Chapter 2.60


2.60.010    Power of mayor—Generally.

2.60.020    Power of mayor—Imposition of curfew.

2.60.030    Power of mayor—Closing of business establishments.

2.60.040    Power of mayor—Closing streets.

2.60.050    Power of mayor—Auxiliary enforcement.

2.60.060    Time limit.

2.60.070    Violation—Penalty.

2.60.010 Power of mayor—Generally.

A.    The mayor has the power to impose, by written proclamation of emergency, any or all of the regulations listed in Sections 2.60.020 through 2.60.050 whenever any of the following conditions exist in the city of Poulsbo to such an extent as to require, in his or her judgment, extraordinary measures to protect the public peace, safety and welfare:

1.    Earthquake, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, or other natural, technological, or human-caused disaster; or

2.    Unlawful assembly, riot, or insurrection; or

3.    Acts of war, sabotage, or terrorism; or

4.    Any other event or set of circumstances which:

a.    Demands immediate action to preserve public health, protect life, or protect public property, or

b.    Reaches such a dimension or degree of destructiveness to warrant the governor declaring a state of emergency pursuant to RCW 43.06.010.

B.    In the absence of the mayor, the deputy mayor shall have and be authorized to execute the powers provided in this section. (Ord. 2002-28 § 2, 2002: Ord. 375 § 1 (part), 1970)

2.60.020 Power of mayor—Imposition of curfew.

The mayor or deputy mayor has the power to impose a curfew upon all or any portion of the city, thereby requiring all persons in such designated curfew areas to forthwith remove themselves from the public streets, alleys, parks or other public places; provided, however, that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firemen and city authorized or requested law enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew. (Ord. 375 § 1(1), 1970)

2.60.030 Power of mayor—Closing of business establishments.

The mayor or deputy mayor has the power to order the closing or restricting of any business establishments anywhere within the city for the period of the emergency, the businesses to include, but not be limited to, those selling intoxicating liquors, cereal malt beverages, gasoline, firearms or ammunition; provided, that the mayor shall, as soon as practical, seek a formal order from the State Liquor Control Board regarding the suspension of the sale of alcoholic beverages. (Ord. 375 § 1(2), 1970)

2.60.040 Power of mayor—Closing streets.

The mayor or deputy mayor has the power to designate any public street, thoroughfare or vehicle parking areas closed to motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic. (Ord. 375 § 1(3), 1970)

2.60.050 Power of mayor—Auxiliary enforcement.

The mayor or deputy mayor has the power to call upon regular and auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organization within or without the city to assist in preserving and keeping the peace within the city. (Ord. 375 § 1(4), 1970)

2.60.060 Time limit.

Any emergency proclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall terminate after forty-eight hours from the issuance thereof, or upon the issuance of a proclamation determining an emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that the emergency may be extended for such additional periods of time as determined necessary by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 375 § 3, 1970)

2.60.070 Violation—Penalty.

Any person who wilfully fails or refuses to comply with the orders of duly authorized law enforcement officers or personnel charged with the responsibility of enforcing the proclamation of emergency authorized in this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a period of not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 375 § 4, 1970)