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(A) There is hereby established under the executive branch of the government of the city in accordance with Section 12-10-5 NMSA 1978, an Office of Emergency Management consisting of:
(1) A Director of Emergency Management, appointed by and responsible to the Mayor of the city.
(2) Such additional professional and administrative staff as may be required to effectively carry out the city's emergency management programs.
(3) During periods of emergency, all other city officers and employees, together with those forces enrolled to aid the Office of Emergency Management, shall be considered as part of the Office of Emergency Management.
(B) The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management is to coordinate the efforts of all city agencies and employees, and non-governmental agencies in the preparation of contingency plans for any emergency endangering the lives and property of the residents of the city. It shall be the duty of the Office of Emergency Management to coordinate the development of plans for the effective employment of municipal resources to protect the lives and health of the residents of the city, and the private and public property therein from the effects of natural or human-caused disasters, including any “civil emergency” as defined within § 2-9-1-1, above, and any acts of war, and to coordinate the implementation of said plans during periods of emergency. Such plans shall be coordinated with those of Bernalillo County and the State Office of Emergency Preparedness.
('74 Code, § 1-9-1) (Ord. 9-1975; Am. Ord. 2020-010)