Latest News

March 15, 2018

If Broadband providers thought that they'd be subject to fewer regulations after the Federal Communications Commission voted in December to jettison its net neutrality protections, they could be disappointed.

Amendments to SB 822 set comprehensive policies to protect every Internet user in California from data manipulation and economic discrimination to ensure open access to the Internet
March 14, 2018

Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced new policy details to his bill to preserve net neutrality. Senate Bill 822 puts California at the national forefront of ensuring an open internet. It establishes comprehensive and enforceable net neutrality standards to ensure that all California residents have the right to choose whether, when, and for what purpose they use the internet.

Bill to create pure local control on whether to extend hours is limited to six California cities whose Mayors have expressed interest in extending alcohol sales hours: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, Long Beach, and West Hollywood
March 13, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the Senate Governmental Organization Committee approved Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to allow – but not require – cities to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (but not liquor stores) to as late as 4 a.m. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

Long-stalled 260-unit Berkeley project at 1900 4th Street includes 50% affordable units and will be expedited under SB 35
March 8, 2018

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after the developers of a large housing project in Berkeley that had been stalled for years announced they are invoking SB 35 streamlining. Senator Wiener authored SB 35 last year to expedite housing approvals. The Berkeley project includes 50% onsite affordable housing, which means 130 new units of affordable housing, and 260 units overall, will be built in Berkeley.