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Section 125.86, Florida Statutes 2004

125.86  County charters; legislative responsibilities.--The legislative responsibilities and power of the county shall be assigned to, and vested in, the board of county commissioners and shall consist of the following powers and duties:

(1)  Advise and consent to all appointments by the executive for which board confirmation is specified;

(2)  Adopt or enact, in accordance with the procedures provided by general law, ordinances and resolutions it deems necessary and proper for the good governance of the county;

(3)  Appoint a clerk to the board who shall serve at its pleasure and keep the records and minutes of the board;

(4)  Approve the annual operating and capital budgets and any long-term capital or financial program;

(5)  Conduct continuing studies in the operation of county programs and services and take action on programs for improvement of the county and the welfare of its residents;

(6)  Adopt, and amend as necessary, a county administrative code to govern the operation of the county;

(7)  Adopt, pursuant to the provisions of the charter, such ordinances of countywide force and effect as are necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents. It is the specific legislative intent to recognize that a county charter may properly determine that certain governmental areas are more conducive to uniform countywide enforcement and may provide the county government powers in relation to those areas as recognized and as may be amended from time to time by the people of that county; and

(8)  All other powers of local self-government not inconsistent with general law as recognized by the Constitution and laws of the state and which have not been limited by the county charter.

History.--s. 2, ch. 74-193.