PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, California Government Code Sections 8550 et seq., San Francisco Charter Section 3.100, and Chapter 7 of the San Francisco Administrative Code empowers the Mayor to proclaim the existence of a local emergency (subject to ratification by the Board of Supervisors) when the City and County is affected or threatened by a natural disaster or other emergency posing conditions of extreme peril to life or property; and
WHEREAS, Conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property have arisen within the City and County due to a major oil spill in the San Francisco Bay on November 7, 2007; and
WHEREAS, The Mayor does hereby proclaim that these conditions justify and require the proclamation of the existence of a local emergency,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, do hereby proclaim the existence of a local emergency within the City and County to be effective immediately on this day, November 13, 2007.
It is further proclaimed and order that: Under the terms of this emergency the government of the City and County of San Francisco is organized under the provisions of the Incident Command System (ICS), which system forms an essential part of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan. The head of each City department and agency will observe his or her proper relationship in the command structure outlined by the system and will be responsive to the orders and requests of the Lead Department designated to exercise supervision over his or her department during the course of this emergency. Because of the extreme peril to its residents and visitors, the Governor of the State of California is hereby requested to include the area of the City and County of San Francisco in any emergency declaration by the State, and is further requested to ensure that the City and County is included in any emergency declaration that may be issued by the President of the United States.
It is further proclaimed and ordered that:
This declaration of a local emergency shall be deemed to continue to exist until it is terminated by the Mayor or the Board of Supervisors. All departments of the City and County of San Francisco are strictly enjoined to cooperate with the requests for material and personnel resources which may emanate from the Incident Command Staff of said City and County which is located in the Emergency Command Center of the City and County of San Francisco.
DATED: November 13, 2007
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
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