Three adults expected to be named to youth task force Monday

Sun-Star staffSeptember 22, 2013 

Merced’s Parks and Recreation Commission is expected today to recommend three commissioners to take part in a youth task force, according to a press release.

The regular meeting of the commission is at 5:30p.m. today in the Merced City Council chambers, 678 W. 18th St.

The council last week voted unanimously to create a youth task force. The task force is charged with putting together a youth council for the city.

In addition to the three commissioners, the task force will have seven high school students – each council member will pick a student – and two representatives from the Merced Union High School District, according to the release.

The task force is supposed to have a recommendation for the City Council at its Nov.18 meeting.

A youth council is not a new idea in Merced. Such a panel disbanded in 2009 after a number of years. That council’s biggest success was a skate park.

Also, the Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a study session during a 4:30p.m. special meeting today to discuss Parks and Recreation policy, direction and goals. The meeting will be held in the Sam Pipes Room.

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