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.
District 1 Jayden Tanaka
District 2 Valentina Alioto-Pier
District 3 Sammy Foley
District 4 Jiajian Harry Xu
District 5 Arsema Asfaw
District 6 Gabrielle Listana
District 7 Adrianna Zhang
District 8 Sahara Frett
District 9 Amadeos Oyagata
District 10 Vanessa Pimentel
District 11 Emily Nguyen
Mayoral Amara Santos
Mayoral Steven Hum
Mayoral Ewan Barker Plummer
Mayoral Isaiah Catubig
Mayoral Jayda Love
The 2021-2022 Youth Commission has been sworn-in by Mayor London Breed on Wednesday, September 15th at 4:15pm. Watch this momentous occassion live on our Facebook Page!
We held our internal Elections for the Executive Committee and we are so excited to have Commissioner Adrianna Zhang as our Chair, Commissioner Arsema Asfaw as our Vice Chair, Commissioner Steven Hum as our Legislative Affairs Officer, and Commissioner Gabrielle Listana as our Community Outreach Officer for the 2021-2022 term.
Youth Commissioners have approved their Budget & Policy Priorities for fiscal years 2021 - 2022 and 2022 - 2023. They can be viewed here (PDF) and the footage of their presentation to the Board of Supervisors' Budget & Appropriations Committee here (at the 1:02 mark).
Before Shelter-In-Place, our District 5 Youth Commissioner Calvin Quick and Mayoral Appointees Arsema Asfaw and Nora Hylton, have been working diligently to conduct a District 5 Youth Townhall - however, they were unable to host the event. Nonetheless, they adapted and launched a District 5 Youth Budget Needs Survey to get input and feedback on the D5 needs. The goal of the questionnaire was to gather input and feedback on the unmet needs of District 5 youth and programs that serve young people. In this report, we will outline our process and the recommendations that came from this assessment, with the intention that the Mayor and District 5 Supervisor implement our recommendations during the budget process, specifically during the addback process. You can read the report here.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER. BLACK QUEER LIVES MATTER. BLACK MIGRANT LIVES MATTER. BLACK DISABLED LIVES MATTER. Read our statement and resources list here.
Beloved Community, We are in this together. Please see our COVID-19 statement here. Practice Physical Distancing, but Maintain Social Solidarity.
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. However, due to COVID-19 & Shelter-in-Place, the Youth Commission will be meeting remotely. The YC's meetings calendar for the 2021-22 term can be found here.
- The Youth Commission has resumed their regularly scheduled meetings. The upcoming Full YC meeting will be taking place remotley on Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 5pm. An agenda will be posted. Instructions to give public comment have been detailed in the notice.
The Youth Commission has standing issue-based committees that meet regularly in City Hall are meeting virtuallly. The Youth Commission 2021-2022 issue-based committees are as follows:
- The Civic Engagement Committee has disbanded and will reconvene in the new 2021-2022 term.
- The Executive Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 @ 5pm. An agenda will be posted. Instructions to give public comment have been detailed in the notice.
- The Housing and Land Use Committee has disbanded and will reconvene in the new 2021-2022 term.
- The Transformative Justice Committee has disbanded and will reconvene in the new 2021-2022 term.
- The minutes from the Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Transformative Justice Committee meeting on Monday, June 14th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Full Youth Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Civic Engagement Committee meeting on Monday, June 28th, 2021 have been posted.
- The minutes from the Housing and Land Use Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 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 here. To see current business from the 2020-21 term, visit our tracking YC business page.