Sec. 6-38. Issuance of proclamations.
During a time of great public crisis, disaster, rioting, insurrection, rebellion, catastrophe or similar public emergency within the limits of the city or adjoining municipalities or reasonable apprehension of immediate danger thereof, when public safety is imperiled in the city, the mayor or in his absence or unavailability, the mayor pro tem, or in the absence or unavailability of both the mayor and the mayor pro tem, the acting mayor may proclaim a state of emergency in the city or any part thereof. In such proclamation, such officer may establish a curfew; restrict or prohibit the sale, transportation and use of alcoholic liquors; restrict or prohibit the possession, sale, carrying and use of firearms
, other dangerous weapons and ammunition and the storage, use, sale and transportation of explosives or inflammable materials or liquids deemed to be dangerous to public safety, and restrict or prevent the movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, including public and private transportation, on any or all streets, highways and alleyways within the city limits. The proclamation may also provide that the chief of police, or the senior command officer of the police department on duty in the absence of the chief of police, may require places of public amusement or assembly to close during such emergency. Such proclamations and amendments thereto shall be posted in three (3) public locations within the city.