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.
The Youth Commission's annual Budget and Policy Priorities are now available. You can view YC'ers presentation at the BOS Budget and Finance committee on May 28, 2014 here.
Applications for 14-15 Youth Commissioner term closed 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 meeting of the full Youth Commission is scheduled for July 21, 2014. The agenda and agenda packet is available.
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 July 21st, 2014: the Education, Health & Wellness committee meeting of July 23rd has been cancelled. The Employment & Immigration committee meeting of July 24th has been cancelled.
The draft minutes of the July 7th, 2014 meeting is 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).