The mayor of Hialeah Carlos Hernández showed his disagreement with the Governor Ron DeSantis for not having invited him to a meeting with the mayors of the cities of Miami-Dade County, where the current situation of coronavirus and the alarming increase in cases in recent weeks.
“The reason why this pandemic is taking and destroying the lives of our residents because the Governor is acting like a spoiled child. Their lack of respect and leadership was evident today, ”says a strong press release issued by the city of Hialeah.
The statement goes on to say that the governor treated Hialeah residents as third-class citizens by not allowing Mayor Hernández to participate in the meeting.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez of Miami-Dade County is also being sued for allowing this to happen in his office.
In a post on his Instagram account, Mayor Hernández emphasized that Hialeah is the sixth most populous city in Florida and the second-largest in Miami-Dade County, so being left out of the meeting means “a dark day” for your city.
According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, 9,806 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Hialeah, is the fifth city in the state with the most infections.
On Tuesday, Miami-Dade reported 2,090 new coronavirus cases and 32 deaths from COVID-19.
South Florida medical experts have said the county has become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, and warn that the situation may worsen in the coming days.
The meeting with Governor DeSantis was attended by the mayors of the City of Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, and Doral, among other mayors of Miami-Dade, and the county mayor, Carlos Gimenez.
Governor Ron DeSantis’s office has not ruled on Mayor Hialeah’s absence from the meeting.