Full Commission - January 12, 2013 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
January 12, 2013 (All day)

San Francisco Youth Commission
*Special Mid Year Retreat*
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Civic Center School
727 Golden Gate Avenue (Auditorium)
San Francisco, CA 94102

There will be public comment on each item.

Mia Shackelford, Chair Nicholas Persky, Vice Chair, Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Co-Legislative Affairs Officer, Rachel Brodwin, Co-Legislative Affairs Officer, Christine Huynh, Communications & Outreach Officer
Sarah Armstrong, Angel Carrion, Brian Chu, Kyron Covington, Ramon Gomez, Alex Guzman-Ramos,  Lily Marshall-Fricker, Mia Tu Mutch, Vee Taumoepeau, Vanessa Warri, Eric Wu, Ariel Yu

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

Chairwoman Mia Shackelford called the special meeting to order at 9:41 a.m. Commissioners present: Sarah Armstrong, Rachel Brodwin, Angel Carrion, Brian Chu, Kyron Covington, Ramon Gomez, Alex Guzman-Ramos, Christine Huynh, Lily Marshall-Fricker, Nicholas Persky, Mia Shackelford, Vee Taumoepeau (arrived at 10:00 a.m.), Eric Wu, Ariel Yu. Commissioners absent: Paul Monge-Rodriguez, Mia Tu Mutch, Vanessa Warri. Staff present: Phimy Truong, Mario Yedidia.

There was quorum.

2. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)

There was no discussion or public comment.

Commissioner Carrion, seconded by Commissioner Marshall-Fricker, moved to approve the agenda of January 12, 2013. The motion was approved unanimously by acclamation.

3. Public Comment on Items not on Agenda (Discussion Only)

There were none.

4. Youth Commission Business (All Items to Follow Discussion and Possible Action)

A. Check in/Team builder
Presenters: Staff

Youth Commission staff started the mid-year retreat with an overview of the special meeting, and group agreements. Student Advisory Council Coordinator Judson Steele led commissioners and Student Advisory Council representatives through a teambuilding exercise.

No official action was taken.

B. City Budget Workshop
Presenters: Executive Committee members and Staff

Commissioners Shackelford, Persky, and Huynh started the city budget workshop with an overview of the importance of youth voice in the budget process. Commissioners, along with Director of the Youth Commission, Mario Yedidia, then gave an overview of the City’s annual budget process. Commissioner Shackelford went through the General Fund and some terminology associated with the budget process. Commissioner Persky then provided a detailed overview of the budget season timeline and the major players involved. Commissioner Persky also shared video clips of the Board’s Budget and Finance committee meetings and spoke about the importance of the public process. Commissioner Huynh then provided an overview on how the Youth Commission can participate and impact the budget process. Commissioners also provided examples of past commission budget and policy priorities.

There was time for question and answer. Commissioners Shackelford, Persky, Huynh, and Youth Commission Director, Mario Yedidia clarified questions and engaged in a lively discussion. Commissioners then led their peers through a budget bingo game to further internalize the knowledge they had just learned about the City’s budget.

No official action was taken.

There was no public comment.

C. School district budget workshop
Presenters: Student Advisory Council representatives and Staff

Student Advisory Council Coordinator, Judson Steele, then provided a detailed overview of the San Francisco Unified School District’s (SFUSD) budget process. Commissioners and Student Advisory Council representatives asked questions.

No official action was taken.

There was no public comment.

D. Goal setting workshop
Presenters: Commissioner Monge-Rodriguez and Staff

The Youth Commission’s Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration, Phimy Truong, then lead commissioners through a goal setting activity regarding the commission’s work in the last 6 months. Ms. Truong asked commissioners to reflect on their work and the goals they set at the start of their term. Commissioners then spent some time writing out their goals at the start of their term, and planned next steps on how to move forward with goals and priorities for the rest of their term. Staff shared thoughts on getting work done in the remaining months of each commissioner’s term. Commissioners then spent time sharing their goals and next steps with each other, and with the Student Advisory Council representatives.

There was no public comment. No official action was taken.

5. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 3:59 P.M.

Any materials distributed to the members of the Youth Commission within 72 hours of the meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for inspection—along with minutes of previous Youth Commission meetings and all supplementary information—at the Youth Commission office during regular office hours (9am to 6pm, Monday—Friday). The Youth Commission office is located at:
City Hall, Room 345
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 554-6446, Fax: (415) 554-6140
Email: youthcom@sfgov.org

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
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Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
City Hall, Room 244
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102‐4689
Phone: (415) 554‐7724, Fax: (415) 554‐5784
E‐mail: sotf@sfgov.org
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The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound‐producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. The Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound‐producing electronic device.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical‐based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.

To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Mario Yedidia, Youth Commission Director [phone: 415-554 6254; email: mario.yedidia@sfgov.org] at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.