Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-4806 Powers And Duties Of Initial Board; Recommendation As To Permanent Organization Or Dissolution

48-4806. Powers and duties of initial board; recommendation as to permanent organization or dissolution

A. The initial board has all of the powers and responsibilities prescribed by this chapter unless specifically limited to the permanent board.

B. Not later than thirty months after the initial board conducts its organizational meeting under section 48-4803, subsection E, it shall either:

1. Prepare, and adopt by resolution, a plan of permanent operation and administration. Before finally adopting the plan the board shall hold at least one public hearing on the proposed plan. The resolution must be approved by a majority of the initial board, and the approving majority must include the members serving on the initial board pursuant to section 48-4803, subsection A, paragraphs 1 and 2. The plan shall include a water resource augmentation plan under section 48-4854 and foreseeable water augmentation projects for the active management area and financing alternatives for each of the projects. The plan shall also prescribe transition procedures for converting to a permanent district under this chapter, to be completed not later than a stated period of time after adopting the resolution. The initial board shall send copies of the proposed plan and the finally adopted plan to each county, city, town, water company and irrigation district in the active management area, the active management area groundwater users advisory council, the director of water resources and each legislator whose district is in the active management area.

2. After a hearing and finding that a permanent district cannot feasibly function to the advantage of the water interests in the active management area, recommend that the district be terminated and outline a plan to conclude the affairs of the district pursuant to section 48-4807 within a stated period of time after making the recommendation.

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