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In the event of the proclamation of a disaster, as provided in this chapter, or the proclamation of a state of extreme emergency by the Governor or the State Director of Civil Defense, the Director is empowered:
(A) To make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by the disaster; provided, however, the rules and regulations must be confirmed at the earliest practicable time by the City Council;
(B) To obtain vital supplies, equipment and the other properties found lacking and needed for the protection of the life and property of the people, and bind the city for the fair value thereof, and if required immediately, to commandeer the same for public use;
(C) To require emergency services of any city officer or employee and, in the event of the proclamation of a state of extreme emergency by the Governor in the region in which the city is located, to command the aid of as many citizens of the community as he or she thinks necessary in the execution of his or her duties; the persons shall be entitled to all privileges, benefits and immunities as are provided by state law for registered civil defense and disaster worker volunteers;
(D) To requisition necessary personnel or material of any city department or agency; and
(E) To execute all of the special powers conferred upon him or her by this chapter or by resolution adopted pursuant thereto, all powers conferred upon him or her by any statute, agreement approved by the City Council, or by any other lawful authority, and in conformity with the Cal. Gov't Code § 38791, to exercise complete authority over the city and to exercise all police power vested in the city by the Constitution and general laws.
(1994 Code, § 2.32.060)