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RESOLUTION N0.1958 <br />A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF <br />A CONTINUITY PLAN AND SUPERSEDING <br />A PRIOR EMERGENCY OPERATION PLAN DATED OCTOBER 2014. <br />WHEREAS , the primary role of government is to provide for the welfare of its citizens. The welfare and <br />safety of citizens is never more threatened than during d isasters . The goal of emergency management is <br />to ensure that mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery actions exist so that public welfare and <br />safety is preserved; and, <br />WHEREAS, the C ity of Anacortes' Emergency Operations Plan provides a comprehensive framework for <br />city-wide emergency management. It addresses the roles and respons ibilities of government <br />organizations and provides a link to local, state, federal, and private organizations and resources that <br />may be activated to address disasters and emergencies i n the City of Anacortes, and ; <br />WHEREAS, the City of Anacortes Emergency Operations Plan ensures consistency with current policy <br />guidance and describes the interrelationship with other levels of government. The plan will continue to <br />evolve, respond ing to lessons learned from actual d isaster and emergency experiences, ongoing <br />planning efforts , training and exercise activities, and Federal guidance. <br />NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Anacortes City Council that the Mayor and City Clerk be <br />authorized and directed to execute the Emergency Operation Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto <br />and by this reference made part hereof, as the official act and deed of the City of Anacortes. <br />PASSED AND APPROVED th is 81h day of August 2016. <br />CITY OF ANACORTES: <br />~--=+-""-d-=-----Laurie M. Gere, Mayor <br />ATTEST: <br />APPROVED AS TO FORM :