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ULI Members Think Tank with Senator Wiener on Housing Crisis
Think Tank Series 2019
for ULI members only
Housing Crisis Series
Our Guest Speaker:
Senator Scott Wiener
California State Senate
ULI Members Only-limited to 50 seats
Join us for a conversation with Senator Scott Wiener on California’s housing crisis. We’ll hear an update on his proposed legislation and his thoughts on solutions to address the pressing issue of affordable housing in our state.
Bring your questions for Senator Wiener for this ULI Member roundtable format!
Thursday, February 21
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
2020 L Street, 4th Floor
Coastal Conference Room
About Senator Wiener:
Elected in November 2016, Senator Scott Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco.
Senator Wiener is a statewide leader in working to meaningfully address California’s severe housing shortage, to reduce traffic congestion, and to modernize and expand our public transportation system. Senator Wiener understands that for California to succeed, we need more housing, we need housing to be near jobs and public transportation, and we need access to non-auto modes of transportation (transit, cycling, walking, scootering, etc.) that provide a viable alternative to driving.
During his first year in the Senate, Senator Wiener authored and passed SB 35, a landmark bill to streamline and expedite housing approvals in cities throughout California that are not meeting their housing goals. SB 35 ensures that housing projects are not delayed or killed as a result of obstruction. That same year, Senator Wiener co-authored bills to create permanent funding sources for affordable housing.
In 2018, Senator Wiener authored SB 827 and SB 828. SB 827 would allow more housing near public transportation by legalizing apartment buildings near transit. (Currently, many communities ban apartment buildings, even right next to major transit hubs.) Although SB 827 did not pass on its first try, Senator Wiener is reintroducing the bill for the 2019 session. SB 828, which was signed into law, creates a clearer, fairer, more data-driven, and more equitable process for how state and regional bodies assign housing goals to cities, thus reducing the political influences that have frequently allowed wealthier communities to avoid creating housing.
Think Tank Series are for ULI Members.
Brown-bag lunch format.
Please RSVP by registering online.