There is created the Office of Director of Civil Defense and Disaster. The officer shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.  The Director is empowered:
   (A)   To request the City Council to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a disaster and the termination thereof, if the City Council is in session, or to issue the proclamation if the City Council is not in session, subject to confirmation by the City Council at the earliest practicable time;
   (B)   To request the Governor to proclaim a state of extreme emergency when, in the opinion of the Director, the resources of the area or region are inadequate to cope with the disaster;
   (C)   To control and direct the effort of the civil defense and disaster organization of the city for the accomplishment of the purposes of this chapter;
   (D)   To direct coordination and cooperation between divisions, services and staff of the Civil Defense and Disaster Organization of the city, and to resolve questions of authority and responsibility that may arise between them; and
   (E)   To represent the Civil Defense and Disaster Organization of the city in all dealings with public or private agencies pertaining to civil defense and disaster.
(1994 Code, § 2.32.050)