SUPERVISOR WIENER SECURES DRAMATIC INCREASE IN STREETLIGHT CAPITAL FUNDING FOR UPCOMING FISCAL YEARS
Agreement with Mayor's Office and Public Utilities Commission includes spending $9 million over two years - an 18-fold increase - on streetlight capital needs and formulation of global assessment of deteriorated streetlight system's capital needs
San Francisco, CA - Today, Supervisor Scott Wiener announced an agreement with the Mayor's Office and the Public Utilities Commission to secure $9 million for capital renovations to San Francisco's streetlights over the next two fiscal years. In recent years, the PUC has been spending approximately $250,000 a year on its nearly 25,000 streetlights. In addition, Supervisor Wiener, the Mayor's Office, and the PUC agreed that between now and April, the City will conduct a global assessment of the capital needs of San Francisco's streetlights, including a long-term plan to pay for these needs. This assessment will then be amended into San Francisco's Capital Plan, so that streetlights are part of San Francisco's ongoing Capital Planning process.
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
San Francisco Apartment Association
Last year, I authored long-overdue legislation to simplify payment of parking tax by small property owners and to provide an amnesty so that people who were unaware of their tax obligation can come forward, become legal and pay taxes in the future.Read more
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
June 26th 2011
San Franciscans are proud of our history. We're a city of neighborhoods, and we work to maintain our neighborhoods' unique identities and histories. I'm particularly honored to represent the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco, Mission Dolores.Read more