The purpose of the Youth Commission is to represent Los Altos Hills teens in local government and to support a higher level of civic involvement by youths. This Commission will serve in an advisory role to the Community Relations Committee, who will then advise the City Council on issues affecting youth when requested by the City Council and/or the City Manager, by providing a formal youth recommendation concerning the needs of youth, and members of the Youth Commission shall be selected through an application and interview process facilitated through the Youth Commission and staff liaison, the candidates shall be interviewed by City Council for appointment.
The Youth Commission will consist of a combined maximum of 20 middle and high school students who are Los Altos Hills residents. The term of office for each member shall be 1 year, or until his/her successor is duly qualified and appointed unless a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term, wherein an appointment shall be made by the Council for the remainder of the unexpired term. The members shall be eligible for re-election to the Commission for up to 7 terms, as long as he or she remains active on the Commission and continues to meet eligibility requirements.
In the performance of its function the Commission is to assist at Town events in the role of student organizers and volunteers, helping to increase and broaden youth attendance and participation. This commission is responsible for annually holding at least 1 youth project that makes a unique contribution to the community.
Members are subject to the attendance policy and procedure and any member who misses 3 consecutive regular meetings, or whose overall attendance at regular meetings for any 12 month period falls below75%, has automatically vacated his or her seat. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term.