The Merced City Council will hear a report on the formation of a Youth Council at its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Members of the Youth Task Force has been meeting to formulate membership criteria, a selection process and outlining the expectations for Youth Council members.
The Task Force is proposing that the Youth Council consist of seven City residents between the ages of 13 and 19. Six members would be selected using the Measure C boundaries using Bear Creek and Highway 99 as boundary lines, with one member selected at-large. Members could be selected for two two-year terms. The Youth Council would hold monthly meetings, along with city-wide assemblies that would be used to gauge the needs and desires of Merced youth.
City Council meetings are streamed live on the Internet. A link to the live meeting is on the City’s home page at www.cityofmerced.org. The City will also add the Council video to YouTube for people that were unable to watch it live. These services are in addition to the live broadcast of the regular meeting on Comcast’s Government Channel 96.