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La Mirada’s Youth in Government Students Propose Projects


The City of La Mirada’s Youth in Government students concluded this year’s program at the City Council meeting held on February 25. Twenty students from La Mirada High School participated in the award-winning program and made their final presentations to the City Council.

The students proposed two different projects, including a Farmer’s Market and proposed regulations prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes.  For the Farmer’s Market project, students studied neighboring cities and gathered information about potential locations, costs, vendors and selection of produce. Students suggested that the Farmer’s Market be implemented in La Mirada to further promote a healthy lifestyle.

The second proposed project was to establish regulations to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes in the City of La Mirada. Students explained the risk factors involving electronic cigarettes and health complications associated with their use. The students studied actions taken by neighboring cities, which have recently passed ordinances banning the sale of vaping products. Students proposed the project to ensure a healthy future for generations to come.

“The students did a remarkable job with their presentations,” said Mayor Steve De Ruse. “These students are among La Mirada High School’s highest achievers. Over the years, many of the projects proposed by Youth in Government students have been successfully implemented.”

Previous Youth in Government project proposals that have been approved by City officials include the creation of the La Mirada Community Gymnasium and Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, and enhancements to the La Mirada Library.

The presentation marked the conclusion of the program, which is now in its 60th year. The program is sponsored by the City of La Mirada and the La Mirada Ebell service club. For additional information, contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.

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