A.   Authority Of Mayor: The mayor may, on recommendation of the city coordinator of ESDA, authorize any purchase or contracts necessary to place the city in a position to combat effectively any disaster resulting from any natural or technological cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, hazardous materials spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, explosion, riot, hostile military or paramilitary action, public health emergencies, or acts of domestic terrorism, and to protect the public health and safety, protect property, and provide emergency assistance to victims in the case of such disaster, or from manmade or natural disaster.
   B.   Authority Of Coordinator: In the event of enemy caused or other disaster, the city coordinator of ESDA is authorized, on behalf of the city, to procure such services, supplies, equipment or material as may be necessary for such purposes, in view of the exigency without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to city contracts or obligations, as authorized by the "state emergency management agency act"; provided, that if the council meets at such time, the mayor shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body. (Ord. 915, 2-16-1976; amd. 2006 Code)