17-52a-203.  County executive-council form of county government.

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Terms Used In Utah Code 17-52a-203

  • County: means a unit of local government that is a body corporate and politic and a legal subdivision of the state, with geographic boundaries as described in Section 17-50-104, and powers as provided in Part 3, County Powers. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • County executive: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • County legislative body: means :Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Executive: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a person or body elected as the county executive or a person appointed as the county manager or administrative officer, refers to:
(a) the power and duty to carry laws and ordinances into effect and secure their due observance; and
(b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the executive branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Legislative: when used to describe the powers, duties, or functions of a county commission or council, refers to:
    (a) the power and duty to enact ordinances, levy taxes, and establish budgets; and
    (b) those powers, duties, and functions that, under constitutional and statutory provisions and through long usage and accepted practice and custom at the federal and state level, have come to be regarded as belonging to the legislative branch of government. See Utah Code 17-50-101
  • Optional plan: means a plan establishing an alternate form of government for a county as provided in Section 17-52a-404. See Utah Code 17-52a-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • (a)  The following shall govern a county operating under the form of government known as the “county executive-council” form:

    (i)  an elected county council;

    (ii)  an elected county executive; and

    (iii)  other officers and employees authorized by law.

    (b)  The optional plan shall provide for the qualifications, time, and manner of election, term of office and compensation of the county executive.
  • (2)  The county executive is the chief executive officer or body of the county.

    (3)  In the county executive-council form of county government:

    (a)  the county council is the county legislative body and has the powers, duties, and functions of a county legislative body under Chapter 53, Part 2, County Legislative Body; and

    (b)  the county executive has the powers, duties, and functions of a county executive under Chapter 53, Part 3, County Executive.

    (4)  References in any statute or state rule to the “governing body” or the “board of county commissioners” of the county, in the county executive-council form of county government, means:

    (a)  the county council, with respect to legislative functions, duties, and powers; and

    (b)  the county executive, with respect to executive functions, duties, and powers.

    Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 68, 2018 General Session