When I attend city council meetings as a citizen, the entire city council welcomes any participation by children. That is my position as well: It’s a fantastic way for anyone, child or adult, to learn how to be an engaged citizen, how to speak in public, and how to begin to understand issues that directly affect our lives in Livermore. I strongly support children attending City Council meetings when they are able. I also support them speaking to issues they care about. As with anyone else who speaks, it’s worth preparing ahead of time for comfort and to make succinct points.