§ 9-5. Emergency management powers of the city manager.  

Effective on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • (1)    Upon declaration of a state of local emergency, the city manager, in addition to any other powers conferred by City Charter, shall have the following powers and authority:

    (a)    To direct and compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from any stricken or threatened area within the city if he/she deems this action necessary for the preservation of life or other emergency mitigation, response, or recovery.

    (b)    To waive the procedures and formalities otherwise required of the city by law or ordinance pertaining to:

             (1)    Performance of public work and taking whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure health, safety, and welfare of the community;

             (2)    Entering into contracts;

             (3)    Incurring obligations;

             (4)    Employment of permanent and temporary workers;

             (5)    Utilization of volunteer workers;

             (6)    Rental of equipment;

             (7)    Acquisition and distribution, with or without compensation, of supplies, materials, and facilities; and

             (8)    Appropriation and expenditure of public funds.

    (c)    Request emergency assistance and resources from higher levels of government, other local governments and/or other agencies, in accordance with State of Florida Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and/or the Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement and/or in accordance with the needs of the city and the resources available.

(Code 1962, § 8½-3; Ord. No. 2014-13, § 1, 10-21-14)


Cross reference

Alcoholic beverages generally, Ch. 5.