ORDINANCE NO. 738
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER 2.35 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE; RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
WHEREAS, disasters and emergencies may disrupt or destroy existing systems upon which we depend, and thus would diminish the capability of the City of University Place to respond to protect life, public health and public property; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate for the City of University Place to be prepared and equipped to handle emergencies, and to be able make effective use of personnel, resources, and facilities for dealing with emergencies or disasters; and
WHEREAS, an identified Emergency Management plan would provide the City with a method to address the City’s preparedness for handling and responding to disasters and emergencies, and assisting citizens to be prepared in the case of disasters and emergencies; and
WHEREAS, a “Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan” (CEMP) is required by RCW 38.52.070; and
WHEREAS, the City originally implemented emergency management provisions within its municipal code and it is appropriate to reexamine and update those provisions.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Amendment of Chapter 2.35 UPMC. Chapter 2.35 of the University Place Municipal Code is amended as set forth on Exhibit A to this Ordinance.
Section 2. Corrections by City Clerk or Code Reviser. Upon approval of the city attorney, the city clerk or the code reviser are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance, including the correction of clerical errors; references to other local, state, or federal laws, codes, rules, or regulations; or ordinance numbering and section/subsection numbering.
Section 3. Severability. If any portion of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
Section 4. Savings. No offense committed, no declaration of emergency or ratification thereof, no emergency order issued, no penalty or forfeiture incurred prior to the effective date of this Ordinance, nor any proceeding undertaken to enforce this Ordinance, nor any actions to safeguard public health, public safety public property or the public peace shall be affected by this Ordinance and the same shall proceed in all respects as if this Ordinance had not been enacted. Furthermore, any act, claim or action undertaken pursuant to any provision of this Section is not intended to be lost, impaired or affected by this Ordinance.
Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance will be shall be in full force and effect five (5) days after publication of the Ordinance Summary.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON DECEMBER 7, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney
Publication Date: 12/09/20
Effective Date: 12/14/20