This emergency preparedness law allows, among other things, the mayor to declare emergencies in response to events that impair food supply and to issue orders and advise appropriate authorities concerning allocation of food and other essential commodities. The article also directs the emergency management coordinator to assist the county, the Red Cross, and other responsible entities to open shelters and take charge of all stocks of food, water, and other supplies stored in such shelters during such emergencies.
See references to "public shelters." § 2-49.
See references to "Red Cross" and "public health, safety, and welfare." §§ 2-49, 2-81.
See language such as "price stabilization or control." § 2-93.
"It is the intent and purpose of this article to create a comprehensive process for the development of plans and procedures to ensure the complete and efficient utilization of all of the city's resources to combat disasters, natural and manmade, or attacks against the public peace, and which will cooperate and coordinate these procedures and plans with an inter-departmental and volunteer agency to manage any emergency of the city." § 2-36.