City of Pleasanton
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BACKGROUND <br /> The Youth Master Plan was approved in 2010 by the City of Pleasanton and the <br /> Pleasanton Unified School District Board of Trustees. The Youth Master Plan Oversight <br /> Committee (YMPOC) was established in 2011, at the recommendation of the City of <br /> Pleasanton/Pleasanton Unified School District Liaison Committee, to continue oversight <br /> of the Youth Master Plan by the Youth Master Plan Implementation Committee. The <br /> YMPOC included addressing Goal 3: Contributing Youth, Strategies 3.1 and 3.5 in its <br /> annual work plan as presented below: <br /> Goal 3 Contributing Youth, Strategy 3.1: <br /> "Expand and promote existing volunteer and community service opportunities to <br /> provide children and youth with empowering opportunities to contribute to the <br /> community and learn from their experience." <br /> Goal 3 Contributing Youth, Strategy 3.5: <br /> "Increase opportunities for children and youth representation and involvement on <br /> City Commission and business and non-profit organization committees" <br /> In addressing Goal 3 of the Youth Master Plan, the YMPOC realized the need to <br /> increase opportunities for meaningful youth participation in City government. A <br /> subcommittee was developed to research how other local agencies include youth on <br /> their related boards, commission, and advisory committees. <br /> In April of 2012 the YMPOC recommended that the Youth Commission support its <br /> recommendation of adding one voting youth member to the Human Services, Parks and <br /> Recreation, Library and Civic Arts Commissions. In November of 2012 the City of <br /> Pleasanton/Pleasanton Unified School District Liaison Committee supported the <br /> YMPOC recommendation as proposed and added language to support a two-year trial <br /> period. In February of 2013 the City Council approved amending the Pleasanton <br /> Municipal Code to add one youth non-voting member to the Human Services, Parks and <br /> Recreation, Library and Civic Arts Commissions on a two-year trial basis. In 2015, the <br /> program was evaluated by City staff and recommended to continue. <br /> At its October 4, 2018 meeting, the Library Commission considered and made a motion <br /> to request that the City Council amend the Pleasanton Municipal Code to allow the <br /> Library Commission's youth member the ability to vote. The Library Commission <br /> acknowledges that a large number of youth utilize the library, the youth member <br /> appointed to the Library Commission demonstrates interest in the subject, and has <br /> sufficient experience to participate and vote at public meetings. <br /> At its February 13, 2019 meeting, the Youth Commission considered and made a <br /> motion to request that its Public Policy Subcommittee review and consider changes to <br /> the voting policy that would allow youth members on the Human Services, Parks and <br /> Recreation, Library and Civic Arts Commissions the ability to vote. <br /> Page 2 of 4 <br />
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