3.14.060 Emergency procedures.
With regard to public works purchases, if there is a great public calamity, such as an extraordinary fire, flood, storm, epidemic or other disaster, or if it is necessary to do emergency work to prepare for national or local defense, the city council may pass a resolution by a four-fifths vote of its members declaring that the public interest and necessity demand the immediate expenditure of public money to safeguard life, health, or property. Upon adoption of the resolution, it may expend any sum required in the emergency without complying with the provision of this chapter as they apply to such public works purchases.
(Ord. 407 § 2 (part), 1987).