§ 2. Membership; term; compensation  


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  • The governing body of the authority shall consist of seven members, four of whom shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the council, two of whom shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, and the remaining member shall be appointed by the Duval County State Legislative Delegation. Each member shall serve a term of 4 years, expiring on September 30, but shall continue to serve until his successor has been appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the initial terms of the members of the authority shall be staggered so that the term of one of the members appointed by the mayor shall expire on September 30 of each of the four calendar years following the year in which this act becomes law. The terms of the two gubernatorial appointees shall expire on September 30 of each of the two calendar years following the year in which this act becomes law and the term of the seventh member who is appointed by the Duval County State Legislative Delegation shall expire on September 30 of the fourth such calendar year. A vacancy on the authority shall be filled for the unexpired term only, and in the same manner as provided for appointments for full terms. Each member of the authority shall have been a resident and elector of the city for at least 6 consecutive months prior to his appointment. No member of the authority shall hold any other public office or position. If at any time during his tenure on the authority, a member shall cease to possess the qualifications required for his membership on the authority, he shall cease to be a member and a vacancy shall exist on the authority. Any vacancy on the authority, how ever created, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the position was originally filled, and the person filling the vacancy shall have and retain all the qualifications prescribed for membership on the authority. Any member appointed to the authority for two consecutive full terms shall not be eligible for the succeeding term. The members may be removed by the mayor at any time with or without cause, but a removal must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the council. The members of the authority shall not be entitled to compensation, pension, or other retirement benefits on account of service on the authority, but members shall be entitled to payment of reasonable expenses as provided by the council. Members of the authority shall be subject to the provisions of s. 286.012, Florida Statutes, relating to voting at meetings of governmental bodies and to the provisions of ss. 112.311—112.3175 inclusive, Florida Statutes, as from time to time amended, relating to financial disclosure and conflict of interest. The authority shall elect a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary, each of whom shall serve for 1 year or until his successor is elected. The authority shall hold regular meetings at least monthly at such times and places as it may designate and may hold more frequent regular meetings. Special meetings may be held upon the call of the chairman or any three members of the authority. A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of meeting and transacting business. Each member of the authority shall have one vote. The authority may adopt bylaws and make rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this act or general law.