Baldwin Park : Youth Commission Urged

A senior from Sierra Vista High School urged the City Council Wednesday to establish a youth commission so that teen-agers can play a role in the city's government.

"Please help close the gap between the youth and the policy-makers," 18-year-old Charisse Domingo said. "Masked underneath these kids are future mayors, future city councilmen and future city managers."

Last month, the city's Human Services Commission decided that a youth commission was not necessary. But Councilman Martin Gallegos persuaded the council to study the idea further.

"It would give the young people in the community a vehicle through which they can acknowledge their concerns and come up with some recommendations for solutions," he said.

The Human Services Commission is due to report back on the idea at the council's next meeting.

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