3 Florida officials Resign after a Building Collapses

3 Florida officials Resign after a Building Collapses

3 Florida officials Resign after a Building Collapses: In the small South Florida town where 98 people perished in a beachside condominium collapse last year, the town manager, police chief, and assistant town manager resigned this week.

The resignations of the town manager Andrew Hyatt, the police chief Rogelio Torres, and the assistant town manager Jason Greene were announced by Surfside officials on Thursday without an explanation.

According to the news release, “all departments continue Town business as usual.” Hector Gomez, the director of public works, was chosen as interim town manager, while John Healy, a police captain, was named acting police chief.

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Following the dramatic collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South, the 6,000-person hamlet gained notice on a global scale last year. The federal agency looking into the failure has not yet made its findings public.

A combination of older residences and condos, including the collapsed tower, was constructed decades ago for middle-class residents in the neighborhood just north of Miami Beach. More affluent people have recently moved into newly built luxury residences, including former first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.