|§ 2-6-7-1 INTENT.
The intent of §§ 2-6-7-1 et seq. is to formalize the way the City collects information from youth about City programs and policies that affect them by creating and describing the powers of the City of Albuquerque Youth Advisory Council.
§ 2-6-7-2 CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL CREATED.
There is hereby created a Youth Advisory Council (Council) which shall be composed of up to twenty-one (21) youth representatives, 13 to 20 years of age, who reside within the Albuquerque City limits.
§ 2-6-7-3 MEMBERSHIP.
The members of the City Youth Advisory Council shall be selected as follows:
(A) Once each year, an open call for youth volunteers to apply for the Youth Advisory Council shall be publicized and promoted by the City.
(B) Youth responding to the open call shall submit a one-page essay describing why they should be selected for the Council. A parent or guardian of the responding youth shall be required to sign the essay, indicating their support of the application.
(C) From the letters submitted from the open call, the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, shall appoint youth to serve on the Youth Advisory Council.
(D) Terms of office shall be three years. The initial group of members shall have staggered terms, such that one-third of the original membership will have a one-year term, one-third shall have a two-year term, and the remainder shall have a three-year term. The Mayor shall determine which member is to serve which term.
(E) Any vacancy occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, and such appointment shall be for the unexpired term of the member whom he/she is to succeed.
§ 2-6-7-4 DUTIES.
The powers and duties of the Youth Advisory Council shall be as follows:
(A) Advise the Mayor and City Council on City programs geared toward youth, including the need for new or expanded programs.
(B) Facilitate at least two “Job Shadow” days each year to enable other youth to learn more about City programs and possible career fields.
(C) Serve as the Mayor's liaison to other youth-oriented organizations.
(D) Annually develop and implement a public service project.
(E) Promote and assist in the establishment of effective programs for the prevention of delinquency, youth crimes, crimes against youth, and neglect.
(F) Other duties requested by the City.
§ 2-6-7-5 ORGANIZATION.
(1) The minimum number of officers of the Council shall be not less than two officers (such as the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson), plus such other officers as the Council may deem necessary.
(2) All officers shall be elected by the members for a term of one year, and no officer shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office.
(1) All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public and, insofar as possible, shall be held at a City-owned facility.
(2) The Council shall meet at least quarterly.
(3) A majority of all the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A motion shall carry upon the affirmative vote of the majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present.
(C) Staff support. City staff support for the Council shall come from the Department of Family and Community Services.