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Decision over city manager leads to another Carollo-Suarez crossroad in Miami



The race to win Miami’s elections is over.

The race to run City Hall is on.

Coming into office with a specific set of plans in his first year as mayor, Francis Suarez wants to install a city manager of his choosing next week to oversee Miami’s billion-dollar city government. The mayor announced Wednesday that he’s nominating Emilio González, former director of Miami International Airport, to fill the post, which will oversee more than 4,000 employees and handle the launch of a $400 million general obligation bond programthat voters just approved, among many responsibilities.

But Suarez may not get what he wants.

In order to hire someone, the mayor needs three of the city’s five commissioners to ratify his appointment. And newly elected Commissioner Joe Carollo has other plans.

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