Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Voters remove Miami-Dade mayor in recall election

Miami-Dade Voters Recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez

The Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.

MIAMI | Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.

With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.

Source: The Ledger

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