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.
Field Poll released today finds that 78% of San Francisco Bay Area residents support soda tax to combat diabetes
San Francisco, CA - Today Supervisors Malia Cohen, Eric Mar and Scott Wiener issued the following statement in reaction to the latest results from the Field Poll that show strong support for a soda tax in the San Francisco Bay Area. The statewide poll found that within the San Francisco Bay Area, 78% of residents favor a soda tax to fund school nutrition and physical activity programs to reduce diabetes.
San Francisco Supervisors to Introduce Unified Soda Tax Measure at Board of Supervisors Meeting Today
Proposal will put a sugar-sweetened beverage tax on the ballot to fund nutrition, health, and physical activity programs, and will replace the two separate pieces of legislation previously put forth by Supervisor Eric Mar and Scott Wiener
San Francisco, CA - At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, a coalition of San Francisco Supervisors will introduce a unified measure to implement a tax of two cents per ounce on the distribution of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages in San Francisco. The funds from the tax -- sponsored by Supervisors Eric Mar, Scott Wiener, Malia Cohen, John Avalos, David Chiu, and David Campos -- will be legally dedicated to fund City and public school nutrition, health and physical activity programs that will address the impacts of diabetes, obesity and other negative health effects associated with consumption of sugary beverages.
SUPERVISORS WIENER AND COHEN CALL FOR HEARING TO REVIEW ENFORCEMENT OR LACK THEREOF AGAINST CODE VIOLATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO BUIILDINGS
City departments will detail procedures for addressing code violations, including why certain extreme violations can linger for years and whether legislation is warranted to improve departmental coordination and effectiveness
San Francisco, CA - At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisors Scott Wiener and Malia Cohen will call for an oversight hearing to review city processes for inspecting and enforcing code violations in San Francisco buildings. At the hearing, the Department of Building Inspection, Planning Department, Department of Public Health, and Fire Department will be asked to detail departmental procedures for responding to code violations and deciding whether and how to enforce. The departments will also be asked to explain why certain serious code violations are allowed to linger for long periods of time.
December 1st, 2013
On September 6, the National Park Service released its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Draft Dog Management Plan.
The Plan, which follows a 2011 draft that was subject to significant public criticism - including a resolution I authored at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors opposing it - calls for dramatically limiting dog access on federal lands in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. In San Francisco, the Plan would restrict dog access at Fort Funston, Crissy Field, and Ocean Beach, among other properties.Read more
Supervisor Wiener to Introduce Tax on Sugary Beverages to Combat High Levels of Diabetes and Obesity
Two cents per ounce tax - with funding dedicated to City and public school nutrition, health, and physical activity programs - will address diabetes and obesity epidemics by decreasing consumption and funding programs that improve health
SAN FRANCISCO--At tomorrow's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation creating a tax of two cents per ounce on the distribution of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages in San Francisco. The proceeds of the tax will be legally dedicated to fund active recreation and nutrition programs in schools, parks, and elsewhere, for example, physical education, school lunch, after-school programs, expansion of recreation center hours and physical activity offerings, and programs by community based organizations offering physical activity, health, and nutrition programs.
July 18th, 2011
A thriving urban forest is a key part of a great city and great neighborhoods. Trees help define neighborhoods. They make streets more walkable. They allow for greater absorption of water into the ground instead of our flood-prone sewer system. And, they reduce global warming.Read more