Prior to the adoption of 17169 on 02/04/2002, Section 7-16 read as follows.

    (a) In accordance with the Missouri Civil Defense Act and pursuant to the authority of section 22 of the charter, there is hereby created an administrative department of the city to be known as the Columbia Disaster Preparedness Organization. This department shall be responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions to prevent and minimize injury and damage due to disasters, to include emergency management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the safety and welfare of the people, but excluding functions for which the military forces are primarily responsible.

    (b) The Columbia Disaster Preparedness Organization shall perform emergency functions in cooperation with Boone County and the State of Missouri in accordance with the provisions of the Missouri Civil Defense Act, the City of Columbia/Boone County Cooperation Agreement, April, 1971, and any cooperative agreement hereinafter adopted.

    (c) The basic operational structure of the organization shall consist of existing departments of the city government which will perform emergency activities related to those performed normally. Auxiliary groups will be formed and trained under the direction and control of the operating department they are to support.

(Code 1964, § 6.040; Ord. No. 10457, § 1, 2-18-85)