MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami has named a new City Manager. Daniel Alfonso, who served as Miami’s Chief Financial Officer and Assistant City Manager was named to the new post to replace outgoing City Manager Johnny Martinez.
Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado announced the appointment at City Hall Thursday morning.
The appointment of Alfonso will be set for approval by the City Commission on Feb. 27. He’ll start his new post the first week of March.
Johnny Martinez announced his resignation earlier this month after suffering a stroke and discovering he had heart problems.
In August 2011, Alfonso was named Miami’s budget director at a time the city faced a federal investigation into its finances and top financial administrators were fleeing city hall. He previously worked at Miami-Dade County for 17 years as a budget coordinator.
Under Alfonso’s short watch in Miami, the city bolstered its dwindling reserves to $57.5 million, closer to the $96 million required under the city’s financial-integrity ordinance.
As city manager, Alfonso said he will continue to promote fiscal responsibility to avoid the pitfalls of the past.
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