§ 9-2. Powers, duties and responsibilities.  

Effective on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • The city manager shall have the following powers, duties and responsibilities:

    (1)    To declare a state of local emergency pursuant to section 9-3, should the mayor or vice mayor be unavailable, and to promptly file with the city commission a certificate showing such emergency and the necessity for such action.

    (2)    To direct the creation and the exercise of the city’s CEMP consistent with the state and county emergency plans for the mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies, and to exercise all powers permitted by F.S. ch. 252.

    (3)    To recommend funding to the city commission for the creation and maintenance of an emergency response capability as provided by this article.

    (4)    To issue emergency regulations necessary for the protection of life and property, establishment of public order, and control of adverse conditions affecting public welfare resulting from an emergency. 

    (5)    To plan for and develop an emergency operations control center to include equipment, manning, and operational procedures necessary to the management and control of emergency conditions.

    (6)    To develop and manage the city’s emergency awareness public information program.

    (7)    To apply for public assistance or other disaster relief funding.

    (8)    To award contracts and expend necessary city funds during a declaration of emergency for emergency relief and for disaster recovery as applicable.

(Code 1962, § 8½-2; Ord. No. 2011-20, § 1, 9-20-11; Ord. No. 2014-13, § 1, 10-21-14)


State law reference

City to designate person authorized to declare a state of emergency, F.S. § 870.042(2); automatic emergency measures, F.S. § 870.044.