Student press for youth city council in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Some students in Duluth want a voice in the future direction of the city.

High school junior Sydney Nelson and a group of her friends want the city to create another city council, but whose members are young people.

Paul Manning is a Nelson’s classmate at Duluth East and is president of the local chapter of Youth in Government at the Duluth YMCA. Manning says the idea has been gaining traction. The students have been meeting with city staff and elected officials about their idea.

City Councilor Patrick Boyle tells the Duluth News Tribune ( ) he supports the efforts to create a youth council. Boyle says feedback is needed from students on a variety of things, including the operation of city parks, recreation programs and libraries.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,

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