Miami Mayor Recalled

Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments

Voters swept Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez out of office by a stunning margin, capping a dramatic collapse for a politician who was given increased authority by voters four years ago to clean up much-maligned county government but was ushered out in the largest recall of a local politician in U.S. history.

The spectacular fall from power comes after two years of missteps, ranging from granting top staffers big pay hikes to construction of a publicly funded stadium for the Florida Marlins to implementation of a property-tax rate increase that outraged an electorate struggling through an ugly recession.

Nearly nine of every 10 voted to remove Alvarez from office.

Read Matthew Haggman and Martha Brannigan’s Miami Herald Article here:

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