Social worker hired to lead youth-wellness coalition
Original post made on Apr 11, 2012
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on Apr 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm
How about using some of that Stanford public benefit money to fund the Animal Shelter, especially as it benefits Stanford residents? Not to sound anti-youth, but there are also other services this town needs and values.
on Apr 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Apart from the obvious question of whether we can afford another City employee, I would like to know exactly what she will be doing? Will she have an office, and an assistant, and a budget? Will she be doing things that are presently done by qualified volunteers for a great deal more expense? Will she be working hand in glove with some of our existing youth organizations, the Y, Boys and Girls Scouts, our high schools, our church youth groups, etc. etc.?
While I like the idea of having a full time youth advocate in Palo Alto, I am wary of this announcement. Unless we know what exactly she will be asked to do, I can't see this than anything more than fluff. I give her a year to prove her worth. After that, she is just another City Hall employee.
on Apr 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Yes, what will be her job description?