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Scott Wiener
CA State Senator. Chair, Housing Committee. Chair, LGBT Legislative Caucus. Housing/transit/climate/criminal justice reform/health/end poverty. Democrat.🏳️‍🌈
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Scott Wiener 23m
I guess it’s not enough for the industry-owned FCC to end . Now it’s trying to preempt an SF ordinance that simply requires landlords to allow access by smaller ISPs to apartment buildings. The FCC’s ability to squelch competition knows no bounds.
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Scott Wiener 12h
Replying to @Ohthatflo
We need more of everything everywhere. Google isn’t going to solve the entire Bay Area housing crisis. There’s a lot that has to happen & many people who need to act. But a $1B investment, even in part of Bay Area, is big. And the housing isn’t just for people who have tech jobs.
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Scott Wiener 13h
Today, stepped up with a major investment in and commitment to housing in the Bay Area. To solve our housing emergency, all of us - government, business, housing advocates, neighbors - must work together. Today’s announcement is a strong step in the right direction.
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Scott Wiener 14h
Replying to @Scott_Wiener
It wasn’t always this way. Apartments used to be common. Then they got banned in most of the United States: “Advocates who want to curb single-family zoning, he said, are not pushing an idea that has never been tried before. They’re lobbying for a return to the past.”
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Scott Wiener 14h
Replying to @Scott_Wiener
“Single-family zoning ‘means that everything else is banned,’ said Scott Wiener, a California state senator. ‘Apartment buildings — banned. Senior housing — banned. Low-income housing, which is only multi-unit — banned. Student housing — banned.’”
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Scott Wiener 14h
The problem isn’t zoning. The problem is restrictive zoning that bans all housing other than single-family homes. It’s not sustainable, undermines affordability & perpetuates segregation. A growing national movement seeks to change this broken status quo.
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Kim-Mai Cutler Jun 17
This story about a forum of homeless community college students in Silicon Valley is insane.
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Scott Wiener Jun 17
Today, Governor Newsom ordered the Pride flag flown atop the Capitol - the first time in state history. I’m proud to be a Californian, proud to be a gay man, & proud to serve this great state. Happy Pride Month!
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Shaun King Jun 16
Two people were killed by knife in London, and Trump retweets an open bigot, saying London needs a new Mayor because of it. Over 100 people are shot to death PER DAY in the United States. According to Trump’s logic we must absolutely need a new President.
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Scott Wiener Jun 16
Minneapolis, fueled by younger folks & renters, ended single-family mandates, thus increasing housing availability & reducing segregation. CA should follow suit. This doesn’t mean banning single-family homes. It means legalizing other forms of housing.
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Scott Wiener Jun 16
Everyone is entitled to their religious beliefs. Yet, no one - not a hospital, physician, healthcare worker - is EVER justified in refusing healthcare to a person in need. Trump is empowering providers to discriminate. CA must move in the other direction.
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Scott Wiener Jun 15
Today we celebrated , when enslaved African Americans in Texas were liberated. Let’s keep fighting for our community & for justice. (Little Miss Juneteenth’s dress train was dragging on the ground so I carried it to keep it clean. Wouldn’t want a dirty dress train!)
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Scott Wiener Jun 15
Replying to @Ash_Kalra
Thanks for your partnership on good housing policy, Ash!
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Evan Low Jun 14
Thank you for your support in coauthoring to lower the CA voting age to 17! Our coalition is grateful! , , , , , , , 🗣:
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Scott Wiener Jun 14
Replying to @NeverSassyLaura
Here’s more info: While Vallco already has its streamlined permit, the permit is being challenged in court by opponents. If they manage to prevail, this move could prevent other housing development at the site. Thank you for alerting us.
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Scott Wiener Jun 14
In an effort to kill Vallco development - 2,400 homes (50% affordable) at dead shopping mall across street from Apple HQ - Cupertino City Council is proposing to violate state law by down-zoning the site. Vallco is streamlined under the housing streamlining law I authored, .
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Scott Wiener Jun 13
Replying to @bradhoylman
Thank you for your leadership on this critical public health issue.
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Scott Wiener Jun 13
Replying to @dillonliam @USCPrice
Yes, the debate has been whether the housing shortage is 3.5M or 2.5M. Does that debate really matter? Both numbers are massive & reveal how flawed CA’s approach to housing has been for many years. Let’s assume 2.5M. That changes nothing about the need for fundamental change.
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Scott Wiener Jun 13
Much solidarity & big hugs for our brothers & sisters in Fresno who are dealing with these threats. Last year, I was honored to serve as a Grand Marshall in Fresno’s Pride Parade. Fresno has a wonderful community. Let’s stand up for our community.
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