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Sen. Scott Wiener blasts ‘extreme’ local control of housing issues

November 9, 2019

By Emily Deruy : mercurynews – excerpt

But the controversial state lawmaker said he’s optimistic about the future

State Senator Scott Wiener on Wednesday blasted what he called “extreme local control” for hampering housing production in California, but said he’s optimistic about the future.

“We’ve told cities you can do whatever you want,” the San Francisco Democrat told a packed meeting of the Rotary Club of San Jose on Wednesday afternoon.

With many housing proposals generating intense pushback from nearby homeowners and the years it typically takes to see a project to completion, Wiener acknowledged that there is “a big political incentive not to do meaningful housing work.”… (more)

Scott can worry about extreme local control. We are worried about the Extreme Greed that has gripped our communities and brought about a wave of evictions since his policies have been in effect.

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