Press Releases

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Citing concern for public safety after violence at White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the letter urges the National Park Service to reconsider issuance of permit for rally in Crissy Field

August 15, 2017 -- San Francisco -- Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember David Chiu, and Assemblymember Phil Ting​ sent a letter requesting that the National Park Service reconsider the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally scheduled on August 26, 2017.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Representatives of San Francisco and San Mateo County call on Brisbane City Council to put forward a development plan that addresses regional need for housing

San Francisco  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember David Chiu, and Assemblymember Phil Ting released the following statement in advance of Monday evening’s Brisbane City Council meeting on the Baylands Development:

“The Bay Area and California are in this housing crisis for a long list of reasons, but the fundamental issue is that we simply do not have enough housing that our residents can afford. California got here as the result of thousands of decisions, like the one being considered by the Brisbane City Council tonight, where the question was should we build housing and, if so, how much should we build. Too often the answer has been to either build no housing, or to build very little of it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement tonight after voting for Assembly Bills 617 and 398, which will improve California’s air quality and extend the landmark cap and trade program.

“This is a historic moment for California as we double down on our climate goals and the future of our state and our planet.

For the first time, we are linking our air quality goals to a climate program and increasing air pollution penalties that have not changed since the 1970s. We will require facilities operating with outdated emissions control technology to upgrade their equipment. And California will be able to connect to cap and trade programs in other states and nations, which will expand our carbon trading market.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:

Friday, June 30, 2017

As co-authors of SB 562, we strongly support the vision of a single-payer healthcare system.  While we were disappointed that SB 562 as passed by the Senate lacked critical details, we were ready to carry on the work necessary for responsible policymaking.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Immigrant Worker Protection Act - AB 450 - is CA’s latest challenge to Trump deportation force and goes further than any state to put proactive worker protections into law

Sacramento – The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through disruptive workplace raids, today passed the Assembly by an initial vote of 49-24. AB 450 comes as arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have more than doubled in the first few months of 2017, and many advocates for immigrants fear that worksite raids are next.