Don't confuse it for the daytime television program—or the city's newsletter.
'The View' is the name the teen members of the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) proposed to the City Council Tuesday and the name was approved by a vote of 6 to 1, with Councilman Jac Siegel opposed, citing that the name doesn't identify the site as a teen center.
However, YAC chair Ray Uyeda understood that could happen.
"I think going into this we knew some of the councilmembers would be hesitant because they all have their own opinions," she said. "But we are teens now, and we know what teens strive for and that came across in the process. I think the councilmembers understood what we are trying to do."
The new teen center will be located at the former site of Rock Church, 263 Escuela St., across the street from the current center, which has been dubbed "The House."
YAC, in its representative role, has met consistently with the architectural firm hired by the city to renovate the site. And in addition to suggestions for a basketball court, game room, multi-purpose room—for drivers ed courses, dances classes and YAC meetings—a kitchen and study areas, they also needed to think of a name.
So they decided to ask their peers.
In total 167 names were suggested of which 143 were unique. Among them "The Hangout," "The House" and "The Rock." In the end, The View was the most popular.
"The View," said Uyeda, "is always looking forward."
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