If the Mayor finds that by reason of widespread violence or threats of imminent violence endangering the lives and property of the citizens of the city a state of emergency exists, the Mayor is hereby authorized to declare a curfew, and to promulgate regulations appropriate to deal with the emergency in all or any part of the area within the jurisdiction of the city.
('74 Code, § 8-1) (Ord. G-118-71, passed - -71)