emergency management organization of the city shall
consist of the officers and employees of the city so
designated by the emergency management director of the
city in the emergency management plan, as well as
organized volunteer groups. The functions and duties of
this organization shall be distributed among such
officers and employees in accordance with the terms of
the emergency management plan.
Appointment; responsibility for program:
There exists the office of
emergency management director of the city, which shall
be held by the mayor in accordance with state law.
An emergency management
coordinator may be appointed by and serve at the
pleasure of the director;
The director shall be
responsible for a program of comprehensive emergency
management within the city and for carrying out the
duties and responsibilities set forth in this
section. He may delegate authority for the execution
of the comprehensive emergency management program
but the final decision on all matters shall remain
with the director.
The duties and responsibilities
of the emergency management director shall include the
Surveying actual or
potential hazards which threaten life and property
within the city and identifying and requiring or
recommending the implementation of measures which
would tend to prevent the occurrence or reduce the
impact of such hazards if a disaster did occur.
Supervision of the
development and approval of an emergency management
plan for the city, and shall recommend for adoption
by the city commission all mutual aid arrangements
deemed necessary for the implementation of such
Authority to declare a local
state of disaster. The declaration may not be
continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven
days except by or with the consent of the city
commission. Any order or proclamation declaring,
continuing, or terminating a local state of disaster
shall be given prompt and general publicity and
shall be filed promptly with the city secretary.
Issuance of necessary
proclamations, regulations, or directives which are
necessary for carrying out the purposes of this
chapter. Such proclamations, regulations, or
directives shall be disseminated promptly by means
calculated to bring its contents to the attention of
the general public and, unless circumstances
attendant on the disaster prevent or impede,
promptly filed with the city secretary.
Direction and control of the
operations of the city emergency management
organization as well as the training of emergency
Determination of all
questions of authority and responsibility that may
arise within the emergency management organization
of the city.
Maintenance of liaison with
other municipal, county, district, state, regional
or federal emergency management organizations.
Marshaling of all necessary
personnel, equipment, or supplies from any
department of the city to aid in the carrying out of
the provisions of the emergency management plan.
Supervision of the drafting
and execution of mutual aid agreements, in
cooperation with the representatives of the state
and of other local political subdivisions of the
state, and the drafting and execution, if deemed
desirable, of an agreement with the county in which
said city is located and with other municipalities
within the county, for the countywide coordination
of emergency management efforts.
Supervision of, and final
authorization for the procurement of all necessary
supplies and equipment, including acceptance of
private contributions which may be offered for the
purpose of improving emergency management within the
Authorizing of agreements,
after approval by the city attorney, for use of
private property for public shelter and other
Surveying the availability
of existing personnel, equipment, supplies, and
services which could be used during a disaster, as
provided for herein.
Other requirements as
specified in the Texas Disaster Act (V.T.C.A.,
Government Code ch. 418).
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