Special Public Policy Forum Happy Hour:
Housing with Senator Scott Wiener
Senator Wiener is a leader on housing policy, working to ensure we have enough housing of all types to accommodate our growing population. The April 19 Public Policy Forum will focus on the controversial Senate Bill 827, which will allow more housing to be built near public transportation by prohibiting low-density zoning near transit stops and along major transit corridors.
Currently, it is often illegal to build small and mid-sized apartment buildings near many major transit stops. This prevents new housing from being built where people can access transit to get to work and live their lives. SB 827 aims to address California’s housing shortage, which is damaging the economy and the environment, by creating more opportunities for denser, infill development near public transportation.
Senator Wiener was elected to represent California's 11th Senate District in November 2016. He currently serves on the Human Services Committee (Chair), Transportation and Housing Committee, Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, Appropriations Committee, and Public Safety Committee. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, he served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing District 8.
The April 19 Public Policy Forum happy hour begins at 4:00 pm in the Chamber boardroom. Beer and wine will be provided. Snacks will also be provided thanks to our generous sponsors at Safeway.
The Chamber's Public Policy Forums are held monthly to help partners understand and engage in key issues impacting the business community. Forums feature elected representatives, city department heads, subject-matter experts and community leaders in a facilitated dialogue on issues of concern.