Item 6-B

City Council Meeting: 12-15-98



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