He ran Miami-Dade’s ethics commission. Now he’s the new watchdog for Miami Beach.

Miami Beach commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to allow the city attorney to negotiate a contract with Centorino, encouraging him to focus on identifying wasteful spending.

“It’s all about efficiency,” said Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “This is an exciting day for Miami Beach. It is a great day for good government.”

At Wednesday’s meeting, Miami Beach commissioners gave Centorino his first formal task, directing him to review every department in the city for efficiency ahead of next year’s budget process. Commissioner Michael Góngora initially proposed sending the task to the finance committee, but Samuelian recommended that the committee collaborate with Centorino’s office on the review.

October 17, 2019 | Miami Herald | He ran Miami-Dade’s ethics commission. Now he’s the new watchdog for Miami Beach.