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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-4
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  April 28, 2014
COUNCILLOR SIMMONS

WHEREAS: During those emergencies that require building evacuations, such as with a fire or a natural disaster, every second counts. Emergency responders must often place their own lives at risk in order to ensure that buildings are properly evacuated and all tenants are accounted for; and
    
WHEREAS: It would be beneficial for the City and its first responders to have ready access to the contact information of all building managers of residential buildings citywide, in order to quickly determine how many people live in a building and must be accounted for during an evacuation; now therefore be it  
    
ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to consult with the Community Development Department and other appropriate City personnel to determine the feasibility of creating and maintaining a master list of all residential building managers across the City; and be it further

      

ORDERED:

That the City Council go on record urging that any such list should also request that building managers identify any tenants that may have mobility impairments that emergency responders should be aware of; and be it further 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to establish protocols as to how the information on this master list should be shared with the City's first responders, to maximize their efficiency and minimize the risks to those who place themselves in danger when evacuating buildings, and to report back to the City Council in a timely manner. 
    

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