§ 7. Emergency Orders  


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  • The city manager, or the person assuming command as provided in Article XVIII, Section 6, may, as deemed by the person in command advisable in the interest of the public peace, health, safety or welfare and in regard to the specific area or areas of the city imperiled by the public danger or emergency or the city as a whole, make and enforce orders to do any or all of the following:

    (a) Prohibit or limit the number of persons who may gather or congregate, or prescribe conditions under which such persons may gather or congregate, upon the public highways or public sidewalks or any outdoor place, or in any theater, restaurant, place of public assembly or commercial establishment to which the public has access.

    (b) Restrict or prohibit movement within, above, or beneath the area or areas which, in the judgment of the person in command, are imperiled by the public danger or emergency.

    (c) Suspend operations at municipal airports.

    (d) Establish a curfew during such hours of the day or night as deemed advisable and prohibit persons from being out of doors during such curfew.

    (e) Prohibit or restrict the retail sale, distribution, or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than the gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle.

    (f) Order the closing of gasoline stations and other establishments engaged in the retail sale, distribution or dispensing or giving away of liquid flammable or combustible products.

    (g) Prohibit or restrict the sale, distribution, dispensing or giving away of any firearms or ammunition of any character whatsoever.

    (h) Order the closing of any and all establishments or portions thereof engaged in the sale, distribution, dispensing or giving away of firearms and/or ammunition.

    (i) Prohibit or restrict the carrying or possession on the public streets or public sidewalks or in any public park or square or any other public place a weapon or any object intended to be used as a weapon including but not limited to firearms, bows and arrows, air rifles, sling shots, knives, razors, broken bottles, fire bombs, missiles of any kind, clubs, blackjacks, billies, chains or similar items.

    (j) Prohibit or restrict the retail sale, distribution, dispensing, or giving away of acids, caustics, or any chemicals or other substances capable of being used singly or in combination to cause injury or damage to persons or property.

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