Coral Gables chooses new interim city manager

City chooses Carmen Olazabal while searching for permanent city manager

Carmen Olazabal is the interim city manager for Coral Gables.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The city of Coral Gables has chosen its interim city manger while the search continues for a permanent city manager.

Carmen Olazabal is currently the assistant city manager. The decision came during a special meeting Wednesday night.

Patrick Salerno announced his resignation as Coral Gables city manager earlier in April.

Patrick Salerno resigned as city manager of Coral Gables.

Salerno's resignation comes as the Coral Gables City Council was considering transferring some of his powers to the city clerk's office.

He had been city manager in Coral Gables since 2009 and previously served as city manager in Sunrise.

Salerno had his last day with the city Thursday.