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The director of emergency services is hereby empowered, subject to the direction and control of the mayor:

A. To request the mayor to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a disaster and the termination thereof, if the city council is in session, or to issue such proclamation, if the city council is not in session, subject to conformation by the city council at the earliest practicable time.

B. To direct coordination and cooperation between divisions, services and staff of the departments and services of the city in carrying out the provisions of the emergency management plan, and to resolve questions of authority and responsibility that may arise between them.

C. To recommend for adoption by the city council emergency management plans, ordinances, interlocal and mutual aid agreements.

D. To represent the emergency management organization of the city in dealing with issues pertaining to emergency management.

E. To maintain the emergency management plan of the city and manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the emergency management program activities.

F. Other as deemed appropriate by the city manager. (Ord. 1619 § 1, 1995).