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November 8, 2012

From the November 14, 2002 Archives - PSHS students address City Council

PRINCETON — During the special session of the Princeton City Council's "Student Government Day" students from Princeton Senior High School addressed the council on teen issues.

PSHS senior Kelsey Craft, who had served as a PCC member during the student session took to the floor during the Public Input portion of the meeting.

She said, "I would like to know what plans the city has to provide more teen entertainment. [We've] been pushed out of parking lots and pressed out of cruising lanes."

In response, City Manager Doug Freeman told her that the Police Department only patrolled parking lots at the request of building owners, and "the Princeton Police Department has the right to enforce the law when it is requested in those situations."

Mayor Ron Lively responded that the idea of more teen oriented activities were a good idea in theory, but it was hard to do in reality.

"The skateboard park came about as a result of student interest. We're willing to put something together if you will put in a lot of input."

Councilman Dewey Russell added that, "One of the challenges is finding entrepreneurs wiling to step up and spend the money [to create new teen oriented businesses/activities]."

 

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