San Antonio State of Emergency Information
Resolution 10-2022: Declaring A State of Emergency in San Antonio
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO FLORIDA, DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY; AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE CITY MAYOR TO TAKE WHATEVER PRUDENT ACTIONS WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY AND CUSTOMERS OF THE CITY’S UTILITIES SYSTEMS PURSUANT TO THIS DECLARATION; RATIFYING AND AFFIRMING SUCH ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE CITY MAYOR PRIOR TO THIS DECLARATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, by Executive Order, Number 22-218 (Emergency Management - Tropical Depression 9), and amended by Executive Order, Number 22-219 (Hurricane Ian), Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida declared that a state of emergency existed in the State of Florida (State); and
WHEREAS, Section 252.38, Florida Statutes, provides for emergency management powers of political subdivisions of the State of Florida, including, without limitation, counties such as Pasco County, municipalities such as the City of San Antonio (City); and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 252.38(3)(a) Florida Statutes, empower municipalities to declare a state of local emergency for seven (7) days, which may be extended, as necessary in seven (7) day increments; and
WHEREAS, Section 252.38(3)(a), Florida Statutes, empowers municipalities to waive the procedures and formalities otherwise required by law pertaining to:
Performance of public work and taking whatever prudent action is necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community;
Entering into contracts;
Employment of permanent and temporary workers;
Utilization of volunteer workers;
Rental of Equipment;
Acquisition and distribution, with or without compensation, of supplies, materials, and facilities;
Appropriation and expenditure of public funds.
WHEREAS, it is necessary and appropriate to take action to ensure that any potential damage from Hurricane Ian can be remediated and debris cleaned up, emergency housing and supplies obtained, and utility restoration can be effective and that residents and visitors in the City of San Antonio, remain safe and secure;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, FLORIDA, THAT:
A state of local emergency is hereby declared for all of the City of San Antonio, Florida effective September 27, 2022 for a period of seven (7) days, that is, until October 4, 2022, however, the City Mayor may extend this declaration for any reasonably necessary additional seven (7) day periods, until the next Commission meeting, at which this declaration may be terminated, or continue to be left in place as provided herein.
The City Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to take whatever prudent actions that may be necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City and customers of the City’s utilities systems.
The procedures and formalities otherwise required by law pertaining to the actions enumerated as A through H herein above are hereby waived for the duration of this declaration and any extensions thereof. The City Mayor may take such actions on behalf of the City. The City Mayor shall attempt to keep the Commission informed of actions taken under this authority, and extensions of the declaration.
Upon its adoption by the City Commission, this resolution shall be effective as of September 27, 2022.
This Resolution was read at the Emergency Special Meeting of the City Commission held on the 27 day of September, 2022. The vote was as follows:
Commissioner/Mayor Anderson - AYE
Commissioner/Mayor Pro Tem Vogel - AYE
Commissioner Schrader - AYE
Commissioner D’Water - AYE
Commissioner Cagle - AYE