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For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:

a. Director of Emergency Services (DES). The individual with overall responsibility for City emergency management. The City Manager shall serve as the DES.

b. Disaster Council. A committee of City management employees and non-City emergency management officials who shall review and make recommendations regarding plans for meeting local or other emergency situations.

c. Emergency Management Coordinator. The individual delegated the day-to-day responsibility for the development and maintenance of all emergency plans and management of coordination efforts. The Fire Chief shall serve as the Emergency Management Coordinator.

d. Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The location from which the City’s centralized emergency management can be effectively coordinated.

e. Local Emergency. The duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the City caused by such conditions as air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, earthquake, or other conditions.

f. Monterey County Operational Area. An intermediate level of the state emergency organization consisting of Monterey County and all political subdivisions within the county limits.

All other terms used herein which are defined in the California Emergency Services Act, commencing at Government Code § 8550, shall have the same meaning as set forth in that Act.