Chapter 2.106
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Sections:

2.106.010    Established—Statutory authority.

2.106.020    Membership.

2.106.030    Term of office.

2.106.040    Organization and procedures.

2.106.050    Powers and duties.

2.106.010 Established—Statutory authority.

The Santa Cruz County Emergency Management Council is established pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 8610, and in compliance with Chapter 2.38 SCCC. [Ord. 4729 § 1, 2003; Ord. 3853 § 1, 1987; Ord. 2545, 1978; prior code § 3.61.010].

2.106.020 Membership.

The Emergency Management Council consists of the following members:

(A)    The following individuals or designees:

(1)    Emergency Services Administrator of the County, or his or her designee;

(2)    Sheriff-Coroner of the County, or his/her designee;

(3)    Public Works Director of the County, or his/her designee;

(4)    Planning Director of the County, or his/her designee;

(5)    Area fire coordinator of the Fire Chiefs Association, or his/her designee;

(6)    A representative of the County Emergency Medical Services Program, designated by the Health Services Administrator;

(7)    Human Services Department Director, or his/her designee.

(B)    Representatives of the following agencies, as appointed by the Board of Supervisors upon nomination by such agencies:

(1)    University of California, Santa Cruz Campus;

(2)    Amateur Radio (RACES);

(3)    Local chapter of the American Red Cross;

(4)    Local Emergency Communications Committee for Monterey Bay (EAS);

(5)    Each incorporated city;

(6)    Medical Society of Santa Cruz County;

(7)    Dominican Hospital;

(8)    County Office of Education;

(9)    Watsonville Community Hospital.

(C)    Five residents of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor shall nominate one member who may reside within the Supervisor’s district, and who has some knowledge of, or involvement with, one or more organizations having some official responsibility in the event of an emergency.

(D)    One at-large community member who represents a local volunteer effort related to disaster planning. This member shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors upon nomination by the Director of Emergency Services. [Ord. 5086 § 1, 2011; Ord. 4729 § 1, 2003; Ord. 4513 § 1, 1998; Ord. 4146 § 1, 1991; Ord. 3853 § 1, 1987; Ord. 3616 § 1, 1985; Ord. 3307 § 1, 1982; Ord. 3268 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2545, 1978; prior code § 3.61.030].

2.106.030 Term of office.

A member appointed pursuant to the provisions of SCCC 2.106.020(A) and (B) serves on the Emergency Management Council ex officio, as long as such member continues to hold the office or appointment which initially qualified him or her for membership. The members of the Emergency Management Council appointed pursuant to the provisions of SCCC 2.106.020(C) serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which the member’s nominating Supervisor begins a full term. The member appointed pursuant to SCCC 2.106.020(D) shall serve for a term of two years, commencing on January 1st of the calendar year in which initial appointment is made. [Ord. 4729 § 1, 2003; Ord. 4513 § 1, 1998; Ord. 3853 § 1, 1987; Ord. 3616 § 2, 1985; Ord. 2545, 1978; prior code § 3.61.040].

2.106.040 Organization and procedures.

The Council shall comply in all respects with SCCC 2.38.110 through 2.38.250, except as otherwise provided herein. The Office of Emergency Services shall provide staff support and clerical services to the Council. [Ord. 4729 § 1, 2003; Ord. 3853 § 1, 1987; Ord. 2545, 1978; prior code § 3.61.050].

2.106.050 Powers and duties.

(A)    The Emergency Management Council is created for the purpose of complying with the legal requirements of State law and assisting the Board of Supervisors and the Director of Emergency Services in the administration of Chapter 2.26 SCCC.

(B)    Specifically, the Emergency Management Council is empowered to develop and recommend for adoption to the Board of Supervisors emergency and mutual aid plans and agreements, and such ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement such plans and agreements, and any necessary amendments thereto. [Ord. 5086 § 2, 2011; Ord. 4729 § 1, 2003; Ord. 3853 § 1, 1987; Ord. 2545, 1978; prior code § 3.61.020].