MEETINGS: Regular meetings are to be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except July. The meetings begin at 2:00 p.m., in the New River Conference Room, 2801 W. Durango, Phoenix, Arizona.
MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement
LIAISON: Tim Phillips, Chief Engineer/Flood Control District, (602) 506-4701
FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 48-3611
COMPOSITION: A.R.S. § 48-3611: "A. The Board of Supervisors may appoint a citizens' flood control advisory board consisting of seven members. Five members shall be resident taxpayers and qualified electors of the district, at least three of whom shall be residents of the cities in the district. At least one of the board members who are residents of cities shall be a resident of the largest city in the district. The city engineer of the largest city in the district and the chief engineer or manager of a major irrigation or agricultural improvement district, or their representatives, shall be ex officio members of the advisory board with all rights and privileges granted to other board members. B. In appointing members of the advisory board the Board of Supervisors shall designate which appointive member shall serve for one year, which for two years, which for three years, which for four years and which for five years. Thereafter the term of each appointive member is five years except for a member appointed to an unexpired term."
DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. § 48-3611: "C. The citizens' flood control advisory board may request information from the chief engineer and general manager and his staff, engineering personnel from cities in the district and any other person with a knowledge of flood control practices. They may recommend the employment of consultants for the purpose of obtaining technical information and recommendations regarding flood control and floodplain management practices. D. The advisory board shall study the flood control, floodplain regulation, drainage and water conservation needs of the district, shall meet with and advise the board as requested by the board and may submit to the board reports and recommendations relating to such studies, but the recommendations are advisory only." Bylaws, Article II: "Section 1. The Flood Control Advisory Board shall act in an advisory role to the Board of Directors of the District on matters pertaining to flood control, drainage, water conservation and related matters. Section 2. The Flood Control Advisory Board shall, within its power, recommend policy for the operation of the District. Section 3. The Flood Control Advisory Board shall review, and recommend criteria for the acceptance, maintenance and operation of flood control facilities by the District. Section 4. The Advisory Board shall annually review and recommend a five year capital improvement program for submission to the Board of Directors at least three months prior to the final date for submission of the annual budget. Section 5. The Advisory Board shall annually recommend a budget for the next fiscal year for adoption by the Board of Directors. Section 6. The Advisory Board shall have the right to request information from the County Engineer and his staff, engineering personnel from cities within the District, and any other person with a knowledge of flood control practices. The Advisory Board may recommend the employment of consulting engineers for the purpose of obtaining technical information and recommendations regarding flood control practices (A.R.S. § 45-2351.C). Section 7. The Advisory Board shall assist in the development of increased public understanding and support for the comprehensive flood control program. Section 8. The Advisory Board shall recommend legislative changes as appropriate. Section 9. The Advisory Board shall sit in review and make decisions concerning interpretation of and allow variances from the terms of the floodplain regulations, and hear appeals by any person aggrieved through the administration of the floodplain regulation."