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03-10-2021 Supporting DocumentsBack in , we, as members of the Ocoee Youth Council, sought to address the biggest problems that plagued our community. Our first goal was to identify what we could do to ensure citizens of the city of Ocoee felt heard and actively come up with a solution to these problems. To do this, we contacted our police department to inquire about the most frequent complaints they received, and learned that it happened to be speeding in residential areas. As students and new drivers, speeding was also a major concern to us, and we agreed that targeting speeding, especially near schools and neighborhood areas, would best serve us and the community as a whole. We decided that creating signs that residents could place in their front yards to promote lawful driving would be the best and most realistic solution to the speeding problem, and we began to design the signs. We came up with two slogans reading """""" and hired a graphic designer to create visuals that represented the overarching messages we wrote. The images and slogans were then arranged into the designs we currently use and then were sent to the sign manufacturers. We requested quotes from different companies and, with the help of our coordinator and various OYC leadership, chose the best budgeting plan for our signs. Through this process, our council learned several important skills including dedication, management, and communication that helped make our service project a success. Developing these skills will not only help us with future outreach, but as the next generation of leaders, public servants, and activists, working together to address issues that the community faces will undoubtedly prepare us for our lives in the future. The last step in our project was to distribute the signs and make the community aware of our participation in local government. As a council, we presented our signs as well as other projects we were working on to the public and our local government officials at the city comission meeting. We allowed them to take the signs they needed and asked the police chief to forward us the addresses of those who filed complaints. Together, we visited our first neighborhood and went door-to-door bringing awareness to OYC and our project by handing out thank you cards and our information while asking them whether or not they would like a sign placed on their property. The residents that we visited were greatly appreciative towards our efforts to listen to their concerns and gave us many warm thanks. We then met up with our commissioners to help find other target areas to place signs in including recreational and schools zones. From this we gained intrapersonal skills and saw tangible results in our dedication and hard work that proved to be very rewarding in the long run. Ocoee Youth Council (OYC) Members placing speed safety signs in a sub -division known for speeding, while a car slows down to read the signs. OYC Members asking a resident whether she was willing to place a sign in her yard for at least 3 months and finding out she not only loved the idea but have had animals killed in front of her home from speeding drivers. OYC Members, OYC Coordinator, and Acting Chief of Police spend the afternoon identifying homes providing the most visibility for speed deterrent signs. Ocoee Youth Council members placing signs near the City of Ocoee's "Your Speed" sign to let residents know just how important it is not to speed. Ocoee Youth Council member recruiting a young resident to help promote "NO SPEEDING' in his neighborhood. Ocoee Youth Council (OYC) members placing speed deterrent sign on a corner lot. CITY OF OCOEE t150 N. Lakeshore Drive OCOCC Ocoee, Florida 34761 f,or,do 407-905-3100 SPEAKING RESERVATION FORM NOTE: All submitted speaking reservation forms are public records under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and are open to inspection by all persons. DATE 3 - 1 O - Z/llj NAME%r, AW 6 e L . 8J^0jAy A PHONE # -7, -L _G J`P -3'2'0l OCOEE RESIDENT YES 2� NO (OPTIONAL ADDRESS 1,3b J 1'ie�� 4VLCITY ��C,� ZIP CODE E-MAI /��� 1,�4/ J S Q d I want to address the Board about (Please provide Item # and/or topic): Do you have a prepared statement, or other document(s) from which you will address the Board? No Yes if yes, please attach copy of same to this Reservation Form. All proceedings before the Commission shall be governed by the Civility Code — see back The following time limits to speak are in effect: Public Hearings: petitioner presentation - 15 minutes; citizen comments - 5 minutes per speaker; petitioner rebuttal - 5 minutes. Open to Public - Citizens Comments - 3 minutes per speaker, per meeting. CITY OF OCOEE 150 N. Lakeshore Drive Ocoee Ocoee, Florida 34761 tab Ida 407-905-3100 SPEAKING RESERVATION FORM NOTE: All submitted speaking reservation forms are public records under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and are open to inspection by all persons. DATE f �0X� NAME /i- �4Zy �Z�d r� PHONE # Ild7 41 l 1 2,2_,54 A OCOEE RESIDENT YES 4 NO 171 (OPTIONAL) ADDRESSIS('f BeAQ/J PC-7F_ CITY (/ LCO/' F ZIP CODE E-MAIL L S 2.12 o 100 )/A14r/d -6 N' I want to address the Board about (Please provide Item # and/or topic): Do you have a prepared statement, or other document(s) from which you will address the Board? No Yes if yes, please attach copy of same to this Reservation Form. All proceedings before the Commission shall be governed by the Civility Code — see back The following time limits to speak are in effect: Public Hearings: petitioner presentation - 15 minutes; citizen comments - 5 minutes per speaker; petitioner rebuttal - 5 minutes. Open to Public — Citizens Comments - 3 minutes per speaker, per meeting. t %.060V ocoee florldo SPEAKING RESERVATION FORM CITY OF OCOEE 150 N. Lakeshore Drive Ocoee, Florida 34761 407-905-3100 NOTE: All submitted speaking reservation forms are public records under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and are open to inspection by all persons. DATEAAGY Ck(A iO 201-0 NAME )CAS b t CQ\TGO PHONE # OCOEE RESIDENT YES V NO D (OPTIONAL) ADDRESS �()�MCnRACA Y CITY OCjjt ZIP CODE 2)�A] 01 E-MAIL )CAk ��lya 2-t (�u 0J\-U)J -k I want to address the Board about (Please provide Item # and/or topic): Do you have a prepared statement, or other document(s) from which you will address the Board? No Yes if yes, please attach copy of same to this Reservation Form. All proceedings before the Commission shall be governed by the Civility Code — see back The following time limits to speak are in effect: Public Hearings: petitioner presentation - 15 minutes; citizen comments - 5 minutes per speaker; petitioner rebuttal - 5 minutes. Open to Public — Citizens Comments - 3 minutes per speaker, per meeting. t J CITY OF OCOEE 150 N. Lakeshore Drive Ocoee Ocoee, Florida 34761 11orldo 407-905-3100 SPEAKING RESERVATION FORM NOTE: All submitted speaking reservation forms are public records under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and are open to inspection by all persons. DATE 31 l 0 % Q-v NAME 00,rik Mtdoe-r PHONE # �01' r`j' $ .ei OCOEE RESIDENT YES NO ❑ (OPTIONAL) ADDRESS CITY ZIP CODE E-MAIL rcc-'lcn rut 7@ C-G , I want to address the Board about (Please provide Item # and/or topic): Do you Piave a prepared statement, or other document(s) from which you will address the Board? No / Yes if yes, please attach copy of same to this Reservation Form. All proceedings before the Commission shall be governed by the Civility Code - see back The following time limits to speak are in effect: Public Hearings: petitioner presentation -15 minutes; citizen comments - 5 minutes per speaker; petitioner rebuttal - 5 minutes. Open to Public — Citizens Comments - 3 minutes per speaker, per meeting.