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.
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