Senator Wiener Calls on San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Deliver On Promises to Comply With State Housing Law

November 29, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO – On Tuesday November 28, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to delay a final vote on Mayor Breed’s package of housing reforms, which would bring San Francisco into compliance with state housing law. The Board of Supervisors has already missed the deadline set by state housing authorities to come into compliance, and yesterday’s action pushes San Francisco even further past the deadline. If the legislation is not passed by the end of the month, San Francisco risks the loss of significant housing and infrastructure funding and loss of control over local land use.

In response, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, issued the following statement:

“The Board of Supervisors is playing with fire by continuing to delay compliance with state housing laws — laws designed to end our debilitating housing shortage and all the societal harms that shortage is causing. None of us want San Francisco to suffer the consequences of failure to meet this deadline: Loss of funding and the chaotic builder’s remedy. I urge the Board to quickly pass a compliant reform package without the historic preservation amendment introduced on Monday.”