Section 11-85-23

Powers and duties.

Any regional planning commission established and created under this article shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To perform comprehensive advisory planning and research for the region for which such commission shall have been established and its urban areas or areas where rapid urbanization has occurred or is expected to occur, including those areas extending into adjoining states in instances and situations where such planning and related activities for such bi- or multi-state areas are now or hereafter may be authorized by compact or otherwise;

(2) To provide planning assistance, upon request duly evidenced by ordinance or resolution, to

a. Any city, other municipality or county;

b. Any group of adjacent communities, incorporated or unincorporated, having common or related urban planning or development problems; or,

c. Any other regional planning agency;

(3) To apply for and accept and utilize grants and assistance from the federal government or from any other public or private source which now or hereafter legally may make such grants or afford such other assistance;

(4) To contract with the federal government or with private or public sources which now or hereafter legally may contract as to such planning to receive advances or progress payments; and

(5) To adopt its own rules of procedure and order of business.

(Acts 1963, No. 584, p. 1278, §4.)