As authorized by California Government Code Section 54953(e) and the Mayor’s 45th Supplement to her February 25, 2020 emergency proclamation, this meeting will be held remotely without providing a physical location. Members of the Immigrant Rights Commission will participate and vote by video. Members of the public may observe the meeting and provide public comment online. View instructions for providing public comment below.
- Call to Order and Roll Call
- Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgment
This item is to allow the Commission Chair to acknowledge that the Commission is on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.
- Public Comment
This item is to allow members of the public to address the Commission on matters that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission and that do not appear on today’s agenda.
- Action Item: Resolution to Allow Teleconferenced Meetings
a. Adoption of resolution making findings to allow teleconferenced meetings under California Government Code Section 54953(e)
Discussion and possible action to approve a resolution making findings to allow for continued remote meetings due to the COVID-19 emergency. Explanatory Document: Findings Resolution
- Action Item: Approval of previous minutes
a. Approval of June 22, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Discussion and possible action to approve the minutes of the Immigrant Rights Commission’s Executive Committee meeting of June 22, 2022. Explanatory Document: June 22, 2022 Minutes
- Discussion/Action Items
a. IRC Summer Schedule
Discussion and possible action by Chair Kennelly to decide whether to schedule the Full Commission meeting for August 8, 2022.
b. IRC Report
Discussion and possible action to approve the 2022 IRC Report, summarizing the Immigrant Rights Commission’s accomplishments throughout its history, its activities over the past year, and its recommendations to the City on how to improve the well-being of immigrants in San Francisco.
c. Proposed Letter to City College of San Francisco
Discussion and possible action on revised draft letter to City College of San Francisco in support of ESL, Cantonese and other language courses that serve immigrant students. This is a continuation of an item proposed by Commissioner Wang to write a letter in support of City College’s Cantonese program. The Executive Committee voted to approve the letter, and asked OCEIA to revise the letter to include broader language.
d. Proposed Statement/Letter on Resources for Newcomer Students
Discussion and possible action on proposed statement/letter on resources for newcomer students. This is a continuation of an item proposed by Commissioner Souza in response to reports of attacks at Everett Middle School. The Executive Committee voted to move forward with drafting a statement or letter around the provisioning of additional resources for newcomer students promoting the general safety of students within SFUSD.
e. Planning for IRC Hearing on Housing
Discussion and possible action to plan the Commission’s hearing on housing scheduled for September 2022. This is a continuation of an item proposed by Commissioner Souza to hold a special hearing on the inclusion of immigrants in San Francisco’s plans for housing.
- Staff Reports
a. Director’s Updates
Report on OCEIA and IRC activities and announcements.
b. Reappointment Hearings
Report on Commissioners whose seats are up for reappointment and vacant seats.
- Old Business
This item is to allow Commissioners to provide updates on items the Commission has previously discussed.
- New Business
This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission.