A.   General Plan: It shall be the function and duty of the planning commission, after holding public hearings, to make, adopt and certify to the city council, a general plan for the physical development of the city. The general plan shall show the planning commission's recommendations, and may include, among other things, the general location, character and extent of streets, parks, parkways, playgrounds, airports and other public spaces; the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned; the acceptance, widening, removal, extension, relocation, narrowing, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing; the general location, character, layout and extent of community centers and neighborhood units; and the general character, extent and layout of the redevelopment of blighted areas. The planning commission may, from time to time, extend, amend or add to the general plan or carry any part or subject matter into greater detail.
   B.   Zoning Plan And Ordinance: It shall also be the function and duty of the planning commission to make, adopt, and certify to the city council a zoning plan, including both the full text of the zoning ordinance and maps representing the recommendations of the planning commission for zoning the city.
   C.   Application Review: The planning commission shall review and make recommendation to the city council all applications pertaining to zoning changes, subdivisions, annexations, and changes to title 10, "Zoning Regulations", of this code.
   D.   Conditional Use: The planning commission shall review and approve all applications pertaining to conditional uses.
   E.   Surveys And Studies: In the preparation of the general plan, including a zoning plan, the planning commission shall make careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of the existing conditions and probable future growth of the city and its environs. The plan shall be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city which will, in accordance with existing and future needs, best promote public health, safety and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
   F.   Reports And Recommendations: The planning commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the city to public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional, and other organizations and citizens. It may recommend to the mayor and the city council programs for public improvements and the financing thereof.
In general, the planning commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote city planning and zoning. (Ord. 2010-05, 10-12-2010)