Scott Wiener

June 17, 2019

Minneapolis’s Residential Upzoning Risks Unintended Consequences: Alissa Luepke Pier

Minneapolis City Planning Commissioner Alissa Luepke-Pier shares the potential unintended consequences of the city's "bold" move to eliminate single-family zoning.

June 17, 2019

Wiener's SB 592: A WIMBY 'Snake in the Grass'

Hydee Feldstein reveals the sweeping impacts of Senator Scott Wiener's SB 592, another attempt to wrest planning and zoning control from cities.

May 15, 2019

An Open Letter to Scott Wiener: SB 50 Empowers Wall Street to Commoditize Housing By Right!

An open letter to Senator Wiener by Hydee Feldstein, of the Land Use Committee of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, identifies alarming, pocket-lining loopholes that could permanently impact California communities.

May 9, 2019

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand: Wiener's SB 50 is a Win for the Haves, Leaves Behind the Have-Nots

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand discusses what’s at stake for local control when the State Capitol—lobbied heavily by both real estate and Silicon Valley tech interests—pushes a one-size-fits-all solution to California's housing affordability problems.

April 30, 2019

Zev Yaroslavsky: Why SB 50 is Not Right for LA

Zev Yaroslavsky, now the Director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, talks about the SB 50's problematic “one-size-fits-all” structure and its potential to cause irreparable harm to Los Angeles’s landscape, without addressing the lack of affordable housing.

March 15, 2019

Blanket Upzoning—A Blunt Instrument—Won't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

Michael Storper rejoins TPR to discuss his latest research paper, which serves as a critique of the “housing as opportunity” view and its emerging policy discourse.

April 16, 2018

SB 35 & The Promise of Ministerial CEQA Review

Holland & Knight partner and land use expert Jennifer Hernandez explains how implementing SB 35 (authored by Sen. Scott Wiener in 2017) is leading to increased affordable housing at a project in Berkeley.

April 10, 2018

BIA Roundtable: Scott Wiener on SB 827 & His Statewide Upzoning Agenda

Sen. Wiener covers the slew of amendments and changes he has incorporated into SB 827.

April 9, 2018

UCLA’s Michael Storper on Squaring Urbanism & Density

Professor Michael Storper of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs outlines why the broad-brush of SB 827 will likely led to increased displacement and contradictory effects.

April 9, 2018

Sen. Bob Wieckowski on His SB 831 and the Need for ADUs

Bay Area State Senator Bob Wieckowski's SB 831 aims to eliminate impact fees for ADUs and create an amnesty program to bring the 200,000 unpermitted units in California into compliance.

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