Immigration and Employment - February 12, 2015 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
February 12, 2015 (All day)

San Francisco Youth Commission
Immigration & Employment Committee
Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:00-7:00 PM
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 5:06 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 Zheng, seconded by Commissioner Guo, moved to approve the agenda. This motion was approved by acclamation.

3. Approval of Minutes (Action Item)

A. January 29, 2015
(Document A)

There was no public comment. Commissioner Li, seconded by Commissioner Guo, moved to approve the minutes of January 29, 2015. The motion was approved by acclamation.

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

There were none.

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

A. Meeting with Central Market Community Liaisons on Youth Town Hall

Chair Wu asked for a round of introductions. After the commissioners introduced themselves, John Gavin, Project Manager with the Office of the City Administrator; Mo Tracey, Community Liaison with Spotify; Christina Akimoff, Community Liaison with Yammer; and Tiffany Apczynski, Community Liaison with Zendesk introduced themselves. The committee then presented their concept plan of a youth town hall to the visitors. Their goal is to empower youth by increasing youth engagement and expression about their needs, hopes, and concerns. The feedback will help guide and shape future youth benefit sections in Community Benefit Agreements.

The community liaisons had a few questions about logistics regarding date, location, time, number of students, audience, etc. The committee and liaisons agreed on logistics and general outline for the youth town hall which will be held in June.

The committee will work with Commissioner Listana to come up with a theme for the event based on her Youth Forum. They will also organize ice breaker activities, identify motivational speakers, moderator/facilitator roles, and a youth panel. The liaisons will help prepare and set up a space, provide food and gift baggies, prepare workshops, participate in the “company shareout” sections, and follow up with the other liaisons for the commissioners.

The meeting ended with encouragement from the community liaisons and their suggestion for the Central Market CAC to have youth seats. The commissioners shared their previous discussions about that idea, and elaborated their work as commissioners.

There was no public comment.

B. ESL/ELL Survey Presentation Debrief & Follow Up

The committee reviewed the fact that the SAC would not be able to move forward on the survey until after their Youth Summit at the end of the month. They requested staff to contact SAC staff for SFUSD translation and legal contacts. The committee members would like to initiate reaching out to folks as soon as possible, and work with the SAC members who came to their last committee meeting: Mario, Rebecca, and Audrey.

There was no public comment.

C. DACA Priority Updates

Chair Wu shared that her district office is still waiting on the Budget & Legislative Analyst. Her office also encouraged the commission to begin collecting stories and narratives that demonstrate the need for DACA fee waivers. Commissioners asked staff to reach out to organizations and set up times to meet and speak.

There was no public comment.

6. Staff Report

Staff reminded the committee of upcoming events including the D6 Youth Forum, the BMAGIC Convener Meeting, Vote 16, and closure of office on President’s day.

There was no public comment.

7. Executive Committee Report

Commissioner Li updated the committee that 14 Black Poppies came to the EC and, together with the Executive Committee, decided on the question “What is your migration story?” to be used at their April event. The responses gathered may help the committee’s work on immigration.

8. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 6:36pm.