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Asm Committee To Consider Ting’s Legislation to Strengthen Public Safety When Autonomous Vehicles Operate On CA Streets

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) become increasingly part of our lives, steps must be taken to ensure safety protocols and traffic laws are followed. After months of engaging industry representatives and local transportation leaders, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) has proposed AB 1777, which prioritizes public safety. The Assembly Transportation Committee will be considering the proposal on Monday, April 22, beginning around 12:30 p.m. when floor session adjourns. (Watch here.)

Ting Highlights His 2024 Environmental Legislation As Earth Day Approaches

Harmful chemicals and clean transportation top the list of environmental priorities that Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) is championing this year. Known for his efforts to accelerate California’s transition to clean cars and improving recycling access, Ting continues his pursuit of solutions that help ensure a sustainable future.

“I’m alarmed over reports that climate change is accelerating. Earth Day gives people a chance to reflect on their relationship with our planet, and frankly, we must do better,” said Ting. “I hope California persists in leading the way. Like all parents, I’ve got kids to think about and the world they will inherit.”

Each of the following bills have already cleared at least one Assembly committee:

KRON: New Bill Proposes Converting Downtown SF’s Office Spaces Into Housing

On Tuesday, San Francisco Assemblymember Phil Ting proposed a bill to convert Downtown San Francisco’s empty office spaces into housing. The way they would convert the spaces, Ting says, is through tax incentives.

“We can address two problems with one bill. AB 2488 empowers San Francisco to create vibrant, walkable, mixed-use communities that open the door to new economic, social and cultural opportunities. The prospect is exciting,” said Ting.

Conversion of Empty Office Spaces to Housing Could Revitalize Downtown San Francisco Under New Legislation By Asm Ting

San Francisco’s downtown could once again thrive under AB 2488 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). The legislation uses a tax incentive to attract developers who can turn vacant office buildings into much needed residential units. The conversions aim to generate economic activity with the increased foot traffic, while providing relief to the City’s longstanding housing shortage.

“We can address two problems with one bill. AB 2488 empowers San Francisco to create vibrant, walkable, mixed-use communities that open the door to new economic, social and cultural opportunities. The prospect is exciting,” said Ting. 

Ting Announces Assembly District 19's Women of the Year

Assemblymember Phil Ting announced the four outstanding women chosen as his district’s Women of the Year. They have made a meaningful difference in our communities, forging paths to a better future for the under-served.

Rose Chung from San Francisco’s Russian Hill

Rose Chung is Board Chair of APA Family Support Services, Vice-President of Portsmouth Square Garage and past President of Jung Family Association. As a former legislative aide at City Hall, Rose champions causes close to her heart. She is the visionary behind the Miss Asian Global Pageant, which celebrates nearly four decades of empowering women. Rose embodies the ethos of "women lifting women," leveraging their collective compassion to deliver meaningful change in society.

Juslyn Manalo from Daly City 

Asm Phil Ting Secures $4.5 Million in State Funding For Historic Japantown Language School

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) today announced $4.5 million from the California budget to transform Kinmon Gakuen’s auditorium into a premiere community space. This state funding for the 114-year-old Japanese language school kicks off a multi-phase rehabilitation that ensures the preservation of Japantown history.

“Japantown residents and their families have endured so much pain since immigrating to San Francisco. We must make it right by investing in their community. Revitalizing a neighborhood asset gives visitors a chance to connect and learn about the area’s history,” said Ting.

Ting Brings Back Legislation To End Legacy Admissions Practices To Make College Access More Fair & Equitable

Sacramento – In response to last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bans race considerations in the college admissions process and more than 27 years of California’s affirmative action ban, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) will spearhead AB 1780, prohibiting California’s private colleges and universities from receiving state funding through the Cal Grant program, if they give preferential treatment to certain applicants. The practice is commonly known as “legacy admissions” and heavily tips the scales towards someone related to a donor or alumni of the university or college. The legislation aims to level the playing field by giving all students a fairer shot when applying to schools.