Friday, March 23, 2012


Students get say in government

A request by students at the Community School in Sun Valley to weigh in on the city's youth-related issues was met with enthusiasm by the City Council.

"I think it's admirable they want to be a part of our city government," Mayor Dewayne Briscoe said at a March 15 meeting.

The mayor read part of a letter written by Community School student Taylor Adler.

"I envision that the purpose of this proposed youth commission would be to advise the Sun Valley City Council and mayor on issues of importance to young people to encourage civic pride, leadership and responsibility among the area's young people as well as to provide training opportunities and mentoring experiences for youth," Adler wrote.

"I love it," said Councilwoman Michelle Griffith.

Briscoe told the Idaho Mountain Express that it would be up to students to formulate a proposal for a youth commission, but it could involve students from other high schools too, along with a council member as a volunteer advisor.

The council will take up the issue again at its April 19 meeting.

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