A.   Consider And Investigate; Make Recommendations: The planning commission may consider and investigate any subject matter tending to the development and betterment of the city, and make recommendations as it may deem advisable concerning the adoption thereof by the city council, and for any such purpose, make, or cause to be made, surveys, maps, or plans. Before final action shall be taken by the city council, or any department of the city government, on the location and designs of any public building, statue, memorial, park, parkway, boulevard, street and alley, playgrounds, public grounds, bridge, or the change in location of any street or alley, or part thereof, such question shall be submitted to the city planning commission for investigation and report.
   B.   Plans Submitted To Commission For Consideration: All plans, plats, preplats of land or subdivisions laid out in lots or plats, and streets, alleys, or other portions of the same intended to be dedicated to the public or private use within the corporate limits of the city, shall first be submitted to the city planning commission for its approval or rejection. (1985 Code ch. 16 § 1-8)