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(a) Government Code section 8630 provides that a local governing body or local official designated by ordinance may proclaim a local emergency whenever the governing body or designated official determines that a condition of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the jurisdiction exists which is likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the jurisdiction and require the forces of other political subdivisions to combat. This chapter establishes procedures that shall go into effect if there is a gasoline shortage emergency proclaimed by the Board of Supervisors or a designated County official.
(b) If the Board is not in session when a condition exists that constitutes a local emergency due to a gasoline shortage section 31.103(a) shall apply. Whenever the Director proclaims a local emergency under this chapter it shall remain in effect for no more than seven days unless the Board ratifies the Director's proclamation and extends the proclamation of the local emergency.
(c) Whenever a local emergency due to gasoline shortage is proclaimed, the Board shall review the need for continuing the proclaimed emergency at its regularly scheduled meetings until the emergency is terminated, but no less frequently than 21 days after its previous review. If, however, the emergency is proclaimed during a period of time when the Board is meeting weekly, the Board shall review the need for continuing the emergency at least every 14 days.
(Amended by Ord. No. 9970 (N.S.), effective 3-12-09; amended by Ord. No. 10313 (N.S.), effective 2-6-14)