The City Council is the governing body of the City, except as otherwise provided in the Charter, and enacts ordinances subject to the approval or veto of the Mayor. It orders elections, levies taxes, authorizes public improvements, approves contracts, and adopts traffic regulations. The Council adopts or modifies the budget proposed by the Mayor and provides the necessary funds, equipment, and supplies for the budgetary departments. The Council confirms or rejects appointments proposed by the Mayor and prescribes duties of boards and officers not defined by Charter. The City Council ratifies and terminates declarations of local emergency made by the Mayor.
View the City Council members and find your Council District at our Council Directory page.
All City employees are considered Disaster Service Workers, and may be expected to work during emergencies and disasters. In order to ensure continuity of operations during emergencies and disasters, City employees, departments, and offices are expected to maintain and update an emergency plan.Additional information about emergency plans, as well as plan templates, are available below.
City Council Emergency Preparedness Handbook:
City Council Emergency Preparedness Presentation:
City Council Emergency Plan Template: