San Francisco Youth Commission
*Special Mid Year Retreat*
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Civic Center School
727 Golden Gate Avenue (Auditorium)
San Francisco, CA 94102
There will be public comment on each item.
Mia Shackelford, Chair Nicholas Persky, Vice Chair, Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Co-Legislative Affairs Officer, Rachel Brodwin, Co-Legislative Affairs Officer, Christine Huynh, Communications & Outreach Officer
Sarah Armstrong, Angel Carrion, Brian Chu, Kyron Covington, Ramon Gomez, Alex Guzman-Ramos, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Mia Tu Mutch, Vee Taumoepeau, Vanessa Warri, Eric Wu, Ariel Yu
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Chairwoman Mia Shackelford called the meeting to order at 9:24 a.m. Commissioners present: Sarah Armstrong, Angel Carrion, Brian Chu, Kyron Covington, Ramon Gomez, Christine Huynh, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Mia Tu Mutch, Nicholas Persky, Mia Shackelford, Eric Wu, Ariel Yu. Commissioners absent: Rachel Brodwin, Alex Guzman-Ramos, Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Vee Taumoepeau, Vanessa Warri.
Staff present: Mario Yedidia, Phimy Truong.
There was quorum.
2. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)
There was no public comment.
Commissioner Huynh, seconded by Commissioner Yu, moved to approve the agenda of January 13, 213. This motion was approved unanimously by acclamation.
3. Public Comment on Items not on Agenda (Discussion Only)
There were none.
4. Youth Commission Business (All Items to Follow Discussion and Possible Action)
Commissioner Huynh started the second day of the mid-year retreat with an energizer activity. Commissioners participated in a lively team building activity.
Board of Education Commissioner, Emily Murase spoke about and requested youth participation in “One Billion Rising” – an anti violence against women event on February 14th, 2013. Ms. Murase also showed a video about the “One Billion Rising” event.
No official action was taken.
B. Youth voice and writing workshop
Presenter: Peter Lauterborn
Peter Lauterborn, a Legislative Aide in Supervisor Eric Mar’s office, introduced himself to the commission and gave an overview of his background in youth work. Mr. Lauterborn then gave an inspiring presentation about his involvement with the Youth Commission and the Student Advisory Council when he was a youth. Mr. Lauterborn had previously participated as a Youth Commissioner, and Student Advisory Council representative. He also spoke about his time as staff of both advisory bodies, and shared his experiences and challenges on both bodies.
Mr. Lauterborn then explained the importance of youth voice in city government and spoke about his own personal experience when he was a youth making policy recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education. Mr. Lauterborn spoke about the importance of writing and then led the commission in a writing workshop. Commissioners then spent some time writing about the issues they were passionate about, and then shared them with one another. Commissioners engaged in a robust discussion about the issues they were working on and reasons why their voice matters in city government.
There was time for question and answer.
There was no public comment. No official action was taken.
C. [Second Reading] Resolution 1213-05 – Continuing Summer Jobs+
Sponsor and Presenter: Commissioners Armstrong, Covington, Huynh, Persky, Shackelford
Youth Employment Committee Chairwoman Huynh gave an introduction to this resolution. Commissioners Armstrong, Covington, Huynh, Persky, and Shackelford then read the resolution into the public record. Commissioners asked clarifying questions.
There was no public comment.
Commissioner Covington, seconded by Commissioner Armstrong, made a motion to adopt the resolution. The resolution was adopted by the following roll call vote: Ayes (11) – Armstrong, Chu, Covington, Gomez, Huynh, Marshall-Fricker, Tu Mutch, Persky, Shackelford, Wu, and Yu.
D. [Second Reading] Resolution 1213-06 – Evaluating credit recovery programs at SFUSD
Sponsor and Presenter: Commissioners Brodwin, Chu, Yu and SAC representative Sinclair
Education Committee Chair Chu gave a brief overview of the committee’s work on this resolution. Commissioners Chu and Yu then read the resolution into the public record. Commissioners asked a few clarifying questions. There was no public comment.
Commissioner Chu, seconded by Commissioner Yu, moved to adopt the resolution. The resolution was adopted by the following roll call vote: Ayes (11) – Armstrong, Chu, Covington, Gomez, Huynh, Marshall-Fricker, Tu Mutch, Persky, Shackelford, Wu, and Yu.
E. [Second Reading] Resolution 1213-07 – Prioritize funding from the Housing Trust Fund for TAY
Sponsor and Presenter: Commissioners Wu, Guzman-Ramos, Marshall-Fricker, Tu Mutch, Taumoepeau
Commissioner Wu expressed that the resolution was not ready for a second reading. He needed time to meet with transitional age youth housing stakeholders and continue research on the resolution. Commissioner Wu requested for this item to be tabled.
F. Youth Commission & Student Advisory Council Committee Reports (Education Committee; Youth Employment Committee; Youth Housing, LGBTQ, & TAY Issues Committee; Youth Justice Committee; Health Committee; Budget Committee; Curriculum Committee; Public Relations Committee)
Presenters: Committee Chairs
Commissioners Persky, Carrion, Huynh, Chu, and Tu Mutch gave a brief presentation on where their respective committees were at in terms of mid-year goals and budget priorities.
Commissioner Persky shared the following notes on where his work on deferred action was at:
*Records request @ SFUSD
*Transcript fees for students requesting transcripts/enrollment history for DACA app
* Lowell, look into process-fees?
*Ask other schools how process works
*Officially on website $5 for adults (18& over)
*Outreach that it’s free, ask to arrange website
*Hearing for what City can do about DACA
*Ask SFUSD for specific section for DACA with into and help on application
* Draft resolution (Persky) by Mon. Jan 21 (MLK)
*Improve aspects of SFUSD website
*Centralized process for Deferred Action Requests
* Present resolution by Jan 28 to SFUSD
*Meet week of 21st to go over resolution
*Possibly MLK Day
*Also meet with OCEA director
* Then meet with superintendent
Commissioner Carrion, Chair of the Youth Justice Committee shared the following notes on where his committee was at:
*Review MOU - check/review language
*Have it implemented by March
*Tasers Issue – policy to be implemented
*Debrief JPO’s being armed with firearms; next steps
*Presentation at Juvenile Hall Tuesday January 15th
*Presentation with Mo Magic Thursday January 24th
*Discuss our committee priorities
* From 5-5:30ish
* Speak about the YC as a whole
* Relations with police and teens
* Free Muni
*Schools targeting and expelling students
*Pushing kids through school without properly teaching them
*Setting up school to prison pipeline
* Youth Justice to Do:
* JPD must put in Cap. Request
* Email/lobby essential parties (email chief cc JPC)
* Press conference
* Bay Citizen/New York Times
* Tasers 2/1/2013 (Friday) - resolution on harmful taser effects
* Community input
* Why it’s bad?
* History (Oscar Grant)
*JPC meeting 1/15/2013 (3 days)
* Title 15
* Ask for support (pressure department) “budget priorities”
*P.O.’s and no guns April 2013
* Resolution on why P.O.’s should get guns 2/18/2013
* Working and assisting JJPA (…TBC…)
* Follow up email on status to Chief Suhr/Captain Barrett
Commissioner Huynh, Chair of the Youth Employment Committee shared the following committee priorities:
* Research employment opportunities for TAY veterans
* Look into youth employment programs and look at connection between education and employment (Huynh)
*Continue participation with providing feedback on SF Summer Jobs+
*Youth employment forum?
*employment for undocumented youth
Commissioner Chu, Chair of the Education Committee shared the following committee priorities:
* Ride 29
* Peer interviews
* MTA PDL
* Talk to Peter Lauterborn; MTA/City related; data by next meeting.
* Lead: Ariel; speaker: from Special Ed SFUSD (Rachel Norton?)
* Really just a credit recovery/budget supplemental follow-up
* Shootings; cameras: not everywhere but entrances, etc; mandatory for all schools; CCTV
*Work w/Justice Committee
* Research -> $
Issues in City & SFUSD
* 29 Bus
* Special Education
* Lack of night school
* Restorative Justice
* Credit recovery follow- up
* Westfield/Prop: Contract
Commissioner Tu Mutch, Chair of the Housing, LGBTQ, and TAY Issues Committee, shared the following priorities:
* continues advocating for TAY housing to exceed 2014 TAY housing foal (400+ units)
* assess TAY housing: conditions, outcomes, mixed use (Prop C), service quality, MOH
* preventing small-site evictions
* tracking LGBTQ youth via intakes
* repeal SIT/LIE, modify enforcement
* 12 N resolution: resolution, hearing, press conference, [January/February] reaching out to contract compliance officers in city charters
* Genders and sexual violence prevention/education (DC?)
* Sex work decriminalization
* Transgender youth leadership programs, foster youth (?) wrap around services
* Research/assessment on defunding of drop-in based programming
* Expanding rec center hours on Sundays
There was time for question and answer. No official action was taken.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:03 p.m.
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 554-6446, Fax: (415) 554-6140
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