§ 3. Governing Body  

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  • The governing body of the Authority shall consist of nine (9) members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council of the City of Jacksonville. Members of the Authority shall be residents of Duval County and shall not hold any other public office. All members of the Authority, during their terms shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Provided however, any removal of any member must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the Council of the City of Jacksonville. Two (2) members of the Authority shall be members of the Duval Medical Society. The term of office of each appointed member shall be for four (4) years or until his successor has been appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the initial terms of the two additional members provided for in this act shall expire January 1, 1976. The seven (7) present members of the Authority holding office on the effective date of this act shall continue in office until the expiration of their term, as if this act were not in effect. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled only for the balance of the unexpired term. Any member appointed to the Authority for two consecutive full terms shall not be eligible for appointment to the next succeeding term.

    The members of the Authority shall not be entitled to compensation as such, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. Five (5) members of the Authority shall constitute a quorum and ordinances or resolutions enacted or adopted by a vote of a majority of the members of the Authority shall become effective without publication or posting or any further action of the Authority.

    The provisions of s. 286.012 and the provisions of ss. 112.311—112.3175, inclusive, Florida Statutes, and so they may be amended in the future, relating to financial disclosure and conflicts of interest, shall apply to each member of the Authority.

(Laws of Fla., Ch. 67-1330; Laws of Fla., Ch. 73-450; Laws of Fla., Ch. 77-542; Laws of Fla., Ch. 85-434, § 1)