Government of Miami

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The government of the City of Miami, Florida is organized under the City Charter, which provides for a mayor-commissioner form of city government.

Organization[edit]

City Commission and Mayor[edit]

City districts

The mayor of Miami, currently Tomás Regalado, is the city's executive and is directly elected; the mayor appoints a city manager to act as Miami's chief administrative officer.

Five city commissioners are also elected from single-member districts of which they are residents. City commissions also must be qualified voters. The City Commission holds regular meetings in Miami City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American Drive in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove. The Commission has the power to pass ordinances, adopt regulations, and exercise other powers.

  • Tomás Regalado - Mayor of the City of Miami, Elected in 2009[1]
  • Wifredo "Willy" Gort - City of Miami Commissioner, District 1
  • Marc Sarnoff - City of Miami Commissioner, District 2
  • Frank Carollo - City of Miami Commissioner, District 3
  • Francis Suarez - City of Miami Commissioner, District 4
  • Keon Hardemon - City of Miami Commissioner, District 5

Police Department[edit]

The Miami Police Department (MPD), often referred to as the City of Miami Police, is the main police department of Miami. Their jurisdiction lies within the actual city limits of Miami, but have mutual aid agreements with neighboring police departments. Currently Manuel Orosa is the chief of police. City of Miami police are distinguishable from their Miami-Dade counterparts by their blue uniforms and blue-and-white patrol vehicles.

Water and Sewer Department[edit]

Water and sewer service in Miami is maintained by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department.

Other[edit]

Federal and state representation[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates post offices in the city of Miami. The Miami Main Post Office, located at 2200 NW 72nd Avenue, is located outside of the city limits in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, adjacent to Miami International Airport.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Our City Officials". City of Miami. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Post Office Location - MIAMI." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 5, 2009.

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