Miami Beach commissioners have selected a new city manager.
Doral City Attorney and former Miami-Dade Commissioner Jimmy Morales won the job unanimously Wednesday. Up next: contract negotiations.
Morales turned teary-eyed at Miami Beach City Hall when he got the job.
"I'm a little emotional. This place is special to me," said Morales, who graduated from Miami Beach High, where he was student government president. "I keep thinking about my dad ... loved Miami Beach."
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Morales said the job presents incredible opportunity, citing the redevelopment of the convention center as one.
"I'm not here as a politican," he told commissioners after the vote. "I hope to be a very solid administrator."