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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.


What's New?

  • Youth Commission Applications are now available for the 2018-2019 term.  Applications can be accessed on our website as well as a google link.

  • Youth Commissioners have approved their Budget & Policy Priorities for fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19. They can be viewed here (PDF).  The Youth Commission 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

  • View recent business conducted by the full Youth Commission here.

  • Read the most recent update on the 2016 effort to lower the municipal voting age 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.

Next Meetings

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 2017-18 term can be viewed here (PDF)

  • The Youth Commission will be meeting on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 5:15pm in room 416.  An agenda 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. The Youth Commission 2017-18 issue-based committees are: Civic Engagement & Immigration Committee; Housing, Environment and City Services Committee; Justice & Employment Committee.

  • The Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 4:45 PM in room 345.  An agenda will be posted.
  • The Housing, Environment and City Servies Committee will meet on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 4:45 PM in room 270. An agenda will be posted. 
  • The Justice and Employment Committee will meet on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM in room 345. An agenda will be posted. 

Last Meetings

The draft minutes from the Full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, April 16th, 2018 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 2015-16 (PDF) as well as the 2015 annual report (PDF). To see current business from the 2014-15 term, visit our tracking YC business page.


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