Children's Needs Task Force


If you are interested in serving on a committee, board, or commission, you can complete an application online, or download a pdf version of the application, or contact Julie Toledo at (714) 536-5577, or email

Annual Holiday Book Drive

The Children’s Needs Task Force is thrilled to be working again with Barnes Noble on their annual Holiday Book Drive. Barnes & Noble stores across the country invite customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during its annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place from November 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015. The Bella Terra Huntington Beach Barnes & Noble is providing an opportunity for customers to donate books to Huntington Beach schools and non-profit organizations through the Children’s Needs Task Force. The Children’s Needs Task Force will select the schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies, and homeless centers to receive these books. This is a great opportunity for stores and customers to come together to donate new books to children in the community who are in need of them. For more information, please download an application.

Children's Needs Task Force

The Children's Needs Task Force (CNTF) believes that the future of our city depends on how we view our children. The community must provide an environment where children can grow up and become healthy mature adults who feel themselves to be a part of the community. Local leaders must work with schools, outside agencies, the police, and the young people of our community to effectively identify the needs of children, and to develop an approach with which to meet these needs. The Task Force is available to provide their recommendations to the City Council concerning appropriate methods to meet the needs of children in Huntington Beach.

The CNTF meets the fourth Thursday every other month at 4:00 pm in Room B-8, Lower-Level.

A Declaration of Policy about Children and Young Adults

  • The citizens of Huntington Beach recognize that our children are our future.
  • In all deliberations citizens understand that each young person is unique and born into circumstances influenced by genetics, economic factors, social and cultural differences, family structure and dynamics.
  • Strong families are the most effective means of rearing children who feel secure, loved and supported as they move through the challenges of early childhood, middle school, and high school.
  • Providing safe and secure neighborhoods, homes and schools in which youth and families can flourish is an important civic responsibility.
  • Promoting strong academic programs within the City of Huntington Beach recognizes that quality schools benefit children and families, as well as the quality of life in the community.
  • Facilitating positive alternative activities for children and young adults demonstrates that prevention is a priority in Huntington Beach.
  • The citizens of Huntington Beach recognize the impact of positive role models that demonstrate good character, sportsmanship and citizenship.
  • Demonstrating that children and youth are an important part of the community clearly establishes that they are valued.
  • Together, the city of Huntington Beach and its citizens proclaim that the needs of children will be included as a priority in all planning and policy decisions that come before the City Council, Planning Commission, and city departments.


In the event a member retires or is unable to complete his term, an appointment shall be made to fill the remainder of the unexpired term. The Children's Needs Task Force is accepting applications to fill current vacancies. Top applicants will be invited to an interview with City Council members. To apply to become a member, please complete the Boards & Commission Application.

Task Force Members

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 17, 2016 Agenda
October 22, 2015 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2015 - Cancellation of Meeting Agenda
April 23, 2015 Cancellation of Meeting Agenda
February 26, 2015 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 18, 2014-Special Meeting Agenda
December 4, 2014-Special Meeting Agenda
October 23, 2014-Cancellation Agenda
August 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2014-Cancellation Agenda
April 24, 2014 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 19, 2013 Special Meeting Agenda
December 5, 2013 Special Meeting Agenda
October 24, 2013 Agenda
June 27, 2013 Agenda
April 25, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2013 Agenda
February 28, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 20, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2012 Agenda Minutes
August 23, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 28, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2012 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 15, 2011 Agenda
October 27, 2011 Agenda Minutes
August 25, 2011 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2011 Agenda Minutes
June23, 2011 Agenda
Cancelation Notice August 8, 2011
April 28, 2011 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2011 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 16, 2010 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2010 Agenda Minutes
August 26, 2010 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2010 Agenda Minutes
May 4, 2010 Agenda Minutes
April 22, 2010 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2010 Agenda Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Attachments
December 17, 2009 Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2009 Agenda Minutes
May 28, 2009 Agenda
February 26, 2009 Agenda
January 22, 2009 Agenda

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