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.
Youth Commission Applications Now Open Until April 18th!
Know a young San Franciscan ages 12-23 who is interested in becoming a youth commissioner? Our application is now open until April 18th. You can download a copy of the Youth Commission application here (PDF version) (Word version). Call the YC office if you have additional questions: 415-554-6446. We look forward to hearing from you!
Applications for 14-15 Youth Commissioner term are now open until Friday, April 18th. You can download the application here (PDF version). If you have additional questions about becoming a Youth Commissioner, please contact our office.
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 regularly scheduled meeting of the full Youth Commission will be held Monday, April 21, 2014.
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 April 14, 2014 the following committees will be meeting: Housing, LGBT, and TAY issues committee will meet on Monday, April 14th (the agenda and agenda packet have been posted); the Youth Justice committee will meet on Tuesday, April 15th (the agenda and agenda packet have been posted); and the Executive committee will meet on Wednesday, April 16th (the agenda and agenda packet have been posted).
The regularly scheduled Immigration Employment committee meeting of April 10, 2014 has been cancelled, and the committee will hold a special meeting on April 11, 2014. The agenda and agenda packet have been posted.
The minutes from the March 17, 2014 meeting are available. The draft minutes from the April 7, 2014 meeting are also 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).