City Manager's Office
Youth Council – (805) 583-6766
Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
The Simi Valley Youth Council is an advisory board to the City Council on issues affecting youth in the community and is comprised of 21 members and up to three alternates. Each high school and middle school is represented on the Youth Council, as well as the Community at Large.
Membership on the Youth Council is open to residents of the City of Simi Valley who are in 7th through 12th grade. Members may be enrolled in schools outside of Simi Valley. The current Youth Council term began on July 1, 2019, and will conclude on June 30, 2020. Applications to serve on the Youth Council are accepted year-round, and successful applicants are appointed by the City Council each June. To apply for the 2020-21 Youth Council term, applications for high school students may be submitted online until 5:00 p.m., on Friday, April 30, 2020. For middle school students, hard copy applications may be obtained by contacting the Youth Council Coordinator at (805) 583-6766.
Youth Town Hall
Each year, the Youth Council partners with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to hold a Youth Town Hall. This event allows up to 400 middle and high school students the opportunity to hear public officials discuss local and statewide civic matters ranging from education to policy-making. To maximize participation, attendees pose their questions or share their concerns anonymously via Twitter. This year, the event was held on Friday, January 17, 2020. It is recognized as an educational activity by the Simi Valley Unified School District and approved as school business with prior teacher notification. For more information on how to attend next year's event, please contact your school’s administration.
Each year, the Youth Council hosts a Youth Summit annual leadership conference. Youth Summit participants are inspired by a motivational speaker, participate in team building and leadership exercises, learn the importance of community involvement, and share lunch while discussing community issues and ideas with local dignitaries. The event takes place on a school day. It is recognized as an educational activity by the Simi Valley Unified School District and is approved as school business with prior teacher notification.
The 19th annual Youth Summit will be held on March 12, 2020. Spaces are limited to 150 high school students. Register for this free event by Thursday, March 5, 2020 (the extended deadline date). To be notified in advance for other Youth Council events, students are encouraged to sign up for the Youth Council e-notifications to receive updates and information related to Youth Council activities.
For more information regarding the Youth Summit, please call (805) 583-6766.
The Youth Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Community Room at 5:00 p.m., September through June. All meetings of the Youth Council are open to the public. The Youth Council discusses various issues of interest and concern for youth. For upcoming meeting dates and agenda information, please see below.
Public Invited To City Budget Meeting - Special Online Meeting
- Date: 05/27/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Location: Zoom online meeting at https://simivalley.zoom.us/j/94793947102 or listen by telephone: (669) 900-9128 Webinar ID: 947 9394 7102
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE STAY AT HOME ORDER AND THE COUNTY OF VENTURA HEALTH OFFICER DECLARED LOCAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AND STAY WELL AT HOME ORDER RESULTING FROM THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, ALL CITY BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.
The Simi Valley City Council invites residents to participate at a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, to discuss the City’s FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget and Capital Improvement Program.
This meeting will provide residents and business owners with the opportunity to hear a brief overview presentation by City staff and then to provide input and feedback. Comments from the public meeting will be summarized, then provided to the City Council for consideration during budget deliberations.
NEW COMMENT PROCEDURE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
a) Watch the City Budget Meeting live online at Zoom: https://simivalley.zoom.us/j/94793947102
or listen by telephone: +1 (669) 900-9128 Webinar ID: 947 9394 7102.
b) If you wish to make a comment on the City’s budget, please sign-on via this Zoom
Link https://simivalley.zoom.us/j/94793947102 and use the raise hand function during the public
comment portion of the meeting. If you wish to make a public comment, you must be signed into
the meeting and available at the time public comment called.
The public meeting process was designed by the City Council to provide transparency and open discussion about the budget challenges and opportunities during this budget development process. The Proposed Budget will be considered by the City Council for adoption at its meeting on June 8, 2020.
The FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget and FY 2020-21 Proposed Capital Improvement Program are available for review and are on the City’s Budget page at www.simivalley.org/budget.