Prior to the adoption of 17169 on 02/04/2002, Section 7-2 read as follows.

    (a) When a disaster of major proportions is imminent or actually occurs within the city, and the safety and welfare of the inhabitants is jeopardized, or in the event of enemy attack, sabotage or other hostile action, the mayor shall be and is empowered to declare an emergency or that a disaster is imminent or has occurred, or is occurring. In accordance with the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan, and during such emergency the mayor shall be and is authorized to activate all of the rights, duties and responsibilities granted under the Missouri Civil Defense Act and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

    (b) The mayor shall as soon as possible report to the emergency operations center and assume executive control over the city's emergency or disaster response.

    (c) Upon declaration of an emergency or a disaster, the mayor shall have all powers granted to him or to the city, by charter or state statute and shall take all steps necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all persons within the city limits.

(Code 1964, § 6.020; Ord. No. 10457, § 1, 2-18-85)

     Cross reference(s)--City officers and employees, generally, § 2-121 et. seq.