The governing body of a city may create a department or designate an existing department, office, or agency or city housing or redevelopment authority, to administer all districts authorized under sections 469.124 to 469.134. The head of this department may, subject to rules and limitations adopted by the governing body, be granted the following powers:
(1) to acquire property or easements through negotiation;
(7) to certify to the governing body for acquisition through eminent domain property that cannot be acquired by negotiation but is required for implementation of the development program;
(8) to certify to the governing body the amount of funds, if any, which must be raised through sale of bonds to finance the program for development districts; and
(9) to apply for grants from the United States of America and from other sources.