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Doral replaces vice mayor in tense meeting

Growing tensions between Doral Mayor Luigi Boria and Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz came to a boiling point during a Monday council meeting.

A call for the removal of Ruiz from her vice mayor position was the topic that led the pot to boil over.

“In December of last year, when I nominated Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz to be vice mayor, I did it in the spirit of trying to work together with her in the hope that the past infighting that she had with the prior mayor and manager could be put to rest,” Boria said Monday night, “and that this new administration could begin fresh with a spirit of cooperation.”

It was during a March 6 special meeting that the mayor called for Ruiz’s removal by saying he no longer felt comfortable with her filling that role, and in the days following that meeting, he told The Miami Herald that Ruiz was divisive and conflictive.

All of this made for the perfect recipe for one of the most chaotic meetings Doral has seen under the Boria administration.

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