Section 7-4 Emergency regulations.
Prior to the adoption of 17169 on 02/04/2002, Section 7-4 read as follows.
(a) In the event a disaster occurs which requires the implementation
of the city disaster
preparedness plan, the mayor or other official assuming the duties of the mayor shall be
authorized to establish temporary emergency regulations to ensure the health, safety and welfare
of persons within the city.
(b) In the event an emergency occurs which does not require
the immediate implementation of
the city disaster preparedness plan but which requires the extraordinary management of city
resources, the city manager shall be authorized to declare an emergency and establish temporary
emergency regulations to ensure the health, safety and welfare of persons within the city.
(1) Regulations established by the
city manager pursuant to this section shall contain a
statement of the facts constituting the emergency and shall be narrowly drawn to address the
(2) Immediately after establishing
regulations pursuant to this section, the city manager shall
cause a copy of the regulations to be posted on the bulletin board in the fourth floor hallway of
the Daniel Boone Building and shall cause copies of the regulations to be delivered to all
members of the city council and distributed to local news media.
(3) Regulations established by the
city manager pursuant to this section shall remain in effect
for twenty-one (21) days unless sooner revoked by the city manager or by motion of the city
council. The city manager shall not re-establish regulations pursuant to this section after they
have expired or been revoked unless a change in circumstances creates a new emergency.
(4) At the next regular city council
meeting after establishing emergency regulations or at a
special council meeting held before the next regular council meeting, the city manager shall give
a complete report on the emergency to the city council. If the city manager determines that the
emergency regulations should remain in effect, he shall have a council bill prepared and
presented to the city council which would establish the regulations by ordinance.
(c) All regulations established pursuant to this section
shall have the force of law and any
violation of such regulation shall be an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred
(Ord. No. 11947, § 1, 7-18-88)