The measure may pave the way for more sheriff candidates who want to challenge mass incarceration, but are currently banned from running.
February 1, 2021
The Appeal - "California lawmakers are proposing to overturn a requirement that sheriff candidates have a law enforcement background. If passed, Senate Bill 271 would open up new avenues for change by enabling anyone to run for sheriff, including people who are working to transform policing and criminal justice practices but who are barred from this office.
KQED - "Large companies doing business in California would have to inventory their carbon emissions and set science-based targets for cutting them, under legislation introduced at the state capitol Wednesday.
"Scott Wiener has a long list of New Year’s resolutions.
After securing a second term with nearly 60 percent of the vote in the November elections, the state senator has busied himself crafting an ambitious agenda for the 2021 legislative session, with housing, drug policy, and criminal justice reform all top of mind. SF Weekly recently sat down (virtually) with Wiener to learn more about his goal for the year."