Mayor Anthony A. Williams often says that the well-being of the District’s young people tops his agenda. So it seemed appropriate for the mayor to sponsor the “Priority One! D.C. Youth Summit 2000,” scheduled for May 20. Modeled after last year’s Neighborhood Action citizen summit, Priority One! will feature groups of young participants discussing issues such as youth violence and reporting their thoughts via laptop computer back to the greater audience—as well as viewers watching on D.C. Cable 16. As of last week, however, Priority One! seems to have become Priority 3, 5, or 11: The mayor’s office has postponed the event until sometime in the fall. “The youth felt, to do it properly, it couldn’t be done in May,” explains mayoral communications office staffer Elena Temple, who didn’t specify just which youths had made the decision. “They wanted more time to put it together.” —Robin Bingham

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