Scott Wiener is the state senator for San Francisco. He is also quickly carving out a reputation as the state senator for housing.

Still in his first term, Wiener was the primary author and driving force behind last year’s most influential piece of housing legislation. SB35 effectively takes away from Bay Area cities and counties many of the bureaucratic tools they have long used to delay, deny or downsize zoning-compliant housing projects. Municipalities can regain those powers if and when they…

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