PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top adviser to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is leaving his post but will continue to work for the city as a consultant.

Taveras' administration announced Thursday that Michael D'Amico's last day as director of administration and acting chief of staff will be March 14. His salary was $180,000.

D'Amico plans to start a consulting firm specializing in finance, accounting and labor and government relations. He has been retained by the city to prepare Taveras' next budget proposal. He will make $200 an hour.

Taveras named Deputy Chief of Staff Gonzalo Cuervo as his new chief of staff and finance director Lawrence Mancini as the city's acting director of administration.

Taveras is running for governor. He faces Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Clay Pell in the Democratic Primary.