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Security and Emergency Preparedness and Planning

(a) There is created the Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Council which shall consist of the Mayor as chairman, the Jacksonville Security Coordinator as vice chair, the Director of Fire and Rescue, the Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division, the President of the City Council, or designee, the Chair of the Duval County Legislative Delegation, or designee, the Director of Neighborhoods, the Public Health Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief of Staff, the Director of Public Works, the Sheriff, the Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the JEA, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Seaport Authority, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Jacksonville Airport Authority, the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, the Chairperson or designee of the Duval County School Board, representatives of each military group in Jacksonville, representatives of all major hospitals in the City (having 300 or more beds) and a number of other representatives, not to exceed 11 in number, from civic, business, industry, labor, veterans, professional or other groups and from the federal government, to be appointed by the Mayor from time to time.

(b) The Planning Council shall recommend an emergency preparedness plan to the Council as provided in Section 674.205 and shall review and comment to the Council on all mutual aid plans and interjurisdictional agreements which are proposed for approval by the Council to implement the emergency preparedness plan. The Planning Council shall also conduct a continuing study of the need for amendments to and improvements in the emergency preparedness plan and recommend necessary changes to the Council from time to time.

(c) The Planning Council shall meet at the call of the chairman or vice-chairman. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum to do business, and for this purpose a member who is unable to attend in person may designate one person as his alternate, who is authorized to represent his principal and may vote on all matters before the Planning Council. The Planning Council is authorized to adopt, amend and repeal rules for the conduct of its business, including a method of obtaining public comment on a proposed emergency preparedness plan and changes to such plan.

(Ord. 79-1242-665, § 2; Ord. 83-591-400, § 1; Ord. 94-1272-768, § 4; Ord. 97-1094-E, § 1; Ord. 2008-513-E, § 1; Ord. 2011-732-E)

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