MIAMI BEACH, – Miami Beach will have a provisional city administrator starting Saturday after the city commission officially voted unanimously for their city attorney to step in the role when they conduct a national search for a permanent replacement.
Raul Agulia, Miami Beach City Attorney since 2014, has been appointed to succeed City Manager Jimmy Morales, who announced his resignation two months ago.
Mayor Dan Gelber said he was confident in Aguila’s leadership and experience.
Raul has been a transformation leader over the years. . . He will serve our community well during this transition period, ”Gelber said in a statement.
Aguila was unanimously appointed city attorney by the mayor and the commission in 2014 after serving in the prosecutor’s office for 23 years.
The Aguila-led law firm has worked on some of the city’s top public and public-private development projects, including the revitalization of Lincoln Road, according to a release from the City of Miami Beach.
He also represented the city in its $ 439 million General Obligation Bond Program, which is currently reinvigorating public spaces, structures, and public safety for the future of Miami Beach, according to the city.
Deputy Prosecutor Rafael Paz will take on the role of interim city attorney during Aguila’s interim role.
Aguila, Miami Beach’s first openly gay city manager, was instrumental in advancing the quality of life and social equality legislation that the city cited in a press release that has influenced local governments across Florida and across the country – including being recognized as one of the First US cities to enact human rights laws and national partnership protection.
Morales recently accepted a position as Miami-Dade County’s Chief Operations Officer. His last day in Miami Beach is Friday.
The city administrator is appointed by the mayor and the city commission and is responsible for ensuring that the guidelines, guidelines, resolutions and ordinances adopted by the city commission are enforced and implemented. As the city’s chief executive officer, the city administrator is responsible for providing leadership, vision and leadership-level guidance to the organization, making recommendations to the city commission, and implementing policies in an efficient and effective manner. In addition, the city administrator is responsible for the day-to-day running of the city, preparing and managing the budget, planning the city’s development, overseeing city staff, interacting with civic groups and businesses, and otherwise being responsible for health, safety, and wellbeing the residents, members of the business community and visitors to the city of Miami Beach.
Description of the position of Miami Beach City Manager
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