January 8, 2024 IRC meeting

Monday, January 8, 2024

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    Members of the Commission will attend this meeting in person. Members of the public are invited to observe the meeting in-person or remotely using Webex or by calling the phone number and entering the access code above. Everyone attending the meeting in person is encouraged to wear a mask throughout the meeting. Each member of the public attending in person may address the Commission for up to two minutes. Public speakers using consecutive interpretation assistance will be allowed to speak for twice the amount of the time.


    1. Call to Order and Roll Call
    2. 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.

    3. General 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.

    4. Action Item: Approval of previous minutes


      a. Approval of October 30, 2023 Full Commission Meeting Minutes

      Discussion and possible action to approve the minutes of the Immigrant Rights Commission’s Full Commission meeting of October 30, 2023.

    5. Discussion/Action Item: Language Access Ordinance Quarterly Complaint Report


      Information, discussion and possible action to adopt the quarterly Language Access Ordinance complaint report. This item allows Policy and Civic Engagement Officer Noonan to provide the Commission with an overview of the complaints OCEIA has received and investigated from members of the public regarding the City’s language services. 

    6. Discussion/Action Item: Statement in Support of Board of Supervisors' Resolution 231263 Introduced by Supervisor Preston (Vice Chair Chaudhary, Commissioners Abdou and Obregon)

      Discussion and possible action to issue a short statement in support of Resolution 231263 Calling for Sustained Ceasefire in Gaza, Humanitarian Aid, Release of Hostages, and Condemning Antisemitic, Anti-Palestinian, and Islamophobic Rhetoric and Attacks as introduced by Supervisor Preston.

    7. Chair Reports


      a. Chair and Vice Chair’s Updates and 2024 Preview (Chair Kennelly and Vice Chair Chaudhary)

      This item allows the Chair and Vice Chair to provide brief updates on the work of the Commission and preview the year ahead.

      b. Immigrant Leadership Awards Committee (Chair Kennelly, Commissioner Ricarte)

      Information on the 2024 Immigrant Leadership Awards, which honors the contributions of local immigrant leaders and champions of immigrant committees, and possible action by the Commission Chair to nominate the Awards Committee Co-Chairs, and invite Commissioners to join the Awards Committee.


    8. Staff Reports


      a. Director’s Updates

      Report on OCEIA and IRC activities and announcements. This item allows the OCEIA Director to provide brief updates on activities and announcements. If the Commission would like a full report, we can place that matter on the agenda for a future meeting.

      b. Reappointment Hearings for Board-Appointed Commissioners

      Six Board-appointed Commissioners are up for reappointment by the Board of Supervisors as of June 6, 2023.

      c. Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700)

      Commissioners are required to complete their annual Statements of Economic Interest (Form 700) by April 2, 2024.

    9. New Business


      This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the Commission.


    10. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Monday, January 8, 2024
    5:30 pm

    Immigrant Rights Commission

    Room 416
    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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    Access code: 2662 816 5089 / Password: 2024

    Last updated February 7, 2024