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Youth Advisory Commission

Meetings:

The Youth Advisory Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Lathrop Genetations Center, located at 450 Spartan Way, Lathrop. For meeting information, call (209) 941-7370.

Agendas and Minutes:

Youth Advisory Commission Agendas & Minutes are available by following this link.

Current Membership:

CommissionersCommission Expires
Zaiba Fazil 5/30/2018
Virly Santos 5/30/2018
Lizette Contreras 5/30/2018
Muskaan Ralmilay 5/30/2018
Taminya Nawabi 5/30/2018

Role:

Explores and identifies issues and concerns of special importance to teens and communicates those issues to the City Council. Encourages teen leadership and responsibility through involvement, and creates a forum for the purpose of encouraging public discussion of teen issues; such as, but not limited to, meetings, workshops and conferences.

Function:

The functions of the Youth Advisory Commission, as provided by the Lathrop Municipal Code, are as follows:

  • To develop recreational, educational, and social service opportunities for those teens no less than thirteen (13) and no more than eighteen (18) years of age;
  • To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the youth and teen population;To encourage a sound program to expand youth facilities including development and maintenance;
  • To foster close coordination of services between agencies in the county of San Joaquin providing services to youth and teens and the City to avoid duplication of services;
  • To interpret youth programs to public officials and the general citizenry in order to promote understanding and financial support from public and private sources;
  • To act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in making plans for and conducting activities for youth;
  • To recommend to the City Council the establishment of general policies, rules and regulations, and rates or fees to be charged with respect to the operation of a Lathrop teen program and its services as defined by the annual budget;
  • To consider recommendations and requests originating from any source;
  • To make periodic inspections of the youth facilities;
  • To advise the City Council in the acquisition, development, beautification and maintenance of additional facilities for use by youth;
  • To advise the City Council in coordinating the youth services with the programs of other organizations and government agencies;
  • To advise in the preparation of the annual teen budget and long-range capital improvement programs for youth and teen amenities for submission to the City Council;
  • To advise the City Council on the problems of the development of facilities, programs and improved services for youth;
  • To formulate policies on youth services for approval by the City Council, including, to the extent possible, agreements with other governing bodies for the best possible joint use of youth and other facilities;
  • To consider and make recommendations to the City Council on all requests for permanent facilities to be erected in conjunction with senior activities;
  • To recommend to the City Council policies, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of youth facilities and activities and rates or fees to be charged for the use of youth facilities or programs;
  • To perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time by the City Council;
  • The City Council shall not receive recommendations from the commission on the same subject matter within a six-month period without significant additional information and/or without a majority vote of the commission; and
  • To annually hold a joint meeting with the parks and recreation commission to discuss goals for the coming year. (Ord. 03-224 § 5: Ord. 01-186 § 1 (part))

Staff Liaisons:

Jon Thomas
Parks and Recreation
(209) 941-7372
jthomas@ci.lathrop.ca.us

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