Stories about Scott Wiener

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

BREAKING: Wiener’s housing deregulation bill on hold — for now

Senate committee bumps the measure into next year, but Wiener vows he will continue to push for urban upzoning.

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?

Wiener’s ‘transit-oriented development’ bill screws public transit

More cars, more trucks, more private tech shuttles -- but not a penny for Muni in SB 50.

The SF supes’ salvo against Wiener’s housing deregulation bill

A 9-2 vote against SB 50 puts SF on record against a measure that adds no new affordable housing or transit funding while encouraging more luxury housing.

The bizarre argument in favor of Wiener’s housing bill

Sup. Vallie Brown tries to make the convoluted case for letting the private market solve our housing crisis.

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

Mar wants the city to oppose Wiener's radical deregulation bill -- and has seven votes. Will the mayor veto?

How the Twitter tax break continues to damage San Francisco …

... plus big city contracts that never got the proper oversight, smoking weed in public -- and Scott Wiener's plan to further gentrify San Francisco. That's The Agenda for March 11-17

The Democrats in Sacramento want to deregulate housing — but that has never worked

The 'grand bargain' for Bay Area housing is a sham -- the developers get what they want, vulnerable communities get nothing. And homelessness continues to increase.