11 Feb Santa Rosa Island Authority to Hold Special Board Meeting
by Katie King |Katie@ewbullock.com
Santa Rosa Island Authority to Hold Special Board Meeting
PENSACOLA, Fla.(February 11, 2021) — Last night, Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) Board voted on the selection of a prospective Executive Director.
Once the meeting was concluded, an internal audit of the scoring cards was conducted, and it appears that no single candidate obtained four affirmative votes for the position of Executive Director, as required by the SRIA Special Act.
A special board meeting will be held in the next two weeks to discuss this circumstance.
About the Santa Rosa Island Authority
Pensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county. It is fully funded from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The Island Authority board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member. The elected member’s term is two years.