Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER
City Staff Michael Tsutsumi and Jaclyn Dwyer provided an update on the Battle of the Bands competition. Seven (7) applications were received; six (6) were accepted; one (1) was excluded due to explicit lyrics. Security precautions for the event include; attendees will be scanned by a metal detector wand; bags will be checked; and no in and out privileges will be allowed. Once an attendee leaves, their wristband will be cut-off. Wristbands will also be used as their voting ballot. Water will be sold at the event as a fundraiser for the Youth Commission and Police Activities League. City Staff Liaison Gary asked commissioners to help set-up after school.
• ACTION ITEM Determine if the Youth Activity Night should be rescheduled. (S. James)
7:32 Commissioner Strauss left.
Commissioner Brinkman made a motion to approve the proposed Youth Activity Night pending the availability of the Community Center for the event. Commissioner Hocking seconds. All were in favor.
• ACTION ITEM Commission to discuss offering a fundraiser through Pick Up Stix Restaurant and select three dates to pursue. (S. Simmons)
Commissioner Brinkman made a motion to approve the Pick Up Stix fundraiser pending date availability. Commissioner Escobar seconds. All were in favor.
• DISCUSSION ITEM Report from sub-committee about next steps based on the results of the Youth Forum Report (L. Hocking)
Adult Advisor James Martinez impressed that the Commission focus on the surveys, the wants of the respondents, and provide prompt follow through. He believes it will empower the Youth Commission as well as educate and increase awareness of their impact on the community.
Commissioner Brinkman commented that the process needs to done in a timely manner.
City Staff Liaison Gary recommended the sub-committee meet one or two times before the next meeting to determine a priority for the action steps and generate ideas of how to promote the Youth Commission within the community.
• DISCUSSION ITEM Update on upcoming openings on the Commission and recruitment process. (B. Swisher)
• DISCUSSION ITEM Update on Tour de Starbucks fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2007. (L. Barnesmoore)
City Staff Liaison Gary announced the Youth In Government Program which encourages high school students to become involved in city government. She inquired if any of the commissioners are interested in the program. There will be a meeting at 3:30 p.m. on April 4, 2007 at the Parks & Recreation Department. Commissioners Hocking, James, Brinkman, and Ordaz indicated interest in attending the meeting. City Staff Liaison Gary will determine how many spaces are available and contact those interested in attending.
PAL Liaison Louwerens reminded the commissioners about the Sacramento Experience which will include meetings with Assemblyman Guy Houston and Brentwood Police Chief Mark Evenson. He also informed the Commission that he has stepped down from the PAL Board but will continue to stay involved with the Youth Commission. Police Officer Matthew Bell will succeed him on the PAL Board.
Adult Advisor James Martinez offered to assist with transportation needs for commissioners to make announcements at schools or to visit businesses for Youth Commission activities.
City of Brentwood Youth Commission
35 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Fax (925) 516-5445