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NOTICE OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 77, created a new law in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 415, that would require certain types of notice for many proposed ordinances or proposed amendments to ordinances. Only interim ordinances have been exempted from this notice requirement. Below is the proposed ordinance that will be considered at the June 8, 2020, City Council meeting:
Ordinance No. 150, Fourth Series
An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2 of the Red Wing City Code Establishing a Youth Commission
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RED WING DOES ORDAIN:
SECTION 1: Chapter 2 of the City Code is hereby amended by inserting the underlined language as shown below:
SEC. 2.27 YOUTH COMMISSION.
Subd. 1. Establishment and Composition. A Youth Commission is hereby established. The Commission shall be composed of a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of eleven 11) members. All members must live within the Red Wing Public Schools District boundary or attend a school within the Red Wing Public Schools District. Members must be in or between grades 8 through 12. A diversity of backgrounds and ages will be considered and valued in the selection of members.
Subd. 2. Purpose. The Youth Commission will provide Red Wing’s youth with the opportunity to participate in the City’s decision-making process; provide City Council with recommendations on a variety of issues; promote existing positive initiatives and develop new initiatives for the young people of Red Wing; and promote and encourage more youth to become effective leaders who will help shape the future of Red Wing.
Subd. 3. Powers and Duties.
A. Draft and recommend an annual Youth Commission Action Plan for City Council consideration and approval.
B. Provide recommendations to City Council regarding decisions that address youth issues specifically or where the Youth Commission’s perspective would be helpful.
C. Bring forward ideas, concerns, and/or policy recommendations to the City Council that the Youth Commission identifies as beneficial and worthy of consideration.
D. Promote existing positive city initiatives, often in collaboration with other city departments or boards/commissions, to make youth more aware of opportunities.
E. Develop new programs, projects, and/or activities for Red Wing’s young people that will encourage youth participation and leadership, especially in areas related to local government.
F. Participate in educational opportunities as they arise and as current scheduling and funding is available.
SECTION 3: Effective Date. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect 14 days after its adoption and publication in accordance with the City Charter.
Introduced the 26th day of May, 2020.