Xavier Suarez Wants to Fire Overpaid Bureaucrats and Sell Off County Buildings
Suarez outlined his ideas in a recently released 24-page report to his colleagues on the county commission.
He estimates the county could save between $37.5 million and $45 million a year by eliminating 300 supervisory positions, as well as another $12 million by cutting 80 lieutenants, captains, and assistant chiefs in the fire department. Suarez also had his aide, Janelle Jay, analyze county properties that could be put on the market to raise cash flow.
She concluded that four departments, including the elections office in Doral and the transit headquarters next to the Overtown Metrorail station, could relocate to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, allowing county officials to sell four buildings currently worth $66 million.
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