Miami Mayor Picks Parking Authority Chief as Next City Manager

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Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has tabbed longtime parking authority chief Art Noriega to be the next city manager.

City commissioners approved the move at Monday's meeting. Noriega will earn $310,000 a year with a 5 percent yearly increase and receive four weeks of vacation.

Noriega, who has headed the Miami Parking Authority since 1999, will now oversee a $1 billion budget, as well as about 4,000 city workers.

“I don’t ever want there to be an accusation from this body here or the mayor that we are not open and honest in terms of how we are disseminating information, the truth, and how we disclose processes," Noriega said.

Noriega replaces Emilio Gonzalez, who resigned last month to deal with family medical issues.

“This a wonderful opportunity for us to turn the page. I’m excited to have someone who is young and dynamic and who has been innovative in his prior role," Suarez said.

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