Commission Confirms Alfonso As Miami’s New City Manager

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s official, Miami has a new city manager.

On Thursday, the city commission unanimously confirmed Daniel Alfonso to the post. He will assume his officials duties on March 4th.

Alfonso, who served as Miami’s Chief Financial Officer and Assistant City Manager, replaces outgoing City Manager Johnny Martinez.

‎Martinez announced his resignation 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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