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3.125.020 Duties.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 185304, effective June 1, 2012.)  The DPC’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

A.  During an emergency, advise the Mayor on policy matters pertaining to management of the emergency;

B.  Approve strategic, response and work plans developed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and the Emergency Management Steering Committee defining the City’s emergency management program goals and priorities;

C.  Monitor individual bureau progress on work plan tasks, strategic plan tasks, and response plan updates.  The Mayor, in consultation with the DPC, may compel bureaus to create and complete plans and updates;

D.  Convene meetings no less than twice a year whenever:

1.  The President of the City Council changes, in which case the meeting shall be held within one month of the change;

2.  Requested by the Mayor.

E.  Keep records of meetings and decisions.