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(a) The functions and duties of the Council shall be as provided in Charter Section 16.127-5.
(b) The Council shall determine and establish working groups to assist in the performance of its functions and duties. The Mayor may invite additional City and School District staff, and community members, to participate in the working groups. The Council shall consider establishing initial working groups in areas such as, but not limited to, education, health, safety, and housing. Working groups may also address data-driven issues such as: closing the achievement gap; increasing economic mobility; improving transit and street safety; and increasing housing stability.
(c) Charter Section 16.127-6(c) makes it the policy of the City to provide sufficient funding and administrative support for the Council and Council Staff to perform their functions. Charter Section 16.127-6(a) provides that subject to the fiscal and budgetary provisions of the Charter, the City shall provide staff to the Council ("Council Staff'') for administrative, organizational, community outreach, policy, and research support. Funding for Council Staff shall come from the General Fund; provided, however, that SFUSD, participating City departments, and members of the public may provide additional support and contributions. The Mayor's Office shall provide staff and administrative support for the Council.
(Added by Ord. 58-15 , File No. 150222, App. 5/8/2015, Eff. 6/7/2015)