§ 5. Proclamation of Emergency  

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  • When the mayor, or in the absence of mayor the vice-mayor, or in the absence of both the mayor and the vice-mayor, the city manager determines that a public danger or emergency as defined in this article exists, the mayor shall forthwith proclaim in writing the existence of the same and the time of its inception and shall issue proclamation thereof to the public through the news media and such other means of dissemination as deemed advisable.

    Prior to issuance of the proclamation as provided for above, and prior to assuming command of police, as provided for in Section 6 of this article, the mayor, or in his absence the vice-mayor, shall, to the extent that time and the availability of the persons listed herein permit, confer and consult with the safety director, police chief, fire chief, members of council and other persons conversant with the circumstances that then exist.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 172-1968, eff. Apr. 17, 1968; a. Ord. No. 299-1979, eff. Aug. 4, 1979)