Prior to the adoption of 16773 on 02/05/2001, Section 20-42 read as follows.

    (a) The commission shall exercise the authority vested in it by the state zoning enabling acts. It shall prepare and recommend to the council a comprehensive zoning ordinance, or propose amendments or revisions thereof, with such provisions as the commission shall deem necessary or desirable for the promotion of the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the city. Such provisions may include regulations as to the location, width, height, and bulk of buildings; the size of yards, courts, and other open spaces surrounding buildings; and the use of buildings and land. The commission shall hear applications for amendments, modifications or revisions of the zoning ordinance and shall forward such applications to the council with its recommendations thereon. The recommendations of the commission shall not be binding upon the council, which may approve or disapprove the commission's findings; however, no plan, no zoning ordinance, nor any modification, amendment or revision thereof, shall be finally considered by the council unless the same shall have been first submitted to the commission for its examination and recommendation.

    (b) All plats of proposed subdivisions presented to the council for approval shall be submitted to the commission, which shall make recommendations to the council with respect thereto.

(Code 1964, § 19.010; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83)