November 2019 LAI Golden Gate Luncheon

Golden Gate - San Francisco

Event details:

11:45am PST on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:30pm PST on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
One Market Restaurant
One Market Street
San Francisco , CA

One Market Street is located at the foot of Market Street It is one block east of the Embarcadero BART station, across the street from the terminus of the California Street Cable Car line and several MUNI bus stops (visit the Muni website to find the best route from your starting point).

Valet Parking is available for Lunch for $12 at the corner of Market and Steuart Streets (less expensive than local parking garages).

Parking Garages nearby:

8 Mission Street - Hotel Vitale - valet only

123 Mission Street

188 Spear Street

160 Spear Street


$60 per person

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State Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener Join Forces to Discuss California Housing Policy

To house or not to house, that is the question. Moderated by Steve Wertheim

Please join us for a very special LAI lunch panel with State Senators Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, representing the 9th and 11th State Senate Districts of California.  Senior Policy Consultant for the CA State Assembly, Steve Wertheim, will lead this engaging conversation about state housing policy.

Hear straight from the Senators on recent critical legislative changes impacting our State’s housing policy, including:

  • AB 1482 Tenant Protection Act
  • SB 50 Planning and Zoning, Housing Development, Streamlined Approvals, and Incentives
  • SB 35 Planning and Zoning: Affordable Housing, Streamlined Approval Process
  • Potential California Rent Control Initiative, 2020
  • New efforts to increase the supply of housing

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to hear and converse with our local Senators working on the frontlines of State housing policy.



Senator Nancy Skinner

​Elected in November 2016, state Senator Skinner represents California’s 9th Senate District, which includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, San Leandro, and San Pablo.

Senator Skinner serves on eight committees and is chair of the Public Safety Committee and the Public Safety Budget Committee. She has authored two landmark criminal justice reform laws, opening up police misconduct records for the first time in 40 years and overhauling California’s out-dated and unfair felony murder rule. She also has authored laws to address California’s housing crisis, protect the environment and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

A graduate of UC Berkeley with a BS and an MA, she began her public service in 1984 as the first and only student to be elected to the Berkeley City Council.

She is a 40-plus year resident of Berkeley.


Senator Scott Wiener

Elected in November 2016, Senator Wiener represents District 11 in the California State Senate. District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco.

In the Senate, Senator Wiener works to make housing more affordable, invest in our transportation systems, increase access to healthcare, support working families, meaningfully address climate change and the impacts of drought, reform our criminal justice system, reduce gun violence, reduce California’s alarmingly high poverty rate, and safeguard and expand the rights of all communities, including immigrants and the LGBT community.

Senator Wiener grew up in New Jersey, the son of small business owners, and attended public school. He received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He spent a year in Chile on a Fulbright Scholarship doing historical research. He has lived in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood for over 21 years.


Steve Wertheim         

Senior Consultant at Ca. State Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development

Mr. Wertheim works as a policy consultant in Sacramento where he is intimately involved on policy matters relating to land use and housing. Prior to his work in Sacramento, Mr. Wertheim was a Principal Planner with the San Francisco Planning Department, with a focus on long-range plans including the Central SoMa, Japantown Cultural Heritage, and Eastern Neighborhoods Plans. 

Mr. Wertheim received a BA from Duke University and a Master’s Decree in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.