Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Reminder, the Miami Beach Trolleys are back in service! The citywide trolleys are operating at a reduced level of service with fewer hours and more frequent cleanings for the remainder of the year. The citywide trolley service will operate 15 hours each day, seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.miamibeachtrolley.com

We continue to provide our residents and businesses with the latest updates from the City of Miami Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest news and updates below.
COVID-19 Updates
North Beach Food Distribution
Commissioner David Richardson's office will host their weekly food distribution in North Beach tomorrow, February 17.

Wednesday, February 17
9 AM - 11 AM
8700 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL

The food distribution is on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Please remain in your car and open the trunk when it's your turn in line.

If you do not have a car and would like to qualify for food assistance, please call or register online. Phone: 305.604.CITY (2489) or www.miamibeachfl.gov/food
COVID-19 Testing
Drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing continues on 17 Street and Convention Center Drive. We encourage you to pre-register for the walk-up site by clicking here or make your appointment for the drive-thru site here.

Visit our 'Testing' tab to view detailed testing information.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Miami-Dade County continues to work with hospital and healthcare partners to vaccinate members of our community against COVID-19 as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Appointments can be made through a scheduling tool, as more vaccines become available, at miamidade.gov/vaccine. The website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna

For updated information about where vaccines are currently available and to answer frequently asked questions about the vaccine, please click here. Visit our 'Vaccine' tab to view additional vaccine information.
General City Updates
Land Use and Sustainability Meeting
There will be a Land Use and Sustainability Meeting hosted virtually on Wednesday, February 17 at 8 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/89697631969. The meeting will be streamed live on MBTV Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse.

How to provide spoken public comment during the meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 896 9763 1969. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
63 Street FDOT Design Project Meeting
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, February 18 for a roadway improvement project along State Road (SR) A1A/Collins Avenue/Indian Creek Drive from the 5800 Block to SR 907/63 Street.

Thursday, February 18
6 PM - 7:30 PM
Register to attend the meeting here.

Learn more about the project here. To submit comments or questions for the Virtual Public Meeting, please e-mail Community Outreach Specialist Rodolfo Roman at Roman@iscprgroup.com or call 786.519.7160.
Culture Crawl - This Thursday!
It's that time of the month, where we open up the doors to some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide you with a night of free, unique, unforgettable and safe experiences! Join us this Thursday, February 18 for another edition of Culture Crawl.

Thursday, February 18
6 PM - 9 PM

From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted. The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer one dedicated free trolley (the white ones) that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops.

Click here to view the listings and check back regularly for updates, see you on the crawl!
Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting
There will be a Finance and Economic Resiliency Committee Meeting hosted virtually on Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m. via Zoom here: https://miamibeachfl-gov.zoom.us/j/89082943089. The meeting will be streamed live on MBTV Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or 99 on AT&T U-Verse.

How to provide spoken public comment during the meeting: The public may provide spoken comment by dialing telephone 301.715.8592 or 888.475.4499 (toll free).  The Webinar ID is 890 8924 3089. Press *9 to raise a hand to be placed in queue to speak.
Free Tax Preparation Services on Miami Beach
Recognized as a best practice site by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for its fast and reliable tax preparation program, the City of Miami Beach will once again offer free income tax preparation services now through April 15, 2021 for households or individuals earning up to $57,000 annually per household.
Tax preparation services will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays via appointment only in the Office of Housing and Community Services, located at 555 17 Street. Appointments can be made now through the end of tax season by calling 305.673.7491. Special services are offered to taxpayers with limited English skills or disabilities.
Residents are reminded to bring the following documentation:
  • Valid government-issued identification card;
  • Social Security card for all persons declared as dependents on the tax return;
  • All 2020 W-2s and information for other income;
  • Bank account information for direct deposit of refund
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements);
  • Total paid to day care providers and their tax ID number, if applicable;
  • Birth dates for everyone listed on the return, including spouses and/or dependents;
  • Copy of last year's tax return; and
  • Identity theft PIN, if applicable.
Miami Beach Hall of Fame
The City of Miami Beach has extended the nomination deadline as we seek deserving individuals that have made a lasting and significant impact in our community for the Miami Beach Hall of Fame! The deadline to submit nominations is now Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Nominees come from all walks of life and have made distinguished achievements across a variety of fields, including arts, architecture, design, science, athletics, business, and community leadership.
The Miami Beach Hall of Fame is designed to honor up to five distinguished leaders annually in the following categories:
  • Artist/Architect/Designer/Scientist
  • Athlete
  • Business Leader
  • Civic Leader
  • Family Legacy

Click here to download the full application, learn more and submit a local leader today!
Your Government. Your Voice. Calling all Miami-Dade Residents!
This week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava launched Thrive305 – a historic civic engagement initiative to invite our community to participate directly in local government.
In collaboration with The Miami Foundation, civic partners and other elected leaders, Thrive305 will activate residents across the County to help inform County policies and major initiatives, as we work together to drive an equitable recovery and build a thriving community. Through a countywide survey and series of community engagement events, we will activate our greatest asset: You, our residents, incorporating your diverse voices to help drive decision-making.
Stay Informed
Visit our dedicated, city-related coronavirus webpage at www.miamibeachfl.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information, including important resources, impacts to city services and more.

Our city hotline at 305.604.CITY (2489) is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can also email your questions to MBCovid@miamibeachfl.gov. Or connect with us through social media via email, Nextdoor, Facebook, Twitter and via text message (text MBAlert to 888777).