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March 7, 2011

San Francisco Youth Commission
Monday, March 7, 2011
City Hall, Room 416

There will be public comment on each item.


1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)

3. Public Comment on Items not on Agenda

4. Legislation Referred from the Board of Supervisors (Action Item)

5. Presentations (All Items to follow Discussion and Possible Action)

A. Larkin Street Youth Services: an overview of the services provided by & the budget of the organization
Presenter: Toby Eastman, Chief of Programs, Larkin Street Youth Services
Documents A, B

B. Youth Uniting to Reclaim Recreation Space: a presentation and request for Youth Commission collaboration
Presenters: Youth and community organizers from YURRS (a collaboration between SOMCAN, the SOMA Youth Leadership Project and Connect to Protect)
Document C

C. Department of Children, Youth and Their Families’ Youth Empowerment Fund Youth Advocacy Day: a presentation and request for collaboration
Presenter: Nayad Abrahamian, Youth Advocacy Coordinator, Department of Children, Youth and Their Families

6. Special Order 6:30pm ** Recognition of Commendations **

A. Resolution celebrating 2011 Black History Month and commending various community-based organizations that serve the city’s African American youth and are committed to honoring the cultural traditions of the African Diaspora
Recognizing Bayview Mobilization for Adolescent Growth In our Communities (BMAGIC) and Youth Speaks
Presenters and sponsors: Commissioners LaCroix, Liang, Benezra, Beaulac
Document D

B. Resolution/In Memoriam commending the life and work of Jack Mayeda, a lifelong public school educator, both in San Francisco and San Mateo County
Sponsor and Presenter: Commissioner Sun
Document E


7. Youth Commission Business (All Items to follow Discussion and Possible Action)

A. Resolution supporting Planned Parenthood and calling on the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor to urge the U.S. Congress not to cut the organization’s funding
Presenter and sponsor: Commissioner Kaminsky
Document F

B. Approving the Questions for the Youth Commission Application for the 2011-2012 Term and authorizing staff and commissioners to release application ASAP
Presenter: Commissioners Kaminsky, Liang, and Youth Commission staff
Document G

8. Staff Report (Informational Item)

9. Committee Reports: City & School; Arts, Culture, Recreation and Entertainment; Youth Justice (Informational Item)

10. Attendance Review (Action Item)

11. Announcements (This includes Community Events)

12. Adjournment

Supplemental documents for agenda items are available for review at City Hall Room 345. Minutes are also available on the Youth Commission Website at


The Youth Commission meeting will be held in City Hall Room 416. The formal address of City Hall is 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at the United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah, and T-Third Street at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, 47-VanNess, and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142.

The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on the corners of McAllister and Polk, and Grove and Polk. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader during the meeting, calendars and minutes of the meeting in alternative formats; such arrangements can be made by calling Mario Yedidia at (415) 554-6446, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible.

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

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The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device. (Admin. Code § 67A.1).

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.

Last updated: 3/3/2011 5:20:14 PM