City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 8-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Curfew: see Ch. 3-333.
Open Meetings Law: see 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
Purchase of alcoholic beverages: see Ch. 3-347.

§ 2-503.1 Purpose.

The purpose of the Youth Commission shall be to advise the City government on all matters pertaining to youth in the City and to offer recommendations on issues of concern to our youth.

§ 2-503.2 Composition and member qualifications.

[Amended 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2-2015]
A. 
The Youth Commission shall consist of 11 residents of the City who shall be between the ages of 11 and 18 inclusive. Commission members reaching the age of 19 during the course of their term shall complete the term to its conclusion.
B. 
Commission members shall be students representing the following schools according to the ratio as indicated below:
School
Student Representatives
Harrisburg High and SciTech High Schools
4
Harrisburg charter and private schools
3
Harrisburg Career Academies
4

§ 2-503.3 Selection, term and organization.

A. 
At the beginning of each school year, Youth Commission members shall be either elected by their student peers or appointed by the administration of the school through a democratic qualifying process, whichever method is deemed most appropriate by the principal of the school.
B. 
Terms of office shall be one year, and members shall serve without compensation.
C. 
In the event of a vacancy on the Commission, the principal of the school in which the vacancy has occurred shall determine the method of filling the vacancy for the remaining portion of the unexpired term.
D. 
Following the selection of all 11 members, the Commission shall assemble and organize at the direction of the Mayor and Council for the purpose of electing a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a Secretary. The City Clerk shall provide staff services to the Commission.
E. 
After the Commission's organization, it shall establish and approve its bylaws and shall thereafter meet once a month at a place, date and time set by the Commission.
F. 
The Directors of the Departments of Building and Housing Development, Parks, Recreation and Enrichment, and Public Safety, or appropriate departmental designees, shall be ex officio members of the Youth Commission.
[Amended 6-8-2010 by Ord. No. 6-2010]