2.12.050   General powers and duties of director of emergency services.
   (a)   There is hereby created the office of emergency services. The city manager shall be the director of emergency services.
   (b)   There is hereby created the position of assistant director of emergency services who shall be appointed by the director.
   (c)   The director and assistant director are hereby empowered to:
   (1)   Request the city council to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a "local emergency" if the city council is in session, or to issue such proclamation if the city council is not in session, subject to ratification by the city council within seven days thereafter or the proclamation shall have no further force or effect;
   (2)   Request the Governor to proclaim a "state of emergency" when in the opinion of the director, the resources of the area or region are inadequate to cope with the emergency upon request by proper authority;
   (3)   Control and direct the effort of the civil emergency organization of the city for the accomplishment of the purposes of this chapter;
   (4)   Direct coordination and cooperation of services and staff of the emergency organization of the city, and resolve questions of authority and responsibility that may arise between them; and
   (5)   Represent the city in all dealings with public or private agencies on matters pertaining to emergencies as defined herein.
(Ord. 2641 § 1 (part) 1971: Ord. 2146 (part), 1963: prior code § 2.1005)