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File #: 19-0092    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Update on the Sustainability Youth Council (Community Development Director McIntosh). RECEIVE AND FILE
Attachments: 1. 2018 - MB Pier Lighting (Photographs)
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Anne McIntosh, Community Development Director
Dana Murray, Environmental Manager

SUBJECT: Title
Update on the Sustainability Youth Council (Community Development Director McIntosh).
RECEIVE AND FILE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that City Council receive this update on the Sustainability Youth Council (SYC).
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION:
In the summer 2018, the City's Sustainability Task Force (STF) recommended the City create a youth wing of the STF, named the "Sustainability Youth Council." After City Council approval in August 2018, Sustainability Youth Council (SYC) applications were open for applications in the late summer/early fall. Composition includes 10 elementary, middle and high school students. Mayor Pro Tem Hersman, along with two STF education members and limited staff, manage the SYC.
The SYC has met five times since formation in October 2018, once a month, for one hour each meeting. The SYC has also participated in community events including the Manhattan Beach Pier lighting in November 2018 to educate residents about the plastic pollution ordinance, and to distribute reusable utensil kits.
The role and duties of SYC members are to assist the STF with programs related to a variety of environmental topics including plastic pollution reduction, climate action and renewable energy, sustainable building, smart water management, and climate adaptation and resiliency. Student participants are also expected to be ambassadors for the City's environmental efforts in the community.
The SYC has been assisting the City in plastic pollution reduction by educating their respective community groups and schools about the policy and participating in civic engagement to share their resea...

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