Miami Mayor Manny Diaz -- engineer of downtown's building boom, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, supporter of President-elect Barack Obama -- may soon add a new title to his résumé: member of Obama's administration.
City Hall has been abuzz this week with word that Diaz is being considered for a high-level post with the new president. Obama's transition team did not respond to a phone call or e-mail requesting comment, but Diaz Tuesday evening confirmed that a relocation to Washington is possible.
''It's nice to be in the mix; it feels good,'' Diaz said.
The Obama transition team has announced plans to create a new department -- the White House Office of Urban Policy -- that could be a good fit for Diaz, given his position as head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and tenure in a signature city.