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A. Director and Assistant Director of Emergency Services.
1. There is hereby created the office of Director of Emergency Services. The City Manager shall be the Director of Emergency Services.
2. There is hereby created the office of Assistant Director of Emergency Services. The Assistant City Manager shall be the Assistant Director of Emergency Services.
B. Powers and duties.
1. The Director of Emergency Services is hereby empowered to:
a. Monitor and evaluate potentially dangerous emergency situations, and when appropriate, request the City Council to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a Local Emergency if the City Council is in session, or to issue such proclamation if the City Council is not in session. Whenever a Local Emergency is proclaimed by the Director of Emergency Services, the City Council shall take action to ratify the proclamation within seven (7) days thereafter or the proclamation shall have no further force or effect. If the City Council does not ratify the Local Emergency, such inaction shall not affect the validity of the Local Emergency during the period of time it was in effect.
b. Request the Governor to proclaim a State of Emergency when, in the opinion of the Director of Emergency Services, the locally available resources are inadequate to cope with the emergency and the City Council is not in session.
c. Control and direct the effort of the emergency organization of this City for the accomplishment of the purposes of this Chapter.
d. Direct cooperation between and coordination of services and staff of the emergency organization of this City; and resolve questions of authority and responsibility that may arise between them.
e. Represent the City in all dealings with public or private agencies on matters pertaining to Emergencies as defined herein.
f. Coordinate and carry out the policies and direction of the City Council and the Disaster Council, and perform such other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the Disaster Council or by the City Council.
g. Adopt rules and regulations consistent with the provisions of this Chapter for operation of the Office of Emergency Services.
h. In the event of the proclamation of a Local Emergency as herein provided, the proclamation of a State of Emergency by the Governor or the Director of the State Office of Emergency Services, or the existence of a State of War Emergency, the Director of Emergency Services is hereby empowered:
(1) To implement and carry out the City of Culver City Emergency Plan adopted pursuant to § 3.09.030;
(2) To make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of persons, property and the environment as affected by such emergency, including but not limited to orders and regulations imposing a curfew within designated boundaries where necessary to preserve the public order and safety; provided, however, such rules and regulations must be confirmed at the earliest practicable time by the City Council;
(3) To obtain vital supplies, equipment, and such other properties found lacking and needed for the protection of persons, property, and the environment, and to bind the City for the fair value thereof, and, if required immediately, to commandeer the same for public use;
(4) To authorize the use of any gifts of services, equipment, temporary loan of equipment, supplies, goods or other in-kind donations, as necessary to provide for the protection of persons, property, and the environment, regardless of whether the donation comes from public or private sources. The order authorizing the use of any gifts shall be in writing. Any such donations used by the City shall be deemed duly accepted by the City Council in accordance with Section 37354 of the California Government Code, or its successor provision. A report of all such gifts used shall be made to the City Council at its next regular meeting for review;
(5) To require emergency services of any City officer or employee, to command the aid of as many citizens of this community as he or she deems necessary in the execution of his or her duties, and to grant to public officers, employees, and registered volunteers the authority to command the aid of citizens of the community as they deem necessary in the execution of their duties; such persons shall be entitled to all privileges, benefits, and immunities as are provided by state law for registered disaster service workers;
(6) To requisition necessary personnel or material of any City department or agency;
(7) To request state aid, including without limitation, financial aid, equipment, personnel, supplies or anything else that the state or federal government may provide to assist the City in coping with, responding to, or recovering from the emergency situation;
(8) To perform such other functions as necessary or appropriate to cope with the emergency situation; and
(9) To execute all of his or her ordinary powers as City Manager, all of the special powers conferred upon him or her by this Chapter or by resolution or emergency plan pursuant hereto and adopted by the City Council, and all powers conferred upon him or her by any statute, by any agreement approved by the City Council, and by any other lawful authority,
i. In the event of a situation in which a significant number of persons are without the ability to obtain shelter, resulting in a threat to their health and safety, the Director of Emergency Services may issue a declaration of a shelter crisis pursuant to Section 8698.2 of the California Government Code, or its successor provision.
2. The Director of Emergency Services, or his or her designee, shall, with the assistance of the Fire Chief, and the Police Chief, manage the emergency operations of the City.
3. The Assistant Director of Emergency Services shall, under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, have such powers and duties as may be assigned by the Director of Emergency Services.
('65 Code, §§ 12-5 - 12-6) (Ord. No. CS-696 § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2006-009 § 22 (part); Ord. No. 2010-004 § 2 (part))