YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING OCTOBER 20, 2009 COUNCIL CHAMBERS – YAKIMA CITY HALL 4. Consent Agenda All items listed with an asterisk (*) are considered routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion without discussion. A citizen may request Council to remove an item from the Consent Agenda, and if approved, it will be considered in its normal sequence on the agenda. *20. Consideration of an Ordinance amending Section 6.06 of the Yakima Municipal Code regarding emergency powers authorizing firearms regulation
SUBMITTED BY: Helen Harvey, Senior Assistant City Attorney CONTACT PERSON/TELEPHONE: Helen Harvey, 575-6030 SUMMARY EXPLANATION:
The City of Yakima passed an ordinance in 2004 entitled “Emergency Powers of Mayor, City Council and City Manager” which appears in Chapter 6.06 of the Yakima Municipal Code (“YMC”). This ordinance provides for delegation of certain emergency powers to the Mayor in a civil emergency in the event that decisive action is required prior to the City Council being properly convened. Any order issued by the Mayor is to be presented to the City Council for ratification and confirmation at the earliest practicable time and in no event more than 72 hours after the proclamation of the emergency. This ordinance authorizes the City Manager to enter into contracts and authorize expenditures in a civil emergency, subject to presentation for review and appropriate legislation to the City Council at the earliest practicable time. At the City Council meeting on October 6, 2009, the City Council directed staff to prepare for its consideration amendments to YMC Section 6.06.030 including the deletion of YMC Section 6.06.030(A)(7). The proposed amended ordinance makes that deletion and makes limited additional changes in a new YMC Section 6.06.030(C). STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Pass Ordinance. COUNCIL ACTION: At the City Council business meeting on October 6, 2009, the City Council directed staff to prepare amendments to Yakima Municipal Code Section 6.06.030 for Council’s consideration.
Last night Oct 20, 2009 Cities Emergency Powers concerning YMC Section 6.06.030(A)(7) Prohibiting Firearms Outside the Home or Business during a declared Emergency by the City was removed.
As to "makes limited additional changes in a new YMC Section 6.06.030(C)" I will be trying to contact the City Attorney to see about this wording in this Section, as it was not disclosed to the public.