The Youth Commission is a body of 17 youth from San Franciscan 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.
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 2015-16 term can be viewed here (PDF).
The Youth Commission will hold its next full commission meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016. An agenda and packet will be posted
-- The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet
regularly in the Youth Commission office, room 345 of City Hall. The Youth Commission
2015-16 issue-based committees are the: Civic Engagement committee (currently on recess),
Youth Justice committee, Housing, Environment and City Services
committee, and Economic Justice and Immigration committee.
The upcoming commission committee meetings are as follows:
- Executive Committee: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 5:30pm . An agenda and packet have been posted.
The draft minutes from the May 23, 2016 full commission meeting have been posted
The minutes from the Tuesday, May 3, 2016 special joint meeting with the Board of Supervisors have also been posted.
View the 2014-15 Annual Priorities Document!
On May 20, 2015, the 2014-15 Youth Commissioners presented their 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 the13 annual priorities and the SFYC 2014-15 Budget and Policy Priorities document in its entirety, download it here. (PDF)
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 from 2014-15 (PDF) as well as the 2014-15 annual report (PDF). To see current business from the 2014-15 term, visit our tracking YC business page.