MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FIRES Mayor Alvarez and Commissioner Seijas
Posted by FactReal on March 15, 2011
|TAXPAYERS HAVE SPOKEN: NO MORE TAXES! NO MORE ABUSE!
Recall election results are in:
|Registered Voters: 1,212,205
Ballots Cast: 205,355
Voter Turnout: 16.94 %
RECALL OF COUNTY MAYOR ALVAREZ (829 of 829 Precincts Reporting)
RECALL OF DIST 13 COMMISSIONER SEIJAS (46 of 46 Precincts Reporting)
|Miami-Dade County residents have voted to remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office.
Residents cast their ballots in favor of recalling Alvarez on Tuesday over mounting frustration over a property tax rate increase and simultaneous salary raise for many county employees.
With 75 percent of the precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor. Just 12 percent were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his term.
The Miami-Dade recall is the largest yet of a local government official, in terms of population size…
Alvarez and Seijas will be removed from office as soon as the votes are certified, which is expected to be by the end of the week.
Then County Commissioners would have 30 days to set a special election within 45 days.
That winner would serve out the remainder of the mayor or commissioner’s term.
If they choose to appoint a replacement, that person would serve until the next countywide election.
|Mayor Alvarez issued this statement :|
|“It has been an honor and privilege to serve this community for the past 35 years. The voters have spoken and a time of healing and reconciliation must now begin. No matter which side of the recall issue, one thing is certain: we all care very deeply about this community. A professional management team remains in place in Miami-Dade County government and I know they will work hard to ensure the smoothest transition possible in the coming days. I wish the next Mayor of Miami-Dade County much success.
Public service is an honorable profession and I want to thank County employees for the good work they do day in and day out. I want to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard on my behalf and ask that they move beyond the recall election and continue to work for the betterment of our community in new and different ways. I wish nothing but the best for Miami-Dade County – a place I love and will continue to call home.”
|Well, now the hard work starts. Time to elect the right candidates. No more little-dictators! No more recycling the same old, same old. We deserve better.|