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Sample Ordinance: Municipal Emergency Management

August 13, 2010
Emergency Management Sample Ordinance  (MS Word, 36KB)
GMA in cooperation with GEMA and ACCG has produced a Sample Municipal Emergency Management ordinance.
This ordinance is designed to address situations where there is a local emergency that falls short of a state declared emergency.

Many cities already have emergency provisions in their charter or city code, but this model may provide useful to those looking to enact one for the first time or making changes to their existing ordinances.
The sample ordinances, agreements, job descriptions and other documents listed here are provided as examples only and should not be utilized until a thorough analysis of the respective document has been undertaken by the city.

Job descriptions should be written with the assistance of an attorney, industrial psychologist, or consultant skilled in content validity procedures and aware of the potential legal ramifications of job descriptions as imposed by the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Model and sample ordinances, agreements and other documents are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. Cities should consult with their city attorney to obtain legal advice about a proposed course of action.