Gulfport Teen Council asked Gulfport City Council for permission to change some of the rules about how the Teen Council operates. Their proposed changes include allowing:
• Teens who attend Boca Ciega High or have involvement in the city be allowed to serve on the Teen Council
• The Teen Council to hold fundraisers
• An “Outstanding Youth” program
• Setting a criteria for a scholarship program
• Annual election of a secretary and treasurer
President Nolan Sloan said he would like to meet with council quarterly, although he said he didn’t intend to speak for the entire Teen Council.
“Are there any parameters on how they can raise money?” Councilwoman Christine Brown asked.
“It has to be legal,” Councilman Michael Fridovich joked.
Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke asked if the city needed to add Human Rights Ordinance language into the law; City Attorney Andy Salzman said the city ordinance covered all city groups.