MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales is resigning after more than seven years on the job.

In a statement a short time ago, Morales called it the “hardest job I ever had and the best one.”

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He added he’s stepping down because “now comes a point in my life, a season, where I want to explore the next chapter, the next adventure, of my life.”

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Morales was born and raised in Miami Beach.

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His last day with the city will be February first of next year.