§ 1-414. Membership and organization  


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  • (1) The authority shall consist of thirteen (13) members, each serving a term of four (4) years, except for the initial appointees, of whom six (6) shall serve a term of two (2) years, and seven (7) shall serve terms of four (4) years, as hereinafter provided. The members shall, insofar as practical, be representatives of civic, cultural, recreational, business, and social interests. Five (5) members of the authority shall be selected by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County; of the five (5) members selected by the board of county commissioners, at least one (1) member of the five (5) selected shall be a minority person as defined in § 288.703(3), F.S. Two (2) members shall be selected by the Commission of the City of Fort Lauderdale; one (1) member shall be selected by the Downtown Development Authority, one (1) member shall be selected by the Broward County School Board, and four (4) members shall be selected by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, at least one (1) of whom shall be a minority person as defined in § 288.703(3), F.S.

    (2) The initial appointments [article] to the authority shall be made as soon as practicable after this act takes effect. The results of all appointments and removals shall be immediately certified to the authority.

    (3) All members of the authority at the time of their appointment and during the term of their membership shall be permanent residents of Broward County. The members shall not receive any compensation for their services, except that they may be reimbursed for actual, necessary expenses that they incur in the performance of their duties under this act [article]. Each member, unless removed as provided in this act [article], shall serve until his successor is appointed and qualified. A member appointed by a governmental unit may be removed by that governmental unit for just cause by a majority vote of the governmental unit. A vacancy shall be filled for the member's unexpired term as soon as practicable after the vacancy occurs by the governmental unit that appointed the member. Before entering upon the duties of office, each member shall take an oath to faithfully discharge the duties of his office, shall take any other oath required by law, and shall file a signed copy of such oath with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward County. A majority of the membership of the authority shall constitute a quorum. A vacancy on the authority shall not impair the rights of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the authority.

    (4) The authority shall organize as soon as practicable after the effective date of this act [article]. The authority shall by majority vote elect a chairman and such other officers as the authority provides for in its bylaws. The authority may create such other offices as it deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of this act [article]. The authority may, by two-thirds vote of its membership, create an executive committee. The executive committee shall have four (4) members who shall be appointed by the authority and who shall be chosen from among two (2) members selected by the county; one (1) member selected by the foundation and one (1) member selected by the city, for a total executive committee membership of four (4) persons. The authority may delegate by resolution any power, task, action, or other undertaking which the authority may itself perform. An executive committee shall automatically dissolve upon the completion of the activity delegated, unless earlier dissolved by a majority vote of the authority.

(Sp. Acts. Ch. 84-396, § 2, Sp. Acts, Ch. 92-268, § 1; Sp. Acts, Ch. 93-371, § 1)