Full Commission - June 20, 2016 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
June 20, 2016 (All day)

San Francisco Youth Commission 
Monday, June 20, 2016
5:15 pm-8:00 pm
City Hall, Room 416
1. Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94102

There will be public comment on each item.
Luis Avalos-Nunez (Chair), Jillian Wu (Vice-Chair), Lily Marshall-Fricker, Erica Kong, Stephanie Li, Cris Plunkett, Anna He, Jessica Calderon, Noah David, Giovanna Soto, William Juarez, Cecilia Nicole Galeano, Madeleine Matz, Anna Bernick, Jarrett Mao, Grace Pating, Hatim Mansori

1. Call to Order and Roll Call for Attendance

Chair Avalos-Nunez called the meeting to order at 5:22pm. Commissioners present: Avalos-Nunez, Wu, Marshall-Fricker, Plunkett, He, Calderon, Soto, Juarez, Bernick

Commissioners absent: Li, David, Kong, Mansori, Matz, Galeano, Mao, Pating

Staff present: Adele Failes-Carpenter, Leah LaCroix, Kiely Hosmon

There was quorum.

2. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)

Commissioner Marshall-Fricker, seconded by Commissioner Plunkett, moved to approve the agenda. There was no public comment. The motion was approved by acclamation.

3. Approval of Minutes (Action Item)

A. June 6, 2016
(Document A)

Commissioner Bernick, seconded by Commissioner Wu, moved to approve the minutes. There was no public comment. The motion was approved by acclamation.

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

There was none.

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

A. Stephanie Li Leave of Absence Request June 8, 2016- July 11, 2016

The Chair called item 7A out of order. Commissioner Li is out of the country with her family. Commissioner Marshall-Fricker, seconded by Commissioner Wu, moved to approve her absence. There was no public comment. The motion was approved by acclamation.

8. Committee Reports (Discussion Only)

The Chair called item 8 out of order.

A. Executive Committee

Working on follow up BPP business, year end report, and identifying that chairs should be writing the summary report for end year report. EC members are doing year end check ins with each commissioner (on thoughts, roles, responsibilities). Reminder to please check in with staff before any meeting if you are going to be absent.

B. Housing, Environment, and City Services Committee

Reviewed what’s going on in parks department and brainstormed questions for when Phil Ginsburg will present at an upcoming meeting. Focus is to continue working on the Year of Homeless Youth. Brainstormed ideas for annual report.

C. Economic Justice and Immigration Committee

Having quorum issues due to commissioner vacations. Decided to move their meetings to Mondays on alternating days of the full YC. Going to have informal working meetings for the rest of summer and have planned these out.

D. Youth Justice Committee

Quorum issues. Will meet again when Commissioner Pating gets back.

E. Our Children Our Family Council

No updates.

9. Staff Report (Discussion Only)

Chair called item 9 out of order.

• Outreach events-this Friday 2:30-3:30, room 278, presentation on what it’s like to be on YC, what’s your passion, to CA Lawyer of the Arts, they will do a tour earlier in the day and want to hear about how youth can get involved in the govt. Commissioners Wu, Bernick, Plunkett are available for this event. Leah will reach out to help prep them.
• Friday July 15th 3-5:30 SOMCAN asking for presentations. Commissioners He, Wu(maybe), Soto (maybe) can help with this event.
• First meeting of July will be on Tuesday the 5th because Monday the 4th is a holiday.
• Staff is still waiting to hear back about reappointments. If there are any updates regarding check ins or information please let staff know so we know who is being reappointed.
• Staff want to schedule a 1-on-1 with returning folks to get them set up on goals for next year. Also want evaluations from those leaving.
• The DCYF Community Needs Assessment (a document that will guide the development of a service allocation plan for 5 years of funding, which is the first time since 1991 that the Children and Youth Fund recipients will be funded for 5 years versus 3 years) should have youth feedback. Staff encouraging youth to stay in touch in the process because it will be critical to have commissioner feedback.
• Commissioners He, Bernick, Juarez, Avalos-Nunez, Plunkett, Marshall-Fricker, and Soto are interested in helping lead the Orientation Retreat in the fall.
• Annual Report is a summary of all the meetings, community events, legislation that YC has worked on this past year. EC will reach out to commissioners about sharing favorite memories or quotes in the report.
• Staff introduced Sharon Wong, the new YC Youth Works intern, and she shared a little bit about herself. She loves to travel and thanks for having her. Commission welcomes Sharon onboard.

10. Announcements (This Includes Community Events)

Chair called item 10 out of order.

• Roadmap to Peace, collaborative event happening between different CBOs working with at risk Latin@ youth, community meeting starting at 5:30 at the Women’s Building this Wednesday. Commissioner Avalos-Nunez will be attending.
• There is a summer youth program for those interested in politics. If anyone has guidance or want to get involved please contact Commissioner Plunkett.
• YEA is now starting to host series of workshops at The Mix every Tuesday from 4-6pm. These are focused on political advocacy and civic engagement.

6. Legislation Referred by the Board of Supervisors (All Items to Follow Discussion and Possible Action)

Chair called item 6A out of order.

A. BOS File No. 160597 [Resolution – Intent to Prioritize Funding Free City College of San Francisco]
Sponsor: Supervisor Jane Kim; Presenter: Ivy Lee, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Kim, with student leaders from City College of San Francisco
(Document B)

Presentation by Ivy Lee, legislative aide to Supervisor Kim, refer to Document B.

This resolution states that City College should be free for SF residents or those who work in SF at least part time. This is important because of the accreditation issues that have been happening and the student enrollment is down. This would hopefully increase student enrollment and then stabilize it. How would funding happen for this? A “Mansion Tax” will be on the November ballot and it will increase the property transfer tax by 1% for any home sold for over 5 million or more. Right now that transfer tax is less than .25%. The third piece of legislation will be creating a Free City College Fund. This will establish a permanent vessel to put the mansion taxes in there and it can collect interest so that if the money dips they will have a reserve/extra savings. International students will not be eligible for this program due to the laws in place because it could jeopardize their other funding. Out of state students will also not be eligible. Want to cover Dreamers so have been really careful around this and they are working through some trickier issues and grey areas regarding other funding and not wanting to jeopardize it.

Commissioners had some questions relating to the connection of city college and buying property, homelessness explicitly being stated in the groups impacted by education, what is the data from other areas who have offered free city college access and the impact on those receiving free access, being able to use funds for onsite services (ex: childcare) etc.

Youth Commissioners can get involved. CCSF students and faculty are leading this movement and there is already an online petition, a rally on the 28th, and this proposal will be looked over on the 29th in Budget and Finance.

Lee will send contact info to Adele on how to get more involved.

There was no public comment.

Commissioner Bernick, seconded by Commissioner Juarez motioned to support this resolution. Commissioner Plunkett, seconded by Commissioner He motioned to add a comment to the referral response asking for a comparison on the impact that other cities have experienced with a similar free city college program and relative data showing graduation rates.

Chair Avalos-Nunez asked for a roll call vote on Commissioner Plunkett’s motion with 7 ayes and 2 nays. Motion failed. Ayes-Avalos-Nunez, Bernick, Calderon, He, Plunkett, Soto, Wu. Nays-Juarez, Marshall-Fricker.

Chair Avalos-Nunez asked for a roll call vote on Commissioner Bernick’s motion with 9 ayes. Motion passed by acclamation.

There was conversation on reconsidering Commissioner Plunkett’s motion, staff advised on parliamentary procedure and ultimately Chair Avalos-Nunez decided the matter was closed.

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

The Chair called 5A out of order.

A. Staff Presentation on Time Management: It’s a Skill
Presenter: Kiely Hosmon, Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration, SF Youth Commission

Commissioners listened to a presentation on time management by YC staff.

11. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm.