If the city of Tracy needs to do more for teens, it’s likely the City Council will hear about it this afternoon.
The Tracy City Council, Parks and Community Services Commission and Youth Advisory Commission will gather to find out what the city offers — and fails to offer — for teens.
“There are a lot of issues that came up in the past several months,” said Maria Hurtado, Tracy’s interim city manager, adding that fights and vandalism at local schools made teen issues a top priority for schools and the city.
Hurtado and Council-woman Evelyn Tolbert have gathered folks from government agencies, community groups, school-related groups and churches. Hurtado said this will be the first meeting of what they hope will be an ongoing relationship among these groups.
She said the first half of the meeting will include updates from Tracy police Chief David Krauss and Tracy Unified School District Superintendent Jim Franco. The second half of the meeting will feature discussions among small groups, which will each take detailed looks at activities and opportunities offered to teens with the goal of finding out what the city lacks.
At a glance
WHAT: Joint workshop of the Tracy City Council, Parks and Community Services Commission and Youth Advisory Commission
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. today
WHERE: Tracy Community Center, 950 East St.