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Miami Lakes council to discuss special election to replace Pizzi

The Miami Lakes Town Council is set hold a special meeting on at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss an the town’s Oct. 1 mayoral election.

The special election is the result of federal authorities arresting Mayor Michael Pizzi Tuesday on charges of conspiring to commit extortion in their roles as mayor, from 2011 to 2013.

Pizzi, who was elected last year to a four-year-term, was also suspended from office Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. The town’s charter mandates that a special election be held within 90 days of an official leaving office if the seat becomes vacant with six months or more remaining in the unexpired term.

Acting mayor Ceasar Mestre told the Miami Herald Friday that the council will discuss election details during the Tuesday meeting held at Town Hall, 6601 Main St.

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