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.
2014-15 Youth Commissioners were sworn in by Mayor Lee on Monday, September 15, 2014.
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The Youth Commission's 2013-14 annual report is now available and can be viewed here. The 2013-14 annual Budget and Policy Priorities are also available. You can view YC'ers presentation at the BOS Budget and Finance committee on May 28, 2014 here.
Youth Commissioners serve one-year terms beginning August 23rd of each year. Applications are conducted each Spring. You can download last year's version of the application here (PDF version). If you have 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 calendar of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2014-15 term can be viewed here (PDF).
The next full meeting of the Youth Commission will be held on November 3, 2014. An agenda has been posted. An agenda packet has also been 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 November 3, 2014, the Youth Justice committee will have a special meeting on November 4, 2014. An agenda and agenda packet have been posted. The Housing, Employment, and City Services committee will meet on November 6, 2014. An agenda and agenda packet have been posted.
The week of October 27, 2014, the Youth Justice committee will meet Tuesday, October 28, 2014. An agenda and agenda packet have been posted. The Executive committee will meet Wednesday October 29, 2014. An agenda and agenda packet have been posted. The Immigration and Employment committee will meet Thursday, October 30, 2014. An agenda and agenda packet have been posted.
The minutes from the October 6, 2014 meeting are available.
The draft minutes from October 20, 2014 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.