Burgess and Alvarez Bid Dade Voters Adieu With Teary Farewell Speeches
The 29th floor of County Hall had all the ambiance of a funeral procession on Wednesday afternoon. Staffers with puffy eyes hid in cubicles, and an uncomfortable silence reigned until County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Manager George Burgess walked into a room packed with reporters.
The day after getting overwhelmingly recalled from office, Alvarez defended his budget decisions and Burgess announced his resignation as city manager in an a pair of emotional speeches. Click through for video.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Miami, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.