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ORDINANCE NO. 6 4 4 1 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, CREATING A NEW <br /> CHAPTER 2.07 OF THE AUBURN CITY CODE <br /> RELATING TO THE AUBURN JUNIOR CITY COUNCIL <br /> WHEREAS, the youth of the City of Auburn are a valuable resource for the future <br /> of the City, the State and the Country; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City and the schools serving Auburn students work very well <br /> together on projects to cultivate and foster this valuable resource; and <br /> WHEREAS, there already exists, as a resource/program in the Parks, Arts and <br /> Recreation Department, a youth commission to assist in functions involving recreation <br /> and youth activities to foster healthy environments for youth; and <br /> WHEREAS, there is an alternate need to create an environment which would <br /> give to the youth of the City opportunities to acquaint themselves with local government, <br /> and foster an understanding of municipal law and the functions and operations of cities <br /> as well as government in general; and <br /> WHEREAS, to continue promoting the youth of the City toward these areas of <br /> civic involvement, it is advantageous to create a Junior City Council which could work <br /> with the City Council to add a youth perspective to matters being addressed by the City <br /> Council, and through which the City Council could: <br /> • receive from the Junior City Council proposals and suggestions, <br /> give such proposals and suggestions due consideration for possible action, <br /> • provide timely feedback to the Junior City Council about the status of such <br /> proposals and suggestions, <br /> welcome their testimony and presentations at meetings of the full City Council <br /> and its committees regarding proposed proposals and suggestions from the <br /> Junior City Council, and <br /> -------------------------------- <br /> Ordinance No. 6441 <br /> January 7, 2013 <br /> Page 1 of 7 <br />