§8-12-3a. Cities authorized to create department of development
and transfer planning functions of certain
independent agencies to such department; authorizing
related ordinances and resolutions.
(a) In extension of the power and authority set forth in
section two of this article and notwithstanding any provision of
this code or any charter provision to the contrary, any city shall
have plenary power and authority by charter provision or ordinance
to establish a department of development for such city and to
transfer to such department (1) all or any limited part of the
planning functions of such city's housing authority, as provided
for in article fifteen, chapter sixteen of this code; (2) all or
any limited part of the planning functions of such city's urban
renewal authority, as provided for in article eighteen, chapter
sixteen of this code; (3) all or any limited part of the planning
functions of such city's planning commission, as provided for in
article twenty-four of this chapter; and (4) all or any limited
part of the powers, privileges, rights, duties, responsibilities
and obligations related to such planning functions.
(b) Any city adopting any such charter provision or ordinance
shall also have plenary power and authority to enact such other
ordinances and adopt such resolutions as may be deemed necessary or
desirable to (1) implement and make effective the provisions of
subsection (a) of this section; and (2) provide for the
implementation of the plans prepared by such city's department of development.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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