Broward Children’s Services Gets Two New Members

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 30, 2015 – The Children’s Service Council of Broward County has two new members, while three others have been reappointed.

Gov. Rick Scott announced his five appointments this week.

The council, a taxing agency whose life was spared by voters in the 2014 election, has a total of 11 members. The group spend about $63 million, the bulk from property taxes, to help and fund dozens of programs designed to improve the lives of children and their families in Broward.

The law stipulates that the other six members are:

  • “The senior administrator of the Broward County Health department;
  • “The superintendent of schools;
  • “A local school board member, chosen by a majority of the School Board of Broward County;
  • “The district administrator from district X of the department of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee who is a member of the Senior Management Service or of the Selected Exempt Service;
  • “One member of the County Commission, chosen by a majority of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners;
  • “A judge assigned to juveniles cases who shall sit as a voting member of the board, except that said judge shall not vote or participate in the setting of ad valorem taxes under this section. The chief judge of the 17th judicial circuit shall designate which judge shall serve on the board…”

Scott appointed:

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