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Youth Commission Minutes - December 5, 2007
REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m.

ROLL CALL
Commissioners Nick Castle, Matthew Strauss, Christine Mendez, Belinda Ordaz, Mickell Escobar, Chris Walker, Lauren Conder and C.C. Ahluwalia were present. Commissioner Leah Hocking and Sarah Simmons were absent. Adult Advisors James Martinez and Julie Truesdell were present. Adult Advisor Dave Castle was absent. Police Liaison Matt Bell was present. City Staff Liaison Barbie Gary was present.

PRESENTATION(S)
None

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)
City Staff Liaison Gary announced that ski trip flyers were available for distribution. The January 26, 2008 ski trip to Bear Valley has been rescheduled to March 1, 2008 to ensure sufficient time for the contract requirements to be fulfilled by the bus company. The February 9, 2008 ski trip to Sugar Bowl is still as originally scheduled.

AGENDA REVIEW
There were no changes to the agenda.

CITIZEN COMMENTS
None

CONSENT CALENDAR
Commissioner Strauss made a motion to approve the consent calendar. Commissioner Mendez second. All were in favor.

SCHEDULED MATTERS
• DISCUSSION ITEM Commissioners will discuss volunteering at the upcoming Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 8, 2007. (L. Conder)
Commissioners Conder advised that volunteers are needed for Breakfast with Santa to assist with serving food, arts and crafts and general event help.

City Staff Liaison Gary advised volunteers are needed any time between 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Youth Commissioners wishing to attend need to bring a permission slip signed by a parent.

Commissioners Ahluwalia, Walker, Conder, Escobar and Ordaz volunteered for the event. Commissioners Strauss, Castle and Mendez will advise City Staff Liaison Gary by the end of this week if they are able to attend.

• DISCUSSION ITEM Report from the Youth Commission Middle School Activity Night Subcommittee regarding planning for this event. (B. Ordaz)
Commissioner Ordaz advised that a movie night is being discussed for the middle school activity night.

Commissioner Strauss will check availability for the Heritage Theater and the legal requirements for showing a movie in a public setting.

Movie selections under consideration are Remember the Titans and Forrest Gump. The title of the selected movie will appear on the permission slip so parents are properly informed.

If a nominal fee is charged for entrance to the theater or concessions, the money will go towards the Youth Commission scholarship fund. The subcommittee is scheduled to meet at 6:00 p.m. on January 16, 2008 in Council Chambers.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
Commissioner Mendez inquired about the status of utilizing a survey company to assist with the Master Plan Survey. City Staff Liaison Gary advised that she will be contacting a survey company and will provide information to the subcommittee. The item will appear on the Youth Commission agenda for meeting on January 16, 2008.

STAFF COMMENTS
None

REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Subcommittee Report – Middle School Activity/Movie Night
Breakfast with Santa Review
Ski Trips
Subcommittee Report - Master Plan Survey
Job Fair
Battle of the Bands
Visit Leadership Classes - Review

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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Brentwood, CA 94513
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