MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s not often that former Miami mayors write books anyone would want to publish, much less read. Manny Diaz defies that trend.

Whether you admire him like many in Miami and across the country do, or excoriate him as some at home did, Diaz was hardly shy about embracing big plans and notions. And few would disagree that the city was a far different place when he exited City Hall in 2009 after two terms in office.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports it should come as no surprise that Diaz has written a book for a national audience, recapping his greatest hits as mayor.

Recall police reform and Irish-cop Chief John Timoney, Midtown Miami, the downtown condo boom, the “mega-plan’’ and the innovative Miami 21 zoning plan.

Read more in the full Miami Herald article.


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