Section 373.083, Florida Statutes 2009
373.083 General powers and duties of the governing board.--In addition to other powers and duties allowed it by law, the governing board is authorized to:
(1) Contract with public agencies, private corporations, or other persons; sue and be sued; and appoint and remove agents and employees, including specialists and consultants.
(2) Issue orders to implement or enforce any of the provisions of this chapter or regulations thereunder.
(3) Make surveys and investigations of the water supply and resources of the district and cooperate with other governmental agencies in similar activities.
(4) Solicit and accept donations or grants of funds or services from both public and private sources for the planning and implementation of district undertakings and delegations, including, but not limited to, projects, programs, works, and studies.
(5) Execute any of the powers, duties, and functions vested in the governing board through a member or members thereof, the executive director, or other district staff as designated by the governing board. The governing board may establish the scope and terms of any delegation. The governing board shall delegate to the executive director all of its authority to take final action on permit applications under part II or part IV or petitions for variances or waivers of permitting requirements under part II or part IV, and the executive director may execute such delegated authority through designated staff. Such delegations shall not be subject to the rulemaking requirements of chapter 120. However, the governing board shall provide a process for referring any denial of such application or petition to the governing board to take final action. Such process shall expressly prohibit any member of a governing board from intervening in any manner during the review of an application prior to such application being referred to the governing board for final action. The authority in this subsection is supplemental to any other provision of this chapter granting authority to the governing board to delegate specific powers, duties, or functions.
History.--s. 16, part I, ch. 72-299; s. 1, ch. 82-46; s. 25, ch. 88-242; ss. 1, 2, ch. 89-279; ss. 11, 12, ch. 90-217; s. 1, ch. 97-70; s. 1, ch. 2000-133; s. 2, ch. 2001-256; s. 7, ch. 2009-243.