- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
UC Cooperative Extension may join with Placer County Health and Human Services to provide guidance to a new youth commission being considered by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, according to a story in the Auburn Journal.
The project aims to give a voice to youth in Placer County government. Fifteen young people aged 14 to 21 will be enlisted to identify issues facing local youth and bring ideas to the Board of Supervisors, all of whom are 40 or older.
Supervisor Jim Holmes will be asking the board to approve the commission at their meeting tomorrow.
“This is an opportunity for us to get a better sense of the issues,” Holmes is quoted. “We see the negative in the papers but there’s also a lot of good being done.”
Holmes wishes to have the youth commission, which would receive federal and state funds, in place at the beginning of the next school year.