Meetings & Events
End of Summer Pool Bash
Local teenagers are invited to enjoy live DJ music and free catering from Vaqueras Taco Truck at the "End of Summer Pool Bash" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, August 9th.
Youth Adventure Bus Passes
More than 1,000 free monthly City bus passes are available to qualifying Santa Maria students, for transportation to youth and teen programs and activities.
Teen Pop Up Events
The Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety Policy Advisory Committee (Mayor's Task Force) is a collaborative involving elected officials, local community-based organizations, schools, faith community, local law enforcement. It includes a Technical Resource Committee made up of agencies that deal specifically with at-risk youth in the City of Santa Maria by developing a strategic plan to reduce youth violence and address youth safety. The role of the Technical Resource Committee would be to collaborate with existing service providers and leverage existing resources to develop strategic partnerships in which to implement the vision and the goals of the Mayor's Task Force.
The Policy Advisory Committee is made up of elected officials, community leaders, and key stakeholders. The Technical Resource Committee is to be comprised of key staff member(s) from those agencies represented on the Mayor's Task Force, as well as other community agencies that provide programs and/or services for youth.
Mayor's Task Force Mission Statement:
We exist to ensure safe and healthy opportunities for our youth to reduce youth violence by mobilizing and aligning community resources through prevention, intervention, enforcement and re-entry.
Mayor's Task Force Vision:
Safe and healthy youth connected to their families, schools, communities, and futures.
Adopted Plan ratified by the City Council on November 21, 2017
Meeting Schedule and Materials:
Together for Youth and Families Strategic Plan as ratified by the City Council on November 21, 2017
Meeting Agenda for October 23, 2017
A community forum was held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 9th at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center. See the news release about this community forum.
Meeting held on Meeting Agenda for September 18, 2017 Presentation of Sept. 18, 2017
Meeting Agenda for August 14, 2017 Meeting will be a Task Force Retreat at the Minami Community Center Gymnasium, 600 W. Enos Drive. This meeting will focus on tabletop exercises, followed by discussions.
Public forum: June 27 at 6:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnel Street
Public forum: June 26 at 6:30 p.m. (Spanish), Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnel Street
Public forum: June 12 at 6:30 p.m. (Spanish), home of Arnulfo Romero, 911 S. Miller Street
Public forum: June 8 at 6:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnel Street
Public forum: June 7 at 6:30 p.m. (Spanish), Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnel Street
PowerPoint for public forums English version
PowerPoint for public forums Spanish version
Meeting Agenda for June 19, 2017 Presentation of June 19, 2017 Notes from meeting of June 19, 2017
Meeting Agenda for May 15, 2017 Presentation of May 15, 2017 Notes from meeting of May 15, 2017
Meeting Agenda for April 24, 2017 Presentation of April 24, 2017 Notes from Meeting of April 24, 2017
Santa Maria Youth Resource Guide
November 29, 2017: Community Asked to Support Youth Safety Plan
October 3, 2017: Mayor’s Task Force Community Forum to Discuss the Process and Gather Input
July 28, 2017: Mayor's Youth Task Force Workshops and Community Fair Flyer about August 1st community fair
June 1, 2017: Public Forums of Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety
April 24, 2017: Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety Begins to Meet
Staff Liaison: Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I
(805) 925-0951 extension 2263
Send an e-mail to Dennis Smitherman