As a San Francisco supervisor, Scott Wiener has made housing one of his top priorities.
That’s not going to change now that he’s a state senator.
Within hours of being sworn in this week, Wiener introduced legislation aimed at encouraging — and in some cases forcing — cities around California to approve more housing development, especially affordable projects. It’s modeled in part on a law he pushed in San Francisco and in part on a controversial failed proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown.