Council Repeals Youth Advisory Board

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess, left, listens as County Attorney Becky Ehler to his left, presents an ordinance repealing Article XV of Chapter 8 of the Los Alamos Code of Ordinances in its entirety dealing with the Youth Advisory Board. Councilor Mike Wismer explained that he introduced the idea of a Youth Advisory Board five or six years ago to give the youth of the community a new voice concerning issues and items the group felt were important. Since that time, however, other community organizations have emerged that provide opportunities for youth involvement in community issues and events. As a result of the opportunities provided by the other organizations, youth interest in the Youth Advisory Board has diminished. The last several times the County has put out a call for new members, no one has applied for membership on the Board. Council voted 7-0 to do away with the board. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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