(a)   The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, is hereby authorized and directed to create an organization to prepare for community disaster utilizing to the fullest extent the existing agencies within the municipality. The Mayor, as executive head of the City government, shall be the Director of the Emergency Management Forces of the City and shall be responsible for their organization, administration and operation, working through the Coordinator and Operations Officer.
   (b)   The organization for providing emergency management shall consist of the following:
      (1)   An Emergency Management Coordinator, Emergency Operations Officer and Emergency Management Liaison, and any other assistants and employees deemed necessary and appropriate.
      (2)   The employees, equipment and facilities of all municipal departments, boards, institutions and commissions suitable for, or adaptable to emergency services activities may be designated by the Mayor as part of the total emergency management forces.
   (c)   All institutions and other agencies of the City government designated by the Mayor as emergency management forces shall cooperate with the Emergency Management Coordinator in the formulation of the emergency operation plan, and they shall assist the Coordinator in all matters pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 3176, passed 8-10-1991)