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Legislation #: 051288 Introduction Date: 10/20/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS XBARNES, BROOKS, COOPER, EDDY, FAIRFIELD, GLOVER, HERMANN, MCFADDEN-WEAVER, SCHUMACHER, NASH, RILEY, ROWLAND AND SKAGGS
Title: Directing the City Manager to implement a Youth Commission to promote positive civic engagement, strengthen positive perceptions about youth, foster community development and provide youth in the decision making processes

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10/20/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/20/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051288

 

Directing the City Manager to implement a Youth Commission to promote positive civic engagement, strengthen positive perceptions about youth, foster community development and provide youth in the decision making processes

 

WHEREAS, the youth of the City desire the opportunity to demonstrate their willingness to become contributing members to the City fabric; and

 

WHEREAS, the youth commission will broaden the horizons and perspectives of the presently evolving city, henceforth incorporating the concepts and ideas of the youth of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the commission will provide youth the opportunity to play a productive role within the entire community; and

 

WHEREAS, the youth of our City are a valuable resource which should be heard from and included in government; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas Citys Mayor, City Council and City Manager are committed to work with youth of our City to address their concerns and needs, and to further educate them on the operations of local government; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Mayor, City Council and City Manager to establish a Youth Commission to serve as the forum to address these needs and involve the youth of our city in the creation of a better City, County, State and Nation; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby directs the City Manager to implement a Youth Commission to promote positive civic engagement, strengthen positive perceptions about youth, foster community development and provide youth in the decision making processes; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to Amiran Gelashvili, Holly Wagner, Donzell Hunter, Tania Escoto, William D. Robins, Stancia Harvey, Ebony Pearson, Lucki Gant, Grace Boyd, Danielle M. Coleman, DaRon McGee, Simone Henry, Anthony C. Badami, Julia Siegel, Diana Scott, Amanda Morrall, and Brandon White with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the positive influence this Commission will have on the youth of the area.

 

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