Pinellas commissioners fire county administrator

Pinellas County administrator fired - Pinellas commissioners voted Tuesday to terminate the county administrator.

Bob LaSala had served as the county administrator for five years.

The commission voted 6-0 to terminate LaSala. Commissioner Norm Roche was not present for the vote.

The vote coincided with LaSala submitting his letter of resignation.

“As you know, I am not one to shy away from our biggest, most important community issues,” the letter said. “And while I believe we made progress on the very tough issues related to our Emergency Medical Services and Health and Community Services, I recognize that those incremental accomplishments have not been without controversy. That said, they are incredibly important matters to our community, and I wish you all the success in resolving them and moving forward positively as I hand the baton to your next leader. Of course, I will always be available to help you in any way I can.”

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