The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 54th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 55th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2021.
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1. Determine its organizational and procedural structure, adopt, amend and repeal bylaws and rules consistent with the requirements of this chapter and prescribe a system of accounts.
2. Employ a general manager and other employees as may be necessary and prescribe the duties, terms and conditions of employment. The general manager serves at the pleasure of the board. All employees shall be selected on the exclusive basis of merit according to their qualifications.
3. Manage, set policy and conduct the business and affairs of the authority.
4. Enter into contracts, including intergovernmental agreements.
5. Provide for payment of all debts and appropriate claims against the authority from the appropriate funds.
6. Issue an annual report on or before December 1 containing a full account of its transactions, activities and finances for the preceding fiscal year and other facts and recommendations. The board shall transmit copies of the report to each member municipality, university and county, to the secretary of state, to the Arizona state library, archives and public records and, on request, to any member of the public.
B. The board may:
1. Delegate any powers and duties under this section to the general manager.
2. Sue and be sued.
3. Adopt a seal for the authority to be used to attest to documents.
4. Retain outside professional services, including legal counsel.
5. Acquire suitable offices, furnishings and necessary equipment, supplies and other personal property.
6. Perform all other acts necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
C. The board may not exercise the power of eminent domain.
D. Immediately on organization, the board shall initiate proceedings to determine the application of federal voting laws to the authority and shall take any necessary action to comply with the applicable federal laws.