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SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
February 21, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Department Conference Room
740 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

ROLL CALL and OPENING: The meeting commenced at 7:10 p.m. Commissioners in attendance were, Cynthia Fredenberg, Jessica Ordaz, Lacey Barry, Coree Brown, Maria Segura, Brian Fredenberg, Adult Advisor Dave Lang, Parks and Recreation staff Poldina Scherff and Tim Taylor.

Absent: Commissioners Casey Billingsley, Ashley Brown (excused), Daisy Hurtado and Stacie Del Chiaro.

Staff opened the meeting stating that the purpose of the meeting was to continue the discussions of the survey where it was stopped at the last meeting on the issue of violence. Dave Lang said he has a suggestion that instead of going into great detail on each issue the Commission shrink this down to one or two questions and then effectively put together a survey that covers all the topics we identified at the training. This would give the survey a chance of catching everyone’s interest, so that they don’t lose some of the input needed.

Staff then led the group and passed out pads for each person to write down at least one statement they would feel important under each topic. She asked if everyone would then start with the Violence issue and focus on this first. The final results are as follows:

VIOLENCE:

1.  Our school and community provide a safe and violence free environment.
2.  Gangs are not a major concern for the youth in Brentwood.
3.  Violence is major issue both in our schools and in our community.

PERSONAL IMAGE ISSUES:

1.  Schools provide accessible resources to deal with personal issues.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:

1.  Brentwood offers you a variety of fun activities during non-school hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

1.  Brentwood offers job opportunities for teens during the summer.

ATHLETICS:

1.  The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities for your age  group.

COMMUNICATION PERCEPTION SKILLS:

1. There is a positive interaction between people of different ethnic backgrounds.
2. Brentwood Police Department interacts with the youth of our community in a positive manner.
3. School discipline is handled consistently with all students.

After a discussion of the order of the comment section it was decided to switch as follows:
a. Strongly Agree
b. Agree
c. Not Sure
d Disagree
e Strongly Disagree

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: No requests for future agenda items.

ADJOURNMENT: Lacey Barry moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:53pm. Coree Brown seconded. The next meeting will be March 5, 2001 at the Council Chambers. 

Respectfully Submitted,

Betty Jo Whincup
Minutes Clerk

City Administration
City of Brentwood Youth Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5444
Fax (925) 516-5445
E-mail dept-parkrec@brentwoodca.gov