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Revisiting Miami Beach’s Road Raising Policy

Samuelian acknowledges, “’Do nothing’ is not an option.” He said, “The City has made some important progress over the last few years.” With that learning and the recommendations of outside experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Harvard, Samuelian said, “We’re in a situation where we are going to… ‘reorient’ our resiliency program which, to me, …

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Misleading specials and $55 cocktails could be a thing of the past on Ocean Drive

The regulations come in response to complaints that some Ocean Drive restaurants trick customers into ordering expensive food and drinks at outdoor tables or fail to include prices on menus, hitting unsuspecting tourists with hefty bills. At a few restaurants on the popular South Beach street, a single cocktail can cost more than $50 and food specials …

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Diners felt ripped off and misled. Now this Ocean Drive café is closed until July.

“The few bad apples on Ocean Drive need to clean up their act,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who is sponsoring an ordinance that would give the city more power to crack down on businesses that do not clearly advertise prices at sidewalk cafes. “This ruling shows the consequences will be severe.” … Some Ocean Drive …

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Are you paying too much for your margarita? Miami Beach wants to put a stop to it.

City Commissioner Mark Samuelian is proposing an ordinance that would empower the city to revoke restaurants’ permits for sidewalk cafe tables if they don’t clearly advertise prices and display the city’s consumer protection laws on tabletop information cards. The city manager could even have the ability to strip away violators’ business licenses. January 19, 2018 …

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Miami Beach unveils new agility courses for dogs

Some residents brought their dogs to the ribbon cutting on Friday morning. Also in attendance were Miami Beach commissioners John Elizabeth Aleman and Mark Samuelian, Doral Vice Mayor Ana Maria Rodriguez and Miami Beach police officers. December 1, 2017 | Sun Sentinel | Miami Beach unveils new agility courses for dogs