The purposes of this chapter are to provide for the protection of individuals and property within the city in the event of an emergency; the direction of the emergency organization; and the coordination of the emergency functions of the city with other public agencies, corporations, organizations, and private individuals; and to ensure that citizens are protected from excessive and unjustified increases in the prices charged, during or shortly after a declared state of emergency, local emergency, or state of war emergency, for goods and services that are vital and necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of consumers.
(`64 Code, Sec. 10-1) (Ord. No. 2429, 2916, 2942)