The department of development shall:
(A) Assemble, analyze, and make available to governmental agencies and the public, information relative to the human, natural, and economic resources and economic needs of the state;
(B) Prepare and maintain, in cooperation with departments and agencies of the state, comprehensive plans and recommendations for promotion of more desirable patterns of growth and development of the resources of the state;
(C) Assist in the coordination of development plans of federal, state and local governments, regional and local planning authorities, and private agencies;
(D) Provide planning assistance to state departments and agencies, political subdivisions, county planning commissions, regional planning units, councils of government, and local governments of this state. Such planning assistance may be rendered with respect to surveys, land use studies, urban renewal plans, technical services and other planning work. In so doing, the department may contract with municipal subdivisions, with regional planning commissions, and with qualified persons, firms, and agencies.
(E) Cooperate with federal agencies and authorities of other states in the solution of community and development problems which cross state lines;
(F) Recommend guidelines for the development and management of new communities;
(G) Prepare and maintain rules concerning certification of workable programs for impacted cities pursuant to division (C) of section 1728.01 of the Revised Code, provided that the department shall consult with officials of municipalities and representatives of statewide organizations of such officials prior to the preparation, adoption, or change of such rules.
Effective Date: 08-12-1982 .