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(1) Upon the proclamation of a civil emergency by the Mayor, and during the existence of such emergency the Mayor may make and proclaim any or all of the following orders:

(a) An order imposing a general curfew application to the City as a whole, or to such geographical area or areas of the City and during such hours as he deems necessary, and from time to time to modify the hours such curfew will be in effect and the area or areas to which it will apply.

(b) An order requiring all business establishments within the geographic area impacted by the civil emergency to close and remain closed until further order.

(c) An order requiring the closure of any or all bars, taverns, liquor stores and other business establishments where alcoholic beverages are sold or otherwise dispensed; provided, that with respect to those business establishments which are not primarily devoted to the sale of alcoholic beverages and in which such alcoholic beverages may be removed or made secure from possible seizure by the public, the portions thereof utilized for the sale of items other than alcoholic beverages may, in the discretion of the Mayor, be allowed to remain open.

(d) An order requiring the discontinuance of the sale, distribution or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank property affixed to a motor vehicle.

(e) An order closing to the public any or all public places, including streets, alleys, public ways, schools, parks, beaches, amusement areas and public buildings.

(f) An order waiving the public works competitive bidding requirements and awarding contracts to address the emergency situation in accordance with Chapters 38.52 and 39.04 RCW, and waiving other time-consuming procedures and formalities consistent with RCW 38.52.070(2).

(g) An order directing the use of all public and private health, medical and convalescent facilities and equipment to provide emergency health and medical care for injured persons.

(h) An order authorizing, in cooperation with utility management and appropriate state and federal agencies, the shutting off, restoration, and operation of utility services in accordance with priorities established for combating such civil emergency.

(i) An order providing for the evacuation and reception of the population of the City or any part thereof.

(j) Such other orders as are immediately necessary for the protection of life and property.

(2) Provided, however, that any such orders shall, at the regular or special meeting of the City Council next following the date the orders are issued, be presented to the City Council for ratification and confirmation by resolution of the City Council, and if not so ratified and confirmed shall be of no further effect; provided further, in the event an order is issued under subsection (1)(f) of this section, then the Mayor shall also make a finding that an emergency existed within two weeks from the date the order was issued and post the contract and findings on the City’s website. If the City’s website is down due to the emergency, then the Mayor shall take reasonable steps to notify the public of the award of the contract and the substance of his findings in accordance with state law. [Code 1970 § 2.05.020.]