Consistent with the California Emergency Services Act (Govt. Code 8550 et seq.), section 6.08.070(A)(1) of the Garden Grove Municipal Code empowers the City Manager acting as the Director of Emergency Services to proclaim a local emergency if the City Council is not in session, and requires that the City Council shall take action to ratify the proclamation within seven days thereafter.
Effective at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on the 17th of March 2020, the City Manager acting as the Director of Emergency Services did proclaim the existence of a local emergency within the City of Garden Grove in response to the crisis created by the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
The existence of the local emergency follows the declaration of a local health emergency on February 26, 2020 by the County of Orange, the declaration of a State emergency by Governor Newsom on March 4, 2020 and the declaration of a national emergency by President Trump on March 13, 2020.
The findings and orders associated with the local emergency are included in the attached resolution and proclamation.