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.
The Youth Commission recently approved its annual Budget & Policy Priorities for FY's 2016-17 & 2017-18. You can view that document here (PDF), and footage of their presentation to the Board of Supervisors' Budget & Finance Committee here.
On May 3, 2016 the Board of Supervisors held its first-ever joint meeting with the Youth Commission, in order to hear public testimony on the charter amendment which would extend voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in municipal elections. To view the public comment and footage of the joint here, you can go 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).
Commission Committees -- 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:
- A Youth Justice Committee meeting will meet Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5pm. An agenda and packet have been posted.
- A Housing and Environmental Committee meeting will meet Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5:00pm. An agenda and packet have been posted.
- The Economic Justice and Immigration Committee meeting has been cancelled for Tuesday, July 26th at 5pm. A cancellation notice has been posted.
The draft minutes from the Housing and Environment Committee meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2016 have been posted.
The Youth Justice Committee meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016 was cancelled due to lack of quorum.
The draft minutes from the Full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016 have been posted.
The draft minutes from the Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 have been posted
View the 2015-16 Annual Priorities Document!
On May 25, 2016, the 2015-16 Youth Commissioners presented their annual priorities to the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance committee. To view the footage from that hearing, you can look here. To read about the12 annual priorities and the SFYC 2015-16 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.