Misunderstandings on Scott Wiener’s Housing Bill, SB 50

California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced State Senate Bill 50 (“SB 50”) late last year, and the bill caused quite the uproar. Although a vote on SB 50 has been delayed until 2020, SB 50 is not going away. Earlier this month, Wiener went to Palo Alto to state his case:

Wiener, 49, said SB50 is the answer to the state’s 3.5 million-home deficit, which he said is the result of a “systematic” downzoning of the state in the 1970s and 1980s, making it illegal to build apartment buildings in 75% of the state…