The Youth Commission is a body of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. The Youth Commission is also charged with providing comment and recommendation on all proposed laws that would primarily affect youth before the Board takes final action. You can read more about the Youth Commission here.
Applications for 14-15 Youth Commissioner term will open in Spring 2014. If you have questions about becoming a Youth Commissioner, please contact our office.
What's New at the YC?
Supervisor Malia Cohen appointed Denesia Webb as District 10 Youth Commissioner on November 27, 2013. Welcome, Denesia!
Please check back in the coming week for Denesia's bio.
Full Commission -- The Youth Commission meets regularly as a full body on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings are usually held at 5:15pm in room 416 of City Hall. A list of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2013-14 year is available here (Word) (PDF).
The next full Youth Commission meeting will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 in room 416 at San Francisco City Hall at 5:15 pm.
Commission Committees -- The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet on regular days (and at regular times) in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. Issue-based committees meet at 5:00 pm. The Executive committee meets at 6:45 pm. Standing issue-based committees for the 2013-14 term are: Employment and Immigration; Youth Justice; Education, Wellness, and Health; and Housing, LGBT, and TAY Issues. A calendar of all regularly scheduled committee and full commission meetings is available here (Word) (PDF).
The week of December 9, 2013 the Housing, LGBT and TAY committee will meet Monday, December 9, 2013. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Youth Justice committee will meet Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Executive committee will meet Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted. The Immigration and Employment committee will have a special meeting Thursday, December 12, 2013. The agenda has been posted. The agenda packet has also been posted.
The regularly scheduled Immigration and Employment committee meeting of Thursday, December 19, 2013 has been cancelled.
Draft 1 of the minutes to the full meeting of November 18, 2013 are available.
What Happened in the Recent Past?
To see what we were focused on last term, check out the Youth Commission's Policy and Budget Priorities for FY 13-14 and 14-15 (PDF).