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The Urban Renewal Commission shall have the following powers:

a. To prepare a plan for the redevelopment of each of the areas within the City that may hereafter be designated by ordinance as being slum or blighted areas and to submit such plan together with any report to the Mayor and Council of the City for its consideration.

b. To prepare plans and provide reasonable assistance for the relocation of families displaced from a redevelopment project area to the extent essential for acquiring possession of and clearing such area, or parts thereof, to permit the carrying out of any redevelopment projects.

c. To recommend the personnel needs of the Commission; provided, that the appointment or discharge of all personnel shall be by the City Manager, as required by the Charter of the City, and all such personnel shall be under the classified service of the City and their salaries fixed in the same manner and to the same extent as all other employees of the City.

d. To contract for such legal and technical services as it requires, subject to the approval of the City Council. (Code 1962, § 33-3)