Today I introduced a resolution at the Board urging Muni drivers to end their sick-out and return to the arbitration process. Muni drivers have a tough job, and they deserve good pay and benefits as well as respect for their service to our city. Similarly, Muni riders deserve to have a functional system to get to work, school, doctor's appointments, the grocery store, and elsewhere. Muni drivers need to end the sick-out, get the system back up and running, and go through the charter-mandated arbitration process to arrive at a contract.Read more
Restoring the Vehicle License Fee to its historic level is an essential step we need to take to improve Muni and to repave our streets. This proposal came out of the Mayor's Transportation 2030 Task Force, in addition to the proposal to put a $500 million bond on the November ballot. Both of these measures will help improve our drastically underfunded Muni system, and pay for the continuation of the great street repaving efforts that were started with the 2011 Streets Bond. We must put the VLF on the ballot, and pass it.Read more
This week at City Hall -- and across the city and country -- we celebrated the release of the Harvey Milk stamp. This is a great moment for the LGBT Community to celebrate Harvey's life and work, and to know that his message will be spread throughout the country. It was wondeful seeing Harvey back in City Hall again, where he belongs.Read more
May 20th, 2014
By Scott Wiener
Street design plays a key role in defining a city. How we structure our streets - and particularly how wide we make them - speaks volumes about how we want people to interact with each other and their surrounding environment. These choices have dramatic consequences for a neighborhood's walkability, vitality, safety, and transportation options.Read more
SUPERVISOR WIENER TO INTRODUCE CHARTER AMENDMENT TYING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO POPULATION GROWTH
Measure for November ballot will address strains on transit systems arising from population and job growth, by increasing charter-mandated transportation funding based on growth, with funds dedicated to Muni reliability, frequency, and capacity, as well as street safety improvements
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a charter amendment, for the November ballot, to require that transportation funding in San Francisco, as established in the City Charter, be increased annually based on population growth.
SUPERVISOR WIENER PROPOSES BUDGET PACKAGE TO IMPROVE CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY OF PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACES
Proposal will fund hazardous tree care in City parks, protect parks from property damage, graffiti and illegal dumping, and enhance cleaning and landscaping services for sidewalks, plazas, medians and other public spaces
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener announced that, along with a community coalition, he is pursuing a package of budget enhancements designed to keep public spaces clean, well-maintained, and safe. Joining Supervisor Wiener to support these enhancements are Friends of the Urban Forest, San Francisco Beautiful, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SUPERVISOR WIENER'S LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE PLACEMENT OF UTILITY BOXES ON CITY SIDEWALKS
Legislation will address neighborhood concerns associated with placement of over 700 AT&T U-verse cabinets on San Francisco sidewalks by establishing a clear, community-based process, requiring efforts to place the boxes on private property, creating greening and artwork requirements for the boxes, creating strict graffiti removal standards, and requiring annual evaluation of feasibility of under grounding cabinets
San Francisco, CA - Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Supervisor Scott Wiener's legislation to improve the process of placing utility boxes on city sidewalks. The new law will require improved, front-loaded outreach to neighborhoods, require utilities to allow artwork on their boxes and plant and maintain greening near the boxes, impose strict standards for graffiti removal, and require utilities to make meaningful efforts to place the boxes on private property rather than blocking sidewalks. While state law does not allow the city to ban the placement of these boxes on city sidewalks, it does grant local jurisdictions significant leeway in creating a community-based process as well as siting standards.
SUPERVISOR WIENER APPLAUDS MAYOR LEE’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WILL PROPOSE BACKFILLING ALL FEDERAL HIV FUNDING CUTS
At hearing called by Supervisor Wiener to encourage local backfilling of $2.7 million in federal HIV care and prevention cuts, mayoral staff stated that Mayor Lee will propose backfilling 100% of the cuts in his May budget proposal to the Board of Supervisors
San Francisco, CA - Today, at a hearing called by Supervisor Scott Wiener to assess potentially devastating federal budget cuts to HIV services in San Francisco, representatives from Mayor Ed Lee's office announced the Mayor's intent to propose backfilling the entirety of the estimated $2.7 million in cuts as part of the Mayor's budget proposal to the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Wiener applauds the Mayor's support for these critical prevention and treatment services.
At a hearing I held yesterday to assess federal budget cuts to HIV services in San Francisco, representatives from Mayor Ed Lee's office announced the Mayor's intent to propose backfilling the entirety of the estimated $2.7 million in cuts as part of the Mayor's budget proposal to the Board of Supervisors. I'm thrilled the Mayor is continuing to demonstrate San Francisco's unwavering support for those living with and at risk for HIV.Read more
The Land Use and Economic Development Committee of the Board of Supervisors held a hearing on my legislation to improve the process for placing utility boxes -- like AT&T's U-verse cabinets -- on our city sidewalks. This legislation will -- for the first time -- put binding procedures in place to require neighborhood outreach, require utilites to allow artwork like murals on their boxes and place greening near the boxes, and make meaningful efforts to place the boxes on private property. Due to a noticing requirement the legislation needs to stay in committee for one more week. But the committee indicated support for the legislation, which will mean that the legislation will go before the full Board of Supervisors next Tuesday for a vote.Read more