CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Moved by A. Strauss; seconded by Montes.
Chairperson J. Strauss advised that the dance was not a successful event. The event earned a couple hundred dollars but also incurred an expense for the giveaway item of customized sunglasses. A discussion followed concerning advertising, marketing, ideas to include a rock band, and an event for high school students.
4. DISCUSSION ITEM: Recap from the Commissioners who volunteered at Hometown Halloween on Saturday, October 27, 2012. (A. Spears)
Commissioner Z. Strauss presented the agenda item as Commissioner Spears is absent. He advised that Commissioners Spears, Montes and Cushing participated with him at the Hometown Halloween event and gave away customized Frisbees. The children liked the item and the supply of 1,000 Frisbees ran out. They also distributed flyers to promote the City Christmas Tree Lighting event.
City Staff Liaison stated that there needs to be a better participation of commissioners and advisors as this event is a means to promote the Youth Commission and there needs to be an improved presence at the booth.
5. ACTION ITEM: Update from the Teen Town Hall Committee regarding the “Let Your Voice Be Heard” teen forum and select a new date for the event. (A. Strauss)
Commissioner A. Strauss advised the Teen Town Hall was originally scheduled for October 25, 2012 but there wasn’t sufficient time to plan it after returning from fall break. She recommends considering new dates and wants to have a better planning schedule with sufficient time to execute it. She advised that it will require the assistance of the entire commission to properly plan the event.
Motion to consider April 10 and April 17, 2013 as possible dates for the Teen Town Hall event.
Moved by Marquez; seconded by Conder.
6. ACTION ITEM: Discuss the Youth Commissioners’ availability to attend the regularly scheduled Youth Commission meeting on January 2, 2013 due to Winter Break and approve new date if needed.
Commissioner J. Strauss presented the agenda item as Commissioner Spears is absent. He advised that the January meeting occurs over winter break and an alternate date would need to be selected if it’s determined that there won’t be enough commissioners present for a quorum.
Motion to change the regularly scheduled meeting from January 2, 2013 to January 9, 2013 due to winter break.
Moved by A. Strauss; seconded by Olveda.
7. ACTION ITEM: Approve 2013 Youth Commission meeting dates and locations. (M. Conder)
Commissioner Conder advised that a motion is need to approve the list of 2013 meeting dates.
Moved by Marquez; seconded by A. Strauss.
Chairperson J. Strauss asked the commissioners to think of future fundraising ideas.
She also advised that some commissioners did not attend the ethics training. Those that didn’t attend it should’ve been sent an email with instructions of how to complete it online. She asked that they complete the training as requested.
REQUEST FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Moved by A. Strauss; seconded by Conder.
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