City Now Accepting Applications for Youth Committee

Youth interested in serving must apply by January 12.

Written by MATTHEW WONG / Published July 2, 2010

The City of Temple City is now accepting applications for its inaugural youth committee, Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Burroughs on Thursday announced.

“Applications for Youth Committee members have been delivered to various schools,” Burroughs wrote in the December 17, 2009 City Manager’s Weekly Report. “We have also issued press releases, and have the information available on the City’s website.”

Individuals interested in serving must be residents of Temple City. Only residents between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible to serve.

The deadline to apply is January 12, 2010.

In November, the City Council voted to create a youth committee, installing Temple City Councilwoman Judy Wong as its first liaison. Given the legal controversy surrounding Wong, the mayor removed the councilwoman earlier this month. Instead, Councilman Tom Chavez, a former Parks and Recreation commissioner, was appointed.

The former Parks and Recreation commissioner will serve for either six months or up to one year. The City Council has yet to resolve the issue.

According to Cathy Burroughs, Planning Commissioner Patrick Horton and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Dan Arrighi, a former council member himself, were appointed by their respective commissioners to serve as liaisons to the newly established committee.

The inaugural youth committee members will serve until June 2010.

“We hope to schedule interviews by the end of January with the new Committee members being appointed by the Council on February 15,” Burroughs said.

In the 1970s, Temple City also had a youth committee, but the group was later disbanded.

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