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A. The City Council.

1. Shall have the power to make, amend, and rescind regulations necessary for emergency management, but such regulations shall not be inconsistent with regulations promulgated by the Governor. Any regulation issued by the Council is effective when a copy is filed in the Office of the City Clerk.

2. Is empowered to declare a local emergency. The Mayor, or in the Mayor’s absence, the Vice-Mayor, shall have the authority to request the declaration of an emergency by the City Council.

3. Is empowered to terminate a declared emergency.

4. In the absence of specific authority in the State emergency plans and programs, the City Council shall take emergency measures, as deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of State and Federal law.

B. The Mayor. In the event it is deemed necessary to declare the existence of a great emergency without delay, the Mayor, or in the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Vice-Mayor may, by proclamation, declare a local emergency to exist. Such action, however, shall be subject to confirmation by the City Council at its next meeting. When an emergency is declared, the emergency plans adopted by the City Council shall be placed in operation.

1. During a great emergency, the Mayor shall govern the City of Phoenix by proclamation and shall have the authority to impose all necessary regulations to preserve the peace and order of the City.

2. During periods of a declared local emergency, the Mayor may provide mutual aid to the other political subdivisions when required; and may request the State or a political subdivision to provide mutual aid to the City.

C. The City Manager.

1. Shall supervise and control the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

2. Is responsible in nonemergency periods to act on behalf of the Mayor and Council to develop an effective Emergency Management Plan and Program.

3. May accept for purposes of emergency management an offer by any government agency, or officer thereof, or an offer by any person, firm, or corporation for services, equipment, supplies, materials, or funds, whether by gift, grant or loan subject to the terms, if any, of the offeror.

4. During emergencies, the City Manager shall act as the principal advisor or aide to the Mayor and City Council on emergency operations. The City Manager’s major responsibility is to assure coordination among emergency forces and with higher and adjacent governments, primarily seeing that the OSHEM functions effectively. The City Manager shall assist the Mayor in the execution of operations, plans, and procedures required by the emergency.

5. The City Manager or designee will assign a director to manage the operations in the EOC.

6. In the absence of the Mayor and the Vice-Mayor, the City Manager shall have the authority to request a declaration of emergency by the City Council. (Ord. No. G-5695, 2012; Ord. No. G-5851, 2013)