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CITY OF PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA
   COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN




ANNEX H




CONTINUITY OF
GOVERNMENT
                   COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN


Table of Contents
Succession of Officers Heading Departments...........................................2
     Standby Officers...........................................................................................3
     Reconstituting the Governing Body with Temporary Officers....................3
     Meeting of Government Body During an Emergency ................................3
     Duties of Governing Body During an Emergency ......................................3
Lines of Succession.......................................................................................4
Seat of Government .......................................................................................5
Emergency Powers and Authority...............................................................5
Emergency Plans ...........................................................................................6
Emergency Operations Center(s) ................................................................7
     Alternate Emergency Operations Centers..................................................7
Preservation of Vital Records.......................................................................8
Protection of Critical Infrastructure .............................................................9
     Definitions of Critical Infrastructures............................................................9
     Telecommunications ....................................................................................9
     Electrical Power............................................................................................9
     Gas and Oil Production, Storage, Transportation ......................................9
     Banking and Finance ...................................................................................9
     Transportation ..............................................................................................9
     Water Supply..............................................................................................10
     Public Safety...............................................................................................10
     Continuity of Government ..........................................................................10
     Alpha-designator (Consequence Index) System......................................10
     Critical Category Groupings.......................................................................11
     Category One .............................................................................................11
     Category Two .............................................................................................11
     Category Three ..........................................................................................11




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Continuity of Government

             A major disaster could include death or injury of key officials, partial or complete
             destruction of established seats of government, and the destruction of public and private
             records essential to continued operations of government and industry. Law and order
             must be preserved and government services maintained. Applicable portions of the
             California Government Code and the Constitution of the State of California provide
             authority for the continuity and preservation of local government.

             Continuity of leadership and government authority is particularly important with respect to
             emergency services, direction of emergency response operations, and management of
             recovery operations. To this end, it is particularly essential that the City of Pleasanton
             continue to function as a government entity.

             Under California's concept of mutual aid, local officials remain in control of their
             jurisdiction's emergency operations while additional resources may be provided by others
             upon request. A key aspect of this control is to be able to communication official requests,
             situation reports, and other emergency information throughout any disaster situation.

             To ensure continuity of government, seven elements must be addressed by government
             at all levels:

                  1. Succession of Officers
                  2. Seat of Government
                  3. Emergency Powers and Authority
                  4. Emergency Plans
                  5. Primary and Alternate Emergency Operations Center(s)
                  6. Preservation of Vital Records
                  7. Protection of Critical Infrastructure


 Succession of Officers Heading Departments

             Section 8637, Article 15, Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of the California Government Code
             permits the political subdivision to provide for the succession of officers who head
             departments having duties in the maintenance of law and order or in the furnishing of
             public services relating to health and safety. The succession list for the primary City of
             Pleasanton emergency response functions.




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Standby Officers

             Section 8639, Article 15, Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of the California Government Code
             permits the governing body to appoint up to three standby officers for each member of the
             governing body and up to three standby officers for the political subdivision's chief
             executive. The standby officers shall have the same authority and powers as the regular
             officers.

Reconstituting the Governing Body with Temporary Officers

             Section 8644, Article 15, Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of the California Government Code
             establishes a method for reconstituting the governing body. It authorizes that, should all
             members of the governing body, including all standby members, be unavailable,
             temporary officers shall be appointed by the chairman of the board of the County or by the
             mayor of any city within 150 miles of the political subdivision.

Meeting of Government Body During an Emergency

             Section 8642, Article 15, Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of the California Government Code
             directs local governing bodies to convene as soon as possible whenever a state of
             emergency or local emergency exists and at a place not necessarily within the political
             subdivision.

Duties of Governing Body During an Emergency

             Section 8643, Article 15, Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of the California Government Code
             provides that the duties of the governing body during emergencies shall include
             ascertaining the damage to the political subdivision and its personnel and property,
             reconstituting itself and the political subdivision, and performing functions in preserving law
             and order and furnishing local services.




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 Lines of Succession

              FUNCTION / DEPARTMENT                        TITLE / POSITION
 City Manager                                1. Deputy City Manager-1
                                             2. Deputy City Manager-2
 Police Chief                                1. Police Captain-1
                                             2. Police Captain-2
                                             3. Police Lieutenant
 Fire Chief                                  1. Deputy Fire Chief
                                             2. Division Chief-1
                                             3. Division Chief-2
 City Attorney                               1. Assistant City Attorney
                                             2. Deputy City Attorney
 Planning & Community Development Director   1. Primary Planner-1
                                             2. Primary Planner-2
 Public Works Director                       1. Assistant Director-1
                                             2. Assistant Director-2
                                             3. Deputy Director
 City Clerk                                  1. Deputy City Clerk




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