SUPERVISOR WIENER TO CALL FOR OVERSIGHT HEARING ON CRITICAL YET DISRUPTIVE ROAD WORK HAPPENING THROUGHOUT SAN FRANCISCO
Key infrastructure work - including sewer, water, and natural gas upgrades, as well as road resurfacing projects - is tearing up streets and disrupting neighborhoods.
San Francisco, CA - At tomorrow's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for an oversight hearing on the extensive infrastructure work occurring on San Francisco's streets.
Supervisor will introduce a resolution calling for MTA to use planned pilot program to launch broader program,
Starting this year, San Francisco will participate in a bike-sharing pilot program that will service a small portion of the downtown core of the city. At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a resolution calling for the Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) to build off this pilot to implement a city-wide, full-scale bike-sharing system by 2014.
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
Legislation will allow additional car-sharing spaces that don't count against parking controls
At today's San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener's legislation to expand car-share parking availability - and to remove counter-productive obstacles in the Planning Code - will be voted on by the full Board. If approved, the legislation will amend the Planning Code to allow residential developers to include publicly accessible car-sharing parking spaces that won't count against current parking control levels.Read more
New Better Market Street proposal being studied calls for establishing permanent cycle tracks on Mission Street and directing all bus traffic to Market Street
At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a hearing on the status of the Better Market Street project, including the plan to establish permanent bicycle lanes on Mission Street and reroute all bus traffic from Mission Street to Market Street. This recently floated idea, which could result in reduced bike improvements on Market Street, has caused considerable debate and controversy. At this hearing City agencies will provide an update on the project, as well as the schedule and progress being made to improve inter-agency coordination.
April 9th, 2012 SF Gate
A proposal to provide free Muni fares for all youth, of all income levels, is under consideration in San Francisco. While this proposal is well-intentioned, Muni cannot afford the $8 million annual price tag. We need to increase access to transportation for low-income youth, but a new and expensive obligation for Muni - at a time when Muni cannot pay for its basic operational needs and is expanding parking meters and increasing parking fines - is a bad idea.Read more
SUPERVISOR WIENER CALLS FOR HEARING AND MONTHLY REPORTS ON MUNI PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPACTS
MTA and the Controller to report on data detailing how service delays, deferred maintenance and disruptions not only inconvenience riders, but also affect economic activity
At today's Board of Supervisors Meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will call for a hearing at which the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) will present a detailed report on the state of Muni's service and maintenance, and how service disruptions affect economic productivity through the entire city. Supervisor Wiener will also request that MTA release monthly updates of this service, maintenance and productivity data to track trends and progress throughout the Muni system. In addition, MTA will be asked to provide monthly updates on its current and future strategies to notify riders in real-time, via text and social media, about breakdowns and other service disruptions.
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
The Board of Supervisors recently passed legislation I authored to close a loophole in the fee developers pay to account for the transit impacts of new development. San Francisco is experiencing an unprecedented development boom, with significant housing and commercial space being added as our city's population and job base grow. As we add this development, our public transportation infrastructure and capacity must keep up. Muni currently lacks capacity - due to years of short-sighted transit under-investment by policy makers - to meet current demands, let alone future increased demand as our city grows to a million residents and many more jobs, and we must aggressively invest to shore up the system and expand its capacity. Our transit impact development fee contained a loophole that would have allowed some large or insects in Mission Bay to avoid the fee. My legislation closes that loophole and ensures that projects pay their fair share.