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.
Our 2014-15 Annual Priorities Document is Ready!
On May 20, 2015, we presented our annual priorities to the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance committee and were pleased to be joined by youth advocates from across San Francisco! To view the footage from that hearing, you can look here. To read about our 13 annual priorities and the San Francisco Youth Commission 2014-15 Budget and Policy Priorities document in its entirety, you can download it here. (PDF)
Let's extend voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in San Francisco!
Youth Commissioners adopted a resolution in January 2015, urging to include 16 and 17 year olds in school district and municipal elections. Check out the Vote16SF website for updates and recent press on this issue, or to learn how to get involved!
Youth Commission applications for the 2015-2016 term can be downloaded here (PDF). If you are still interested in applying for the 2015-16 term, please call our office at (415) 554-6446.
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 calendar of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2014-15 term can be viewed here (PDF).
The next regularly scheduled full youth commission meeting is Monday, July 6, 2015. An agenda and packet will be posted.
Commission Committees -- The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet regularly in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. Issue-based committees meet at 5:00 pm. The Youth Commission 2014-15 issue-based committees are: Housing, Environment, and City Services committee; Youth Justice committee; and Immigration and Employment committee. The Executive committee meetings are held at 4:30 pm. A calendar of all regularly scheduled committee meetings for the 2014-15 term can be viewed here (PDF).
The week of June 29, 2015, the Executive Committee regularly scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2015 has been cancelled. A cancellation notice has been posted. The Housing, Environment and City Services regularly scheduled for Thursday July 2, 2015. A cancellation notice has been posted.
The minutes from the May 4, 2015 full commission meeting are now available.
The draft minutes from the June 1, 2015 full commission 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) as well as the 2013-14 annual report (PDF). To see current business from the 2014-15 term, visit our tracking YC business page.