Housing Crisis: California Lawmakers Advance Zoning Bills To Promote Homebuilding Amid ShortageSpurred by an affordable housing shortage, spiking home prices and intractable homelessness, California lawmakers on Thursday advanced the second of two measures designed to cut through local zoning ordinances.
State Sen. Wiener's Proposal For Safe Injection Sites Delayed Until Next YearCalifornia lawmakers will wait until next year to continue considering a bill that would give opioid users a place to inject drugs in supervised settings, the bill's author said Tuesday.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Proposal To Decriminalize Psychedelics In California Gains MomentumA Bay Area lawmaker's bill that would decriminalize the personal possession of several psychedelic drugs begins winding its way through the California State Assembly this week.
State Senate Approves Bill Creating Safe Injection Sites For Opioid UsersA bill making its way through the California Legislature would give opioid users a place to inject drugs under trained supervision instead of just arresting them.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To End Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Nonviolent Drug OffendersMandatory prison sentence requirements for nonviolent drug offenses would be repealed under a proposal introduced in the California legislature by a Bay Area lawmaker.
State Sen. Scott Wiener Continues Push For Safe Injection Sites, More Housing Near TransitState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on Tuesday introduced new legislation to legalize overdose prevention programs, or safe injection sites, in select California cities.
Bay Area Leaders Push Back On Climate Plan's 60% Work From Home MandateSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Wednesday joined Bay Area state leaders in raising concerns about the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Plan Bay Area 2050.
New California Law Aims To Diversify Juries, Adds Tax Filers To Pool Of Potential JurorsCalifornia is expanding the pool of prospective jurors beyond those with driver's licenses and the voter rolls, under new legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
State Sen. Wiener Renews Push To End Mandatory Sentences For Non-Violent Drug OffensesState Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, joined San Francisco city leaders, among others, on Monday to announce new state legislation that would end mandatory jail sentences for people accused of nonviolent drug offenses.
Yes In God's Back Yard: State Senate Approves Allowing Affordable Housing On Church LotsA bill that would spur the development of affordable housing on church parking lots and property owned by houses of worship has passed the State Senate.
Bay Area Lawmakers Join Push For New Rules On Police Use Of Rubber BulletsLawmakers from the Bay Area have joined a push at the State Capitol for legislation on the use of rubber bullets by law enforcement amid ongoing protests in the death of George Floyd.
California Restaurants Impacted By COVID-19 May Soon Be Allowed To Renegotiate RentsRestaurants, bars, and cafes across California may soon be able to renegotiate their rents due to the coronavirus pandemic, under a proposal being considered in the legislature.
San Francisco Providing Small Business Support Amid Coronavirus OutbreakSmall businesses in San Francisco experiencing a slowdown following a citywide ban on large events in response to the coronavirus will get support from the city.
Wiener's New Housing Plan: Allow For More Duplexes, Fourplexes StatewideState Sen. Scott Wiener has unveiled his latest attempt to boost housing production in California amid the state's ongoing housing crisis.
State Senator Wiener Pushes Bill to Streamline Affordable Housing ConstructionCalifornia state sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) introduced legislation on Friday that aims to increase affordable housing production throughout the state by easing zoning restrictions