Outgoing Miami city attorney Julie Bru proposed marriage to her girlfriend during Thursday's city commission meeting.

Commissioners honored the retiring attorney by naming the day after her, “Julie O. Bru Day.”

“It's the day the city attorney can't get the legal opinion wrong because it's Julie's day,” joked Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

According to CBS Miami, Bru called her partner of more than 10 years, Miami police officer Suzy Izaguirre, up to the front of the room.

“I have to celebrate the City of Miami.  My bosses, our employees, her boss, her coworkers not only tolerated our alternative lifestyle but accepted it,” Bru said.

Everyone began to cheer when Bru produced a ring.

“Even though I can't do it in the state of Florida, we're going to, if the chief allows her, we're going to go to New York to get married and live happily ever after as wife and wife,” she said.

Izaguirre, who said “yes,” stated that she was surprised by the proposal.

“Very surprised,” she said. “I was not expecting it at all. She's always thanking me, I don't know for what she's always thanking me, so I thought, 'She's thanking me for something. This is really embarrassing.' Then when I saw the box, I died.”

Bru said that she decided to propose during the city meeting because the people there were like her family.