Item 6-B

City Council Meeting 2-25-97            Santa Monica, California

                   RESOLUTION NUMBER ___ (CCS)

                      (City Council Series)

                A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL
             OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DECLARING
         THE EXISTENCE OF A CONTINUING LOCAL EMERGENCY

     WHEREAS, on January 17, 1994, an earthquake struck Southern
California causing severe damage within the City of Santa Monica;
and
     WHEREAS, on January 17, 1994, as a result of the earthquake
the City's Director of Emergency Services issued a declaration of
local emergency; and
     WHEREAS, on January 17, 1994, as a result of the earthquake
a state of emergency was declared in the County of Los Angeles by
the federal, state and county governments; and
     WHEREAS, as a result of the earthquake a state of local
emergency continues to exist within the City of Santa Monica,
     NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Santa Monica
does resolve and proclaim as follows:
     SECTION 1.  The City Council declares that a state of local
emergency continues to exist within the City of Santa Monica.
     SECTION 2.  The City Council directs the Director of
Emergency Services or his or her designee to take such actions as
are appropriate to the fullest extent provided by federal, state
and local law, to protect the public health, welfare, safety and
property of the residents of the City of Santa Monica.
     SECTION 3.  The City Council further authorizes the Director
of Emergency Services or his or her designee to negotiate or
execute such contracts, agreements, applications or other
documents with such other federal, state or local agencies or
other groups and organizations as are necessary to provide or to
obtain emergency aid, assistance or services to the City of Santa
Monica and to contract for the immediate expenditure of public
funds to safeguard life, health or property, including when
necessary to protect public health and safety to expedite,
including, but not limited to shortening all required notice
periods, or waive competitive bidding procedures for public works
and other City projects. 
     SECTION 4.  A copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to
the State Director of the Office of Emergency Services with a
request that he or she find it acceptable.
     SECTION 5.  The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of
this Resolution, and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be
in full force and effect.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:



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MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE
City Attorney