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Upcoming Livestream of Joint Town Hall Event

We continue to be inspired by the citizens of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties. You have been the epicenter of the resistance, and your participation in the political process has been incredible. As the new legislative session is in full swing, we want to hear from you! Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener will be having a Town Hall on Saturday, April 6th at the UC Hastings School of Law. If you cannot be there but want to know how we are representing you in Sacramento, you can watch a livestream of the event here.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bills will increase affordable housing funding and production

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing crisis passed the Assembly Housing Committee today. The bills would create a Bay Area regional housing entity, fund affordable housing projects through tax increment financing, and boost affordable housing production across the state.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Joint Town HallDear Friend,

I hope your year is off to a great start! In the last two years, our democracy has seen an inspiring rise in activism, civic engagement, and voter participation, and I want to personally thank you for continuing to make San Francisco the epicenter of the resistance.

I am proud to serve alongside and lead that fight with my colleagues Assemblymember Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener representing San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties in Sacramento. For all of us, it is a great privilege to advocate for and on-behalf of  you and our communities, and we want to hear directly from you.

I would like to invite you to a town hall meeting I'm hosting with Asm. Ting and Sen. Wiener, moderated by KQED reporter Thuy Vu.

Please join us:

Saturday, April 6, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

UC Hastings School of Law, First Floor, Louis B. Mayer Room
198 McAllister St.
San Francisco 94102

Please bring any questions, comments, or concerns that you have about state government and learn about the resources our offices can provide. Due to limited parking, we encourage you to take public transportation.  For more information and to RSVP, visit my website. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Legislation would create the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency

San Francisco, CAAssemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today that would create a state agency focused on serving immigrant and refugee populations. Assembly Bill 1113 would establish the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency and create a Secretary of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Legislation would provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships

Sacramento, CA--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid passed the Assembly Education Committee today. Assembly Bill 943 would allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Legislation would maximize affordable housing funding by allowing developments to be denser and taller

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced legislation today to boost affordable housing production in California and better utilize affordable housing funding. Assembly Bill 1763 will allow for taller and denser affordable housing developments on 100 percent affordable projects through the creation of an enhanced affordable housing density bonus.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Legislation to provide a tax exemption on rental units for moderate-income households dovetails with Governor’s new budget priorities

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced today a bill to incentivize the creation of housing for middle-income Californians. Assembly Bill 1734 would provide a property tax exemption for rental housing units designated for moderate-income households.

Friday, February 22, 2019

New legislation will provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships

San Francisco, CA--State and local lawmakers joined students today to announce new legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid.  Assembly Bill 943 will allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Audit will investigate why over one-quarter of California schools report having zero homeless students enrolled despite high rates of homelessness across the state

Sacramento, CA--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) announced today they are requesting an audit of local school districts to examine why student homelessness may be going unreported or underreported throughout California. The audit will analyze why over one-quarter of California schools report that they have no homeless students enrolled and as a result, are not providing any state- or federally-mandated services to students experiencing homelessness.