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kct1231 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM via web

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What qualifications should a student have in order to be appointed to a city council?

If a city has a youth commission, should the city council select only form a list of candidates approved by the commission when appointing a student to the council?

 

If the youth commission and the student appointed?

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zihala | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted December 27, 2010 at 6:33 AM (Answer #1)

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If the city council is going to appoint a youth councilman to its council, there are things that should be taken into consideration other than simply being the choice of a "youth commission." The biggest concern would be that this recommended choice may simply be the student who was able to win the popularity contest. The city council should consider the recommended candidate but should also ensure that the new appointee has the appropriate oral and written communication skills, as well as the minimum necessary education that would provide a fundamental understanding of city government and how a city operates. The city council should allow young people to apply and interview for the position as they might for any other position.

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