Tag Archives: Scott Wiener

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Community Letter: Disappointed by Mark Leno

StormMiguel Florez is a filmmaker and artist who wrote this open letter to State Senator Mark Leno in response to the Senator’s remarks at Friday’s Trans March, where he and other politicians were shouted off stage.  Dear Senator Mark Leno, I am writing to you as a trans Latinx person who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for...
Supervisor David Campos speaks at a meeting for tenants displaced by fires. Photo by Daniel Mondragón.

Wiener, Campos Duke it Out in Warring OpEds

In response to last week’s somewhat sharply worded, at times condescending opinion piece by Supervisor Scott Wiener criticizing the possible moratorium on new construction, Supervisor David Campos has responded with his own sharply-worded, at times condescending opinion piece criticizing Wiener. In both articles, it’s about the economy, stupid. Wiener says progressives, like Campos who offered some initial support for a...
Rally to support a budget appropriation for PreP. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Politicians Rally for a Pill to Prevent HIV Infection

After a rally today outside of City Hall to support a budget appropriation to increase funds for greater accessibility to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection), Supervisor Scott Wiener acknowledged he had been slightly anxious leading up to today. Yesterday, in a post on the Huffington Post , Wiener had “come out” as the first elected official to use the drug. “I...
"TransAmerica Windmill" under construction. Courtesy of Steve Fox of Urban Putt.

At Board of Supes, More Housing and Putt Booze

We’ve got another item to add to our already lengthy list of current housing legislation in the works. The Board of Supervisors plans to vote today on a legislation sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would give a developer a density limit exemption if at least 20 percent of the units in a project are on-site affordable ones. Currently, projects...
Board of Appeals President Chris Hwang (left) and Arcelia Hurtado study new documents in the 1050 Valencia hearing on January 15.

1050 Valencia Condo Debate Creates Unlikely Foes

The 1050 Valencia condo debate hit an interesting crossroads on Wednesday night, dividing two San Francisco factions whose interests oftentimes align. On one side of the debate, there are those against modern condos changing the historic character of a neighborhood. On the other side, there are those pushing for affordable housing. And to further complicate things — the affordable housing...
Opponents of Supervisor Wiener's legislation to close city parks from midnight to 5 a.m. gather at Dolores Park for the "Sleep-In," where about 50 people set up camp for the night.

Sleeping Outdoors in Protest

  Putting themselves in the shoes – and sleeping quarters – of the homeless who spend their nights in San Francisco parks, a group of some 50 people camped out in Dolores Park Monday night to protest legislation that will create a new curfew at all of the city’s parks. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed the legislation, which the Board...
A man holds his dog in Dolores Park.

Supes Will Vote on Resolution to Oppose Restrictions on Dogs at Federal Parklands

The Board of Supervisors will vote today on District Supervisor Scott Wiener’s resolution to oppose the National Park Service’s new restrictions on dogs at federal parklands. Although largely symbolic, the resolution is one that has plenty of support from dog owners who rallied to Wiener’s support at a recent hearing and agreed with his vision of a dog-eat-dog world if...

Supervisor Wiener Calls for a More Balanced Dog Walking Plan

The ever-contentious discussion over where dogs can roam freely within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in and around San Francisco continues, as Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a resolution today that opposes the GGNRA’s controversial dog management plan. Concerned that the overhaul on dog use — introduced in 2011 and re-released last month by the GGNRA —will...
Supervisor Scott Wiener discusses his side of the nudity ban debate in November. Photo by Steve Rhodes/Flickr.

Wiener Doesn’t Understand the Naked/Gay Equation

“Many people who are supporting the band of nudists who have made their beachhead here clearly believe that encouraging this behavior will somehow help keep the neighborhood gay. Now I don’t understand this equation between naked and gay.” The New York Times writes again about the San Francisco nudity ban, and this time, Supervisor Scott Wiener (quoted above) is their...
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Roxie Moves Closer to Serving Brews with Movies

The Roxie Theater on 16th Street is one step closer to serving beer during film screenings now that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution supporting the move. After the theater had spent more than a year jumping through bureaucratic hoops, supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control grant...
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Se Detendrán y Perseguirán a Vándalos del Parque, Declara Alcalde

Los vándalos del Parque Dolores y Potrero Del Sol han adquirido un nuevo y poderoso enemigo: el alcalde Ed Lee. Durante la sesión de preguntas del alcalde en la reunión de la Junta de Supervisores, Lee prometió que tomaría medidas para disminuir el vandalismo que hace poco ha afectado a los parques de la ciudad. El área de juegos Helen...
The Helen Diller playground in Dolores Park was vandalized just days after opening in April

Supervisor Wiener to Mayor Lee: Arrest and Prosecute Park Vandals

Earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle reported about the vandalism at Dolores Park and other recreation areas. “It took vandals just one day to mark the new playground with graffiti, and only a few weeks more for instruments in the whimsical music garden there to be damaged, most notably with the removal of six of the 14 metal keys from...