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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

California has the highest population of homeless residents in the country, an especially acute problem in the metropolitan regions of the Bay Area and Los Angeles. This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 932, which would expedite local approval of temporary supportive shelters on public land under the declaration of a shelter crisis. City governments in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles have already declared a shelter crisis, with over 70% of their homeless populations remaining unsheltered.

Monday, October 16, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to boost the construction of homeless shelters that can link people in need with services to achieve self-sufficiency in seven communities where nearly half the state’s homeless population resides and 70 percent are unsheltered.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) creating 25 new neighborhood-restricted liquor licenses for San Francisco restaurants along underdeveloped commercial corridors.

Assembly Bill (AB) 471 passed the Assembly 79-0, following a 38-0 Senate vote.

Monday, October 2, 2017

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the tragic Las Vegas shooting yesterday night:

“Why does one person need more than 10 semiautomatic rifles capable of killing over 50 people in under 10 minutes?  Why does any human need a magazine clip that holds more than 10 rounds?  I’m glad that California is working hard on gun control, but when are other states going to learn?  When is enough, enough?

Friday, September 29, 2017

(San Francisco) – Several Assembly Democrats, including Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) joined housing advocates, labor and business leaders in San Francisco as Governor Brown signed a comprehensive package of bills to help address the supply and affordability of housing in California. “This is a real solution that the state can develop and I think what’s important is the message that the state is sending everybody that we need to build more housing,” said Assemblymember Ting.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that extends local governments’ ability to provide property tax breaks to owners of vacant urban plots transformed into community gardens for ten years.  Ting authored the original law in 2013, which expires in 2019.

Friday, September 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) released the following statement following the State Assembly’s passage of a comprehensive package to provide new funding for affordable housing, strengthen accountability on communities to build housing, and to streamline housing construction:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) creating 25 new neighborhood-restricted liquor licenses for San Francisco restaurants along underdeveloped commercial corridors.

Assembly Bill (AB) 471 passed the Assembly 61-0, following a 38-0 Senate vote.  The bill now awaits the Governor Jerry Brown’s signature or veto.

Monday, September 11, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) extending for ten years local governments’ ability to provide property tax breaks to owners of vacant urban plots transformed into community gardens.  Ting authored the original law in 2013, which expires in 2019.