Youth Commission

Youth Commission

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Mission

The Youth Commission is a body of 17 youth from San Francisco 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 Commissioners
Supervisor Appointed


District 1     Sarah Cheung

District 2     Valentina Alioto-Pier

District 3     Maggie Dong

District 4     Josephine Cureton

District 5     Calvin Quick

District 6     Khatab Alameri

District 7    Crystal Chan

District 8     Jose "Jojo" Ty

District 9    Ariana Arana

District 10   Rome Jones

District 11   Amara Santos

Youth Commissioners
Mayor Appointed


Mayoral     Rocky Versace

Mayoral     Alexander Hirji

Mayoral     Arsema Asfaw

Mayoral     Nora Hylton

Mayoral     Sarah Ginsburg 

Mayoral      Arianna Nassiri


   

What's New?

  • Our 2020 - 2021 Youth Commission application is now live! Applications end June 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Apply now!

  • Beloved Community, We are in this together. Please see our COVID-19 statement here. Practice Physical Distancing, but Maintain Social Solidarity. 

  • Youth Commissioners have approved their Budget & Policy Priorities for fiscal years 2020 - 2021 and 2021 - 2022.  They can be viewed here (PDF) and the footage of their presentation to the Board of Supervisors' Budget & Appropriations Committee here.

  • Vote16SF is back!  The Youth Commission is excited to announce it will be spearheading another ballot initiative for November 2020 that would expand municipal voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds in SF. We are partnering up with Generation Citizen and PowerCA, two lead agencies mobilizing at the state and national level!  Thank you to our legislative sponsor, Board President Norman Yee, the two legislative co-sponsors Supervisor Sandra Fewer and Supervisor Hillary Ronen, and to Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Shamann Walton, and Supervisor Matt Haney for their endorsement of Vote16. Follow us on social media #vote16SF and click here to fill out our endorsement form.


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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 5:00 pm in room 416 of City Hall. Please, see our calendar of all regularly scheduled Youth Commission meetings for the 2019-20 term. 

  • The next full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 5:45 pm, taking place virtually. An agenda has been posted. Instructions to call-in or give public comment are detailed on agenda notice. 

Commission Committees

The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet regularly in City Hall. The Youth Commission 2019-20 issue-based committees are as follows:

  • The Executive Committee will meet not meeet on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 5 pm in room 345. A cancellation notice has been posted. 
  • The Housing and Land Use Committee will meet not on Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at 5 pm in room 278. A cancellation notice has been posted. 
  • The Transformative Justice Committee will not meet on Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 5 pm in room 270 due to the Shelter-In-Place Order till May 31st or further extended. A cancellation notice has been posted. 
  • The Civic Engagement Committee will not meet on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 4:30pm in room 270 due to the Shelter-In-Place Order. A cancellation notice has been posted.

Last Meetings

  • The minutes from the Executive Committee for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 have been posted.
  • The minutes from the Transformative Justice Committee meeting on Monday, February 24th, 2020 have been posted.
  • The minutes from the  Full Youth Commission meeting on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 have been posted.
  • The minutes from the Civic Engagement Committee meeting on Monday, February 24th, 2020 have been posted.
  • The minutes from the Housing and Land Use Committee meeting on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 have been posted. 

What Happened in the Recent Past?

To see what we were focused on the 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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