Immediately following their appointment, the members of the plan commission shall meet, organize, elect such officers as it may deem necessary, and adopt and later change or alter, rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with city ordinances and state laws. The commission shall keep written records of its proceedings, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The commission shall also file an annual report with the corporate authorities, setting forth its transactions and recommendations.
In addition to all other powers and duties provided in the Municipal Code Chapter 16, the plan commission shall have the following powers and duties:
To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities a comprehensive plan of public improvements, looking to the present and future development and growth.
To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities from time to time, such changes in plan as they deem necessary.
To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities from time to time, plans and recommendations for specific improvements in pursuance of the official plan.
To give aid to city officials charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan.
To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by this article as may be conferred by the corporate authorities.