Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    Definitions.

2.08.020    Conditions for succession by mayor pro-tempore.

2.08.030    Administrative functions.

*    Resolution 85, specifying functions and duties of city officers and departments, is supplemental to Ordinance 355, codified in this chapter.

2.08.010 Definitions.

“Catastrophic disaster” shall mean an event that results in large numbers of deaths and injuries; causes extensive damage or destruction of facilities that provide and sustain human needs; produces an overwhelming demand on state and local response resources and mechanisms; or causes a severe long-term effect.

“Emergency” shall mean an event or set of circumstances which demands immediate action to preserve public health, protect life, protect property, or to provide relief to any stricken community overtaken by such occurrences, or reaches such a dimension or degree of destructiveness as to warrant the governor declaring a state of emergency. (Ord. 1347 § 1, 2004; Ord. 355 § 1, 1959).

2.08.020 Conditions for succession by mayor pro-tempore.*

In the event of an emergency or disaster, actual or impending, and in the further event of the absence, death or disability of the mayor, the succession of elective authority shall be as follows: the appointed mayor pro tempore to serve, in event of death of the mayor, until a successor is appointed or elected, as provided by law, and in the event of absence or disability to serve until the return of the mayor. (Ord. 1347 § 2, 2004; Ord. 355 § 2, 1959).

*    Continuity of Government Act – City or town officers – See RCW 42.14.050.

2.08.030 Administrative functions.

The administrative functions of the city shall be, in the event of disaster or emergency, vested in first the city manager and thereafter the city clerk, finance director, and public works director, all subject to the elective authority. (Ord. 1347 § 3, 2004; Ord. 355 § 3, 1959).