The following regulations apply to all persons appointed to City boards, commissions, and committees (in the text below, the term "boards" applies to "boards, commissions and committees"):
Members must be legally registered to vote.
No one may serve more than 3 consecutive terms on a single board except when:
appointed to a partial term that is less than 0.5 of the normal term for that board
the city manager waives the requirement for members of regulatory boards where special circumstances warrant extending the appointment
when serving on a pension board
No 1 may serve on more than 2 boards at the same time, except that:
no 1 may serve on more than 1 pension board
no 1 serving on a regulatory board may serve on any other board
No member of the immediate family of a city commissioner may serve on a city board.
No member of the immediate family of a municipal officer (City Manager, City Clerk, or department head) may serve on a board which relates to the area of responsibility of that municipal officer.
A member who is absent from 3 consecutive meetings will automatically be dismissed from the board unless the other board members have excused the absence by a motion duly passed and recorded in the official minutes.
No board member who is present at a meeting may abstain from voting in regard to any official decision, ruling or other act taken by the membership unless that member is prohibited from voting on a measure which will financially benefit him or his employer. In such cases of voting conflict, the member must file a Memorandum of Voting Conflict (Form 8b) and publicly state the nature of his interest prior to the vote.
A board member must file a Statement of Financial Interests for every year in which he serves on a board unless the Florida Commission on Ethics has determined that the board is solely advisory in nature.
A member retiring from a board must provide written notice to the City Clerk.
A member retiring from a board must return copies of city codes and other official materials to the City Clerk.