Press Releases

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
Senate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California
September 6, 2018

Los Angeles– Today, legislators and advocates gathered at the Ronald Raegan State Building to urge Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

Assembly Bill 186—Authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and co-authored by Senator Scott Wiener— creates a 3-year pilot program allowing San Francisco to implement supervised drug consumption programs, otherwise known as safe injection sites
September 4, 2018

San Francisco—Today supporters of Assembly Bill 186- to permit San Francisco to create a 3-year pilot program to implement supervised drug consumption sites, otherwise known as safe injection sites- gathered to call on Governor Brown to approve the bill.