Miami Beach Inspector General Now on Board

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Miami Beach Inspector General Now on Board:

Here’s how to contact him

Miami Beach’s new Inspector General is now on the job. City Commissioners appointed Joseph Centorino to the position at their October 16 meeting and approved his employment agreement on October 30.
 
Voters approved establishing the Office of the Inspector General in November 2018. Centorino, who previously served as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust for seven years, will be paid a base salary of $210,000 with a term of employment for a period of up to four years. He will also receive other benefits similar to the City Manager and City Attorney. An annual performance evaluation will be conducted by the City Commission. Details of the agreement are here.
 
Functions of the office include “the power to subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and require production of records, in order to conduct its investigations.” Commissioners have further focused the IG on finding efficiencies in government processes and costs.
 
To reflect its independence, the Office will eventually be located outside of City Hall. City Spokeswoman Melissa Berthier said, as of now, “They are temporarily located on the third floor of City Hall as they await the completion of renovations within the next few weeks of their permanent home in the Old City Hall Building located at 1130 Washington Avenue.”
 
How to contact the IG: By email JosephCentorino@miamibeachfl.gov or by phone, 305-673-7510. Berthier said, “We eventually expect to have a hotline set up for the public, if someone wants to remain anonymous.”
 
 

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