Protesters in Northern California are disrupting a news conference about a new state bill looking to increase the production of housing. Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener attempted to speak on Senate Bill 50 yesterday in Oakland before demonstrators started shouting him down.
Weiner later said it was important for people to get subsidized housing and also pushed lower prices for middle income buyers. The group also confronted Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf attempting to push her towards fixing affordable housing. Senate Bill 50 wants cities to build housing near transit hubs. A vote could happen later this month.