanzada a fin de aliviar aquellos factores de riesgo asociados
con la depresin. El proceso de referido conecta a los residentes
mayores con una variedad de servicios ofrecidos en la comunidad,

Los sntomas de la depresin afectan cada aspecto de la vida de la


persona, lo que abarca la energa, el apetito, el sueo y el inters en el
trabajo, los pasatiempos y las relaciones personales.
A menudo afrontar la depresin implica hallar nuevas cosas que
hacer, aprender a adaptarse a los cambios, mantenerse activo fsica
y socialmente y mantenerse conectado con la comunidad y los seres
queridos. El aislamiento y la inactividad solo empeoran la depresin.
Mientras ms activo est fsica, mental y socialmente, mejor se sentir.
El Departamento de Parques y Recreacin de Miami Beach organiza una
gama variada de programas todo el ao para personas mayores, entre
ellos: Aerbicos acuticos y en silla, clases de computacin, domin,
juegos de mesa y cartas, pintura artstica, danza fusin, yoga, tai chi
y ms.
Adems, se realizan eventos trimestrales gratuitos para personas de edad
avanzada en alianza con el Centro de Convenciones de Miami Beach,
administrado por Global Spectrum.
Nuestros eventos para personas mayores siempre tienen un xito
asombroso, asegur John Rebar, Director de Parques y Recreacin de
Miami Beach. Es una manera maravillosa que ellos tienen de salir una
noche por la ciudad.

COLUMN

Coping with Depression


Exercise. Add more movement to your day: do light housework, or
enjoy a short walk. Even if youre ill, frail, or disabled, there are many
safe exercises to do to build strength and boost your moodeven from
a chair or wheelchair.
Connect with others. Make an effort to connect to others and limit the
time alone. If you cant get out to socialize, invite loved ones to visit
you, or keep in touch over the phone or email. Build new friendships by
joining a support group, or another group of people with similar interests.
Participate in pastime activities. Pursue hobbies that bring or used to
bring you joy.
Volunteer by helping others
Take care of a pet.
Learn a new skill. Pick something that youve always wanted to learn,
or that sparks your imagination and creativity.

Other Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
Switchboard 305.358.HELP (4357)
For senior programs and event information, please call 305.673.7730

A M EN I T I ES

La oficina de servicios comunitarios siempre me ayudan a entender mejor


los recursos que tengo a mi alcance y son muy pacientes conmigo, afirm
Karczewski. Estoy muy agradecida.

Sadness
Fatigue
Loss of interest in hobbies or other pleasurable pastimes
Social withdrawal and isolation
Weight loss or loss of appetite
Sleep disturbances (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep,
oversleeping, or daytime sleepiness)
Loss of self-worth (worries about being a burden, feelings of
worthlessness)
Increased use of alcohol or other drugs
Suicidal thoughts or attempts

B E ACH

Sintindose angustiada, Danuta Karczewski de 76 aos de edad


fue al ayuntamiento para solicitar ayuda sobre ser desplazada de
su apartamento debido a construccin. La Oficina de Servicios a la
Comunidad pudo guiar a Karczewski en el proceso para adquirir una
vivienda de bajo costo

Depression: Signs & Symptoms

I M PROV ED

entre otros: asistencia con vivienda, alquiler y servicios pblicos, apoyo


para la vida independiente, acceso a derechos, alimentos y transporte y
un programa de empleo comunitarios para personas mayores.

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RECREATION REVIEW

Photo credit: Marlins, Rob

HEALTHY TIPS

Make healthy eating choices. Eat vegetables,


fruits, protein, and fat-free dairy foods.

Keep water handy. Many 12-ounce sodas


contain 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Cut back on calories by limiting fatty meats


like ribs, bacon and hot dogs.

Check nutrition facts labels.


Make time to be physically active, strengthen

your muscles and include aerobic exercise.


Work out at least 10 minutes until you reach
60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Visit www.supertracker.usda.gov and learn
how much food you need based on your age,
height, weight and activity level.

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PARKS & RECREATION

MIAMI BEACH
TAKES A JUMP

TO HELP FIGHT OBESITY IN KIDS


By Jackie Gonzalez

aking a pro-active stance on helping to keep kids


moving, active and healthy, the Miami Beach Parks
and Recreation Department is ramping up youth
activities, as they know first-hand why keeping our kids
fit and healthy is crucial.
Childhood obesity is worse in America than it has ever
been before. The U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services reports that one in three children in the U.S.
is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for many
immediate and long-term health problems.

bert Vigon

As part of the childhood obesity awareness, recreation


facilities have come together to combat obesity. At
the Scott Rakow Youth Center, youngsters recently took
part in a fitness and nutrition program and learned the
importance of making healthy choices. Throughout the
month of September, Flamingo Park engaged in weekly
activities that incorporated fun with food, nutrition and
exercise. North Shore Park Youth Center offered two
hands-on nutritional workshops using a simple approach
to explain the positive benefits to healthy eating habits
through a display of fruits and vegetables.
In addition, Miami Beach Teen Club participants were
pushing through the Insanity Challenge, a fun, highenergy muscle conditioning workout. All three teen
club sites received a healthy lifestyle training on fitness
and food. Teens pledged their commitment to maintain
a healthier way of life and committed themselves to a
week-long fitness challenge.

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama


recently congratulated Nautilus
Middle School as one of
Americas healthier schools for
having won the Lets Move! Active
Schools National Recognition
Award this past summer.
La primera dama Michelle Obama
felicit recientemente a Nautilus
Middle School como una de las
escuelas ms saludables de los
Estados Unidos por haber ganado
Lets Move! Un Reconocimiento
Nacional para Escuelas Activas el
verano pasado.

Over 80 teens completed the challenge and Miami


Beach Mayor, Philip Levine rewarded the Teen Club
with 100 free tickets for the Marlins Game. The teens
had a meet and greet with the Mayor, were given a tour
around the stadium and were invited to be on the field
during the National Anthem.
Based on the completion of the fitness challenge and
commitment to the program, three winners were selected,
Idalberto Valdes, Kelsey Torres and DeCarlo Carr were
chosen to throw the first pitch, walk on the field and be
the bat boy at start of the game. All three teens were
given a Fitness Gold Medal from the Mayor.

I had a great time at the game. It was


an experience I will never forget, said
Decarlo Carr, Teen Club participant.
Additionally, Whole Foods provided the teens with a
nutritional seminar and a boxed healthy dinner.
But even without rewards, health experts say children
must be kept active and taught the value of health and
fitness.
Tomando una postura pro-activa en ayudar a mantener
a los nios en movimiento, activos y saludables, el
departamento de Parques y Recreo de la Ciudad de
Miami Beach est gradualmente aumentando las
actividades para los jvenes, ya que saben de antemano
que el mantener a nuestros nios en forma y saludables
es crucial. La obesidad infantil en Amrica es ms grave
que nunca antes. El Departamento de Salud y Servicios
Humanos de los Estados Unidos reporta uno de cada
tres nios en los Estados Unidos tiene sobrepeso u
obesidad, poniendoles en riesgo de muchos problemas
de salud inmediatos y a largo plazo.
Como parte de la campaa de concientisacin sobre
la obesidad infantil, las instalaciones de recreo se han
unido con el objetivo de combatir la obesidad.
En el Scott Rakow Youth Center, los jvenes participaron
en un programa de acondicionamiento fsico y de
nutricin y aprendieron la importancia de tomar
decisiones saludables.
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RECREATION REVIEW

MIAMI BEACH
SE PARA FIRME
para combatir la obesidad en los nios

Disfrut mucho el juego. Fue una


experiencia que nunca olvidar ,
dijo Decarlo Carr, participante del
Teen Club.

A travs del mes de septiembre,


Flamingo Park particip en las
actividades semanales que
incorporaron la diversin con los
alimentos, la nutricin y el ejercicio.
North Shore Park Youth Center ofreci
dos talleres nutricionales utilizando
un enfoque simple para explicar los
beneficios positivos a los hbitos
saludables de alimentacin a travs de
la visualizacin de frutas y verduras.
Adems, el Teen Club de Miami
Beach estuvo participando en el
Desafo Locura (Insanity Challenge),
un entrenamiento muscular divertido
con una alta energa. Las tres
localidades del Teen Club recibieron
un entrenamiento sobre el estilo de
vida saludable y la comida. Los
adolescentes se comprometieron a
mantener un mejor estilo de vida y a
participar de una semana de ejercicios.
Ms de 80 adolescentes completaron
el desafo y el Alcalde de Miami
Beach, Philip Levine recompens el

Teen Club con 100 entradas gratis


para el juego de los Marlins. Los

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adolescentes saludarn al alcalde,


recorrieron el estadio y estuvieron
presente en el terreno durante el Himno
Nacional.
Basado en los resultados y el
compromiso, tres ganadores fueron
selectionados, Idalberto Valds,
Kelsey Torres y DeCarlo Carr
fueron elegidos para lanzar la
primera bola, caminar sobre el
campo y ayudar con el bate
al inicio del juego. Los tres
adolescentes recibieron una
medalla de oro del Alcalde.
Adems, Whole Foods
proporcion a los adolescentes
con un seminario de nutricin y
una cena saludable.
Pero incluso sin
recompensas, expertos
en salud dicen que
los nios deben
mantenerse activos
y les ensea el
valor de la salud, los
ejercicios y la buena
alimentacin.

Photo credit: Marlins, Robert Vigon

Six months & older


Flamingo Park Pool
Normandy Isle Park Pool
Scott Rakow Youth Center Pool

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provides weekday recreational
programs and activities that are
sure to keep your kids busy in a
fun filled safe environment.

Parques y Recreo de Miami Beach


ofrece programas y las actividades
de recreo durante la semana para
mantener a sus nios ocupados en
un ambiente sano y divertido.

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A multi-media experience for parent and child.


Begins: August 27 December 3 March 4
Una experiencia multi-media entre padres y nios.

LOCATION

DAY

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Normandy Isle

W & F 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

AGES

RES/NR

12 - 30 mo.

$100/$150

STICKY FINGERS

Creative arts and crafts for parent and child.


Begins: August 25 December 1 March 9
Artes manuales creativas para padres y nios.

LOCATION

DAY

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AGES

Flamingo

M & W 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2 - 3 years

$100/$150

Normandy Isle

T & Th

$100/$150

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 2 - 3 years

RES/NR

Playtime
Back to

Monday - Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ages: 3 - 4 years
Fee: $425/$640 (Res./NR)
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Normandy Park Flamingo Park

Dancing, singing, arts & crafts and academics.


Children must turn 3 years old prior to
Sept. 1, 2014.
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Camp will include games, sports, arts & crafts


and special events. Locations varies by age.
Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
El campamento incluye juegos, deportes, artes
manuales y eventos especiales. Las localidades
varian segn las edades.

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Nautilus Becomes Part of the

TEEN CLUB
FAMILY
By Jackie Gonzalez

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Collaborative efforts between the City of Miami Beach Parks &


Recreation Department and Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides
a new home for teens. The Miami Beach Teen Club expanded its afterschool program to Nautilus Middle School. The club opened its doors
the first day of the 2014-15 school year and to date, has grown from
100 registered teens to over 250 participants. The program is exclusive
to Nautilus students, free of charge and is held on weekdays from school
dismissal untill 7 p.m.

This expansion represents the Citys broader


vision to reach out to teens that can benefit
from our programs, said Teen Club Supervisor
Willy Priegues, City of Miami Beach.
Program highlights include drama, social skills classes, homework
assistance, computer access, art classes, drug prevention courses,
hip-hop dance and athletics. The program fosters personal growth
and encourages teens to become well-rounded individuals through its
curriculum consisting of community service, education and recreational
outings. These components engage and capture the interest of teens and
provide a positive interaction beyond parents and teachers, which has
proven to benefit youth in this age group.
The Miami Beach Teen Club has received accolades for the endless hours
spent volunteering for Miami-Dade community cleanups, assisting special
needs athletes in the Olympics, serving seniors at special events and
feeding the needy. The Miami Beach Teen Clubs success is based on the
belief that our youth is the key to our future.
For other program locations, contact 305.673.7784.
Para otras localidades del programa llame al 305.673.7784.

Durante los aos de la escuela intermedia los adolescentes se enfrentan a


cambios fsicos, sociales y emocionales. Estos jovenes a menudo se sienten
muy grandes para el cuidado de despus de la escuela, sin embargo, los
estudios muestran que los adolescentes son ms propensos a involucrarse
en comportamientos de riesgo durante las horas despus de la escuela. El
Miami Beach Teen Club comenz hace 6 aos con el objetivo de prevenir
y/o reducir los comportamientos negativos a travs de la programacin y
orientacin por mantener a los participantes en un ambiente positivo.
El Departamento de Parques y Recreo de Miami Beach y la escuelas
pblicas del Condado de Miami han unido sus esfuerzos para
proporcionar un nuevo hogar para adolescentes. El Teen Club ampli
su programa para despus de la escuela en el Nautilus Middle School.
El club abri sus puertas el primer da de clases y ha pasado de 100
adolescentes matriculados a ms de 250 miembros. El programa es
exclusivo para estudiantes de Nautilus, de forma gratuita y se lleva a cabo
durante la semana a partir de la salida de clases hasta las 7 p.m.
Esta expansin representa la amplia visin de la ciudad para llegar a
los adolescentes que pueden beneficiarse de nuestros programas, dijo
Supervisor del Teen Club Willy Priegues, Ciudad de Miami Beach.
El programa incluyen el teatro, clases sociales, ayuda con las tareas,
acceso a computadoras, clases de arte, cursos de prevencin de drogas,
danza hip hop y deportes. El programa fomenta el crecimiento personal
y anima a los adolescentes a convertirse en individuos preparados a
travs de su programa de estudios que consta de servicio a la comunidad,
educacin y salidas recreativas. Estos captan el inters de los adolescentes
y proporcionan una interaccin positiva con otros ms all de los padres
y los maestros, que ha demostrado beneficiar a los jvenes de esta edad.
El objetivo es prevenir y reducir el comportamiento negativo a travs del
programa y la orientacin y mantener a los estudiantes en un ambiente
positivo.
El club ha recibido elogios por las interminables horas voluntarias
dedicadas a la limpieza de la comunidad en el condado de Miami, ayuda
a los atletas con necesidades especiales en las olimpiadas, servicio a
personas de la tercera edad en los eventos especiales y la alimentacin a
personas necesitadas. El xito de Teen Club Miami Beach se basa en la
creencia de que nuestra juventud es la clave de nuestro futuro.

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uring middle school years, teens are faced with physical, social
and emotional changes. Teenagers often feel too old for child
care, yet studies show that they are more likely to engage in risk
behaviors during after school hours. The Miami Beach Teen Club began
six years ago with the goal to prevent and/or reduce negative behaviors
through programming and guidance by keeping participants in a positive
environment.

RECREATION REVIEW

RECREATION
EVENTS
Friday Fun Nights

SAFE NIGHT OF FRIGHT


October 31 6:30 PM - 9 PM
North Shore Park, 501 72 Street

Ghouls and Goblins are invited to enjoy a free safe night of


Trick or Treating, music and fun. Food Trucks available.
Todos los fantasmitas estn invitados a una noche segura gratis
con dulces, msica y diversin. Camiones de comida disponible.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS
October 31 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue
A night of carnival games, costumes and treats. Free Admission.
Wrist bands for rides and carnival games $5 (cash only).
Concessions will be sold.
Una noche de juegos de carnavales, disfraces, arte y dulces.
La entrada es gratis y los juegos estarn a la venta $5.
Venta de comida disponible.

WINTER WONDERLAND
December 5 6 PM - 9 PM
North Shore Park, 501 72 Street

Snow village with 50 tons of snow, visits by Mr. & Mrs. Claus,
rides, games and music. Free Admission. Carnival rides and
concessions sold.
50 toneladas de nieve, visita de Santa Claus y su esposa, juegos,
msica y diversin. Entrada gratis. Juegos y comida a la venta.

MOVIE IN THE PARK

January 9 TBA
Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue
Call 305.673.7730 for movie showing, times and activities.
Llame al 305.673.7730 para la pelcula que se estar presentando,
el horario y actividades.

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