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Youth council prepares for first meeting

Modified: Monday, Nov 12th, 2012

WATSONVILLE The growing youth population in Watsonville now have an unofficial governmental body to represent them.

The Watsonville Youth City Council, formed in September, will hold its first public meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

With nearly 40 percent of the population in Watsonville under 20 years of age, according to the Watsonville Vista 2030 General Plan, the youth of the city need a voice, said Lori Butterworth, Ceiba College Preparatory Academy's development director and co-founder of the council with Watsonville Mayor Eduardo Montesino.

The 12-member council consists of students of all grade levels from Ceiba, Pacific Coast Charter School and Pajaro Valley and Watsonville high schools.

For the complete article see the 11-13-2012 issue.

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