Immigration and Employment - December 18, 2014 - Minutes
San Francisco Youth Commission
Immigration & Employment Committee
Minutes - DRAFT
Thursday, December 18, 2014
City Hall, Room 278
1. Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94102
There will be public comment on each item.
Members: Luis Avalos, Emily Guo, Michel Li, Joyce Wu, David Zheng
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Committee Chair Wu called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m. Commissioners present: Emily Guo, Michel Li, Joyce Wu, David Zheng. Commissioners absent: Luis Avalos. There was quorum. Staff present: Allen Lu.
2. Approval of Agenda (Action Item)
There was no public comment. Commissioner Guo, seconded by Commissioner Li, moved to approve the agenda. This motion was approved by acclamation.
3. Approval of Minutes (Action Item)
A. October 30, 2014
There was no public comment. Commissioner Guo, seconded by Commissioner Li, moved to approve the minutes of October 30, 2014. The motion was approved by acclamation.
4. Public Comment on Items not on Agenda (Discussion Only)
There were none.
5. Legislation Referred from the Board of Supervisors (All Items to Follow Discussion and Possible Action)
A. [BOS File no. 141195 [Hearing - Impact of Minimum Wage Increase on Small Businesses and
Sponsor: Supervisor Avalos
Presenter: Jeremy Pollock, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Avalos
Mr. Pollock gave an overview of the minimum wage increase plan for the coming years. Commissioner Wu shared the reason for the subsidized wages. Mr. Pollack expanded on the point and shared a chart that showed the Minimum wage and Median Rent Paid in San Francisco from 2005-20012. 60,000 (11%) people in the city are making minimum wage, mostly from food services, personal services, non profit organizations. He also shared the conclusions and potential mitigations as a result of the increase of the Minimum Wage based on the Office of Economic Analysis department. Estimates in-clude potential 2% decline of minimum wage jobs.
Mr. Pollack then reviewed a schedule of Minimum Wage Increases in the next 5 years, and the impact the Minimum Wage will have on the General Fund. This will affect the In-Home Supportive Services Program which employs over 19,000 individuals at a current-ly hourly wage of &12.00.
Commissioners raised questions around youth and TAY hires by these businesses, the impact the measure would have on how qualified youth must be to get a minimum wage job, the Food Preparation Serivices and Personal Services industries, the quality of ser-vice of nonprofits on youth, and the various types of support the city can offer. Mr. Pol-lack share a few responses and took note of the commissioners questions to bring back to Supervisor Avalos. Mr. Pollock also shared that the hearing is estimated to happen in February or March 2015.
Commissioner Li, seconded by Commissioner Zheng, motioned to recommend that the Supervisors ask if the minimum wage increase will impact the businesses’ and nonprofits’ consideration of qualification levels, especially when hiring youth. There was no public comment. This motion was approved by acclamation.
Commissioner Guo, seconded by Commissioner Zheng, motioned to recommend that the Supervisors see if the level of service provided to youth through nonprofit organiza-tions will be impacted by the increase of the minimum wage, and investigate how the city can support these youth-serving organizations. There was no public comment. This motion was approved by acclamation.
Commissioner Wu, seconded by Commissioner Zheng, inquired about the number of youth and TAY employed by these small businesses and nonprofit organizations. There was no public comment. This motion was approved by acclamation.
Commissioner Li, seconded by Commissioner Zheng, motioned to recommend that the Supervisors specifically explore the city’s effort and support for youth hiring through businesses and nonprofit organizations, and investigate additional ways the city can help support the hiring of youth. There was no public comment. This motion was approved by acclamation.
6. Business (All Items to Follow Discussion and Possible Action)
A. DACA Resolution Follow-Up
Chair Wu noted that the resolution passed Monday. Commissioners will follow up with Supervisor Yee and Tang on the research. Commissioner Li also suggested that the committee should follow up with impacted youth and organizations. They brainstormed a few organizations and youth they know.
Members of the public inquired about DACA and Commissioner Wu and Li elaborated on the program. The committee decided on next steps in outreaching to organizations to gather young people’s stories, anecdotes, etc.
There was no additional public comment.
B. Survey for SFUSD Immigrant Students
The committee discussed next step in finalizing the survey, getting it translated, disseminated, analyzed, etc with the SAC. They requested that staff outreach to the SAC members who were interested to attend an upcoming meeting.
There was no public comment.
C. Reflections on Community Benefit Agreements
Commissioners discussed plans in collaborating with the businesses on a Youth Town Hall to hear from the youth the specific benefits they would like, and the resources the businesses can offer. They drafted next steps which included a planning session with community liaisons.
There was no public comment.
7. Staff Report
Mr. Lu shared the survey Mo’Magic created for local businesses and was seeking feedback. Commissioners provided a comment and feedback.
There was no public comment.
8. Executive Committee Report
Commissioner Li asked that committee members continue to look out for 1-1 Check ins. There was no public comment.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:29pm.