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The Commission will serve as an official advisory body to the Mayor and City Council on policy issues relating to gang prevention and intervention. The Commission's vision is to develop a more strategic, coordinated and collaborative effort between the City, law enforcement agencies , social service providers, and the general public with the objective of significantly curtailing gang involvement, and its negative impact, in the City of San Diego. The Commission shall make recommendations concerning gang prevention, intervention, diversion and suppression methods; identify local, state and federal funding sources; and address other gang-related policy matters.


Except for officeholders, members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Commission members shall be residents of the City of San Diego unless a conscious exception is determined per Council Policy 000-13.


Except for officeholders, members shall serve two year terms, and each member shall serve until a successor is duly appointed and confirmed. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.

Initial members shall be appointed such that the terms of not more than a majority of the members shall expire in any year so as to allow the Commission to be staggered. Initial appointments which are less than the full term of two years will be allowed to serve two full terms. The expiration date of all terms shall be July 1. Any vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. Vacancy appointments recommendations will come from the original recommending body. Any vacancy replacement will be eligible to serve the remaining term of the vacant position and two full terms.


The Mayor shall appoint nine members, one each from a list of at least two nominations submitted by each Councilmember to represent his or her district. Additionally, the Mayor shall appoint one member from a community organization working on gang issues; one member from the field of public health;one member from the field of social services; and one member who shall be a reformed ex-gang member. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner.

The following officeholders shall be members of the Commission and no appointment is required:

  1. The Chief of Police for the City of San Diego
  2. San Diego Unified School District, Superintendent
  3. The San Diego County Sheriff
  4. The San Diego County District Attorney
  5. The San Diego County Chief of Probation
  6. The Executive Director of the San Diego Association of Governments, also known as SANDAG
  7. The President of the San Diego Workforce Partnership

Governed By

San Diego Municipal Code PDF icon Section 26.1902 amended by Ordinance PDF icon O-20238 on January 23, 2013; PDF icon O-19477; San Diego Municipal Code Section 26.1901, 26.1902 and 26.1903;PDF icon O-19748.

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