During times of great public crises, disaster, rioting, catastrophe, or similar public emergency within this City, or reasonable apprehension of immediate danger thereof, when public safety is imperiled, the Mayor may, and is hereby authorized to, after consultation with the Mayor, the Chief Legal Officer, the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief, or their designated representatives, or those of said officials who are then reasonably available, and any other Department Head deemed necessary to the consultation by the Mayor, proclaim a state of emergency and designate the area or areas involved.
(Ord. 2214, passed 5-11-1970)