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The City Council may follow the lead of four other Ventura County cities on Tuesday by approving a Youth Master Plan as part of its ongoing efforts to keep teens off the streets.
The $30,000 project would be designed and implemented by the Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. Youth Commission over the course of a year, adhering to League of California Cities guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. to assess the needs and concerns of middle and high school students.
``Youth activities are always a high priority in Thousand Oaks,'' Councilman Dan Del Campo said. ``Anything we can do to keep kids safe and sound and off the street is our responsibility as a community. It's so our youth recognize that we care.''
Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. , Ventura, Oxnard and Ojai have already implemented their plans. Westlake Village, in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County, has done the same.
Parent groups, student representatives and youth agencies wouldparticipate in monthly workshops help develop the plan, which would benefit law enforcement personnel, planners, recreation officials and youth organizations.
Most of the funds would be earmarked toward hiring an outside youth consultant, as well as conducting a survey among the city's youths and printing the final report.
While its contents are not yet known, city officials said it would likely address a variety of needs, including weekend entertainment options, curtailing drug usage and violence, and recreational activities.
``This is a rare opportunity to go out there and get direct input from this population,'' said Mina Layba, an adviser to the commission. ``Agencies serving that community can use (the report) as a framework for some of the services they provide. There will be demographics The attributes of people in a particular geographic area. Used for marketing purposes, population, ethnic origins, religion, spoken language, income and age range are examples of demographic data. in the report. So it also helps with planning in terms of growth.''