(a) In general, the commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to fulfill its functions, promote municipal planning or carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(b) The commission shall have power to promote public interest in and understanding of the master plan and to that end may publish and distribute copies of the plan or of any report and may employ such other means of publicity and education as it may determine.
(c) Members of the commission, when duly authorized by the commission, may attend municipal planning conferences or meetings of municipal planning institutes or hearings upon pending municipal planning legislation, and the commission may, by resolution, spread upon its minutes, pay the reasonable traveling expenses incident to such attendance.
(d) The commission shall, from time to time, recommend to the appropriate public officials programs for public structures and improvements and for the financing thereof.
(e) It shall be part of the duties of the commission to consult and advise with public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and with citizens with relation to the protecting or carrying out of the plan.
(f) The commission shall have the right to accept and use gifts for the exercise of its functions.
(g) All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the commission within a reasonable time such available information as it may require for its work.
(h) The commission, its members, officers and employees, in the performance of their functions, may enter upon any land and make examinations and surveys and place and maintain necessary monuments and marks thereon.