Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
734 Third Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
CALL TO ORDER
• Motion to approve the consent calendar.
Commissioner Hamblin distributed a list of her fundraising ideas to generate money for the scholarship program. There was some discussion about the ideas but it was recommended that the item is presented again for further discussion.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Update from the Youth Commission Master Plan Subcommittee regarding the Youth Survey and discussion regarding tabulating the results. (D. Castle)
Adult Advisor Castle advised that the youth surveys have been collected from Liberty High School, Edna Hill Middle School and Bristow Middle School. He believes that Chair Strauss has the surveys for Adams Middle School and Heritage High School but he wasn’t able to attend tonight’s meeting. Adult Advisor Castle advised that the subcommittee hasn’t met to discuss how to tabulate the surveys. Adult Advisor Castle recommended a simple tally method for each question and they can be separated into age groups. He invited suggestions from the commissioners present for how to tabulate the results.
Adult Advisor Truesdell recommended that the commissioners work in pairs to tabulate a particular school.
City Staff Liaison Gary recommended using an Excel spreadsheet to tally the data. Excel can further display the results in bar graphs and pie charts. Additionally, she advised that if the tabulating was done together as a group, a special workshop would need to be posted in order to comply with Brown Act requirements.
Adult Advisor Castle will discuss with Chair Strauss regarding a group meeting to tabulate the surveys.
6. DISCUSSION ITEM: Update from the Middle School Involvement Subcommittee regarding visiting local middle schools to increase middle school student involvement with the Youth Commission. (I. Ordaz)
Commissioner Ordaz advised he needs someone to go with him to Bristow Middle School next week.
Commissioner Boer advised that Edna Hill’s availability is at 2:15 p.m. next Monday or Friday. He is not available to visit Edna Hill as he recently moved out of town.
Commissioner Hamblin volunteered to visit Edna Hill and she also volunteered to go to Bristow with Commissioner Ordaz. To reciprocate, Commissioner Ordaz will go to Edna Hill with Commissioner Hamblin.
Commissioners Barsanti and Montes went to the Leadership Class at Adams Middle School yesterday. They felt the presentation went well as the students appeared interested.
Police Liaison Matt Bell provided information about the upcoming Sacramento Experience. Several commissioners expressed an interest in attending. He will email registration information to them.
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City of Brentwood Youth Commission
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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