By ordinance the legislative body of a city may provide for a chief executive who, during periods of great public calamity such as extraordinary fire, flood, storm, epidemic, earthquake, sabotage or enemy attack, shall have complete authority over the city and the right to exercise all police power vested in the city by the Constitution and general laws.
(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 624.)
Terms Used In California Government Code 38791
- legislative body: means board of trustees, city council, or other governing body of a city. See California Government Code 14856