The most common assumption about teenagers is that they are disinterested. I think it’s more that people don’t often give them the same opportunities offered to voting-aged residents.

Elk Grove is breaking that trend and holding a Town Hall for its youths. Ten local teenagers from the city’s Youth Commission are organizing the town hall to discuss the issues facing their generation.

From The Sacramento Bee:

The Elk Grove Youth Commission is hosting its first teen town hall meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way in Elk Grove.

The meeting is designed to allow Elk Grove’s teens to speak about issues affecting them, including bullying, social media, public safety and recreation. The Youth Commission will use the discussion to develop future projects and programs.

The forum will address social issues facing Elk Grove teens, unsafe aspects of living in Elk Grove, what resources, opportunities and services are needed by teens, and any other concerns or ideas.

Read the full article here.