Sec. 78.103. - Membership; terms
(a) The Commission shall be composed of no more than 28 members. Twenty members shall be voting members appointed by the City Council in accordance with the following requirements. Voting members shall be a resident of the City of Jacksonville or have substantial business interests within the City (either employed by a business located in the City or volunteer, affiliate or serve on the board for an organization whose principal place of business is Jacksonville). Voting members shall serve staggered two-year terms, commencing July 1, but shall serve until their successors are appointed and confirmed. Of the initial appointments, ten voting members shall serve for one year terms, and 10 voting members shall serve for two year terms; but appointments to fill vacancies for partial terms (less than 50 percent of a full term) and initial appointments under the preceding sentence for less than two years shall not be deemed to be full terms. No voting member shall serve more than two full consecutive terms. Voting members appointed pursuant to this paragraph (a) shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and may be removed at any time by the Council.
(b) Additionally, two City Council Members shall be appointed each year by the Council President as liaisons, and shall also be non-voting members. The term for the City Council member shall be a one-year term, but the Council President may appoint a City Council member for an additional consecutive one-year term.
(c) Six additional members shall be non-voting liaison members and designated as follows:
(1) A representative from the Mayor's Office;
(2) A representative from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office;
(3) A representative from the State Attorney's Office;
(4) A representative from the Public Defender's Office;
(5) A representative from the Kid's Hope Alliance; and
(6) A representative from the Duval County Public Schools.
Liaisons shall be designated by their organization to serve either annually or for two-year increments. The Council President may appoint additional members annually to serve as non-voting liaisons such as youth representatives, victim advocate representatives or other persons with subject matter expertise that can assist the Commission.