Boards and Committees play an essential role in city government. Each board and committee is established to secure the participation of Palm Bay residents to promote good government and the effective and efficient delivery of services. In this way, citizens provide necessary input to aid the City Council in making decisions responsive to the needs of the city.
There are City boards and committees that are solely advisory to the City Council and others that act upon matters that are quasi-judicial in nature. Quasi-judicial items are usually indicated on the agenda and/or announced by the presiding officer during the meeting. Quasi-judicial items are required to adhere to certain proceedings.
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Process for Filling Vacancies:
- The process for filling vacancies or terms expiring is as follows:
- 30 day solicitation period for the receipt of applications from interested parties
- Vacancies or terms expiring announced at two regular Council meetings
- Applications submitted to Council for appointment(s). Appointments are for the remainder of the unexpired term or the full term, accordingly.
Applications are available online or from the Office of the City Clerk and accepted only within the 30 days solicitation period of a vacancy or term expiring. Return completed applications to the Office of the City Clerk. View Current Vacancies
DECLARATION OF POLICY
City Council, Boards, Commissions, Committees
It is the policy of the City of Palm Bay to uphold, promote, and demand ethical conduct from its elected and appointed public officials. The citizens and businesses of Palm Bay are entitled to have fair, ethical, and accountable local government.
As members of the City Council, we recognize the importance of codifying and making known to the general public the ethical principles and law that guide the work of elected officials and members of appointed boards, commissions, and committees (public officials). Public officials are to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, and fairness in carrying out their public duties.
In order to fulfill this mission, the City of Palm Bay hereby adopts a Code of Ethics for public officials to assure public confidence in the integrity of local government and its effective and fair operation.
Statement of Financial Interests
Limited Financial Disclosure
Appointed members of certain boards & committees are required to publicly disclose their financial interests by filing a Statement of Financial Interests.
Conflicts of interest may occur when board/committee members are in a position to make decisions which affect their personal financial interests. This is why members are required to publicly disclose their financial interests. The disclosure process serves to remind members of their obligation to put the public interest above personal considerations. It also helps citizens to monitor the considerations of those who spend their tax dollars and participate in public policy decisions or administration.
If appointed to a board/committee requiring the filing of the statement, a copy will be included with the letter of appointment generated by the Office of the City Clerk.
In addition, individuals may be required to file one or more of the special purpose forms listed in the instruction sheet included with Form 1, depending on their particular position, business activities, or interests. It is the individual’s duty to obtain and file the forms pertaining to him/her. Forms may be printed from the Commission on Ethics website or obtained from the Office of the City Clerk. Each member files these forms with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections.
After the initial appointment, you will receive each year, not later than June 1st, Form 1 from the Secretary of State for filing by July 1st.