Press Releases

Senator Wiener is partnering with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón to close loophole in the Penal Code that allows some auto burglars to escape consequences
November 26, 2018

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that when the Legislature convenes on December 3, he will introduce a bill, sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, to close a loophole that hampers prosecutions for automobile break-ins. The bill is modeled on Senator Wiener’s SB 916, which he introduced in 2018, but which did not pass.

November 20, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on International Transgender Day of Remembrance:

 “Our transgender brothers and sisters face alarming rates of violence. The murder rate of trans women of color is off the charts, and trans kids are taking their own lives. As our President tries to erase trans people, let’s remember those who have perished and recommit to ending anti-trans violence and stigma.”

November 1, 2018

San Francisco—  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after opponents of the Vallco housing project in Cupertino submitted signatures to qualify a referendum to repeal local approval of the project, and filed a second lawsuit this morning to delay the demolition of the defunct Vallco Mall:

SB 1045—authored by Senator Wiener-- allows San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties to create new conservatorship programs focused on providing supportive housing and wraparound social services for those who cannot care for themselves
October 30, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement following San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s announcement to move forward legislation to implement SB 1045:  

October 27, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement upon the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh:  

October 26, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the agreement to temporarily delay implementation of California’s net neutrality law, which Senator Wiener authored as Senate Bill 822:

October 21, 2018

San Francisco— Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s consideration of a federal rule change to limit the definition of “gender” to birth-assigned gender:

SB 35—authored by Senator Wiener— creates a streamlined approval process for housing when cities are not meeting the housing creation goals required by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).
October 11, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the first day of demolition at Cupertino’s Vallco Mall, which is the future site of at least 2,400 housing units, 50 percent of which will be affordable to low-income and very low-income people.  This project is set to invoke SB 35—a bill authored by Senator Wiener in 2017—that creates a streamlined approval process for housing in cities that are not meeting their state-mandated housing goals:

October 2, 2018
September 17, 2018