As a father of 6, the youth are important to me. As a council member, I will work to progress existing work to form a youth services master plan and get local groups coordinated so these service providers can do what they do best: serve our youth. Our recreation department was extremely strong when I was a youth here in Pittsburg. It is time to look at allocating funds and resources back to the recreation department. It is also important to connect the youth with our local businesses. I have the experience and relationships to help our youth explore the world of business and to learn that there are lots of high-paying opportunities right here in Pittsburg.