Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21095 on 09/19/2011, Section 20-22 read as follows.


    The purposes of the department, so far as are consistent and not in conflict with the city charter, are is to plan for the present and future development and improvement of the city in any and all phases of its activities, whether governmental, proprietary or otherwise. Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, traffic, transportation, playgrounds, parks, public buildings, housing, public monuments, works of art, public streets, public utilities, parking, and parking facilities. The department shall, through its director of planning, advise the city manager and the city council with respect to the planning affairs of the city, and shall furnish to the city manager and city council at any time upon request, such information and particulars concerning planning as may be desired. Said The department shall act upon all matters referred to it by the city manager or the city council; and shall, if required or deemed necessary, report thereon to the city manager or the city council. The department, through its director of planning and development, shall be the advisor and consultant to the city planning and zoning commission, and shall prepare and furnish to the city planning and zoning commission such reports, studies, plans, surveys or other data as may be necessary in aiding and assisting the planning and zoning commission in the discharge of its duties. The department shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by law or by ordinance or by resolution of the city council.  

(Code 1964, § 19.590)