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Scott Wiener is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing the Castro, Noe Valley, Glen Park, the Duboce Triangle, Diamond Heights and many other neighborhoods.


  • Keeping Our Retail Space Active

    Our commercial corridors need active retail businesses like cafes and shops to draw customers and people to our neighborhoods. Too often we see banks and office-type uses come in and take valuable sidewalk space, creating dead spaces on our streets, especially in the evenings and on weekends when these businesses are closed. To encourage more active retail spaces, I introduced controls that requires a conditional use process for office use in sidewalk-fronting businesses. This will ensure we have a thoughtful process for making our neighborhood commercial corridors more vibrant and livable spaces. You can read more here.

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  • SUPERVISOR WIENER RELEASES REPORT SHOWING OUTDOOR EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO HAVE A BILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL IMPACT ON SAN FRANCISCO'S ECONOMY

    Report by the City Economist finds that in 2014, 3.3 million people attended outdoor events in San Francisco – including festivals, parades, and street fairs – generating $1.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 9,300 private sector jobs

     

    San Francisco Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener released a study conducted by the City Economist reporting that outdoor events – such as festivals, parades, and street fairs – are a significant economic driver for San Francisco. In 2014, these events generated $1.1 billion in economic impact and drew 3.3 million attendees, whose spending supported 9,300 private sector jobs in industries like retail, food services, hospitality, and transportation. The report -- available here -- was based on various data points, including an extensive survey of 3,644 people who attended outdoor events in 2014.

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  • Expanding In-Law Construction in Diamond Heights, Glen Park & Noe Valley

    Today I'm introducing legislation to allow the construction of new in-law units in the Noe Valley, Glen Park, and Diamond Heights neighborhoods. This builds on previous legislation I've authored to allow the construction of in-law units in the Castro and in buildings citywide undergoing voluntary and mandatory seismic retrofits. These units are generally the most affordable kind of non-subsidized unit available, and allow us to expand housing supply in a sustainable way within our neighborhoods. You can read more about the legislation in the San Francisco Business Times here.

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  • PBS NewsHour: Getting to Zero HIV Infections

    San Francisco was ground zero for the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and now it is ground zero for the effort to eliminate new HIV/AIDS infections. I'm proud to be part of the amazing work being done by the Getting to Zero Consortium, which is comprised of public health leaders and workers fighting to end new infections of this terrible disease in San Francisco. The PBS Newshour interviewed me as part of a look into this effort. You can watch the story here

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  • Water Conservation: Mandating Water Reuse Systems

    California is in a serious water crisis, but this is also a long-term problem. We need to start implementing policies to change how we conserve and consume water. That's why I introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors to to require onsite water reuse systems – for example, graywater and storm water recapture systems – in new developments and to push city departments to use non-potable water for all cleaning and irrigation of public spaces within the next 5 years. This is an important step towards no longer using our precious drinking water for flushing toilets.

    Click here to read about the legislation. 

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  • SUPERVISOR WIENER’S STATEMENT APPLAUDING NEW PROPOSAL TO EXPAND BAY AREA BIKE SHARE

    Proposal announced today by the Mayors of five Bay Area cities and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission – on which Supervisor Wiener serves -- will expand the regional bike share network through a public-private partnership

    San Francisco – Today Supervisor Scott Wiener released the following statement after the Mayors of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville announced a proposal to partner with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to expand the Bay Area bike share program by entering into a public-private partnership with Motivate:

    “I applaud this proposal to dramatically expand bike share in San Francisco and the Bay Area,” said Supervisor Wiener, who serves as a Commissioner on the MTC. “A robust and sustainable bike share network is a key part of being a Transit First city and will allow us to reap the benefits of bike share, including reducing traffic, improving public transit, and stimulating the local economy. I’ve been an active supporter of bike share at both the MTC and the Board of Supervisors, and I will continue to work to bring this critical transit program to more neighborhoods in San Francisco.”

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  • My March Newsletter

    Here's my latest monthly newsletter, describing our work and happenings around town. You can read it by clicking here. If you want to join my newsletter mailing list, email newsletterwiener@sfgov.org.

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  • BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES SUPERVISOR WIENER’S LGBT SENIORS LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES BILL OF RIGHTS ORDINANCE

    Groundbreaking legislation -- recommended by the LGBT Aging Task Force -- will prohibit discrimination faced by LGBT seniors in long-term care facilities.

    San Francisco – Today the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Scott Wiener’s LGBT Senior Long Term Care Facilities Bill of Rights Ordinance, which will prohibit discrimination faced by LGBT Seniors.  The ordinance originated as a recommendation from the LGBT Aging Task Force’s policy report, “LGBT Aging at the Golden Gate,” and will make it illegal to discriminate against patients in long-term care facilities based on their sexual orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression or HIV status.

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  • Protecting Our LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Published in the Huffington Post on March 31, 2015

    Co-authored by Daniel Redman

    LGBT seniors blazed the trail for our community. They stood their ground at Stonewall and Compton's Cafeteria and kept our community alive during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They laid the groundwork for so many of our recent successes.

    Our LGBT senior population is growing. In San Francisco we estimate that we currently have 18,000 to 20,000 LGBT residents aged 60 and older. This number is expected to double by 2050. For our seniors today and tomorrow we must act now to address their needs.

    Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on groundbreaking legislation protecting LGBT seniors who are living in long-term care facilities, whether nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, or other similar housing. This legislation, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and HIV status, is long overdue and serves as a model for the rest of the country.

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  • SUPERVISORS WIENER AND CAMPOS TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ANTI-LGBT INDIANA LAW

    Indiana’s So-Called “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” uses the guise of religious freedom to condone discrimination against the LGBT community

    San Francisco – Today, Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos will introduce a resolution denouncing Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which provides individuals and businesses a license to discriminate against individuals. The resolution also calls for City Departments and private businesses to end business relations with the State of Indiana. 

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