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Chesapeake Youth Committee
|Contact: Kathryn Jessee
Community Input Request
The Chesapeake Youth Committee (CYC) is seeking community input on the proposed Text Amendment to amend the requirements related to child-care establishments operating as a Level I or Level II* Home Occupation and to amend the standards to all Level II Home Occupations.
It is specifically requested that community groups provide input regarding anticipated adverse impacts and/or benefits to Chesapeake children and families if the proposed amendment is approved. Please see attached community input request letter and the proposed zoning that is scheduled to be heard by Chesapeake City Council on January 16, 2018.If you or your organization wish to provide a written statement to the CYC relative to this matter, please complete a one page statement and email to the CYC via firstname.lastname@example.org prior to December 13, 2017.
*Definitions of Home Occupation Levels
Level I - Restricted to occupations that are not observable to the neighborhood and with no employees other than family members who reside on the property. (Any Voluntarily Registered Family Day Home with 4 or less children)
Level II - Occupations that rely on customer trade and have a potentially adverse impact on the neighborhood. (Any licensed Family Day Home over 4 children)
The responsibilities of the Chesapeake Youth Committee shall be to function in an advisory capacity in establishing goals and objectives for the Division of Community Programs; provide advice and assistance to the City Manager in establishing, administering and supervising the Division of Community Programs; assist the Division of Community Programs in conducting an assessment of the needs of youth in developing an annual delinquency prevention action plan; encourage any additional, deletions or changes in laws, policies and procedures that will improve community conditions for youth development; support or provide a public forum where concerns about youth can be expressed; present an annual comprehensive plan to the City regarding the committee's progress, together with any necessary recommendations. (City Code Sec 2-551)
History and Mission: The Chesapeake Youth Committee (CYC) was established by the Mayor in 1981 to improve services to youth in Chesapeake. The Committee has a membership of 17 City Council appointed residents with an interest or experience in youth and related issues. The CYC is part of a comprehensive network of systems serving youth and families in Chesapeake, and is coordinated through the Division of Community Programs. The mission of the CYC is to improve the well-being of youth and families in the Chesapeake community.
Important Goals of the Committee: to promote the coordination of services and programs among youth and family service providers to maximize the use of community resources; enhance the delivery of services and programs to youth and families by identifying gaps and duplication of services; provide a mechanism to centralize resources, disseminate information and educate families and professionals about community resources; promote and support activities to strengthen families and support the positive development of youth.
Meetings: The CYC meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Central Library. For further information please call 757-382-2226.