[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Albany 8-20-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There are hereby enacted and codified provisions creating a City Youth Bureau as originally adopted and thereafter amended by resolution of the Common Council passed April 19, 1971, and thereafter amended by resolution of the Common Council passed October 21, 1975.
The purpose and objective of such Bureau shall be to coordinate youth development and delinquency prevention programs to:
Provide indirect services through contracts to both public and private youth service agencies.
Provide direct services through Youth Bureau staff to the courts, schools, police, etc., to inventory community resources capable of meeting youth needs, to plan and encourage the development of new services essential to meeting youth needs and to maintain a continuous research program on social problems affecting youth and the ways of meeting these problems.
There shall be reappointed, by the Mayor, a governing Board of Directors of such Bureau, which shall be advisory in nature. Such Board shall consist of thirteen (13) members, seven (7) of whom shall serve for two-year terms and the remaining six (6) for one-year terms. All members, including the Executive Director, shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The position of Executive Director of the Youth Bureau shall be a full-time, salaried position. Such Director shall be appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Board of Directors. It shall be the duty of such Executive Director to carry out the purpose and objective of the Youth Bureau and to employ such supportive professional staff as may be necessary in that regard.
The provisions of this chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage, but nothing contained herein is intended nor shall it be deemed to affect or impinge upon the programs or other actions of the City Youth Bureau as presently constituted and operating.