Scott Wiener's "contempt for voters"
A letter to the editor in today's SF Chronicle:
Regarding “Wiener will run for State Senate” (July 1): In his pitch to voters to elect him to the State Senate, Supervisor Scott Wiener said, “I think it’s very important to have principles and be very clear about them.”
I would agree that Wiener has been very clear about his distrust of San Francisco voters during his time at City Hall. First, Wiener sponsored a ballot measure to let politicians repeal voter-approved ballot initiatives, which the voters overwhelmingly defeated.
Next, Wiener opposed giving voters a voice in waterfront development that the voters overwhelmingly approved. Earlier this year, Wiener proposed a measure to restrict the ability of citizens to put initiatives on the ballot at all, which was so clearly unpopular and destined to lose that Wiener eventually abandoned the idea altogether.
If San Francisco voters promote a politician who has repeatedly shown contempt for the voice of the voters, will he do more of the same in Sacramento? Wiener’s record has made that answer very clear.