Video: Johnny Martinez Introduced As Miami City Manager

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Johnny Martinez takes the podium at City Hall.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado tried to sound a reassuring note this morning while introducing Miami's third city manager in six months. The hiring of Johnny Martinez, previously assistant city manager, should reassure investors that Miami is on sound footing, Regalado said. "We have a functional government," he said. "We have a stable government."

Martinez, though, admitted his work -- including a police department in turmoil and a $40 million budget gap -- won't be easy. "We have a tough road ahead," he said. "We'll work to give you the best service possible."

Martinez, who was brought on board by former City Manager Carlos Migoya, offered few hints about how he'd try to right the wobbly city finances and management.

He said he plans to meet with city unions today to discuss their contacts, but declined to discuss his strategy.

As for Police Chief Miguel Exposito -- who has survived a spate of controversial shootings and an embarrassing reality show gaffe -- Martinez said he planned to review his work "along with all other departmental heads."

Asked point blank by Jim DeFede whether Regalado has asked him to fire Exposito, Martinez said, "No."

Martinez was flanked by every city commissioner except Frank Carollo, who was attending an accounting class and had pledged to support the hire, Regalado said.

His salary has yet to be determined, Regalado said.

Here's video of Regalado's introduction and Martinez's brief comments:


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Jesan65
Jesan65

Johnny Martinez was brought into the Office of the Manager by Carlos Migoya.  Both came from the County.  Migoya now the CEO of Jackson with a salary of over a million dollars and power to get more of his buddies in key positions.  The County Commissions continue to pull the strings and flex its muscle behind the back of the residents.  A Banker running a Health Institution, what about minimum job requirements ?

Waste money
Waste money

This guy should get a $145,000 pay and benefit package but watch the bozos at the City of Miami pay him $215,000+.

City is losing $1 mil per week.

Who is protecting taxpayers?
Who is protecting taxpayers?

On Channel 10 Michael Putney blasts the idiots and criminals at the City of Miami.

"Rats leaving the sinking ship"

"Who is protecting the taxpayers?"

Man Up Johnny!
Man Up Johnny!

Does Johnny Martinez have the balls to fire fat Luis Cabrera the mail order diploma mill user and fake ex-cop?

Man up Johnny!

Clawback?
Clawback?

Johnny?Have the balls to get the money Crapp and Spring stole returned to the taxpayers.

Fire the deadwood
Fire the deadwood

City facing $55 Mil deficit.

Overpaid fire union members and all the Mayor's friends and family getting paid for No-Show jobs need to be fired.

Carollo rags Martinez
Carollo rags Martinez

On TV Commissioner Frank Carollo tells Johnny Martinez he is NOT qualified to be City Manager.

Herald reports deficit up to $55 mil.

$125,000 max
$125,000 max

Carlos Gimenez promises, that if elected, he will demand a 50% pay reduction for the position of Executive Mayor. Miami-Dade County's budget is 15 times BIGGER than the City of Miami's. That means Johnny Martinez should not make more than $125,000 max.

Duh
Duh

This is what happens when Latins and Blacks are given power. Look at Africa, South America, Caribbean, and now America. They have no idea what they are doing and they are corrupt.

Stealing continues
Stealing continues

New City Manager Johnny Martinez just let disgraced ex-City Manager walk out the door with $155,000 and he let disgraced ex-CFO Larry Spring walk out with $125,000.

No wonder taxpayers hate the Miami government.

Banana Republic...
Banana Republic...

If Martinez was previously assistant city manager, he should ALREADY KNOW about what's in the city's union contracts, along with what Police Chief Exposito's record is and also "other department heads." What has he been doing with his time in office to not know what's going on...? This is just a tactic to stall for time, he's basically saying, "I really have no idea how to run the show here and as soon as I'm told what to do by my bosses(Mayor/City Commissioners), I will let the taxpayers in on what I think they need to know!"And you wonder why Miami is the laughingstock of our country, just a Third World Banana Republic!Maybe Jimmy Buffett could write a new song about Miami, he used to record right up the street from City Hall at Bayshore Recording Studios(1977)...

What hiring freeze?
What hiring freeze?

Johnny Martinez will need to show he is not just an ass kisser.

Will Martinez continue to let Regalado put illiterate friends and family members on the City payroll?

Have the unions requested a list of who got hired during a "hiring freeze"?

Taxes pay for what?
Taxes pay for what?

Barack Obama's White House has a maximum salary of $175,000. Less than 5% of White House employees stay longer than 10 years. 280 million residents in the US.

City of Miami Fire Department has 15 firemen with pay and benefit packages that exceed $300,000 per year. They look forward to pensions that exceed 103% of final years pay.

Average median income in Miami is $27,000.

Johnny Martinez? Listening?

Ready to Man Up?
Ready to Man Up?

Johnny Martinez? Will he be man enough to deal with the overpaid and overly benefitted members of the firefighters union? Since there are rarely any fires they spend their 3-4 day a week shifts going to the gym, cooking and shopping. They make the taxpayers pay for their take-home vehicles, fuel and insurance as they commute from their estates in Broward County.

Johnny? Ready to man up?

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