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Small City’s Youth Council Plays Big Role in Local Governance

Social host laws that seek to further restrict teen consumption of alcohol have been adopted around the country, thanks largely to concerned parents and government officials.   But in Gonzales, a small city in the heart of California’s agriculture-rich Salinas Valley, the law arose from an unusual source: the teens themselves.   The city’s Youth Council, a school-based organization that has two Youth Commissioners […]