Chapter 8.44


8.44.010    Purpose.

8.44.020    Plan adopted.

8.44.030    Obstructing emergency management personnel or functions – Penalties.

8.44.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to maintain a plan of emergency management under the direction of the mayor, who shall be responsible for the administration and implementation of such emergency management plans as now constituted, or as may be amended or developed in the future. (Ord. 1552 § 2, 2016; Ord. 851 § 9, 2000; Ord. 705 § 1, 1995).

8.44.020 Plan adopted.

A. In accordance with Chapter 38.52 RCW, and as presently constituted, the city council has adopted an emergency management plan (EMP) for the city of Bonney Lake. Said plan is adopted by reference as though fully set forth herein.

B. The mayor shall be responsible for the implementation of the EMP, which shall include the administrative promulgation of rules and procedures necessary to effectuate the functions of the EMP and to conduct such periodic review and updates as may be required.

C. The mayor may appoint an emergency management director or coordinator, and delegate such powers and responsibilities as permissible by law to oversee and administer the emergency management and preparedness of the city.

D. Under the mayor’s direction, the emergency management director or coordinator is empowered to require emergency services of a city officer or employee, and in the event of a proclamation by the Governor of the existence of a disaster, to command the services and equipment of as many citizens of the community as he or she considers necessary; such persons shall be entitled to all privileges, benefits and immunities as are provided by state law for registered emergency management workers. (Ord. 1552 § 3, 2016; Ord. 851 § 10, 2000; Ord. 705 § 2, 1995).

8.44.030 Obstructing emergency management personnel or functions – Penalties.

A. All city officials, employees, agents and volunteers who discharge duties under the emergency management plan shall be deemed public servants in the discharge of official powers or duties.

B. Any person who knowingly hinders, delays, or obstructs any public servant in the discharge of official powers or duties under the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 1552 § 3, 2016; Ord. 705 § 3, 1995).