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 stated emergency.

    (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 The city manager shall not re-establish regulations pursuant to this section after they have expired or been revoked unless a change in circumstances creates a new emergency.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 dollars ($200.00).

(Ord. No. 11947, § 1, 7-18-88)