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.
Youth Commission applications for the 2017-18 Youth Commission term are open now until April 21st. You can access the online application at http://tinyurl.com/ycapp2017 or download an application here (PDF). Please share widely!
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.
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.
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 2016-17 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 2016-17 issue-based committees are: Civic Engagement Committee; Housing, Recreation & Transit Committee; Immigration, Justice & Employment Committee.
The Housing, Recreation and Transit Committee will be held on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 5:10pm in room 345. An agenda has been posted.
The Immigration, Justice and Employment Committee will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 4:30pm in room 278. An agenda has been posted.
The Executive Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 5:00pm in room 345. An agenda has been posted.
The draft minutes from the Full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, November 21, 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 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.