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May 23, 2017

State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said in a statement that the decision is “a huge win for transit riders, the Bay Area’s economy and environment and public transportation generally.”

May 22, 2017

Sacramento –  Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Government’s decision to fund Caltrain modernization:

“Today’s decision by the Federal Government to honor its commitment to fund Caltrain modernization is a huge win for transit riders, the Bay Area’s economy and environment, and public transportation generally. The Bay Area can’t succeed without a strong and robust public transportation system, and Caltrain is a key part of that system. I’m thrilled with this step forward.”

May 17, 2017

To address the imbalance, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) designed Senate Bill 35. It would require many local governments to say “yes” to new housing in areas zoned for high-density development so long as developers include some affordable units. Senate Bill 167 from Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) would add teeth to existing state law that hinders cities from blocking affordable housing projects.

SB 785 prevents attorneys from questioning witnesses about their immigration status in open court unless a judge rules the status is relevant to the subject of the litigation, allowing undocumented immigrants to come forward without fear of deportation
May 16, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the Senate Public Safety Committee approved a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) to protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court. SB 785 requires that any discussion or questioning about the immigration status of any witness, victim, or defendant first be deemed by a judge to be relevant to the subject of the litigation.